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Software Development Engineer in Test (Performance) - Cape Town

The Rank Group plc
Closing date
29 Apr 2024
Software Development Engineer in Test (Performance) - Cape Town

Company Description

Rank Interactive, the digital arm of the Rank Group plc, stands as a leading global digital gaming company fuelled by top-tier talent and technology. Recognised through iconic brands, our products and our people, we bring entertainment to millions of people worldwide on various devices daily.

Operating with a multi-branded strategy, we offer online entertainment, bingo and slot gaming, along with a social gaming mobile experience, using a mix of proprietary and licensed software.

With offices in the UK, Gibraltar, Mauritius & South Africa and being part of a group with approximately 8,000 employees globally; we unite people and entertainment across diverse digital channels.

Joining our high-performing and inclusive culture, you'll instantly become part of a team supporting our customer-facing initiatives.

Job Description

Calling all Performance Test Automation Rockstars!

Do you thrive in fast-paced environments and enjoy building innovative solutions? Are you passionate about performance testing and have a knack for identifying bottlenecks? If so, then we want to hear from you!

We're looking for a talented Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our growing team and play a key role in establishing a leading approach to performance testing. In this role, you will be instrumental in designing, building, deploying, and supporting test automation frameworks for non-functional tests.

What You'll Do:


  • Define and build automation for critical parts of the pipeline, particularly in the automated provisioning of test data and environments
  • Create, execute, and maintain performance scripts
  • Analyze root causes of performance issues and provide corrective actions
  • Develop strategies to address non-functional requirements throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Advise other teams on how they can refine their test approaches
  • Integrate test frameworks into a Jenkins pipeline
  • And more!


What You Bring to the Table:


  • Performance testing experience
  • Experience building test automation solutions using common open-source tools (e.g., Selenium, Serenity,, K6, REST Assured, Appium)
  • Direct coding experience in Java, JavaScript, or TypeScript on Linux
  • Experience working in Agile teams
  • A demonstrable knowledge of Git/Bitbucket and Agile tools (e.g., Confluence, JIRA, Slack)


Things you'll need to know about:


  • The ability to build stable, fast test automation solutions
  • Strong understanding of test approaches, methods and techniques
  • Specification by Example and how to implement
  • An understanding of why DevOps isn't just Ops
  • The ability to communicate effectively, whether it's spoken, written or collaboration over documentation. #LI-MN1


  • ISTQB Foundation Level certification

Additional Information

We work on a hybrid model so we look at coming into the office only around twice a week!

Join us to unlock benefits and opportunities that will boost your career journey in a vibrant, inclusive and fulfilling work environment - so you can #BeYourself

Wellbeing@Rank is important... From hybrid working and colleague support networks to menopause support and weekly PepTalks, we're here for you.  

We'll also invest in your growth by providing development opportunities, leadership training and cutting-edge industry certifications so you have the tools and resources to help you work, win and grow with us. 

Immerse yourself in new cultures and gain international exposure through our global business. Collaborate with colleagues from around the globe.  

From pensions to bonus schemes, and private medical insurance to life insurance - we've got you covered. 

*Our benefits vary by brand and/or location. Please have a chat with your local Talent Acquisition specialist to find out what's in place in your location.  

The Rank Group are committed to being an inclusive employer, ensuring that we better understand and meet the needs and requirements of our candidates and customers. 

We aim to do this by facilitating fair and equal access to our services. If you require a reasonable adjustment to be made, please reach out to let us know ahead of your interview. 

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