Posted: 25th June 2019

Software Test Engineer

Planet Innovation 

Melbourne, Victoria. Australia

Do you want to challenge yourself by testing not just websites and banking apps, but smart devices
and biomedical instruments? Planet Innovation is a mid-size engineering consultancy in Melbourne, Australia with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow in your testing career.

We are looking for a mid to senior level Software Test Engineer with a flair for automation. You will work on devices that include software components, from embedded firmware to PC to web applications. These projects are predominantly in the medical device field, ranging from devices that fit in your hand to others the size of a wardrobe.

This position is available as permanent part-time or full-time. Part-time could be 60-90% FTE over set days or reduced hours each day. It is not available for remote work. We’re excited about embracing the new perspective you will bring to our work.

  • Carry out exploratory and manual testing
  • Create and review formal test documentation, such as test plans, test cases, test reports, bug reports
  • Implement automated tests, and systems to support automated testing
  • Contribute to requirements and risk management processes
  • Guide software engineers in testing practices such as TDD/BDD and improving software testability
  • Support project managers in efficiently and effectively creating high quality products.

About the candidate

  • 2+ years experience in a testing role
  • Experience in at least one programming language (ideally including Python, or willingness to
  • Experience with web development and testing basics (knowledge of Git, HTTP, REST APIs, Selenium, CI, Docker)
  • Passion for learning new things in science, engineering and technology
  • Precise, organised and contextual written and spoken communication
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience across the software development lifecycle
  • Eligible to work permanently in Australia.

  • Experience in designing or testing electronics, IoT, firmware or embedded software
  • Software design and development in a QA controlled environment (particularly medical, automotive, defence industries)
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements (IEC 62304, ISO 13485)
  • Experience in Python, pytest and BDD.

About the company

Planet Innovation is a HealthTech Innovation and Commercialisation company of over 250 people.
We have our own portfolio of businesses, and also partner with world-leading organisations to help them create game-changing innovations to grow their business. See to learn more.

Planet Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. We champion diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply

Send a CV and cover letter to with Subject ‘Software Test Engineer’ by 19 July. No agencies please.