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Senior Software Test Engineer

Senior Software Test Engineer

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Location: St.Neots, Cambridgeshire (hybrid working optional)

Do you want to contribute to the development of advanced test and measurement devices?  Do you have the testing mindset?  If so, this could be the opportunity for you!

At Pico, you will get to develop a high-performance and user-friendly API to our oscilloscope software.

The development team exists to integrate new hardware into a secure and well tested C level API. Our mission is to focus on delivering the best SDK experience to both customers’ applications and internal apps such as PicoScope.

You will get flexi hours as well as the option to work remotely 2-3 times a week.  You will be joining a cross-functional team made up of 2 software developers and 3 hardware engineers, where everyone is happy to offer support and answer questions. Your opinion will be valued, so if you think there are better ways of making things work, simply speak up.  You will also be responsible for assisting other development teams with testing expertise.

As a test engineer, you will

  • Be working in a small, cross-functional team responsible for developing changes to our driver codebase and SDK

  • ​Work to our best practices to build maintainable software

  • ​Use your knowledge and experience to guide the team to improve their test practices

  • ​Create appropriate test plans, test cases, and test charters to best suit the test coverage requirements

  • ​Raise clear and concise bug reports for issues found, including all relevant information

  • ​Refine requirements and acceptance criteria with the development team and stakeholders

  • ​Engage with the other software testers to share ideas, knowledge, and techniques to help us improve our abilities

  • ​Provide testing expertise to other driver and product teams

What we are looking for from you:

  • To have experience in manual testing - exploratory, functional, system, performance and stress testing

  • ​To highly value quality, have great attention to detail, and seek alternative perspectives.

  • ​To have experience with problem-solving and troubleshooting

  • ​To have the drive to learn and research into areas to expand the skill set of your team, and provide the best experience for end-users

  • ​To have experience with using an API to write repeatable tests

  • ​You may have experience with testing hardware/embedded systems

  • ​You may have experience with Windows, Mac, and Linux

  • ​You may have experience with automation

What’s in it for you?

By making the decision to join Pico, you’re saying YES to a culture where you’re supported to be yourself and trusted to work autonomously, you’re saying YES to a varied and rewarding career working alongside amazing people, and you’re saying YES to an organisation that will always encourage and support you to put health, wellbeing, and family first.

In addition, we have a long list of excellent benefits, whether you want to buy or sell holidays, use a cash health plan to get money back for medical expenses, a trip to one of our Company holiday homes, or an EV through salary sacrifice, there is something on the list for everyone!

You will also receive an annual Profit Related Pay (PRP) bonus, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, free fruit and bean-to-cup coffee in the offices, and much more.

You can find a full list of our benefits here.

We are dedicated to providing a relaxed, inclusive workplace where people can channel their passions into their work. With core office hours being 10am – 3pm, you can take full advantage of our flexible working benefits.

This role is based in St Neots, home to many shops and small eateries! So, we are in a great location if you fancy popping out for a coffee or lunch. All employees are entitled to a 30-minute paid lunch break every day to use within their 40-hour working week!

If you are looking for a company where you are appreciated and valued, and where every voice matters, this may just be the opportunity for you!

To apply now, simply press the apply button below.

If you have any specific questions, please email 

We look forward to hearing from you!