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Web Application Test Engineer

We’re looking for a talented software test engineer to test our web applications.

The company

RealVNC® is a highly successful software company based in Cambridge (UK) city centre. As the original developers of VNC® remote access technology our software is used by hundreds of millions of users worldwide from the non-technical home user to IT professionals from global companies, such as Intel, IBM, NASA, Shell, DreamWorks and Philips.

The role

Our products allow people to remotely access computers simply and securely, and are supported by a number of business critical web applications.  We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic test engineer to join the test team responsible for keeping them running smoothly.  You’ll get a chance to contribute to our flagship VNC product line and our SDKs which allow other developers to embed VNC technology into their own applications. You’d work on a rage of web apps, from the RealVNC website to the portals that allow customers to manage their remote access estates.

Embedded within one of our development teams you'll be involved in all aspects of testing, from requirements analysis to regression testing.  You'll be given the freedom to use whatever mix of manual and automated tests you feel is most appropriate so a good understanding of what goes on ‘under the hood’ of a web application is essential.  Additionally, you will help maintain and improve our suite of Selenium regression tests, as well as the framework which supports them.

We like to think we have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We value the input of everyone working on the project, and talented individuals can make a big difference. In exchange we expect you to be highly motivated, willing to explore novel solutions, and able to make a significant contribution to our products. 


  •          are passionate about testing and the role it plays in producing great software
  •          have an understanding of:
  •          Web technologies (e.g. HTTP, TLS/SSL, REST)
  •          Networking technologies (e.g. IP addresses, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, UDP)
  •          are comfortable programming in Python, Java or a similar language
  •          are familiar with operating systems other than Windows, e.g. Mac OS X, Linux, or other

  •          are happy working with a command line interface
  •          are confident with manual testing techniques, including exploratory testing
  •          have a passion for technology and the ability to pick things up quickly
  •          are able to communicate technical ideas clearly, with excellent written and spoken


This role offers a unique opportunity to join our Testing team, working for a successful, growing company with a recognised global brand and huge potential and vision. If you’re successful, you’ll be compensated with an attractive package which will be appropriate to your skills and experience. We also offer generous benefits, including a contributory pension, childcare vouchers, and private dental and medical care.

This is a full-time post, but we believe in a healthy work / life balance, so it’s 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday); we also promote flexi-time, with agreed core hours.

How to apply

If you’d like to apply for this vacancy, please click on the ‘apply for this job’ button and fill in your details.  Make sure you quote the reference WTE2 in your covering letter to help get it to the right people!

RealVNC has a responsibility to ensure that all staff are eligible to live and work in the UK and if you’re invited to interview you’ll be requested to provide proof of your eligibility to work.

RealVNC is an equal opportunities employer, committed to staff welfare and professional development.

We will not consider agency applications for this post.

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