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Senior Automation Engineer

Place of work: Bratislava 
Start date: upon agreement
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: from €2.500,00 gross
Employment : Full-time 

Contract type: unlimited


The Kistler Group is a Swiss high-tech company and the global market leader in dynamic measurement technology.


We develop and supply sensors, electronics and software backed up by a full range of services. In Bratislava we develop software for the next generation of IoT devices. Our software helps customers to manufacture higher quality products, to develop cleaner cars and to reduce congestions on the highways. Behind our success stand our passion for technology, our focus on innovation and a work environment that promotes teamwork. You can help us develop vehicles that people can trust and create measurement systems that save lives. Come shape a better future with us.

Welcome to Kistler
Kistler develops dynamic measurement technology for industry and science. We work on projects that create complex measuring solutions for a demanding world. Our origins began in electronics and since that time we have expanded to develop complex solutions for the automotive, aviation, aerospace and healthcare sectors. True to our Swiss origins we live by high quality, reliability, and strong attention to detail. When you join Kistler you join a company with a vision for the future to continually innovate and improve measurement standards worldwide.

With opening of new satellite office in Kosice we are showing agility by adapting to new trends and lifestyle of young talents. Thanks to this, you can enjoy a stylish and inspiring coworking space in Kosice and very soon a new modern office in Bratislava.

About position

Are you interested in cloud based technologies like AWS ? Does the ‘IoT’ sounds familiar to you ? Can you imagine yourself working as a software tester of a cloud based application ?
Or, do you have experiences with test automatization and you would like to take another step in your career and start with technologies as mentioned above? 

We are looking for a software tester who will actively participate on creation and implementation of automated integration and system tests for innovative platform which is used for multiple cloud based projects within company portfolio (e.g. measurement devices). 

You will be responsible for effective implementation of automated tests using Robot Framework in combination with Python which are also part of CI/CD pipelines in GitLab.
You will work in an agile team of 10-12 members located in Bratislava including UI/UX developers, backend developers and software testers. 

Technologies currently used in project: robot framework, python (testing) .NET, C#, golang (backend), react, nodeJS (UI), git, docker, kubernetes, AWS, argocd, grafana.

What we expect from you

Need to have: 

  • 3+ years of experience in software testing and/or software development
  • Test automation skills (Robot Framework and/or Python preferred)
  • Ability to learn current trending technologies and implement them if needed
  • Active communicative English (e.g. during scrum meetings)

Nice to have: 

  • Experience with agile software development process
  • Basic knowledge of Linux OS
  • Experience with pipeline integration (e.g. GitLab, Jenkins, …)
  • Experience with command line tools, scripting (e.g. shell, bash, …)
  • Experience with RestAPI testing
  • Knowledge of testing methods, processes (ISTQB certification)

What you can expect from us

The way we work

  • Hybrid working model – home office up to 60% a week (based on the agreement with your team lead). We trust that you know how to organize your time to stay productive
  • Regular performance review and career growth possibilities

Health & Well-being

  • Electric stand-up desk and ergonomic chair
  • Multisport card – to enjoy sport & wellness
  • Sick leave salary compensation (up to 100%)
  • 25 days of vacation for everybody


  • Compensation of overtimes
  • Compensation of travelling time in case of business trip (extra allowance)
  • Flexible Benefit System – 300eur budget to be spent on services of your choice
  • Attractive referral bonus    
  • Extra contribution in significant life events – weddings and childbirths, rehousing
  • Relocation bonus for employees who are moving because of Kistler (over 100 km)

Career & Development

  • Budget for education, certificates, trainings - 500 EUR/year
  • Online English & German language courses
  • Library, Online Educational Portals
  • Besides pandemic situation: Technology “sharing” groups, Coding Days

Social life

  • When pandemic situation allows: Team-buildings, Company breakfast, Christmas Party, Grill Party, Family/Kid’s day, etc.
  • Football table and board games in the office

Extra benefits

  • Special offers and discounts (Metro cards, SND etc.)
  • Lunch tickets in amount of 4.30EUR
  • Great coffee, tea, fresh fruit


Information about the selection process
Do you like it so far? Let us know, send us your CV. After receiving and reviewing your CV we will contact you for short telephone pre-screen. Following this, if successful, we will set up meeting with your future team leader and one of our technical specialist for more detailed discussion about your experience and motivation and to answer your questions about company and project itself. The final stage of the hiring process is meeting with head of Kistler Bratislava to get to know you better and align on the personal and position expectations. Our HR colleagues will be informing and guiding you through every step of this process. Good luck. We are looking forward to meeting you.

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