Technical QA Tester

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Thought Machine, one of the UK's leading fintech companies, is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is looking to hire a number of candidates in the role of Technical QA Tester.

Thought Machine is solving one of the biggest problems in banking. Since launching in 2014, our mission has been to liberate banks from outdated, legacy technology which stifles their ability to innovate. Thought Machine’s core product is a cloud native, core banking engine built to run any type of bank - from established Tier 1 banks all the way to new challenger banks.

To move closer to achieving our mission, we are looking for highly talented individuals to join the fast growing team. With a founding team drawn from Google, we have a deep culture of engineering excellence and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine was recognised on LinkedIn’s Top Startups List (2019) and named in Fintech 50 (2019). We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we take cultural fit as important as technical fit when we make new hires. At Thought Machine, we strive hard to create a fast-paced, supportive and fun working environment to enable the team to produce the best technical work in the industry.

As a QA Tester, you will work as part of engineering teams to ensure Vault is delivered to a high standard for our customers. You will ensure that our client application and API work correctly and seamlessly.


  • Review and analyse system requirements whilst working closely with tech leads.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams, the client delivery manager and BAs to develop effective strategies which are scalable for a large number of users of Vault.
  • Create, document and execute test scenarios and analyse results.
  • Report defects and ensure they are triaged and resolved according to stated SLAs.
  • Troubleshoot issues during development and highlight risk areas for testing.
  • Conduct pre and post-release testing
  • Liaise with release management in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the Head of Quality to improve quality related processes within the engineering teams.
  • Work closely with the team to bake quality in the process.
  • Working with multiple teams both frontend and backend.



  • Experience in automated API testing
  • Extensive experience in QA methodology
  • Familiarity with agile frameworks and regression testing
  • Ability to document and troubleshoot errors
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Good understanding of Exploratory testing
  • Good understanding of test automation and ability to work independently on this
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills


  • Experience using Python
  • Experience using GO
  • Experience with non-functional testing
  • Ability to present to teams


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Private health insurance (including dental & optical)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Onsite gym
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge range of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, smoothies, juice, tea, coffee and soft drinks on tap
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress
  • Weekly food pop up
  • Monthly social with arcade games

Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who take a journey unique to them. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.

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