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Software Development Engineer in Test

Definely

Definely

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Software Development Engineer in Test

Join our QA team to scale and improve our test automation

About Definely

Recognised as one of the UK’s top tech startups in 2021 by Tech Nation and as one of the 2023 top 11 UK startups in Sifted by Octopus Ventures, Definely is a fast-growing, venture-backed company on a mission to transform the $600bn global legal services market. Our customers include some of the world’s top law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations such as Allen & Overy, Dentons and Deloitte. We are also backed by a number of prominent investors and VCs, including Microsoft, Google for Startups, CRE VC and former dragon, Nick Jenkins.

Working with us

Given that we spend a good portion of our time at our place of work, we are firm believers that everyone should enjoy what they’re doing and who they work with. We operate a transparent workplace culture, where every person has input at every stage and level of strategic decision-making and is a valued member of the team (we promise we are not just saying that)!

We look for natural self-starters who are curious, adaptive, resilient, apply deep logic to their thinking and, most importantly, learn from every mistake!

The role

As an experienced and highly motivated Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), you will play a pivotal role in ensuring Definely’s products are aggressively tested and meet our exemplary standards of quality and reliability as we release new features and products for desktop and web. Our customers trust us to provide accurate information about their legal documents and contracts to draft, review and execute their agreements.

As a Senior Development Engineer in Test (SDET), the primary purpose of your role is to:

  • Thoroughly learn Definely software products, think through use cases critically, design and execute comprehensive automated and manual test scripts to assess software quality, stability, and performance.
  • Develop, design and implement automated tests for desktop and web applications using various automation tools such as Clicknium, Selenium Webdriver, TestNG, JUnit and other relevant tools.
  • Increase coverage of current desktop automation tests based on Python and Clicknium and/or build new automation with different tools.
  • Create test plans and test cases.
  • Identify and write detailed bug reports.
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Execute different types of testing for frontend and backend systems including, but not limited to UI/UX testing, API testing, and performance testing.
  • Continuously improve the testing process and coverage by implementing new automation tools and techniques.
  • Collaborate and communicate with architects, developers, and QA team on identifying outcomes and results.

About you

  • 5+ years of experience in software development and testing with strong emphasis on test automation creation, maintenance, and execution for desktop and web applications, and backend systems.
  • Proficient in programming such as Python, C#, Java or Javascript.
  • Experience in software QA methodologies, tools and processes.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining test frameworks.
  • Experience in mapping test strategies to requirements and creating detailed test cases.
  • Working knowledge with test case management tools (e.g. TestRail).
  • Good relational and/or non-relational database experience.
  • Strong collaboration skills as you will be working together with DEVs and QAs in multiple areas.
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Git, Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Ability to deliver high quality work on time and within budget.
  • Someone who isn't afraid of responsibility, loves learning and sharing, and a down-to-earth personality.
  • Software certifications are a bonus.

What we offer

  • £200-£250 per day, depending on experience.
  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing startup.
  • Work in a truly meritocratic organisation, alongside highly motivated individuals.
  • A chance to work with some of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations.
  • Flexible Working.


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.

  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing startup
  • Work in a truly meritocratic organization, alongside highly motivated individuals
  • A chance to work with some of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations
  • Office in the heart of London’s bustling Liverpool Street with the option to do hybrid working
  • Training and support.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • 25 days holiday per year excluding UK bank holidays
  • Pension.
  • Flexible Working.
  • Equipment (where needed).


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.

  • Paid internship
  • Hybrid working (we are based in central London)
  • A certificate upon completion to help you in the next step of your career 
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with our team of experts 
  • Working in an award-winning, fast-growing tech startup with customers including many of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.