Software Engineer

Gandawa, Belgium/Remote
Added: May 8, 2024
Ghent, Belgium

IQGeo is seeking an enthusiastic Software Engineer to help us move our Quality Assurance to being majority-automated. You’ll be a software engineer that enjoys building and maintaining automated test suites of many hundreds of tests for our various products, contributing to manual testing only when automation is not practical. The application to test produces computer-aided designs for complex networks, hence validating the correctness of the output can be quite challenging and requires insight into how these networks are engineered.

Our Engineering department, with teams located in Cambridge (UK), Denver (USA), Salt Lake City (USA), and Ghent (Belgium) is responsible for designing and developing our Geospatial products. As a Software Engineer, you will be a part of the Ghent R&D Engineering team, where you will be involved in the development of our auto-design tools for planning Fiber and District Heating networks, and possible future extensions to other utility sectors (e.g., Smart Grids). The person in this role is expected to be capable of working independently, and as a team member, and should have experience working with complex software business and enterprise applications.


As an integral part of the Engineering team, the successful candidate will be responsible for automating the test process of new product releases to ensure we can release fast and at high quality. You’ll need to:

  • Ensure that our enterprise applications are delivered with the appropriate level of quality.
  • Capture the requirements and acceptance criteria of newly developed functionality in test cases and manage the overall inventory of test cases to ensure it remains up to date.
  • Minimize the need for manual testing by transforming suitable test cases into automated tests.
  • Collaborate with Product Management on refining feature requests, ensuring testability stays top of mind when transforming the requirements to implementation.
  • While manual exploratory or regression testing is not the primary focus of this role, it is expected to be part of the workload at times

Person Specification

Successful candidates will be enthusiastic individuals with a strong technical background in general software engineering skills related to the following:


You must have all of the following:

  • Experience in object-oriented programming.
  • Highly proficient in Java. Experience of writing complex automated tests.
  • Experience with setting up, managing and maintaining test automation frameworks.
  • Experience with using a test case management tool (e.g. TestRail).
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to identify, isolate and document defects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.


  • Basic understanding of graph theory, as these concepts are relevant to the applications to test.
  • You hold an ISTQB certification or similar proof of experience in testing.
  • Experience with Geospatial
  • Information Systems (GIS) or web mapping software.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, with an understanding of
  • Scrum methodology.
  • Experience of the telecommunications and/or utility industry.

Education / Experience

Master’s degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; or equivalent industry experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Permits & Visas

You must already have the right to work permanently in Belgium.

IQGeo is not able to sponsor work permits.

Flexible Working

We support hybrid and flexible working arrangements for all employees. We understand that life for many people involves school runs, care giving, or exercising!

If you would like to join this winning team, please Apply here or alternatively submit your resume and cover letter to

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