QA Automation Engineer Intern 2023

Salary Competitive

Join a Silicon-Valley backed scale-up in the heart of Aarhus!

WasteHero is a Danish tech scale-up working to solve the problem of inefficient waste collection through smart software and hardware technologies. We’re focused on helping local authorities and organizations save on resources by implementing data-driven waste collection. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Join our team as a QA Automation Engineer Intern.

About the Role

As a QA Automation Engineer Intern at WasteHero, you will have an essential role in bringing our IoT Smart Bin Sensor products to the next level of performance. 

You will be able to challenge yourself by writing Python scripts to automate the various integration and functional test cases. Besides writing new scripts, you will also be responsible for running as well as maintaining existing automated scripts and enhancing our testing framework.

You will:

  • Work independently with your own responsibilities

  • Work closely with embedded software and hardware engineers

  • Maintain our IoT Smart Bin Sensor (WasteHero Fill-Level Sensor)

  • Set your mark on products and new launches - your projects are your responsibility. 


To be a good fit for this role, you should enjoy working with automated testing and quality assurance of low-power wireless solutions. Your responsibilities will be:

  • Maintain and optimize Continuous Integration framework, using Jenkins

  • Design and write various automated tests, using Pytest and LabGrid

  • Debugging and error searching on sensor firmware

  • Manual testing of features

  • Monitoring of test and operational states


About You

You are a curious, self-motivated and communicative person who has a strong desire to learn and is ready to join a scale-up with few formal procedures and limits. 

  • Studying or have studied a Software engineer/developer, Data Science, electrical engineer study or similar background

  • Well-experienced in Python coding language

  • Basic understanding of C coding language

  • Attention to detail

  • Interested in IoT, low-power technologies and wireless communication

  • It will be an advantage if you have basic electrical/hardware understanding  - knows how to read a schematic and datasheets

  • It will be an advantage if you know how to use an oscilloscope, multimeter, logic analyzer and similar equipment

Why Apply

  • When you intern at WasteHero, you're not  just  an intern, you're an important part of our team. You'll be handed responsibility and freedom for your tasks, but your work mates will always be here to support your development when you need a helping hand.

  • Become part of a company that is working towards solving important global challenges through technology. SDG # 11 is our focus.

  • Plenty of room for growth and initiative.

  • A fast-paced, collaborative start-up environment.

  • The WasteHero team is from all over. Denmark, Australia, England, India, Germany, Taiwan - we're a mixed bag! And we like it that way. We welcome Danes and Internationals alike, so you'll always feel at home at WasteHero.


  • An incredible work environment located in the heart of Aarhus next to “Dokk1”

  • No vacation policy, take all you need, just plan around it with your team

  • Highly motivated, growing, the diverse team made up of many different nationalities

  • Great autonomy, strong responsibilities, and a career boost for any entrepreneurs

  • Continuous learning & development opportunities

What you need to know

The internship is unpaid and full-time to fit with your University's requirements. The internship runs for five to six months, depending on your needs.

The start date is flexible and can be arranged to fall on the 1st of January, February or March.

We'll be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. 

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Near public transit
Near public transit

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Skill development
Skill development

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Working at

90% of the world’s waste is collected at the wrong time. At WasteHero, we help cities and businesses reduce their CO2 emissions and collection costs by as much as 50% by monitoring the fill level in containers in real-time so we can dispatch collections at just the right time. We are a fast-growing and ambitious scale-up with a solution touching customers in 50+ countries and are backed by Silicon Valley investors. We are determined to be a world-leading provider of the most sustainable and cost-efficient solution for modern waste management software 🚀 Are you ready to join our mission to redefine the category for modern-day waste management software to save the world? 🍀

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