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QA Engineer

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Job Details

  • £45,000-£65,000 p.a. dependent on experience
  • London
  • Closes 4th December 2017
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At CheckRecipient, we have the ambitious goal of protecting enterprise networks against new and intelligent cyber threats, making it impossible for sensitive information to end up in the wrong hands.

Through advanced machine learning and natural language processing (NLP), CheckRecipient prevents breaches in real-time, outsmarting traditional rule-based, admin-intensive approaches which can only report a breach after it has occurred.

Founded by a team of Imperial College engineers, we’re backed by some of the world’s leading technology investors. We work with international clients in the financial, legal and professional services sectors who trust us to find the most intelligent ways to keep their data secure.

We’ve recently closed a fundraising round of $2.7m led by Accel and LocalGlobe and we are looking to work with the brightest minds to help us accomplish our goal and help us defend our clients against the biggest cybersecurity problems.

CheckRecipient joins Microsoft Accelerator

We're delighted to announce that CheckRecipient has been selected to join the Microsoft Accelerator. The programme, which will begin in October, will provide us with unprecedented access to top Microsoft partners and customers, powerful business connections, and world-leading technical knowledge.

QA at CheckRecipient

Dealing with massive datasets at scale requires ingenuity and strong analytical skills. Our agnostic approach to problem solving means we favour hiring engineers who pride themselves on the ability to learn new skills, their comfort with the unknown and their willingness to experiment.

At CheckRecipient you’ll be growing your skill-set on an ongoing basis; regular and continuous development is something we believe in and as an employee we will seek to create opportunities for you to evolve.

We build quickly and follow both agile and continuous delivery paradigms. As a member of the CheckRecipient engineering team, you will have the autonomy to work on your own projects, and be part of our regular round tables to bounce ideas around as a team on how to tackle our biggest challenges. We believe in Deep Work and ensure our Engineers have the option of two 2-hour uninterrupted sessions a day with no external distractions.

CheckRecipient are looking for a QA Engineer to build out our QA and testing function, creating and performing tests on all aspects of the CheckRecipient platform as well as designing and running our testing practices and feeding into product development discussions.

As our first QA, the role will be very hands-on in the immediate-term, primarily working on our Microsoft Outlook add-in but also on our Python backend. The role will also expand to cover our mail transfer agent (Node.js). This will involve setting up and defining our entire testing strategy, from technologies to acceptance criteria, and as we grow our company, should the role proceed as planned, the role will become more focused on building out and leading our entire QA and testing division.

Responsibilities include :

  • Designing and setting up overall internal QA process / strategy;
  • Building the methodology and tools (including setting up the relevant technologies) for automating product testing;
  • Testing CheckRecipient external APIs;
  • Testing CheckRecipient frontend dashboard releases;
  • Testing CheckRecipient Outlook add-in releases;
  • Testing CheckRecipient Gateway email server releases;
  • Integrating closely with engineering teams providing feedback;
  • Contributing towards product decisions.

Here are some of the languages and technologies we’re working with:

  • Python, C#, Node.js, Go, (Ruby - legacy)
  • Web-based frontend (e.g. React)
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • AWS / Azure / Other cloud providers
  • SMTP servers
  • PostgreSQL
  • Mobile (Android/iOS)
  • Docker


You should apply if a lot of the below sounds like you:

  • Important: experience working with enterprise integrations, ideally Microsoft/.NET based (in a perfect situation, an Outlook add-in);
  • Significant previous hands-on and management QA experience;
  • Able to readily identify requirements and scope out relevant test scenarios;
  • Experience in frontend and backend testing;
  • Experience in manual and automated testing;
  • Good knowledge of programming languages, infrastructure and frameworks;
  • Good knowledge of testing platforms and tools;
  • Experience writing testing scripts;
  • Some understanding of email systems and protocol;
  • Good organisational and communication skills;
  • Creative and out-the-box type thinker.

CheckRecipient's Awards

Winner - Cyber Security Breakthrough Overall Enterprise Email Security Solution Provider of the Year 2017

Winner - CogX 2017 Best Innovation in Data Protection and Privacy

Winner - INFOSEC 2017 Most Innovative Cyber Security Company

Winner - Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards 2017 for the Best Security Startup

Winner - WIRED Security 2016 Best Startup Award

Winner - LegalGeek Best Machine Intelligence Start Up 2016

Our Team

You can check out some photos of our team on our Instagram, or check out our team page.


  • Competitive salary (£45,000-£65,000 p.a. dependent on experience) and meaningful equity options
  • Choose your own tech kit - laptop & OS
  • Central London office location (EC1Y 8SL) with shared roof terrace and community events (including a monthly feast and 'cake Wednesdays'!).
  • Regular team socials and activities
  • Personal Development; we are always keen to encourage personal development, so:
    • CheckRecipient Library: if you have a work-relevant book you want to read, we'll buy it for you to read then add it to the library!
    • We are always willing to consider requests for personal development training and courses.
  • Relocation: if you have the right to work in the UK* and are coming from abroad, we will provide accommodation in an AirBnB for a week to help you make the move, and can make salary payments to an international bank for the first three months. We also have some handy tips and checklists to help with your relocation.

Equality and Diversity

CheckRecipient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. You can read our equality and diversity statement here.

How to apply

Please attach your résumé and take the time to write a quick cover letter about why you’d like to work at CheckRecipient and specifically what attracts you to this role.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Important Notices:

  • Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters unless we have specifically asked a given recruiter to submit candidates for this role
  • *Please note that we can only accept applications from people who currently have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor someone to work in the UK who does not currently have the right to do so

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