UI Test Lead Automation Engineer

Saxo Bank IT consists of over 500 IT professionals globally who, using the latest technologies and agile methodologies; designing, building and running our award winning global multi-asset trading platform. Our speciality is within capital markets focusing on; high reliability, large volumes, low latency and a world class, cloud-based experience for retail, institutional and white label clients.

Our in-house Saxo Bank trading system handles:

  • over 25,000 concurrent online trading clients 24 hours per day / 5,5 trading days per week
  • more than 160,000 unique monthly users to our social trading portal
  • in excess of 400,000 price feed updates per second
  • intraday execution and booking of up to 900 trades per second
  • over 1,000,000 trade transactions processed daily


The Client Experience department consists of 300+ employees and its overall purpose is to to deliver client-facing trading applications, our websites, our on-boarding technology as well as our OpenAPI solution. Within Client Experience, we are looking for someone to join the front end development team building our world class, cutting edge trading platforms, SaxoTraderGO and SaxoTraderPRO

As our new Lead Automation Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Innovation: reviewing the test automation frameworks we use, and looking for opportunities to leverage new developments in the space
  • Delivery: being hands-on and operational, leading by example and rolling out the automation strategy across the team
  • Efficiency: continuous assessment of the existing automated tests, rationalizing them and improving maintainability

You will be a member of our Agile software development scrum teams, joining scrum ceremonies and SAFe increment planning.


As a person you come across as the type of lead who wants to understand the context and team-dynamics, before pushing improvements or pitching alternatives to the status quo. We need someone who can lead the definition, implementation, and maintenance of our context-driven test automation, methodologies, tools and templates. We also need you to coach and mentor the teams, as well as be an active participant in their automated testing efforts.

Additionally you should;

  • Influence new projects to constantly consider robustness, speed and the actual coverage of the test suites
  • Integrate test automation into the CI/CD process and instrument full software development life cycle automation
  • Be experienced in Agile Development and Delivery Processes
  • Be an expert in browser and mobile technologies
  • Creative self-starter with great team- and collaboration skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Furthermore, we are looking for a candidate with the following professional competencies:

  • 3+ years as a developer background working on large-scale, performance critical web applications and real-time data-driven interfaces
  • 3+ years of experience as a Lead Automation Engineer (or the equivalent)
  • 7+ years of experience working in software development teams
  • Hands-on experience with all levels of the test pyramid/triangle (unit, component, integration, contract and e2e) as well as non-functional testing
  • Hands-on experience with JavaScript

Favourable experience includes:

  • Trading or Capital Markets systems


First and foremost, we offer more than just a job; being an employee in Saxo Bank is an opportunity to invest in your future. In addition, you get:

  • A chance to join a truly growth-embracing culture, which will commit to helping you grow personally and professionally
  • An opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, very ambitious and, at the same time, informal and pleasant working environment
  • A competitive salary plus benefits package
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As soon as possible
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Contact person:
Hassan Bugti
Tel: +45 39774625
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