Principal Software Test Engineer


United Kingdom

Job Family


For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

About You

You are a passionate quality minded software engineer who enjoys creating new features as well as ensuring they meet expectations. You’re a great influencer and able to bring multiple squads along on the journey. Not only can you create code to test and break just about anything, but you also actively help in maintaining a high quality bar by providing support to design and implement tests in an efficient way and providing them with the right tools, frameworks, and guidance. You are used to working in agile teams and helped development teams to iterate rapidly and deploy code several times a day by injecting quality at every phase of the SDLC.

You will be...

You will lead our testing/QA community of practice across the client platform tribe. Be accountable for fitness of purpose of the implementation from a technical perspective. You will own the responsibility for technical design conforming to the platform architecture, quality, security and maintainability, and drive improvements across multiple squads. You will not be doing this alone but with squads of engineers, who you will inspire and lead toward success ensuring that work is carried out following the best practices you as a team have set and documented. You will also maintain a laser sharp focus on delivery deadlines and combat the natural scope creep to be able to consistently deliver value to our clients on a regular cadence with an appropriate level of quality.

You have…

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering software, test/test automation, of which you spent a great deal being responsible for implementation, influencing the wider engineering community
  • Expert knowledge of test frameworks, automation tools
  • Hands on experience with continuous integration tools such as GitLab, Jenkins, Bamboo etc.
  • Experience testing a variety of web services, APIs, web applications and data
  • Experience in BDD with tools such as Cucumber, SpecFlow, JBehave
  • Knowledge of version control with GIT and a good understanding of branching and merging
  • Knowledge of monitoring and logging tools

About GfK

We are a technology company on a mission to enable our customers to make confident business decisions. We provide insights and actionable recommendations by combining our data, market research heritage, and technical prowess in data analytics and machine learning.

Many say they have big data problems. Well we do have big data, and we also have big problems to solve. We are a group of diverse individuals who work together to apply modern technology and proven practices to solving problems around big data storage, big data processing, machine learning and complex data analysis and visualisation.

For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!


We offer an exciting international work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and contribute to our collaborative problem-solving culture.

We are excited to get to know you!

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted: 69 days ago

City: London

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00006425