Senior Tester (BDD-Radio & Music Team) at Spyrosoft, London, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Jul 03, 2024
Duration not stated Information Technology

Contract Description


  • Java coding experience
  • Experience of AWS
  • Experience in writing automation tests for APIs using Rest Assured, Testng, JUnit or similar frameworks
  • Writing BDD tests in Cucumber or other libraries
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline experience


  • Glasgow, London, Manchester and Newcastle
  • Hybrid – up to 2 days a week in the office
  • eligibility to work in the UK

Job description

We’re looking for an experienced test specialist who is a real team individual to join our Sounds department within Product Group Engineering.

Our team builds and maintains the APIs and associated AWS infrastructure that power all our client teams on Web, Mobile and TV platforms as well as other audience facing products.

We’re a highly collaborative and supportive multidisciplinary team developing services on AWS using Scala, Akka and Java working with a microservices architecture.

The successful applicant will have demonstratable REST API testing expertise and be comfortable writing BDD tests by defining the tests in feature files and implementing the steps in addition to having experience of automated testing.


Key Skills and Responsibilities

Essential Skills:

You will:

  • have strong experience in functional testing of backend REST APIs using Postman or similar
  • have Java coding experience
  • have written automated tests for APIs using Rest Assured, Testng, JUnit or similar frameworks
  • be knowledgeable and experienced in writing BDD tests in Cucumber or other libraries
  • be able to write high quality documentation
  • be able to execute simple SQL queries
  • have GitHub knowledge
  • have experience working in an Agile team
  • be a keen team player with a strong willingness to learn

Desirable Skills:

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline experience
  • Experience of AWS
  • Knowledge of Gatling (or equivalent)
  • Proficient exploratory testing skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a growth mindset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Possess strong attention to detail


  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field or similar work based experience.
  • Proven experience as a Senior Software Engineer ideally with a focus on media-related projects.
  • Very good working knowledge of standard software development frameworks, techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience with providing coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, contributing to the development of business scenarios.
  • Knowledge of software development tools and technologies.
  • You are flexible and curious in your approach
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

About Spyrosoft

Spyrosoft is an authentic, cutting-edge software engineering company, established in 2016. In 2021 and 2022, we were among the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, according to the Financial Times. We were founded by a group of tech experts with established backgrounds in software engineering, who created an ‘engineer-to-engineer’ workplace, powered by enthusiasm, fairness and authentic relationships. Having a unique offering, which bridge the gap between technology and business, we specialise in technology solutions for industry 4.0, automotive, geospatial, healthcare & life sciences, employee experience & education and financial services industries.