Senior Test Engineer

Melbourn, United Kingdom

Global Innovation and Technology Centre, Back Lane, Melbourn, Hertfordshire, SG8 6DP, United Kingdom, Melbourn SG8 6DP, GB


Company description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Test Engineer to join our rapidly growing team working on the development of the next generation of our products!

You will be instrumental in developing our testing strategy for our existing and future products and systems. You will be undertaking exploratory testing on our products and services to ensure we retain our high-quality standards.

What we love about working on Oakdoor ?

“Oakdoor is a well-managed team of people who are great to work with. The project excels in agile practices and principles and is a great place to learn.”  

"The team is super rigorous when it comes to writing clean, testable software. I feel like I’m developing habits that will serve me well for my whole career."  

“The emphasis on modern development techniques, like TDD and pair/group-programming is one of the best things about being in the team; especially when working remotely. From the first day, you can be in a group and contribute to coding and discussions right away; as well as getting to know the rest of the team and learning the domain as you go."  

“I’ve really enjoyed the variety of applications we’ve built for clients to support Oakdoor products. The wide variety of programming languages and tech stacks we’ve used have meant that I’ve always been learning something new.”  


  • Building test plans, documents and systems.

  • Exploring the testing space for our products and software.

  • Maintaining Quality Assurance throughout the product development lifecycle, ensuring our delivered products maintain their high standard.

  • Previous experience in testing an embedded Linux product in a Linux testing environment.

  • Good understanding of networking hardware and security i.e. understands protocol stacks, TCP/IP, UDP, firewalls, switches, DHCP, etc.

  • Python scripting and testing.

  • Experience working with Linux systems.

  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Proven record implementing and managing test infrastructure for secure, embedded products.

  • Able to work closely in an Agile environment with other software and hardware engineers to understand, develop and advocate for testing requirements.

  • A passion for exploratory testing and a good knowledge of automated frameworks for systems-level testing and reporting on test results.

We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application

Additional information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here .

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.


Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Melbourn, United Kingdom