Test Engineer (Graduate)


One business, one mission: improving brain health through the application of digital technologies.

Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in October 2013, IXICO has established itself as a trusted partner to the global biopharma industry, providing technology-enabled speciality services. Our neuroscience expertise in image data management and analysis provides specialist data analytics services used by the global Pharmaceutical industry to select patients for clinical trials, assess the safety and efficacy of new drugs in development. Our neurological disease focus includes Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's.

As the pharmaceutical industry looks to pave the way for personalised medicines, they will need to mine clinical trial and real-world data to tailor specific products to the individual patient. IXICO is uniquely positioned to deliver these approaches by further innovating, customising and scaling our integrated digital platform.

And our people make all this happen. We have a passionate, dedicated team, bringing together the essential skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, provide the support our customers need and enhance our service offering.

About the Role


As a Test Engineer you will be involved in a range of areas, e.g. you will be responsible for evaluating requirements, writing test cases, executing test scripts, supporting subject matter experts in completing test cases and improving processes for testing and automation of testing. Working in an Agile environment you will work on deployments of and improvements to our flagship clinical trial management and medical image analysis platform, helping to support the business in delivering imaging and digital biomarker analytical services for clinical development.

Reporting to:

  • Director of Technology

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative, but not exhaustive of the role. There may be some variation or development of these duties and responsibilities without changing the general nature of the role:

  • Evaluate, explore and model the product and features to be tested.
  • Collaborate with our Developers, Scientists and Business Analysts to design tests.
  • Proactively learn and apply test design principles
  • Generate test ideas and heuristics.
  • Author test scripts.
  • Weigh-in on design and testing considerations, estimates and approach during our Agile SDLC (feature planning, grooming, etc).
  • Identify and provide feedback on the gap/anomalies in the requirements.
  • Attend sprint planning meetings and discuss testing issues.
  • Execute test scripts.
  • Analyse results of test sessions.
  • Write clear and concise bug reports and steps to reproduce.

 Skills required for the role:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s 2:1 or higher in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, Science) – or an exceptional candidate with according experience.
  • Ability to create exploratory tests from stories/requirements.
  • Experience in the execution of tests and record test results.
  • Experience in investigating and diagnosing issues.
  • Enthusiasm to contribute to effective test reporting.
  • Ability to work through problems with minimal supervision.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate technical issues.
  • Natural drive and intellectual curiosity to investigate issues, with a genuine passion for technology.
  • Keen attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Desire to learn new principles of Engineering at an accelerated pace and ambition to become a subject-matter expert

 Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven experience of executing software testing with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge in scripting or programming languages (e.g. Bash, Python, Java).
  • Working with Linux command line tools.
  • Identifying tasks, dependencies and risks during backlog grooming.
  • Providing reasonable test estimates.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial and image analysis data workflows.
  • Working on Agile projects.


  • Generous pension contribution
  • Extensive on-the-job training
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • A supportive and highly motivated team
  • A modern working environment and excellent location in the heart of the City of London


How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity for a Software Engineering graduate to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference and to broaden the personal and professional horizon on an every day basis. You will be given support to enable you to grow with your challenges, and we pride ourselves to be a sociable and diverse bunch of people, who are all working together on one big mission: Improving brain health. Will you join us?

If you are interested in joining IXICO as a Test Engineer please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com. We are looking forward to your application!

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