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Software Engineer in Test, Python

United Kingdom, Reading, Thames Valley ParkEngineering

Job description

Pexip has an engineering-centric culture with an uncompromising focus on software quality; we use CI and test automation, and have a quality assurance ethos that we are immensely proud of!

We are looking for talented test automation engineers to join our growing engineering team, working within our existing QA team. 

Successful candidates will be self-motivated and have a strong desire to make a positive contribution to our test environment (written, as is a significant part of the Pexip product under test, in Python), while upholding our shared commitment to maintaining high quality through good engineering practices.

Role & Responsibilities

You will be working with the product development teams to ensure the product is developed with testing in mind. You’ll design and implement code improvements to the automation infrastructure, incorporating third-party hardware such as videoconferencing room systems. The role also involves monitoring test runs and working closely with the rest of the team to analyse any failures. It is important to emphasise the test automation aspect of this role; this is not a manual testing position.

At Pexip we believe that engineers should do what they are best at and motivated for. There is a good chance that your day-to-day responsibilities will change based on your preferences and motivation.

Pexip is an international company and we work across borders with colleagues in other locations when needed. You will cooperate with a team of passionate people where new ideas are highly appreciated.

What does it mean to be part of Pexip?

Working as an engineer in Pexip means working with cutting edge technology, as a decision maker, and a product owner. We pride ourselves on a fluid team structure where we try to ensure that each member is working on what they find meaningful. As a software engineer in Pexip, it is up to you, alongside your team, to prioritise which tasks, features, and what comes next.

We don’t believe in micro management and very much live by the flat company structure, so managers are there to enable you, act as funnels for information that will help you make the right decisions and give you the tools to do so in the best possible way.

Testing is a core pillar of our internal structure, and we spend a lot of time making sure that our code lives up to our own internal standards. This means that each engineer is responsible for writing and maintaining tests for the code that they are developing, with help and support from our dedicated test automation team.

At Pexip we are looking for people who are curious, eager to take their code and the technologies around it to the next level, who are not afraid to speak their mind, all while maintaining a while working in an environment where a healthy work/life balance comes first.

Job requirements

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the Python programming language
  • Demonstrable proficiency writing tests against an automation framework
  • Experience working with multi-threaded, highly scalable, efficient applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals including IP-based communication
  • Automating web-based applications using Selenium
  • Experience with advanced network programming using protocols like SIP, RTP/RTCP, WebRTC, WebSockets etc.
  • Knowledge of virtualisation environments with VMware vSphere and/or Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors
  • Experience using the cloud offerings from one or more of AWS, GCP, Azure.


About Pexip

Pexip is a rapidly growing videoconferencing company, formed from two successful Norwegian start-ups. One company was founded in a boathouse, one in a loft, however both were established by experienced engineers who had a vision for what the right technology could do for the industry and for society. Ten years later, the world is now more ready than ever to adopt innovative communication tools and Pexip has the platform and the experience to be at the forefront of this revolution.

Pexip provides a unique approach to video communication and collaboration, allowing integration between any device via WebRTC in-browser video or mobile apps, as well as previously incompatible technologies such as in-room video conferencing systems, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet services.

We sell Pexip products either as completely self-hosted software, or as a fully managed service, or a combination of both. Our customers are based all around the world, and are from a wide range of industries. Pexip has grown steadily over the past ten years and following our successful IPO in 2020 we are now investing even more in finding the right people to help us help our customers solve today’s very real collaboration problems.

Today we have over 550 people and are growing fast, but Pexip’s culture means the world to us, which is why we are focused on growing our team in the right way: the Pexip Way. The Pexip Way builds on a strong foundation of shared values. Our goal is to work together as One Team and we empower our employees with the Freedom and Responsibility to decide for themselves how to deliver on that goal. We believe that we all thrive in an environment that is both Professional and Fun and with No Bullshit - where we are honest and direct with ourselves and our customers.

Pexip is an equal opportunity employer and evaluates applicants on merit and regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, family situation, or veteran status. We embrace diversity and believe it is integral to making Pexip unique, which is why we are so committed to creating a kind, inclusive environment for all employees.

Pexip has main development centres in Oslo, Norway and Reading, UK, along with a rapidly growing number of offices around the world.

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