Intermediate Software Development Engineer in Test


About the role


As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Global Kinetic, you will have the hands-on opportunity to work in tandem with experienced engineers to deliver high quality and robust solutions in an Agile environment.
In addition to the requirements below, successful candidates and team members will share a passion for high-quality software, strong engineering principles, and methodical problem-solving skills.


Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years’ professional experience developing in Java or other programming languages
  • A thorough understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, and data structures
  • Exposure to Object Oriented Design (OOD) concepts
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Has a no-compromise attitude to quality
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience in an Agile and Scrum environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines or constraints
  • Experience developing unit tests around Web/Mobile and Back-End services
  • Experience with Bash and MS PowerShell
  • Experience using Git
  • Experience with Continuous Integration systems (e.g., Jenkins, Bitrise, GitLab, AzureDevops)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree / Diploma in a relevant field or equivalent working years experience
  • ISTQB certification
  • Familiar with QA test automation solutions such as Selenium Webdriver, Appium, Cypress, RestAssured
  • Exposure to Load and Performance tools (JMeter, Gatling etc.)
  • Exposure to security testing techniques such as penetration testing
  • Exposure to BDD/TDD
  • Exposure to microservice architectures
  • Exposure to service virtualization or mocking tools such as WireMock
  • Ability to display and convey thought leadership within your area of expertise
  • Familiar with SQL queries and relational databases
  • Practical experience with Docker or other containerization platforms

Key Responsibilities



  • Develop tests and tools for front-end, back-end APIs and services
  • Participate in all levels of testing (Unit, Integration, and End-to-end)
  • Write maintainable, well-designed and efficient test automation code
  • Maintain automated tests to execute reliably and efficiently in CI/CD environments
  • Participate in code reviews and apply coding standards and best practices to new and existing code
  • Track and communicate test results in a timely, effective, and automated manner
  • Script custom test solutions (e.g. test harnesses, SQL scripts, bash scripts etc.)
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of automation libraries
  • Create and maintain performance test scripts
  • Knowledge of development tools for troubleshooting issues
  • Manage and troubleshoot CI issues

Functional & Team:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the product domain and business requirements (both functional and non-functional)
  • Conduct test coverage review sessions with product and development teams in sprint cycles
  • Collaborate with engineers to drive continuous testing and improvements throughout the SDLC
  • Collaborate the adoption of best practices in code health and testing with the wider Quality department
  • Able to champion ‘clean code’ and the concept of the test pyramid
  • Gather requirements, build testing solutions, and troubleshoot issues to deliver a high-quality product