Software Development Engineer in Test III

The Software Development Engineer in Test 3 will be responsible for providing automated testing services in support of our development efforts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • 4 + years of relevant professional work experience writing automated tests in Ruby and additional experience with manual testing. Internships or professional jobs held as a student count towards this experience.
  • Experience with Ruby: rbenv, bundler, Cucumber, RSpec and/or Selenium
  • Familiar with testing web applications with popular web browsers (IE, Chrome, and Firefox)
  • Experience using and maintaining local and remote virtual machines for testing
  • Experience with command-line tools under Linux or OS X
  • Familiar with using Git for working with repositories, including branching and merging
  • At least somewhat familiar with Jenkins, Docker, and/or BrowserStack (or similar products/services)
  • Familiar with working on products through their release in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Able to deal with features with poor, outdated, or no design documentation
  • Able to work, with minimal supervision, on a distributed team, escalating issues as necessary
  • Willing to mentor other SDETs and QA engineers on development and test automation
  • Understand the risks and opportunities offered by automated testing
  • View the developer/QA engineer relationship as collaborative, not adversarial
  • Like to work with people, not just computers Willing to learn new development languages, tools, and techniques
  • Able, as needed, to execute, report on, create, and maintain manual test cases
  • Are comfortable coloring outside the lines of your role (and comfortable with your teammates doing the same)
  • Are interested in and stay on top of industry trends

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain automated test cases and suites against web applications/services using Ruby
  • Own automated test coverage for a particular product
  • Support Agile teams for a product line as an advocate for quality and the customer experience
  • Assist QA leadership with establishing and enforcing department policies and procedures
  • Assist less senior team members with learning/complying with policies
  • Implement test case automation for test cases as identified by manual and automated test engineers
  • Spend up to 30% of your time also assisting with manual testing activities as needed
  • Work with manual test engineers to identify test cases to automate and prioritize the automation work backlog
  • Provision and maintain virtual machines for testing
  • Lead efforts to build and improve QA tools and infrastructure
  • Mentor and review the work of less senior SDETs
  • Review merge requests
  • Act as a subject matter expert for test automation and possibly some development tools/principles
  • Additional duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree is preferred

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