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Staff Software Development Engineer

San Mateo, CA, USA | Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC

  • Industry:
    Management Consulting
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Staff Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) will design, test, and deploy effective test automation solutions to monitor, validate, and orchestrate software throughout all stages of the SDLC. The SDET will be a member of an Agile development team and develop best-in-class test framework solutions. SDETs are responsible for all levels of development testing including functional, integration, performance, and regression testing. The qualified candidate should also be knowledgeable with TDD, test patterns, and best practices for developing a variety of tests.


Test-Driven Development – promote, establish, implement and enhance TDD processes and procedures; help/mentor the development team

Application Development - Design, develop, and document, and implement test scenarios for new features or updating existing scenarios and implement new tests as needed

Project – Identify system and integration tasks during team sprint cycle and provide implementation strategies and estimates.

Create/Write - write test cases and automate through API, UI automation as needed

Maintain – Developing and maintaining quality automation code and Test environments.

Engage with business & technology stakeholders in identifying test scenarios and regression testing needs

A leader in automated API and functional testing; Work closely with the development team to understand the functionality and identify testability of functional elements

Mentor teams on the testability of functional elements, best practices on test coverage

Troubleshoot and debug technical issues in a variety of application environments

Identify any technical risk or gaps within the system and recommend alternate mitigation approaches; Openly share ideas on new approaches with the team and mentor other team members on

Learn constantly and keep up with technological changes, best practices, newer frameworks, and patterns related to all technologies

Technical leadership and best practice guidance across all platforms; partner with other development and QA teams to advance the technical requirements of the system; Build and maintain strong working relationships with the key teams and organization QA team

Drive continuous integration and deployment efforts


Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, or related degree

10+ years of hands-on development experience in one of Java/Python/JavaScript

Excellent understanding of the testing process, test types, and testing methodologies. Demonstrated experience with TDD; 3+ year of experience with Cucumber/Gherkin or similar

Demonstrated understanding and experience with object-oriented design.

Demonstrated understanding and application of algorithms to test solutions.

Demonstrable experience of common development technologies (AJAX, J2EE, HTML, XML/XSL, JSON, Web Services [SOAP, REST], Maven/Gradle …etc.).

7+ years of technical experience in developing test frameworks and automation (JUnit,

NUnit, Mocha, RSpec, and the like)

7+ years of experience with load/performance testing of web-based applications and RESTful APIs.

Hands-on familiarity with the cloud environment: GCP, AWS, or similar

Extensive experience with SQL and relational database design.

Experience with web driver tools (like Selenium, Capybara, and Puppeteer)

Experience performance testing concepts and approaches including using tools like JMeter or similar

The collaborative mindset with strong interpersonal communication skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Exhibits a continuous improvement mindset

CULTURAL FIT (Our Core Values):

Care (for everyone): We show compassion and contribute to the well-being and growth of those around us. We only pursue products that improve the financial lives of our clients.

Act with Integrity (every time): We take the right action even when it is hard and even when no one is watching. We treat our employees, clients, and communities the way they wish to be treated.

Get Better (every day): We innovate, iterate, and improve each day. We are creative, take thoughtful risks, and ultimately learn and recover from failures.

COLLABORATE (with everybody): We strive to work together toward a common purpose by proactively sharing information and inviting participation. We recognize the perspective of various groups and embrace healthy, constructive debate.

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