embedded software test engineer

At polkadotfrog, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Embedded Software Test Engineer to join a market leading technology company based in Cambridge.

This role will work closely in a team following Agile and test driven development principles. You will be exposed to the subtleties of testing the hardware and associated firmware that all go into their innovative consumer electronics products. Work as part of the team make a commitment to project deadlines and the associated risks.


  • Help design and create automated system for ongoing development work
  • Create test strategies for the product’s life cycle including liaising with the release manager
  • Create test documentation including cases, stories and exploratory session guidance
  • Perform manual testing to help ask questions of the product and report defects in a timely manner to all interested parties and record in bug tracking database
  • Create new test tools were appropriate and maintain existing ones
  • Provide the continuing developments within the testing domain and mining the resources
  • Configure PC hardware as required disc managing and changing of internal components
  • Maintain a high degree of quality in all aspects of work including assessing previous tasks and defects to highlight any areas where either practice or process can be improved upon


  • Degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • A track record of testing strategy, planning, test case design and bug reporting
  • Demonstrate solid experience of automation/ scripting
  • Experience in area such as setting up PCs, PC peripherals and networks, using Window 10,8,7, Mac and any experience performing device driver, hardware, firmware, software, GUI and Desktop testing
  • Creativity and ability to communicate ideas effectively
  • Good English language communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills