Lead Software Engineer in Test

Lead Software Engineer in Test


Lead Software Engineer in Test

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At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

The team

We are a growing software development and engineering team passionate about delivering software used by patients and healthcare professionals in products for Digital Therapeutics and Clinical Studies. 

The product development and engineering organization consists of several self-organized/managed teams having the people, skills,and resources to deliver their part of the product. We are working with agile methodology where we aim to deliver as fast as our regulatory processes allow.

We are proud to have one of the best software development teams you can find with deep technical and business skills to shape the product from early ideas and requirements through full implementation. This is a place where you can grow and learn together with other people delivering software with a great purpose.

About the role

The Lead Software Engineer in Test is responsible for providing the technical leadership for all testing of our backend platform that is the backbone for all our Patient and Health Care Professional digital products.

This is both a hands-on and strategic role. The successful candidate will define the strategy and leading the Software Engineers in Test for ensuring the delivery of our backend with high quality, where automation is the essential theme. It covers every aspect of testing, e.g., everything from application unit tests to non-functional and infrastructure tests.

To be able to both set the strategy and execute on the strategy, it is essential that the candidate has a technical background, typically as a Software Engineer.


  • Define Test strategies for all areas e.g., unit tests, system tests, load test, performance tests

  • Lead and mentor a team of Software Engineers in Test cross several engineering teams

  • Collaborate with product managers and regulatory units to be compliant with requirements (e.g., SaMD, IT security)

  • Design and develop test plans and test documentation

  • Be part of the backend platform leadership team and influence our path forward

  • Automate, automate, automate


Essential for the role

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience testing software components

  • In-depth knowledge of best-practice test methodologies from Unit testing through behavioural to security and scalability of backend applications

  • Experience of leading people

  • Software Engineering background


  • Understanding of the SaMD product development process and adhering to FDA regulations 

  • People skills that contribute to an open and collaborative environment 

  • Experience in debug, troubleshooting, and failure analysis investigation 


We’re a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There’s a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that’s unique to AstraZeneca – it allows us to dive deep into exploring new groundbreaking technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions. Our work unlocks the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification. We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. A place to be open and transparent – we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate, and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to contribute in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!


Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.


AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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