Software Test Engineer - UI

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Software Test Engineer - UI 

Do you have an eye for detail when it comes to reviewing software requirements, designing test cases and developing test scripts? 

Are you the type of tester that can always think of another edge case that must be checked and always striving for efficient processes?

Full-time · Helmond 

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation
Domain: Testing
Experienceminimum 2-3 years of test experience
Degree: Bachelor or Master degree

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as Software Test Engineer - UI and API testing?
At Lightyear, we are hiring engineers to contribute to the quality of our embedded software of the Lightyear One. Being part of a multidisciplinary engineering team you will collaborate in the verification of the Lightyear One requirements and implementing a better testing infrastructure. Your job will focus on but not be limited to:

  • Code and implement automated tests for our vehicle user interface and our mobile apps
  • Execute both manual and automated test scripts
  • Communicate with stakeholders to understand and clarify software requirements
  • Analyze test results to predict user behavior, identify bugs and suggest solutions to minimize problems
  • Work closely with product development and testing teams to ensure timely delivery of the project
  • Verify that the final product meets the requirement
  • Analyze product features and suggest changes to enhance them to make them more efficient and user friendly
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry developments, standards and regulations

As Lightyear is still a young company you have plenty of opportunity to make your mark in our processes and tools with collaboration with the rest of the team. 

What do we expect from a Software Test Engineer - UI and API testing  at Lightyear?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. Of course problem solving and debugging skills are your expertise. We are looking for a proactive, passionate and inventive team player. Furthermore our dream candidate is someone with:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Automotive, Electronics, Computer Science or similar

  • Experience in UI and mobile app software testing (minimum of 3-4 years of test experience)

  • You have strong experience in automated UI and API testing

  • Experience in designing automation frameworks and developing test automation software
  • Acceptance Test Automation in Selenium Webdriver, Cucumber or similar automation tool
  • Familiarity with Git commands and ability to work in CI tools like Jenkins and cloud infrastructure like AWS
  • A self-starter with an eagerness to learn new tools and skills
  • You possess clear and concise communication skills
  • You have experience in working in an agile team
  • You have an awareness and understanding of technical testing and best practices

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A flexible office which you can enable in the comfort of your own home with flexible working hours
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year on a fulltime basis
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already (online) epic Friday afternoon drinks and other (online) events. 

About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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