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Test Automation Engineer at What3Words
London, GB

Who We Are:

The what3words team is on a mission to create the global standard for communicating location. We’re making the world an easier, more efficient and safer place for everyone.

You’ll be joining a team of talented techies as well as world class creatives on an unprecedented journey. Every day brings new challenges and we are always learning. At what3words, you’ll be proud to see your individual and team contributions making a difference.

what3words is a global company located in West London’s creative hub. Our headquarters are near Portobello Road and a short walk from Westbourne Park and Royal Oak tube stations.


The Role:

We are looking for an experienced and talented Test Automation Engineer who is comfortable testing both mobile iOS & Android apps and core technology coded such Java, C++ and web based javascript, while working in a fast paced, innovative environment.

You’ll be joining our fast growing tech team, working on our global customer facing technology to assess software quality through manual and automated testing. You will be responsible for finding and reporting bugs and glitches, and ensure customers have a stable and consistent experience across our software.

In this role, you should have a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. If you are competent in executing test cases and are passionate about quality, we’d like to meet you.



  • Review and analyse system specifications
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers to develop effective strategies and test plans
  • Execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyse results
  • Evaluate product code according to specifications
  • Create logs to document testing phases and defects
  • Report bugs and errors to development teams
  • Help troubleshoot issues
  • Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle

Essential Skills:

  • Proven experience as a Quality Assurance Tester or similar role
  • Proven experience with automated mobile application testing (iOS and Android)
  • Experience in project management and QA methodology
  • Familiarity with Agile frameworks, JIRA and regression testing is a plus
  • Ability to document and troubleshoot errors
  • Working knowledge of test management software (e.g. qTest, Zephyr, Appium, Selenium, AWS Device Farm) and SQL
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English
  • A focus on high quality work and attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong organizational skills
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

Extra credit if you:

  • Like maps and location based services and know what a GIS is (we love maps)
  • Are able to understand the business context of what you’re doing – understand the value your work creates.
  • Enjoy learning new skills in scripting languages and how to use those to showcase our products


  • Salary: Competitive
  • 25 days holiday
  • Share options
  • Pension
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work
  • VDU eye tests
  • Perkbox
  • Free breakfast & snacks
  • Birthday vouchers
  • Weekly lunch & learn sessions
  • Regular team lunches & team socials
  • Sports and hobbies clubs