Principal Software Engineer in Test - Edinburgh - To 85K

Principal Software Engineer in Test - Edinburgh - To 85K
  • £70,000 - £85,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH2 4QZ Edinburgh Edinburgh GBR EH2 4QZ
Job Ref: BBBH122876
Sector: Testing & QA
Date Added: 03 January 2023

Principal Software Engineer in Test (Python, Automation) - Edinburgh (Hybrid) - To 85K + Bonus

Lorien's client, with offices very commutable from Edinburgh and the surrounding regions, is looking to recruit the skills of a Principal Software Engineer in Test on a permanent basis.

You'll use your strong knowledge of Test Automation - as well as hands-on Python skills and knowledge of DevOps practices - to play a key and varied role as a leading technical figure in their R&D tech function, and use your expertise to increase and improve automation across the board, ultimately benefiting their great product line of devices deployed around the globe in the long run.

As well as a generous bonus scheme, our client offers a range of other benefits plus the chance to work in an industry sector where you'll know your work is giving something positive back; improving the lives of millions across the planet. As well as this, they are going through a significant period of internal investment both in their products and their staff, so it's a great time to join.

An outline of the role:

  • Identify and implement software automation improvements, and get hands-on while doing so
  • Monitoring software quality, implementing solutions to ensure this can be done efficiently, and enabling Developers to be able to track quality in as close to real time as can be
  • Acting as a technical leading figure across tooling and infrastructure builds, working with the wider DevOps function to do so as well as plan out automation strategies
  • Enhancing development of processes and practices across the tech function
  • Develop automation tests, and enabling parallel testing, across Virtual and HW environments


  • Strong Testing knowledge and skill set, ability to work in an Agile team and a strong grasp of:
    • Python - must have hands-on Python programming skills
    • Test Automation development - With tools such as PyWinAuto, Squish, Appium, WinApp Driver
    • Windows and Linux environments
    • Docker and ideally other technologies around DevOps e.g., Jenkins, Bamboo
  • Ideally past dealings with external partners/stakeholders as well as customers
  • Ability to lead a technical team of testing focused personnel as they tackle automation test system design and other projects
  • Willingness to play a technical, leading role within an R&D style function and cross-functionally liaise with other leaders across varying areas of the organisation

If you feel like you might be a good match, and that this can offer you an exciting opportunity to use your skills and really lead from the front in a great organisation that will look after you, let us know by applying now with your latest CV for immediate consideration.


Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

02/02/2023 09:37:18
GBP 70000 85000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Liam Kirton

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