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Senior Test Developer (external contract)

Kistler Bratislava, s.r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Ševčenkova, Petržalka
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 25 EUR/hourThis is a minimal guaranteed hourly rate. The salary can be higher, it would depend on relevant skills and experience.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time, agreement-based (Temporary jobs), trade licence

Job description, responsibilities and duties

We are looking for a contractor (with trade licence/Ltd.) for 6 months. The contract can be prolonged upon mutual agreement.

We are searching for a Senior Test Developer experienced in automation who would like to test software applications (embedded, web, cloud) in agile work environment using cutting-edge technology.

Your responsibilities:

• Define strategy and plan for test automation on the project
• Design test cases based on requirements and use cases
• Create and maintain automation tests and libraries by using Robot Framework
• Ensure the effective implementation of tests and testing strategies in collaboration with Product Owner and other technical roles (e.g. test developers, software developers, product managers etc.)
• Provide feedback on quality and consistency of requirements and specifications (testability of requirements, usability of user interface, more accurate effort estimations, etc.)
• Establish and maintain the test environment
• Investigate defects, perform root cause analysis and ensure that post-mortems are systematically documented and acted upon
• Helps to ensure that developed project adheres to non-functional requirements by executing tests targeted to these business values (stability, performance, error handling, etc.)
• Maintain Continuous integration pipelines to ensure that deployments meet non-functional requirements (e.g. stability, performance, error handling, ..)
• Report test results to the Product Owner regarding depth and overall coverage of testing

Employee perks, benefits

• Possible to work remotely if needed

Information about the selection process

Due to current situation, interviews will be held online.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Python - advanced

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Must have:

• Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Informatics
• 3+ years of experience in test automation (e.g. Robot Framework, …)
• 2+ years of experience with Python
• Experience with test methods, test strategies and processes
• ISTQB Foundation Level certification or similar
• Good communication skills in English (written and spoken)
• Experience with Agile development (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)

Nice to have:

• Experience with Docker
• Experience with Git
• Experience with Jira
• Experience with CI tools

Personality Requirements:

• Very good communication and facilitation skills
• Analytical and systematic working style
• Affinity to work in an international environment
• Service oriented mindset
• Customer oriented attitude
• Quality oriented
• Readiness to help and teach
• Team player


Brief description of the company

The Kistler Group is a Swiss high-tech company and the global market leader in dynamic measurement technology. The instruments we develop are used to analyze physical processes, to control industrial applications and to optimize products. We develop and supply sensors, electronics and software, backed up by a full range of services.

Kistler Bratislava – dedicated on SW Development for our unique solutions – is formed by a great team of SW professionals. We continuously bring innovation into the development process by using cutting edge SW technologies. At present, we work on systems that are used for the next generation engine development by the big automotive companies, real time traffic monitoring and quality control in industrial applications. We are moving our focus to distributed data acquisition systems which can be configured by our customers and interconnected with their systems.
Our company takes the megatrends of our time as the basis for shaping a better future. We help to develop vehicles that people can trust; we create measurement systems that save lives

We have been continuously facing several challenges related to both SW Development projects and Human Resources strategies. We are still growing. We were around 30 employees at the beginning of 2015 → now we are over 100.
Behind our success stand our passion, ambition and a strong team spirit. Absolute Attention defines us. We focus on everything we do, on every single detail and we devote absolute attention to our people.

Number of employees

100-149 employees

Company address

Kistler Bratislava, s.r.o.
Ševčenkova 34
851 01 Bratislava


Kontaktná osoba: Mgr. Simona Marchotová
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