Test Engineer

Test Engineer

'Be part of an innovative forward-thinking company'

Who We Are:

Originally, the manufacturer of one of the world's first electronic key management systems in 1990 - we are now world leaders in innovative technology for sophisticated, intelligent key management systems and locker solutions. We operate in a wide variety of channel markets such as Government, MOD, Prisons, Fleet, Distribution Centres, Data Centres, etc.

We are always looking for talented, passionate people who are curious and eager to do the best work of their lives at an innovative forward-thinking company.  We offer a fun, supportive, collaborative workplace.

From the futuristic Traka21 product you can buy online, through to Enterprise solutions for the world's biggest companies you interact with daily, at Traka you play a part in making a difference to everyday lives.

Whether you buy a new car or take it to be serviced, are hurt and go to A&E, do your grocery shop, buy your wedding gifts, stay at a hotel, go to a theme park, need emergency services or even when you drink water from your tap, there are Traka solutions deployed around the world powering these and more.

We are also part of ASSA ABLOY, a 76 billion SEK organisation, including Yale & HID, belonging to the Global Solutions division who offer a range of On-Premise and Cloud solutions for the world around you.

Our solutions and culture incorporate everyone's perspectives, so we never discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

Your Opportunity:

As a member of the Software Development Testing team, you will play a key role in helping to maintain the quality of the solutions that we deliver to our customers by performing ad-hoc and structured testing, creating and executing test plans, recording test results and identifying and recording defects.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Taking responsibility for the testing of Traka products, ensuring problem solving and resolution actions are implemented effectively.

  • Analysing requirements and defining test scripts to ensure full test coverage.

  • Reviewing project specifications, working with the team to understand requirements, design, implementation, acceptance criteria, user stories and estimating stories as part of our agile way of working.

  • Executing tests and validating test results as defined in the test procedures.

  • Identifying, analysing, and documenting any defects discovered during testing.

  • Duties may also include developing software test tools, automated test scripts, performing load tests or simulations.

  • Working with Software Operations / Training and Documentation teams to handover knowledge.

  • Ensure that opportunities to improve process efficiency are identified and communicated.


Who You Are:

  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated and methodical individual with an attention to detail and an appetite for testing and evaluating our new and existing products and solutions.

  • A keen interest in electronics/software solutions with a passion to learn and develop.

  • Ability to work efficiently across several projects.

  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and stakeholders.

  • The role requires the candidate to be self-motivated, proactive, willing to learn and trustworthy.

  • Ability to solve technical problems on own initiative once trained, tempered with a willingness to seek expert assistance when required.

  • Have the ability to work on an individual basis and as part of a team, ensuring work remains aligned with the project.

  • Be able to work to strict deadlines.

  • Ability to react quickly and appropriately to changing priorities and unexpected demands.

  • Ability to review the work of others and provide constructive feedback.


    Essential skills:

  • ISEB, ISTQB, or other relevant qualifications/experience.
  • 3+ year's practical experience in product/software testing and quality assurance engineering.

  • Knowledge of the software development and software testing lifecycles.

  • Experience with testing browser and desktop based applications.

  • Experience with API testing tools such as Postman, SoapUI or similar software.
  • Working in an Agile software development environment (Scrum).
  • Experience of writing BDD scenarios against user stories in Gherkin syntax.
  • Administrative experience with Windows based Operating Systems (client and server).
  • Proven experience using SQL Server and writing advanced SQL queries.
  • Experience with test case management systems, such as Zephyr, HP Quality Center, etc.
  • Experience with issue management systems, such as Jira, TFS, etc.
  • Installing and configuring virtual environments, such as Hyper-V, VMware, etc.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience of testing physical products and their interaction with software applications.
  • Experience with a range of testing tools (e.g. SmartBear, SoapUI, TestCafe, Robot).
  • Hands on experience of test automation development (e.g. Selenium, Katalon Studio, TestComplete).
  • Experience of distributed software architectures.
  • Experience of, or a willingness to learn architecture of applications written in VB.NET/C#.
  • Used to working in an environment where you can test against code using various source control solutions (Git etc.)
  • Experience of writing code.
  • Experience of converting BDD scenarios into testable code (Using SpecFlow, Cucumber, etc.)


We are looking for bright, motivated and passionate people to join our team.



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Free day holiday for Christmas Eve

  • Access to online benefits portal

  • ASSA ABLOY Family Brand discount (Yale)

  • 2 x Annual salary life cover

  • Company Pension scheme - 5% standard

  • Bi-annual discretionary bonus

  • Individual Pluralsight Training subscription

  • Core hours with flexible start & finish times

  • Occasional working from home opportunities

  • Free fruit delivered weekly to the office

  • Company high performance laptop

  • Smart/Casual dress code

  • Access to Employee Care scheme

  • 'Refer A friend' scheme

United Kingdom

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