Software Developer, Test
Montreal, Canada
6d ago

Software Developer in Test

Job Summary :

A Software Engineer in Test (SDT) is a dependable member of the Testing organization who contributes mostly to the efforts of a single development team.

SDTs have proven their ability to work independently on simple features to assess the scope of testing, implement automated system-level tests, and maintain a CI pipeline by triaging and optimizing tests.

SDTs assist Sr SDTs with tasks to improve our testing frameworks and processes.

Candidates for this position can code effectively in at least one programming language and can quickly learn new techniques and languages.

While SDTs primarily focus on the testing effort of a single team, they also have a drive to understand how their work integrates with other groups to provide value to our customers.

SDTs use various tools to troubleshoot failing tests and issues with system stability and performance.

SDTs understand the needs and processes of other departments including Development, Product Management, Sales, Support, and Professional Services.

Good SDTs have a strong understanding of their development team’s processes, priorities, roadmap, and current feature work.

Major Responsibilities / Activities :

  • Triage failed automated test executions and report defects when appropriate
  • Maintain automated test jobs in an automated deployment pipeline
  • Coordinate bug hunts to gather user feedback for new features
  • Identify useful test cases that identify and isolate faults
  • Build trust and maintain relationships with team members of product management and development
  • Participate in design and code reviews to help mentor other team members and to influence technical direction of testing department
  • Perform exploratory testing to identify high risk areas, refine requirements, and isolate bugs to increase testability of application
  • Coordinate test efforts for projects involving multiple teams to ensure appropriate test coverage
  • Contribute robust, well architected solutions to the shared test framework
  • Expert in the architecture, design, and customer use cases for their team's services
  • Identify acceptance criteria for complex projects and determine priorities for test automation to balance operational efficiency with sufficient test coverage
  • Identify areas of risk for performance, longevity, and architectural robustness by designing and running longevity and destructive tests
  • Assist support engineers with escalated customer issues by reading logs, explaining intended behaviors, and identifying defects
  • Minimum Requirements : A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (preferred) or related degree or equivalent in work experience.

    The following qualifications are required :

  • Intermediate proficiency of the following Ability to analyze and interpret data using software analytics services such as New Relic and SumoLogic to monitor services and diagnose problems Ability to use automation and configuration management frameworks such Ansible or Puppet Ability to use version control systems such as GitHub or Bitbucket Ability to use delivery pipeline automation and configuration tools such as Jenkins Knowledge of service-oriented architecture (SOA) Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Knowledge of object-oriented programming (OOP) using programming languages such as Java and Python Knowledge of object-oriented design patterns Knowledge of multi-tier web applications and technologies such as HTTP, JavaScript, and JSON in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) Knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as EC2 and S3 Knowledge of agile testing methodologies and best practices for continuous delivery (CD) Understand how to use application frameworks such as Spring and Express to develop applications
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • 3 to 5 years of industry experience
  • Pluses :

  • Testing cloud services for security and for compliance with HIPAA, PCI, and SSAE-16
  • Web user interface test automation with Selenium
  • Telephony message and call flows with SIP, XMPP, and Jingle
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