Test Automation Engineer, Laka – Bristol (UK)


About the job

We exist to rewrite the rules of insurance so it’s something people stand with, not against.

Our story began in 2017 when we set out to transform bicycle insurance by connecting passionate cyclists all over the UK to form a collective and protect their bikes. A better model for insurance was born.

Fast forward to today and we’ve:

  • Been awarded Best Cycle Insurance Provider (for 3 years in a row)
  • Expanded to commercial business and quickly become leaders in last-mile insurance
  • Launched into new territories and now rolling-out across Europe
  • Captured the enthusiast cyclist market and expanded across all cycling segments
  • Opened offices in London, Bristol, Amsterdam and enabled a remote-first way of working

Help us change an outdated industry.

We’re growing real fast on our path to make the Laka collective model the industry standard and we’re expanding across segments, products, and territories. We’re looking for innovative, bold and brave minds to help us build the world’s best insurance company.

About The Role

At Laka, we focus on quality not just ‘testing’ and instil a sense of responsibility for it across the engineering team. The Test Automation Engineer will be key in making sure that this focus applies to our existing (and constantly evolving) system as much as it does to the development of new functionality. Working alongside our engineering teams, you will be responsible for building and maintaining automated regression testing – as well as working with engineers to help them write better tests themselves – and will work with DevOps to ensure tests are run frequently/consistently throughout the development cycle.

As a Test Automation Engineer you’ll:

  • Work to build a maintainable, sustainable and scalable automated test platform
  • Work with Developers to share knowledge, enabling and educating the team on chosen test frameworks and approach enabling quality, automation and regression to be a core part of the teams’ philosophy and way of working
  • Communicate and collaborate with other teams across the business, including Product

Location: we’re happy for this role to be based anywhere in the UK, with occasional travel to our London or Bristol offices.


You’ll be successful by having experience of:

  • Javasscript, react, redux
  • Front end test libraries
  • CI/CD test reporting and maintenance
  • Observability and monitoring
  • API integration testing
  • UI component testing libraries such as enzyme
  • microservice integration
  • UI design patterns (e.g. page object model)
  • Creating test coding standards

And just so you know, Insurance experience isn’t required (for most roles). We’ll teach you anything you need to know and upskill you if needed. But… before you apply, please make sure that you have permission to work in the UK as we’re unable to provide visa sponsorship for any of our current roles.


At Laka, we’re passionate about building a culture that cares for our people as much as we care for our customers. Our benefits package currently includes:

  • A remote-first, flexible working environment, built on trust and autonomy
  • Share options – we want everyone to have a stake in our success
  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 10% of your salary
  • 25 days annual leave, with the option to take more if you need it
  • Full cover Private Medical Insurance
  • £200 contribution to your home working set up
  • £500 annual personal development allowance
  • Great cycling industry discounts & retail discounts programme, provided through CharlieHR Perks at Work
  • £10 per month Laka credit – for all you bike enthusiasts
  • Wellbeing and mental health support, via Spill
  • Dog friendly offices, with fun social events, including paid-for weekly team lunches & offsites

To find out more about what it’s like to work at Laka, visit our careers page here.

Our customer collective is broad and inclusive, and we’d like our own people to be too. We continuously strive to build a diverse team from all backgrounds as we believe that varied experiences and perspectives makes the Laka collective even stronger. If you’d like to request a reasonable adjustment as part of our application or assessment process, please let us know by emailing support@laka.co.uk

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