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Backend QA Engineer - Java/Kotlin



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Our Story
Hello there. We’re Zopa.
We started our journey back in 2005, building the first ever peer-to-peer lending company. Fast forward to 2020 and we launched Zopa Bank. A bank that listens to what our customers don’t like about finance and does the opposite. We’re redefining what it feels like to work in finance. Our vision for a new era of banking puts people front and centre — we’ve built a business that empowers everyone to aim high, every day, to move finance forward. Find out more about our fantastic offerings at!
We’re incredibly proud of our achievements and none of it would be possible without the amazing team here. It’s not just industry awards we’re winning, we’ve also been named in the top three UK’s Most Loved Workplaces.
If you embrace unconventional challenges, are unafraid to think differently and are driven to make an outsized impact, you’ll thrive here at Zopa, so join us, and make it count. Want to see us in action? Follow us on Instagram @zopalife
The team:
At Zopa, quality comes first in everything we do. The ultimate aim is to provide a quality experience for our users by building solid processes, following best practice and preventing issues and problems from occurring at an early stage. Therefore we believe that being a QA Engineer is much more than just testing and trying to break code. We value both collaboration (shift left) and autonomy within our small, agile cross-functional squads. It is essential that you work closely with your team to understand the product, advocate for the customer by speaking up and challenging when you feel it is right to do so and be a true driver of Quality.
We're all about Automation and work in an Automation first environment. Some of the tech stack we currently work with includes: Java, Kotlin, Python, Postman, Rest Assured, Cypress, Appium, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka.

About you:

  • Strong experience in backend testing using Java, Python or Kotlin
  • Strong experience in backend automation testing
  • An advocate for quality at all stages and not only when it comes to testing
  • Passionate about creating an unrivalled user experience for Zopa's customers
  • Experienced with CI/CD tools e.g. Jenkins
  • Comfortable working in agile cross-functional teams working closely with Developers and Product Managers
  • Experienced with tools like Browserstack and Saucelabs
  • Experienced in REST API automation e.g. Postman or Rest Assured

Added bonus:

  • Orchestration tools such as Kubernetes or Docker
  • Kafka
Flexible working? Yes please!
At Zopa we value flexible ways of working. We understand the benefits of face-to-face collaboration and the importance of a good work life balance. Our teams work in a hybrid manner from our open-plan, riverside London Bridge office and the comfort of their own homes at a frequency that suits the team and the work they do.
Not only that – you'll also have the option of working from abroad for up to 120 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
Diversity Statement
Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to better products for our customers and a unique company culture for our people. We are made up of nearly 50 nationalities, have a DE&I forum made up of Zopians wanting to make a difference and we are proud of our culture where everyone can bring their full self to work. Our approach to DE&I is reflected in our hiring process so please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.