Software Engineer in Test (Drive)

Job description

A better internet, where privacy is the default, is possible. Building this better internet might seem daunting or even unthinkable, but at Proton, this is what we do every day.

Proton was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Our first product, Proton Mail, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service. Subsequent Proton products, such as Proton VPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, give our users full control over how and with whom their data is shared.

Today, Proton makes privacy universally accessible. Journalists from outlets like The Guardian and The New York Times, some of the world’s largest organizations, and people in more than 180 countries have signed up for over 70 million accounts. Our diverse and dynamic team is made up of more than 400 members representing over 40 different nationalities. While we are based in Geneva, Switzerland, we have offices in Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, Taipei, and many more employees working remotely around the world.

Join one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies to help us solve challenging problems and build new products that will reach hundreds of millions of people. We want to create more than just one of the world’s most impactful tech companies; we want to create a new internet that serves the interests of all people. We need you, your voice, your ideas, and your ambition to make it happen


Purpose of the role

The Proton Drive team is building new end-to-end encrypted online storage products to serve millions of customers worldwide. As a Software Development Engineer in Test, you will work within the Proton Drive development team to define scalable testing strategies, and write code to automate our testing efforts in every way possible. You will enable greater team productivity through test automation, both through the code you write as well as the automation you enable through the team. You will extend our standard testing frameworks, and partner with Product, Engineering, Security, and others to influence future direction of our products. You will make continuous investments in application quality, while ensuring fast feature delivery for your customers.

What you will do

  • Be embedded in the Proton Drive team, working closely with teammates to continuously guarantee the quality and functionality of our products.
  • Implement, maintain, and enhance automated tests based on acceptance criteria, design specs, and test outcomes.
  • Ensure best testing practices are used in product development.
  • Develop test strategies and plans in partnership with your Product Manager and Engineering Lead.
  • Take part in the review of feature specifications and wireframes.
  • Engage with the wider Software Test Engineering team in the company to bring back knowledge and best practices to the team.
  • Be a champion in your team and area, acting as a subject matter expert for all matters relating to testing and quality.

Job requirements

  • Professional experience with web, mobile, and/or desktop test automation.
  • Strong proficiency as a software engineer.
  • Experience with Playwright, Cypress, Jest, Puppeteer, or similar tools for automated testing.
  • Experience with automating testing of web and mobile applications in different browsers, locales, and devices.
  • Strong knowledge of testing methodologies, tools, and processes.
  • You are proactive in driving testing strategy for your team.
  • You are a highly motivated problem solver.
  • You understand the software development lifecycle.


Bonus points for

  • Experience with any and all aspects of application testing, including visual testing, accessibility, SEO, and performance.
  • Experience with XCTest, Espresso, UI Automator, and/or Compose UI Test.
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD processes and automation tools.
  • Experience working with REST APIs.
  • API testing tools such as Postman, Fiddler, Charles Proxy, or similar.
  • An interest in user privacy.
  • Basic understanding/experience with Cryptography.
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence.


Why you should join Proton

  • Be part of a movement - Proton is not just a product or service but a community-driven movement united by a shared vision of online freedom. Our services are open source, audited, and supported by community contributions. We give back to our community by maintaining core encryption libraries and supporting organizations that advance the same goals as us. Proton is free, open source, neutral, independent, and community first, while remaining financially sustainable.
  • Work with smart and dedicated people - Our team is diverse, collaborative, and tight-knit, with people coming from all walks of life. Many members of our team spent time at the world’s top academic institutions, including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Caltech, Cambridge, and ETH.
  • Join a strong brand - Our encrypted email service – Proton Mail - has grown to be a staple of online security and privacy. Proton has been featured in multiple popular television and film productions, such as Mr. Robot, Knives Out, Sounds of Metal, and more.
  • Grow with us - We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. Our growth gives you limitless career and educational opportunities as well as the opportunity to work side-by-side with many world-leading experts in their fields.
  • Have your voice heard - We value your opinion and encourage you to speak up and share your ideas and thoughts. At Proton, no problem is someone else’s problem. We collectively strive to do the right thing and be the undisputed best in the world at everything we do.
  • Benefits – these vary by location and type of contract but expect support on your vacation, parental leave, refreshment if working from the office, learning and development opportunities, equity for shared success, flexible working hours and remote work, company events, and team-building activities.


Proton uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for a more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. You will receive emails from the email address careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain as part of the recruitment process.

Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation where Proton employs the relevant candidate.

By applying to a role at Proton, you acknowledge that we will process and store your personal data for at least the duration of the hiring process and as necessary to enter a contractual relationship with you.