Test Automation Engineer

Gandawa, Belgium/Remote
Added: May 8, 2024

Job Summary

IQGeo is seeking an enthusiastic Test Automation 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, with manual testing only when automation is not practical.

About Us

Achieving universal broadband equity and meeting net zero carbon emissions are two of the biggest social and environmental challenges that the IQGeo team is tackling. To achieve this, more than 500 innovative telecommunications and utility companies around the world are “building better networks” using our award-winning geospatial software to deploy the fiber optic and distributed energy networks of the future. We play a vital role in helping utilities plan, design, construct and maintain the complex network assets essential to the success of our businesses and well-being of our communities. As a carbon neutral software company, we invite creative and talented people to join us in our mission to transform communication and utility networks for the long-term sustainability of our shared planet. Learn more about our customer stories .

Our Engineering teams are in Cambridge (UK), Denver (USA), Salt Lake City (USA), and Ghent (Belgium) and are responsible for designing and developing our geospatial products which are available both as cloud services and for on-premises deployment. You will be helping to develop the next generation of innovative geospatial products that support mission-critical operations for our global customer base.


As an integral part of the Engineering team, the successful candidate will be responsible for testing 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.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with Product Management on refining feature requests, ensuring testability stays top of mind when transforming the requirements to implementation.

Required Skills & Experience


You must have all of the following:

  • Experience with setting up and managing test automation frameworks.
  • Experience of writing complex automated tests.
  • Experience with using a test case management tool (e.g. TestRail).
  • Proficient in either Java, Python, or a similar programming language.
  • 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.


Ideally, you’ll have some of the following:

  • 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.


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

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!

About IQGeo

IQGeo™ is based in Cambridge, UK with regional offices in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Malaysia, and Japan. We are supported by a global network of highly skilled partners. Originally founded as Ubisense Ltd in 2002, the IQGeo brand was launched in January 2019 after the company was split into two separate businesses. Led by a team of geospatial technology pioneers, the IQGeo Platform software was first launched in 2010 and has an impressive pedigree in the telco, communications, and utility industries. In 2020, IQGeo acquired OSPInsight, a provider of fiber network management software, and in 2022 IQGeo acquired Comsof, a world leader in automated network design, headquartered in Belgium.

Today, IQGeo is the leader in introducing modern web and mobile geospatial applications into the communications and utility industries.