Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Poland  /  Engineering  /  Remote, Full Time

We are looking for a Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our early-stage FinTech!

We are looking for a Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our early-stage FinTech!

At Navro, we value diversity and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels supported and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives.

You will be central to defining and executing our automation testing strategy so that our platform and services are available when customers want to use them.

Who we are

We are building the world’s first regulated payments curation layer. By consolidating a best-in-class payments infrastructure under our ecosystem, we will enable marketplaces and eCommerce brands to scale their payments operations smoothly around the world.

We are building a workplace that encourages growth, development, and fun. Working in a startup can be both rewarding and challenging, we’ll be with you throughout the highs and lows as one team. We need people who have grit, resilience, a willingness to find solutions, not just problems, and work well within our global team of almost 30 nationalities.

The Role

We are looking for a driven and intellectually curious individual to join our technology team. As the Lead SDET, you will be responsible for not only designing, co-developing, and automating software test plans and test cases but also for leading and guiding the testing efforts of the team. You will champion continuous improvement through experimentation, retrospection, and innovation, ensuring that our testing processes remain at the forefront of industry standards.

Our backend is developed predominantly on Java with SpringBoot and SpringCloud, and our frontend in Next.JS. We are deploying to K8S with GitHub Actions and ArgoCD on AWS, but remain somewhat cloud agnostic as we are pursuing a multi-cloud strategy.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills to mentor and guide team members in testing methodologies and best practices
  • Develop and implement test strategies, methodologies, and processes tailored for high throughput for web and microservices-based architectures and event-driven systems.
  • Lead efforts to automate testing of microservices, RESTful APIs, gRPC services, and event-driven systems using industry-standard automation tools and frameworks.
  • Deep understanding of microservices architecture, REST principles, gRPC protocol, and event-driven systems.
  • Must have strong programming skills with a solid knowledge of Java and ideally JS
  • Must have knowledge of software testing methodologies like Behavior-Driven Development and testing principles, such as functional testing, component testing, integration testing, regression testing, and performance testing
  • Are very familiar with performance & load testing tools, ideally Gatling.
  • Understand the Agile software development life cycle, DevOps Approach & Continuous Testing.
  • Can mentor engineering teams, assist them by identifying testing goals and needs, and drive a culture of knowledge sharing in order to close knowledge gaps.
  • Can help foster an environment of psychological safety that enables team members to thrive. This is very important to us, as we are a highly diverse group made up of people from many different ethnicities, religious beliefs, and gender identities
  • Experience in Payments or a FinTech industry would be nice to have but not a strong requirement.

Personal Attributes: 

  • Ability to mentor and guide team members
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with the capacity to work both  independently and collaboratively
  • High degree of empathy and situational awareness

We are committed to fostering inclusivity by welcoming applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of whether their experiences align precisely with the advertised role. We encourage those with most of the required skills, along with grit, passion, a desire to learn quickly, and the willingness to get stuck in, to apply, as we believe you can bring value to the team.


  • You will enjoy 26 days of annual leave (plus Bank holidays)
  • Volunteering Days
  • Compassionate leave
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company Options Scheme
  • Company offsite
  • Comprehensive, interactive & engaging Training – Leadership, Communication and Presentation Skills, Behavioural Profiling, Conflict Management, etc
  • Career frameworks
  • Working remotely with cross-cultural teams; whilst we love to have you in the coworking space for occasional workshops and team collaboration, you mostly will be working remotely
  • Flexibility surrounding other commitments; within your team we will work around child-care or other appointments you have. We just ask for advance notice!
  • Working in a diverse and inclusive environment where we ensure that our people thrive
Navro does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. Navro will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to the specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Navro on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.

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