Job Details


United Kingdom


Automated QA Engineer

  • Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Automated QA Engineer to join our corporate Quality Engineering Organization. In this role, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of automated tests as we migrate to a microservices architecture. You will carry out various tasks to ensure our test approaches, both manually and automated, are effectively and efficiently designed, implemented, and maintained for both legacy and new development. You will leverage software engineering best practices to provide information, feedback, and expertise about software quality and development processes to deliver defect-free applications. You will work with a team of SDETs to ensure our test automation framework and platform is highly scalable and performant with a technical design that allows for future innovation without complete refactoring.



    • Exhibit strong hands-on knowledge in developing automated testing using modern software development and testing tools
    • Ensure automated test design adheres to the overall company architecture and quality assurance principles
    • Collaborate with team members across product, architecture, development, DevOps, and testing teams in designing automated testing approaches
    • Promote and support the implementation of CI/CT/CD pipeline
    • Exercise fundamental good software engineering practice when developing automated tests, such as design/code reviews
    • Maintain and enhance test automation frameworks for UI, Microservices & API
    • Able to provide in-depth analysis to resolve technical issues, anticipate risks and ensure timely management escalation
    • Provide automated test solutions to deliver for both functional and non-functional software quality
    • Work with stakeholders to plan, estimate & implement test automation strategies
    • Ensure compliance to automation framework, standards & best practices
    • Facilitate automated, on-demand test automation metrics
    • Maintain and update technical documentation relating to test architecture, design steps, integration processes, or procedures.
    • Participate in technical design meetings to ensure clear direction in areas of responsibilities
    • Maintain test automation and defect tech debts in a timely manner
    • Seek stakeholder feedback via test automation demos
    • Exhibits behaviors which exemplify Applied Systems’ Core Values



    • Remote Opportunity: Ability to work 100% remotely from the UK or Ireland, or from an Applied Systems office in Brighton, Belfast, Dublin, or Galway
    • Must have:
      • 2+ years of experience working as a Software Test or Automated QA Engineer
      • C# and SQL development/testing
      • Strong work ethic and excellent problem-solving skills; strong logical reasoning and solution-oriented
      • Ability to work with others in a team-oriented environment
      • Positive and adaptable with multi-tasking in a continually changing environment
    • Desired skills but not required:
      • JavaScript or Typescript
      • SQL Server
      • Experience with common automated testing tools, such as Cypress, Selenium, Katalon, xUnit, NUnit, etc
      • Training or experience with testing UI and/or API layers, such as SOAP, REST/RESTful, Apigee, web, mobile, and desktop application testing
      • Working knowledge of microservices, cloud computing, and related technologies, such as AWS, GCP, Azure, Kubernetes, Docker
      • Ability to understand and construct modern test strategies and quality gating policies within CI/CT/CD pipelines
    • Education: Ideally educated to degree level (BSc or BEng) or equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience



    • LEADING GLOBAL PROVIDER OF CLOUD-BASED INSURANCE SOFTWARE- Applied Systems develops the top two Insurance Agency/Broker Management software products in the world. In addition, we also provide innovative mobile apps, Data Analytics, Customer Self-Service, Insurer Connectivity & Rating, eServicing, Benefits Design, and CRM software products. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.
    • CLOUD SOLUTIONS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES- We offer cloud solutions, 24x7 technical support, consulting, implementation, and education services.
    • AWARD WINNING TECHNOLOGY- We have been voted
      • 2020 Company of the Year (Stevie Award)
      • 2020 New Product or Service of the Year- 2 awards (Stevie Award)
      • 2019 Best Cloud-Based Software Solutions Provider in the insurance industry (2019 Corporate Excellence Awards)
      • 2019 Digital Service Provider of the Year (Business Excellence Awards)
      • 2019 Best Broker Software Management House (Insurance Times)
    • GOOGLE’S INVESTMENT IN APPLIED- Google/CapitalG made a minority investment in Applied that will spur AI, machine learning, and digital marketing innovation in the global insurance industry.
    • CLIENTS- We provide technology to over 160k users within insurance agencies, brokerages, and carriers throughout the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.
    • EMPLOYEES- Applied currently has 1,800+ employees across the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.



    • JOIN A GREAT TEAM- We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people. We encourage idea sharing, problem solving, and teamwork in our environment.
    • HEALTH & WELL-BEING- Applied offers Private Medical Insurance, cycle to work scheme, and schemes to support employees.
    • FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND- Competitive salary, and Pension Scheme with employer matched contributions.
    • WORK-LIFE BALANCE- There is more to life than work. That is why Applied offers benefits to help balance your work and home life. We offer paid time off including weeks of paid vacation leave, company sick time, paid holidays, summer hours, and 1 free day off for your birthday!
    • RELAXED DRESS CODE- Applied allows for a relaxed dress code where jeans are permitted; we call this “Dress for your Day”!
    • FUN PARTIES & PERKS- Fun perks are a staple at Applied, including holiday parties with games and contests, summer BBQ, employee appreciation events, art contests, personal and professional development programmes, car parking season ticket loan, and more!
    • OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT- We are a growing company that offers career opportunities, and not just “another job”. Applied believes in growing our employees and promoting from within, offering many opportunities for professional advancement along the way!
    • CAREER STABILITY & LONGEVITY- Our average employee tenure is 9 years.
    • CULTURE OF RECOGNITION- Applied provides a culture of employee recognition with our Circle of Excellence program, and our internal social network recognition program.
    • APPLIED CARES- We have a culture that embraces and promotes volunteerism. Applied encourages our employees to help local charities and communities through the ‘Applied Cares’ program.