Staff Software Development Engineer – Test (SDET)

Who We Want:

A Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Bazaarvoice is a developer with the primary responsibility of writing test frameworks and tools to test our products. It is a unique and challenging role that provides the right candidate an opportunity to combine the “building” skills of software design engineering with the “breaking” skills of the software test engineering discipline. You will be primarily focused on writing automation code that verifies the quality of our products and interdependent services at a scale only matched by a small number of companies today. We want someone with the technical skills to debug code, automate tasks, and implement new tools and frameworks across a highly complex ecosystem. We also want an SDET with the soft skills needed to interact with all members of our organization both technical and non-technical as an advocate for quality and change.

If you’re passionate about software quality, are a highly technical problem solver, enjoy thinking outside the box, and thrive in a collaborative environment we would love to talk more about how you can help drive quality at Bazaarvoice.

Required Skills:

    • 5+ years of SDET and/or development experience performing extensive automation, API testing, backend data infrastructure testing with increasing responsibilities
    • Experience in designing and coding automated tests using Java
    • Experience in Python or other scripting language
    • Ability to lead the team’s effort in continuous process improvement
    • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions at all levels of the organization
    • Experience with git, GitHub
    • Knowledge of Unix-based systems and environments
    • Knowledge of AWS environment
    • Ability to show data and metric-driven understanding of quality and test coverage
    • Previous experience with Jira or any other issues tracking software (e.g. Bugzilla, Gnats, etc.)
    • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Experience in working in an Agile/ Scrum environment
    • Knowledge of Performance / Disaster Recovery testing across a distributed system.

Basic Qualifications:

    • Ability to read and write code; a good SDET is able to code tests in a software development language.
    • Design and build scalable automated test frameworks and test suites across multiple dependent technologies & services
    • Drive design and code reviews
    • Extensive API level testing experience
    • Perform manual testing to prepare for and validate scenarios needed for automation coverage
    • Develop and maintain test cases and plans in a Unix environment
    • Partner with developers to investigate, evaluate and resolve bugs
    • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals and data structures.
    • Experience writing code.  Java coding preferred
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Experience implementing multiple QA methodologies and processes
    • Experience working closely with dev and business teams to communicate impacts and understand risk across multiple teams.
    • Ability to measure and report the progress and success of testing efforts cross-functionally and across mgmt. levels in formal or informal settings
    • Find more efficient ways to improve testing time and coverage through processes and/or tools
    • Plan, execute, and improve release management
    • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrate the ability to be self-motivated and show initiative to take on tasks
    • Ability to take on duties in unfamiliar territory

Desired Skills:

    • Experience with XML, JSON, and other markup languages
    • Experience withMongoDB, Cassandra or other no-SQL technologies
    • Experience with the MapReduce model, preferably with Hadoop/EMR
    • Experience with SQL and/or other RDB technologies


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