Graduate Test Engineer

A full-time, 12-month contract
Hybrid working, with one day per week in our central Cambridge office.

Are you a graduate with a technical background?
Do you have a curious mind, and excellent bug-hunting skills?

As a Graduate Test Engineer at Cambridge Intelligence you’ll be an integral part of one of our five development teams, and have the chance to start contributing from day one.

What’s involved?

You’ll get involved in the whole test cycle, from planning and design to test-running our cutting edge SDKs. Your mentors will teach you manual and automation testing techniques across a range of devices and supported platforms.

You’ll often get involved at the early stages of a project, or get to test a brand new feature – and you might be asked to help with customer support, investigating bugs found in our APIs.

Who’s the ideal candidate?

You’ll have an inquiring and practical mind, and an appetite for learning something new every day – we don’t expect you to know all about software testing on day one. You’ll be a good communicator and a team player, with top-notch attention to detail.

We’re looking for someone with some knowledge of a programming language – or an interest in learning JavaScript. You might also have a degree in a technical or scientific discipline.

Who you’ll work with

You’ll work directly with our talented test engineers and creative software developers.

Opportunities to grow

We’ll make sure you have protected time for learning and development, with around 10% of your schedule dedicated to self-study, formal learning, hands-on testing, and external courses and conferences. On top of your 25 days’ annual leave, you’ll get five days of professional development, fully funded by us.

Once you’ve completed your 12 month contract, we’ll talk to you about opportunities to join us on a longer term basis.

Be yourself

We want to build a fair, respectful and welcoming company, where everyone feels at home. That means taking a long-term approach to equality, diversity and inclusion – not treating it as a tickbox exercise.

With the help of our EDI group, we’re working to make every aspect of the business – including recruitment – fair, respectful and inclusive.

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Ready to apply?

We’d love to hear from you! We just need your CV and a cover letter.

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Life at Cambridge Intelligence

Our data visualization tools are part of something big. They help catch criminals, stop cyber-attacks and unmask fraudsters. The work we do matters.

Our people are part of something big too – all great individually, but even better together. From developers to marketers, salespeople to accountants, we’re a smart and inquiring bunch who love finding neat solutions to gnarly problems.

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What happens next?

When you apply, if we agree that you seem a good fit, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.

Our recruitment process varies by role, but we usually follow four steps to get to know you better.

  • telephone interview

    1. Phone interview

    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • With: our talent team
    • To check: you’re right for the role
    • Preparation needed: review your your CV, re-read this job advert, and have a look around our website more generally.

    This is an informal conversation to make sure we’re not wasting your time.

    We’ll check if you have the right experience for the role and give you a chance to talk up your skills and achievements. We’ll also discuss your reasons for wanting to join our program.

  • coding task

    2. A task

    • Duration: any time during the few weeks ahead of your panel interview
    • With: yourself, in your own time
    • To check: your manual testing skills, and how you approach a challenge
    • Preparation needed: We’ll give you access to one of our demos, and ask you to demonstrate how you’d test its key functions. Prepare to talk us through your process at the beginning of the panel interview.
  • panel interview

    3. Panel interview

    • Duration: about 60-75 minutes
    • With: a Development Manager and one of our Software Test Engineers and one of our Software Developers
    • To check: whether our program will be a good fit for you
    • Preparation needed: read up on us and our products

    This is a chance to meet some of your future teammates, and talk through your demo testing task.

    We’ll ask about your experience and achievements, how you prefer to work, and what your learning and development priorities might be. We’ll also assess cultural fit – to understand whether you’ll thrive in our team.

    Preparation is key for this stage! We love it when candidates bring examples from recent projects and questions for us.

  • telephone interview

    4. Last chat

    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • With: Joe Parry, our CEO
    • To check: your motivations and aspirations
    • Preparation needed: none

    This final step is an informal catch-up with our founder and CEO, Joe. He’ll be interested to hear about your motivations for joining us, and what you’ll bring to the team.

Don’t forget: it’s a two way thing

Ask questions, share any concerns and let us know if we’re unclear. We don’t do trick questions, and won’t aim to confuse you.

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