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Test Automation Engineer in London

Just Eat

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Job Description

It's our job to understand and serve the Just Eat customer. Who are the people that come to Just Eat to buy their meals online? What do they need? What can we do to make their experiences better? Our Technology department is revolutionising the way people interact with food online every day by exploring new channels, such as voice-controlled ordering and virtual reality. Our team also collaborates with other internal departments to make sure our products and tech are tailor made from top insights and industry expertise.

The opportunity

On an average day we expect to handle at least 17 million API requests from both public and internal consumers. Our growth rate has had a huge effect on our technical direction creating an interesting set of challenges for us, and as a consequence we are now one of the biggest users of Amazon Web Services in the UK. Behind the simple facade of our consumer facing products sit a wealth of APIs, search algorithms and B2B services that we are continuously evolving.

What can you expect from us?

  • We’ll believe and trust in you and your abilities. You and your team will have the authority to make the technical decisions you need to meet your responsibilities to the rest of the platform and company.

  • The opportunity to become a senior and authoritative voice within the engineering team of a large and successful, but still fast growing company.

  • An environment in which good, evidence-based arguments are always listened to, and will win out.

  • 5 days for training of your choice each year, and support toward the costs.

  • Regular 1-2-1 meetings with your Technology Manager, with support and guidance to set and then meet personal career objectives.

  • An open, friendly and fun environment; we have a relaxed dress code and regular social events, including sundowners every Friday.

  • Hackathons – use your imagination, ideas and technologies of your choice to innovate and deliver prototypes of new products.

  • The opportunity to get involved in Open Source projects.

What we expect from you

Our engineering teams are growing because we have a huge number of ideas of how to improve the experience customers and restaurants have. As a Test Automation Engineer you will need to play a key role in turning those ideas into reality. You’ll need to:

  • Become a trusted authority in QA matters, with a strong evidence-based case for why a release is ready to ship.

  • Engineer solid, reliable automated tests that are considered as reliable as production code.

  • Clarify ambiguous scope; you should be one of the team members who can spot requirements that are open to different interpretations.

  • Ensure that your changes have the right level of test coverage, including unit, functional and performance tests.

  • Configure CI to provide the maximum team benefit, balancing coverage and confidence at each stage.

  • Be a leader in ensuring the team collectively take responsibility for fixing failed tests and issues with the CI infrastructure.

Required skills and experience

We’d like to hear from you if you are confident testing in a collaborative, agile environment. We expect you to be comfortable working with software engineers, configuring environments, looking in databases, automating test and building frameworks.


  • Test automation (any platform, any language – C#, Ruby, Python, Java… it’s all good)

  • Exploratory testing

  • Challenging scope requirements

  • Configuring Continuous Integration environments and supporting Continuous Deployments


  • Writing automated tests

  • Performance profiling and tuning

  • Working within an e-commerce business where reliability is critical

  • Designing and developing systems for both high availability and scalability

  • Message queues and event-driven services

  • Continuous Integration / Deployment


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