Software Engineer in Testing

Salary Competitive
We are Aiven—a cloud technology startup launched in 2016. We create managed cloud services from the best open source technologies that take the infrastructure worries away from our customers. Our products are used daily by hundreds of customers to power their next-gen event streaming and analytics applications. Backed by Europe's leading investors, we’re now looking for top talent to join us in our headquarters in Helsinki and our new offices in Boston, Berlin and Sydney.

We are now looking for experienced test automation engineers to work on our cloud operations platform turning the best open source technologies into frustration-free cloud services. You’ll be part of a team working on the Aiven cloud platform, further extending the test automation and test infrastructure and focusing on more complicated scenarios, like performance testing and upgrade tests. You will also be fixing bugs and adding test cases for those and, depending on your interests, you can also participate in new feature development.

Our philosophy is to automate everything and to avoid repetitive manual work in everything we do. Our own backend systems are mostly implemented in Python with bits of Java, Go and C. We offer and operate a number of complex open source databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL and Apache Cassandra as well as other open source data technologies like Apache Kafka.

To succeed in this role, you need a strong background in software engineering and test automation. We are looking for self-driven test automation developers who are enthusiastic about programming and willing to help others. We value analytical problem-solving skills and an openness to new ideas.

Key requirements for success in this role include:

  • Excellent development skills in Python (pytest)

  • Keen interest in test automation

  • Excellent Linux systems administration and networking skills

  • Fluency in English, verbal and written

What we value:

  • Hands-on experience with some of the following systems: Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, Apache ZooKeeper, PostgreSQL, MySQL and Elasticsearch

  • Good understanding of IT security

  • Experience in writing technical blog posts and giving technical presentations

What we can offer:

  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing, international business

  • Highly experienced colleagues

  • Cool office in the center of the city

  • Possibility for stock options on top of the monthly salary for permanent employees

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit team of around 40 people, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a great success story. If you’re interested, send us your application along with a link to your GitHub profile.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Working at

Aiven is a cloud technology startup launched in 2016.  We run and manage open source database and backend messaging systems for our business customers around the world.  We take the pain away from running databases and allow our customers to focus on building their own products without having to worry about database management. We’re looking for new developers and marketing specialists to join our team in central Helsinki.

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