Back End QA Engineer

Zopa, London

Simple loans. Smart investments.

Our Story
Hello there. We’re Zopa.
Our diverse team is united in their mission of creating simple, fair and honest financial products that have the customer’s needs at their heart. We’re proud that this dedication is reflected in our excellent rating on TrustPilot.
We’ve always been unapologetically honest with our customers, and value the same in return. Their feedback helps us shape what we build, so we can provide a bank fit for today, and for the future.
We’re not the new kids on the block though - we’ve been a pioneering force in finance for 16 years. In 2005, we built the first ever peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company, giving our customers access to loans built for real-life and intelligent investments backed by cutting-edge tech. In 2020, we launched Zopa Bank, meaning we could offer more – like fixed term savings backed by FSCS protection and a credit card to help customers take control of their finances.
Today, our bank and our P2P business run alongside each other, with the same ethos and the same mission. We’ve lent out over £6 billion and are proud to have made money work better for over half a million people across the UK, whether they were looking to borrow, save or invest.
If you embrace being challenged beyond the norm, aren’t afraid to think differently and are motivated by working somewhere you can really make an impact, you’ll love life here at Zopa.­ Check out our latest video on culture and Values at Zopa HERE!

We believe it is important to produce a quality experience for the user by following processes/best practices and preventing issues and problems from occurring at early stage. Therefore we believe that being a QA engineer is much more than just testing tickets and trying to break code.
You will be working in a small, agile and adaptable cross-functional team working closely with our senior stakeholders and key business users. We are big believers in both autonomy and collaboration while aiming to achieve consistency on QA processes across the board.  It is essential that you work closely with teams to understand the product, speak up and challenge when you feel it is right to do so and be the driver of quality.

Some of the tech stack we currently work with: Java, Python, Kafka, Kotlin , React, React-Native, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, RabbitMQ, AWS Aurora Postgres, Babel just to name a few.

Must have:

  • Strong automation experience with the back end (Java preferred)
  • A great understanding of SDLC process and desire to be involved from end-to-end
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience in back end testing
  • Some experience front end testing (Selenium/Cypress)
  • Broad knowledge of and experience of using debugging tools
  • Experience in Rest API testing (Postman/RestAssured)
  • Understanding of database query knowledge at a competent level (SQL, Aurora etc.)
  • CI/CD experience e.g. Jenkins

It'd be great but not essential if you also had:

  • Experience with containerisation tools such as Docker or Kubernetes
  • Experience with Kafka
Flexible working? Yes please!

We’re currently piloting a new flexible working scheme. This means that whether you want to come into our open-plan, riverside London Bridge office or work from the comfort of your own home (or both!), you’ll be able to decide on an approach with your manager, looking at what works best for you, your role and your team.

Not only that – the new model also includes the option of working from abroad for up to 90 days a year!* But no matter where you are, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to thrive, both in your work and home life, from day one. 

*Subject to having the right to work in the country of choice

To thrive here, you’ll need to:
Champion our customers. Whatever your role, you’ll be close to our customers. We care passionately about doing the best for them.
Help us make fearless choices. Our environment is fast-paced, agile and open. You’ll solve interesting and challenging problems, and be trusted and empowered to bring your ideas to life.
Walk the talk. Like us, you’ll be honest, stick to your promises and face the tough moments head-on.
Win smarter. You’ll be always on the lookout for a better way of doing things, going beyond ‘good enough’ and welcoming different points of view.
Be in it together. You’ll join an ambitious, diverse and all-round approachable team with a mix of ideas and talents who inspire each other to be better every day.

Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to great products and unique company culture. We simply can’t expect to empower our customers to better manage their money without challenging the current status quo. Creating the best place for money is no easy task, which is why we need talent from all walks of life.

About Zopa

About us Simple loans. Smart investments. We believe a loan should be there to help you, not hold you back. And an investment should be rewarding, but also ethical. We're shaping the future of finance by offering competitive rates, flexible and intuitive products and award-winning customer service. We exist to make money simple and fair for everyone – to enable people to do more with their money and take control of their finances.

Want to learn more about Zopa? Visit Zopa's website.