Posted October 09, 2020

Lead Software Developer in Test

Location: Vancouver
Job ID: 1921
Employment Type: Permanent

Are you a Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) who is driven, accountable, and is passionate about automation? Do you have experience leading a small highly focused QA Automation Team? Our Client is the leader in their industry providing solutions for the global financial sector. We love this company because they have been recognized with numerous awards, is rapidly growing, and is located in a beautiful office in Gastown.

Our client has asked for our help in looking for a Lead SDET for a permanent position to join a focused, agile team. You will drive continual improvement in your team’s automation frameworks and coverage while mentoring other SDETs in the team on industry leading test practices. You will guide and participate hands-on in the team’s testing efforts to ensure quality of coverage, quality of code and quality of delivery.


Here's what you’ll be doing on a daily basis:

  • Manage performance assessments and hiring for a small team of SDETs
  • Drive the team’s testing and automation strategies
  • Define and organize the teams test planning for releases
  • Design and coding of automation frameworks, tests and tools
  • Participate in team planning and story grooming
  • Participate in test execution, issue identification and resolution in support of the release
  • Propose and implement improvements to automation and test processes
  • Develop and maintain shared testing libraries
  • Provide training, mentorship and support to other members on the team
  • Conduct code reviews, improve and maintain quality of the automation code
  • Document the automation framework, tools and infrastructure

Here’s the kind of person we’re looking for:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in test development
  • Minimum 2 years of experience leading a small team
  • Strong understanding of Java, C# or Javascript languages
  • Expertise applying test practices in an agile environment
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks such as JUnit or MSTest
  • Experience with any of the following is an asset:
    • Testing backend systems or APIs
    • Testing web applications with Selenium WebDriver
    • Testing performance with JMeter or similar tools
    • Web services technology such as REST, JSON or Thrift
    • Big data technology such as Hadoop, MongoDB, Kafka or SQL
    • Network principles and protocols such as HTTP, TLS and TCP
    • Continuous integration systems such as Jenkins or Bamboo
    • Continuous delivery concepts


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