We are now recruiting for a Quality Assurance Engineer for our software feature team in UK R&D.

About Us

Helvar is an international lighting technologies company, specialising in energy efficient and intelligent lighting solutions. Founded in Helsinki in 1921, we are a privately owned Nordic-Scandinavia with a 90 year legacy in innovation and product development. Our Helvar spirit encourages everyone to participate, contribute and learn across our UK, Finish and Swedish offices.

About the role

As pioneers in AI within the lighting industry, Helvar is investing to stay ahead of the technology curve and reap the benefits of future business opportunities, in particular the continuous improvement of the wellbeing of end-users.

Embracing Agile methodology, our R&D team of 70 technology experts (Finland + UK offices), are developing new IoT solutions with products ranging from our own hardware and embedded software products and sensors, to mobile applications, developer APIs and cloud services.

Your will develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality.

As QA engineer you will design and implement tests, debug and define corrective actions. You will also review system requirements and track quality assurance metrics (e.g. defect densities and open defect counts.)

The QA role will play an important part in our company’s product development process. Our ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting both manual and automated tests during the development cycle and before product launches to ensure software runs smoothly and meets client needs. If you have an engineering background and enjoy providing end-to-end solutions to software quality problems, we’d like to meet you.

Main Responsibilities  

You will be working on manual testing, develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality

You’ll be confident and experienced in monitoring all stages of software development to identify and resolve system malfunctions to meet quality standards

As a growing team and you will have lots of room for influencing and choosing technologies, helping us implement our vision of a Cloud First company.

  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Perform manual testing for non-automated test scenarios
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies


  • Experience working in software development
  • Experience working in software quality assurance
  • Knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

Helvar Behaviours

  • Courage to prioritize and take bold actions
  • Create customer value in everything you do
  • Take the initiative to collaborate for maximum value
  • Prototype to be fast
  • Always-On feedback


  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Christmas office closure
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Flexible working

How to apply

Please submit apply via our dedicated recruitment partner Gavin Roush with a CV and cover letter by midnight on Sunday 30th October 2017 at gavin@gfusion.com

Shortlisting and interviews

Helvar is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly. All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; so if you’re shortlisted we will contact you and invite you to attend an interview. We’ll also tell you if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process. If you don’t hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, your application has not been successful.

For further information about us see our website www.helvar.com