Python Developer - Test Automation

London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering


Lack of energy access in sub-Saharan Africa is a significant problem, with more than 600 million people currently without mains electricity supply. In Rwanda, 9.5 million people or 81% of the population cannot access mains electricity, which has a negative impact on quality of life and limits people’s chances of achieving economic prosperity.

BBOXX is helping to address this issue by providing off-grid communities in developing countries with affordable energy solutions. BBOXX customers typically use a Pay-As-You-Go payment method, which enables very low income customers access to electricity at home that they would otherwise not be able to afford. To date BBOXX has installed more than 150,000 systems and provided around 750,000 people with access to energy.

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Title: Test Automation Developer

Reports to: Product Development Lead

Location: Kigali, Chiswick, London

Role Purpose

This is a new role within the Hardware Product Development team at BBOXX. As we introduce new products to our product category and scale our productions to higher volumes we have an increasing need for a dedicated test automation developer/engineer.

The purpose of this role is to own and maintain the suite of tools we develop to enforce the release of only qualified products to our customers – whether off the production line or out of our repair centres. The tools range from simple desktop applications with a single test purpose to complex automated test programs with user-configurable options. You will be a key driver in ensuring we deliver best in class products to our customers.

About the role


About you

3+ years working experience in Python

Proven experience developing test scripts and test strategies

Understanding of serial communications and data buses

Experience in creating simple but robust GUI desktop applications (pyQt, pySide or Tkinter)

Experience with Git version control or similar

Willingness to travel to support the remote users

Strong communication skills (oral and written) and ability to gain buy in from stakeholders

Desirable (but not essential)

2+ years’ experience in an embedded systems or software developer role

Experience in Embedded C development

Familiarity with electronics circuits and concepts.

An understanding of electronics automated test equipment (i.e. bed of nails)

Experience working with single-board computers (i.e. Raspberry Pi)

USB driver and BT comms development

Experience in one or more of the following areas:


Based in Chiswick, London

Competitive salary based on experience.

Flexible working hours.

Free breakfasts on Monday morning plus fresh fruit, hot drinks and biscuits every day :)

Regular socials - BBOXX organises monthly social events which can be proposed by anyone on the team. This could be anything from a picnic in the park to laser tag or the regular pub quiz.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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