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Senior SDET




London, United Kingdom

Who we are ⚡

Zinc builds automated reference and background checking tools for forward-thinking companies that really care about candidate experience. Founded in 2017, Zinc has a unique approach to background checking, that's redefining industry standards. We're an early-stage startup going through rapid growth. Zinc’s founding team have spent years in recruitment, talent, and HRTech. We saw a field plagued with inefficiency, prejudice and a lack of transparency. We first sought to solve the burden of referencing, then sought to tackle the broader category of background checking.

We're a culture first company, by this we don't just mean an active calendar of both company and team organised events 🍔🍻🎯 (which we do have 🤩).

Zinc's culture is defined by a respectful and autonomous approach to all employees, fostering support for new ideas, promoting a flexible work environment, and operating within a flat structure. While socials, lunches, and events enhance the experience, the core of Zinc's culture drives employees to embrace innovation, share successes, and feel motivated about the company's future.

The big event in the Zinc calendar for team bonding is our annual retreat ✈️: in 2023 we went to** Bergerac in France** 🇫🇷 and for 2024 we're off to France again! 🇫🇷 (we've got seats on the plane saved for our new joiners!🥳)

🪴We recently redefined our company values…

🧩The pieces that make Zinc: Pragmatic, Integrity, Empathy, Collaborate, Empowered, Speed.


The Role 🚀

⚡️ Senior Software Development Engineer in Test ⚡️ (Senior SDET)

Your day to day: 🤓

🏏 Straight off the bat your day to day will involve...

  • Implementing new testing strategies to ship high-quality features
  • Designing and implementing testing frameworks and tools
  • Proposing and implementing improvements to the testing process
  • Writing and building test utils and helpers to improve ease of testing
  • Hands on work related to building out tests to improve existing coverage
  • Working with engineers on new features to design new test plans

🕰️ As time goes on you will pick up...

  • Providing training, and mentorship on testing best practices to engineers
  • Conducting code reviews and own code quality of automation framework

In Your DNA 🧬

- You are passionate about product quality with this driving your meticulousness in all areas of your work
- You love being able to see the direct impact your work has on the end product
- You're a collaborative individual who's eager to get stuck into life at a thriving Startup
- You've implemented testing frameworks from the ground up before and you're excited for the challenge of bringing the best automated testing to Zinc

Our tech stack: 🧰

(You don't have to have experience with our exact tech stack so please apply if you've worked with similar tech and are curious about the role!)

Testing: Jest, Cypress Frontend: Vue, Nuxt, Vuetify JavaScript, TypeScript, Webpack Backend: Express.js, MongoDB, Bash Deployment: CircleCI, Docker Infrastructure: DigitalOcean, Ubuntu, Cloudflare

💸 Salary £60,000 - £75,000

📍Hybrid, Central London

  • We appreciate the value of in person connection with colleagues and flexible working for our employees. We operate a hybrid model with 2 days a week in office, Mondays and Thursdays.


What we offer 🍉

  • Zinc offers a chance to work on a product that brings a fresh perspective on data ownership in hiring

    • 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays + your birthday off 🎉
    • £1200 annual benefits allowance (ThanksBen, from month 2)
    • Early finish Fridays (16:00)
    • Yearly company retreat: this year we're going to France 🇫🇷
    • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Leave (2 months full pay, then statutory)
    • Statutory pension with NEST (3% employer, 5% employee)
    • Zinc shares, issued through the EMI Scheme
    • Unlimited access to MoreHappi coaching
    • Company socials, quarterly team socials Free Monday lunches
    • Nursery workplace benefit scheme (Yellownest)
    • Option to lease an electric car through Electric Car Scheme
    • Celebrated Zinc anniversaries