Test Automation Engineer

  • Data, Digital & Technology
  • Amsterdam (HQ), Netherlands

Test Automation Engineer

Job description

Want to help turn the world of cycling upside down? Want to create and support digital tools that empower our employees to serve more than 200,000 members?

We are Swapfiets, started in 2014, and currently active in nearly fifty cities across four different countries. At our HQ in Amsterdam, we work with about a hundred colleagues to offer the very best user experience to our members, who in turn receive epic service from a team of 1100+ Swappers and Bike Mechanics. 

In this role, you will be part of the Digital Team - the heart of our operations. You will implement and coordinate a thorough test process in an emerging team. You take the lead in functional testing, maintaining and writing new automated tests and coaching your colleagues on testing practices. On a daily basis, you’ll be creating test scenarios, testing new functionalities, optimizing the speed of tests running in our pipelines, and following up on issues found. Furthermore, you'll check whether the functionalities that have been built, match the requirements.

  • Take ownership of the whole testing process and following up until issue resolution;
  • Develop and execute end-to-end, regression, integration, automated and stress (load, performance) testing and database querying of features and experiments;
  • Exploratory bug hunting and testing of products on a website, app and internal systems, based on the expected design of these applications;
  • Troubleshooting and investigating issues, improving product documentation for reducing problem-to-resolution time and improving testing practices;
  • Work with a variety of stakeholders and with multiple products for identifying quality requirements, track quality assurance metrics and provide relevant reports;
  • Provide training and workshops on the topic of testing culture and best practices;
  • Stay up-to-date with testing tools, methods, and strategies.

Are you ready to join a team with high ambitions?

We are growing fast and internationally. With your help, we want to continue expanding. What we are most proud of is how much we have already achieved as a team. Our team (around 20 developers, testers, designers, and product managers) is characterized by a positive and collaborative atmosphere, flexibility, and ownership. But also: lots of humor, after-work activities (bootcamp, cycling, barbecues, boxing), daily lunches, and Friday afternoon drinks. At Swapfiets you will not find complex or stiff hierarchical structures. That means you will have the opportunity to grow your career quickly.

Swapfiets in Amsterdam: your new workplace? 

Nearby the Amstel River and Martin Luther King Park in Amsterdam, you will find our office in a hub with many other small, creative companies. The office is also easy to reach by public transport (Amstel Station) and of course with your Swapfiets (which you get from us). As a Test Automation Engineer, you can count on:

  • Salary;
  • 32 vacation days!
  • Afternoon fruit and snacks;
  • A solid pension plan;
  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work and friendly colleagues;
  • Direct feedback about your work - your colleagues who use your app won’t be shy to let you know how excited they are about every feature you deliver;
  • A training budget and room for professional development;
  • MacBook Pro (or a Dell, as you please);
  • Travel allowance (from a residential working distance of 11 km).


What do we expect from you?
    • Expert knowledge of manual testing and testing process in Agile software development;
    • Sufficient knowledge of writing tests in Selenium, C#, Gherkin (BDD), working with SQL databases, and running your tests in Azure DevOps environment;
    • Experience to leave your mark on test automation, API testing, and testing processes;
    • Joy in giving demos, and transferring knowledge;
    • Plenty of courage: you are not afraid to show entrepreneurship and take responsibility;
    • Fluency in English;
    • A plus: Experience with Azure Cloud.


    You can now directly apply for this vacancy. As soon as we think: you've got what it takes to qualify for this position, our recruitment team will contact you to check some basic information and ask you about some of your previous successes related to the role. Next, you will be introduced to our Engineering Manager and one of the Product Managers for a follow-up (face-face) interview. The second round is a technical interview with two Senior Engineers and/or Tech Lead. You will also get to meet one of our founders. Are you and Swapfiets still as enthusiastic at the end of the process? Then you will receive an offer to join the Swapfiets team!

    Answer your questions

    Do you have questions about this vacancy? Contact our recruiter via recruitment.nl@swapfiets.com. We already have cooperation with external parties, so that means recruitment agencies should not respond to this job opening.