QA Automation Engineer/SDET

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

QA Automation Engineer/SDET

Glasgow or Dublin

Reference number #2183

The Opportunity

The IES Network domain team is looking for applicants to contribute to our state-of-the art code advanced network physics simulation product, the Intelligent Virtual Network (iVN). The team employs mathematical modelling techniques & cutting age tools, to develop energy conservation and optimisation techniques including an intelligent building control system.

Applicants will be responsible for designing and implementing the automation of test cases. Our QA Automation Engineers operating within the development team, meaning they will be expected to contribute their testing insights during early stages of product refinement. Inside the development team they will also champion best practices testing practices and contribute ideas for process improvements at retrospectives.

Though this role is specifically for the Network domain team, they will be part of our larger QA community. This means applicants will be able to learn from and be supported by their peers in other teams within IES.

The Candidate

For this role candidates require with the following skills and experience:


  • Experience with writing automated test scripts or using scripting tools
  • Ability to critically analyse requirements, such as User Stories
  • Strong communication skills, especially the context of highlighting ambiguity
  • Comfortable learning and adapting, to facilitate the needs of our iterative approach Familiarity relating to coding concepts, such as STLC, OOP and CI/CD
  • Willingness to be part of a team that is open, collaborative and always striving to improve


  • Background in software testing or software development
  • Practical knowledge in an objective-oriented language, preference for C#
  • Knowledge of Azure DevOps Pipelines, Microsoft Visual Studio and Jenkins

IES values people. Yes, skills are important, but they can be learned.

If you think you tick most of these boxes but not all of them then do still apply, as we’d like to hear from you.

The Rewards

In return we offer the chance to work for a dynamic company in an exciting and supportive working environment; we will reward you with a competitive salary; private health care; enhanced family leave; a contributory pension scheme; life insurance, flexible start times and hybrid working options.

To Apply

To apply for the role, please send a covering letter stating the skills you have from the requirements listed above and an up-to-date CV to

Early application is encouraged and IES reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Please ensure you include the job title and reference number in your application.

The Company

At IES we have been working in Climate Tech for the last 28 years and we consider the fight against Climate Change a moral imperative that drives all our decisions. We value People, Purpose and Innovation. We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and the opportunity to work with a team of friendly, interesting and diverse people from across the globe, who are passionate about what we do.

Our mission is to contribute to conserving the earth’s natural resources for future generations by reducing the carbon emissions of the built environment. IES is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology in the Climate Tech sector. Our Virtual Environment (VE) software is already the only tool that allows designers and engineers to simulate the full performance of a buildings. We are now expanding our portfolio with new solutions to tackle the built environment at any scale.

IES’ technology is supported by integrated consulting services and today its capabilities are expanding from use on individual buildings, to helping create sustainable communities, cities and countries.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

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How to apply

To apply for the role please send a covering letter stating the skills you have from the requirements listed and an up to date CV to:

Early application is encouraged and IES reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.