Improbable • UK

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Our metaverse group helps our partners realise their metaverse ambitions. The team’s expertise encompasses creative (concept and design), production (art and content), engineering (game development and Web3) and operations (dev and live).
At Improbable, you’ll collaborate with some of the best in the industry. Together, you’ll create unique, tailored experiences that stretch the boundaries of what’s possible in digital spaces and virtual worlds – and help define what the metaverse can be.

Your Opportunity:

  • Have heavy involvement in the creation of automation processes, pipelines, and discipline.
  • Give constructive critique on the quality of the product features.
  • Display a high degree of discipline in following the software engineering and testing processes.
  • Create high quality and reliable automation infrastructure/frameworks and scripts within timelines.
  • Understand how our code functions and how it interacts with different software components of the projects.
  • Own a discrete area of the product and execute on it with a high degree of quality.
  • Work closely with other QA and our developers to lend advice and build/maintain/revise our automated test suite.
  • Mentor more junior SDETs, QAs and developers.

Why You're Made for This:

  • Highly skilled in and with hands-on experience of common scripting languages like Python.
  • Experience of writing code in C++, C#, Javascript, Typescript.
  • Experience with games development tools (such as Unreal Engine 4/5) and process and using any game engine testing tools and frameworks.
  • Able to understand Selenium and Cypress.io based automation frameworks. With knowledge of Webdriver.io desirable.
  • Proficient in conducting functional testing of non-GUI based applications, particularly microservices, is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies (GCP, AWS or Azure) and preferably hands on experience in debugging cloud logs, creating dashboards using Grafana.
  • Knowledge of TDD, BDD, ATDD, and automation approaches/practices.
  • Able to set up, maintain, and perform test automation on multiple application platforms, such as Mobile, Desktop, and Web, and build test scenarios and acceptance tests.
  • Able to put in place feedback loops to keep your team informed of the quality of their products throughout the SDLC and work closely with customers to understand their requirements and implement solutions.

This role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have a great office space in Spitalfields in London but are equally happy if you'd prefer to work from home some, or all of the time. We are 'Flexa' certified, meaning our entire employee experience is anchored around flexibility and autonomy.
While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply.
About Us
Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application process or would like to confidentially discuss the matter, then please do let us know in the Additional Information section of your application.
Life at ImprobableDiversity, inclusion and belonging

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – Almost every role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have a great office in central London, but are equally happy if you’d prefer to work from home some or all of the time.
Unlimited annual leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Dog friendly office
Work from home allowance
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Adoption leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced WFH tools
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Wellbeing allowance
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Women’s health leave
Time off in-lieu
Optional unpaid leave
Carer’s leave
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Commuter loan
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Cycle to work scheme
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Share options
Equity packages
Volunteer days
Personal development budgets
Relocation packages
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Financial coaching
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Charity donation scheme

We asked employees of Improbable how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Improbable

Office locations

Spitalfields, London (next to Liverpool Street Station)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom