Software Developer in Test

Rackspace   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 165 days ago

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Overview & Responsibilities

Rackspace is looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our Quality Engineering Organization. As a Senior SDET, you will be given the responsibility of leading testing and automation efforts as well as writing test automation for our internal products.

Our Quality Engineering Organization brings engineering talent to the forefront and works closely with development to continuously deliver code to our customers that is reliable, scalable, and functional. We are looking for technical development engineers that have experience in testing and who will help us continue our mission of providing a high quality experience for our customers, while working in a collaborative, dynamic and fun environment.

If you like being challenged and want to continue to learn and grow while bringing your best every single day – then being an SDET at Rackspace is for you. Join us at a company that has an award-winning culture and a set of core values that you can stand behind. Come to Rackspace and be a Quality Engineering Racker!

This position will report directly to the QE Manager and is based in Austin, TX.


Leads automation efforts for products within a product line??

Participates in technical quality discussions and helps to achieve decisions related to the design specification of a product/project??

Designs and develops test automation frameworks and drives adoption of common testing tool??

Creates test automation and performance testing harnesses and coding standards??

Writes functional, integration, performance, load and stress test automation??

Tests APIs, user interfaces, web services and/or web applications??

Stays current with test automation techniques, tools and best practices??

Collaborates with other quality and development engineers to build, evolve and maintain a scalable continuous build and deployment pipeline??

Trains and guides more junior team members on technical skills??

Conducts code reviews of more junior SDET's tests??

Provides input for solving problems and recommends or executes a well-defined remediation plan??

Participates in design and architecture reviews??

Collaborates with other quality and development engineers to build, evolve, and maintain a scalable continuous build and deployment pipeline??

Promotes and solicits ideas with quality and development teams through technical presentation??

Participates in Design and Architecture reviews??

Conducts technical phone screens for QE openings


Required Experience/Skills

  • 6+ years of development and test automation experience

  • BS in Computer Science or technical related degree or equivalent experience

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, and apply them accurately through an evolving, dynamic environment

  • Demonstrated proficient to advanced working knowledge of at least two languages - Javascript, Java, Golang, or Python (Javascript being one of the two)

  • Strong working knowledge of NodeJS

  • Experience creating and adding tests to a backend test automation framework using REST APIs

  • Experience with Linux, such as Red Hat or Ubuntu

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of refactoring code and iterative development

  • Advanced knowledge of continuous integration and delivery concepts using Jenkins

  • Working experience implementing test code within a continuous integration and delivery pipeline

  • Demonstrated proficiency in creating technical documentation

  • Strong knowledge of performance, load, and stress testing using Gatling

  • Experience working within an agile development process (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) from the test design, test automation, and execution perspective

  • Ability to analyze and translate requirements and development stories into test scripts

  • Excellent knowledge of QA processes and methodologies

  • Excellent knowledge of object oriented programming

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management skills

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Strong understanding of software/testing methodologies such as TDD

Experience working in Cloud computing