Laka is hiring a

Test Engineer

Bristol, United Kingdom

Laka is offering the chance for a Test Engineer to join our team. As the first dedicated test resource, we are offering the ability to redefine how we think about software/product testing with a strong focus on full test automation.

At Laka we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we are serious about changing what people expect from their insurance companies, for the better! We have brought an entirely new insurance model to the market, delivered via an entirely bespoke platform that allows us a unique opportunity to ‘fix’ everything that’s wrong with Insurance.

As we’ve grown, we built a platform that works and an experience our customers love, but as we expand into new products (and new countries) the complexity of the platform is growing exponentially - and that’s where you come in. Taking ownership of our testing process and framework, we’re looking for someone to show us what we’re missing: define how we should approach testing and deliver a scalable framework we can build upon to guarantee the performance, scalability, security and functional consistency of our internal and external products.

This is the first dedicated test engineer role and we want to work with you to define exactly what it means, based on what we need. We expect the role to involve some/all of the following:

  • testing our web apps (and automating this)
  • working with the rest of the engineering team to improve our unit and integration test coverage
  • working with external providers/tools for security and performance testing


You must:

  • have 3+ years experience working as a software tester and/or test engineer
  • have experience working in an agile environment
  • have worked with performance/load testing tools
  • understand security requirements and testing principles

Before you apply, please make sure that you have the permission to work in the UK (for exceptionally strong candidates we will consider Visa sponsorship).


  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Bike friendly office in central London/Bristol
  • Work from home, our office in central Bristol (or London) or go to the gym during the day - it’s up to you how you plan your time as long as the work gets done
  • Enjoy free weekly team lunches, a fridge filled with healthy snacks and free coffee from our own machine
  • Grow and skill-up with a personal growth budget tailored to your needs
  • Take the time off you need, we ask you to take at least 25 days holidays + bank holidays to clear your mind
  • Get free Laka credit every month to insure your bikes
  • Plan for the future with our workplace pension scheme
  • Get your next bike with our cycle-to-work scheme
  • Kit yourself out with our cycling industry discounts