Test Automation Engineer

Job Details

Location: Blindley Heath, Surrey, RH7 6JP

Contract type: permanent , full-time


You will be working on large robotic systems using cutting edge technologies in the Film and Broadcast industries. Working within the R&D team and liaising closely with the Qualifications division you will ensure that the Company’s products are of the highest quality.

The role is primarily concerned with the creation and development of automated testing software and software testing processes, although some full product testing and interoperability testing will be required. Following automated testing, you will be responsible for monitoring test data, creating test reports and presenting such data for the release process. You will be actively involved in software release planning and will be required to have a full understanding of software product life-cycles.


  • Engineering level testing of device software.
  • Developing and maintain Software Automation test scripts using Python and Squish Automation systems
  • Designing, Developing and Improving the Software Test Automation Framework
  • Analysing features and requirements and developing suitable test scenarios
  • Automatic production of test reports, and presenting such data as part of the release process
  • Performing additional regular testing of software, including manual tests, as part of the software release process.
  • Conducting subsystem, system and user level testing.
  • Writing software test procedures in order to perform regular testing of full systems.
  • Conducting End-to-end testing.
  • Documenting tests results and liaison with the development teams.
  • Escalate concerns and/or important matters in a constructive manner.
  • Setting up of heavy test equipment and rigs in a safe manner.
  • Use of JIRA and JIRA test plugin tools which are integral to the R&D Products process.
  • Develop an understanding of the entire SW and FW codebase and provide test feedback to developers, targeted down to relevant file/function/variable.
  • Writing and maintaining software test tools for use by the wider team.
  • Close liaison with the development team to understand test requirement and feedback results.



  • Remote support of deployed systems.
  • Contribute to the test perspective on product quality within the business.
  • Remote support of clients/ sales.
  • Testing and debugging new PCB designs with Oscilloscope.
  • Creating physical test ‘jigs’ for specific test requirements as needed.
  • Programming motor drivers directly.
  • Providing input during design/prototype phase for new products.


  • University Degree in Relevant Subject
Professional Skills 
  • Writing Python based test scripts for automated software testing
  • Writing test documentation to be used by test staff and production
  • Writing test specifications derived from design documentation
  • Use of issue tracking systems such as Jira
  • Use of version control systems such as Git
  • Some experience of motion control or robotics would be desirable
  • Experience of hardware and firmware testing is an advantage
  • Formal Test Certifications, e.g. Foundation ISTQB
  • Writing Windows programs in C/C++ using Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Exposure to an electronics background would be useful
Personal Skills
  • A proactive and results-focused approach to work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication and people skills



Our success is only possible because of the team effort from everyone and we recognise the individual input of each person throughout our design and manufacturing process at MRMC.


  • flexitime
  • discretionary bonus
  • training and development opportunities
  • ample and secure parking

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