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Senior QA Engineer

36,442 P.A. ?
Location: Hyde Park
Company: Smart Pension Ltd
Hours: Full time
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Who we are:

Smart is a rapidly growing fintech company transforming the retirement industry for the better. Using our award-winning platform, we build digital products to help people plan for their financial future globally. We’ve gone from a small start-up to a global industry leader with over £2bn in assets under management.

At Smart, we're a diverse team spanning across four continents. We’ve grown to a team of over 600 talented people, all dedicated to creating the best experience for our customers and an inclusive workplace for our colleagues. Recently we made it onto Great Places to Work at No.22 and at No.6 for Best Workplaces in Tech 2021 for large companies!

Join us to transform retirement, savings and financial well-being, across all generations, around the world.

The role:

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to work with our London based development team, that will help manage the team's responsibility towards quality in our codebase before it is delivered to our production environment for our clients to use. The job function is incredibly important as your quality assurance experience will be used to guide team decisions about if new code should be shipped or not. You will become an integral part of the development process as the engineering team will look to you to ensure that the application is fit for purpose.

What you do:

  • Lead testing approaches for features and projects
  • Ensure new features are in sizeable, easily testable chunks
  • Work closely with the full team in order to refine all tickets with acceptance criteria and test criteria
  • Design tickets in a way so that anybody in the team is able to test them
  • Move responsibility of testing away from a QA bottleneck to encourage a whole team ownership of the release of features to production
  • Drives getting a feature from the backlog to production
  • Work in an agile environment delivering to production daily
  • Demonstrate experience in coaching/mentoring other engineers
  • Continuously improving, from your own self learning to company wide processes
  • Collaborate with the team and the QA Practice to improve processes and make sure the highest quality of code reaches production
  • Work across multiple teams within the same domain
  • Influence and guide your team on quality related subjects
  • Coach/mentor other QAs within the community


Who you are:

We know how challenging it can be to tick every box. Here are a few skills that we feel would make you successful in the role, but please do not be put off from applying if you do not have every single one of them.

  • Self-driven, good communication, proud of your work, and a team player.
  • Willing to learn and grow within a fast paced environment.
  • Agile experience in the end to end test cycle.
  • 5+ years of testing experience and/or relevant qualifications.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with an interest in technology.

Desired but not essential skills:

  • Github.
  • MySQL.
  • BDD.
  • Heroku.
  • Postman.
  • Cypress


  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays. One extra day holiday after two years and then every year up to 30 days holiday
  • Pension scheme using salary sacrifice, Smart will match your contributions up to 5% of your salary
  • £500 personal training budget every year to spend on courses or conferences or training materials
  • Health insurance with Equipsme, including Dental, Eyecare and EAP
  • Death in service with Unum (4xbase salary)
  • Access to PerkBox and Smart Rewards
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity (maternity – 6 months fully paid/paternity – 3 weeks fully paid)
  • Five-week sabbatical after five years of employment
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks
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