QA Tester

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Thought Machine, one of the UK's leading fintech companies, is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is looking to hire a number of candidates in the role of QA Engineers.

Our mission is to cure one of the banking industry's primary problems: its reliance on outdated IT infrastructure. Nearly every bank is stuck on a legacy IT platform, which cripples their ability to innovate and give their customers the type of service they deserve.

Our solution to this is Vault: a complete retail banking platform that is capable of being configured easily to suit the needs of any bank. We have built Vault from the ground up as a cloud native, microservice API architecture platform. Thought Machine has a deep culture of engineering excellence, and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine is looking for highly talented individuals to help grow the company and achieve our ambitious goal. We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we strive hard to create the best possible working environment; a healthy mix of great technical work, fast pace, supportive atmosphere, and of course our irreverent sense of fun.

Thought Machine hires team members of excellent calibre in every role. While a lot will be asked of you, you will benefit greatly from working in a world class team, with colleagues who excel. Working at Thought Machine is fast paced and team oriented with an emphasis in delivering the highest quality work in every role.Thought Machine is looking for QA to assess software quality through manual testing on client projects. You will be responsible for finding and reporting bugs and glitches.

You will be QA representative on multiple client projects, where be attending stand up, planning meetings, dealing with defects with the client and demo with the client.

In this role, you should have a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. You should also be competent in executing test scenarios and passionate about quality.

Ultimately, you will ensure that our client application and API work correctly.


  • Review and analyse system requirements
  • Collaborate with dev, client delivery manager and BAs to develop effective strategies and test plans
  • Execute test scenarios and analyse results
  • Create logs to document testing phases and defects
  • Report bugs and errors to development teams
  • Help troubleshoot issues
  • Conduct pre and post-release testing
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Dealing with multiple teams both frontend and backend


  • Proven experience as a QA Tester or similar role
  • Experience API testing
  • Experience working on client projects
  • Experience in QA methodology
  • Familiarity with agile frameworks and regression testing
  • Ability to document and troubleshoot errors
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Attention to details
  • Analytical mind and problem solving aptitude
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Pension
    • Healthcare (including dental & optical)
    • Other perks like sports clubs, healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) snacks, breakfast and drinks
    • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
    • An environment where you can learn and progress
    • Friday team wrap up with drinks and food!

    Thought Machine are committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who taken a journey unique to them.. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.

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