Senior Software Development Engineer In Test

Foundation Medicine Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

About the Job

The Sr SDET Engineer works with test leads and scrum teams to continuously bridge gaps in automation, functional and testing infrastructure across teams. This position is responsible for building processes to ensure high quality software releases and for construction of frameworks and tools to help augment and implement automation tests. The incumbent works closely with the DevOps team to strategically include automated tests and testing infrastructure into the DevOps pipeline. Additional responsibilities include working with the cloud team to maintain best practices, integrating continuous automated testing, the instantiation of automation scripts, ensuring high quality software and working with product teams to promote Quality Engineering principles.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform gap analysis of current state of automation frameworks, functional testing process and testing infrastructure across products and strategize future state of automation framework with a roadmap.

  • Evangelize, strategize, introduce and implement automation frameworks to support integration, web service and GUI testing across FMI product lines to be first class DevOps citizens.

  • Write automated tests and test harness applications and services under test.

  • Write and review test strategies, test plans and test cases based on the agile stories and/or product requirements.

  • Interact and collaborate directly with software developers, product managers, and business analysts to ensure proper development and quality of FMI applications and products.

  • Interact with SDETs, QA members and FMI technical leaders to understand systems and component specifications and recommend changes to facilitate efficient and effective testing.

  • Evangelize software testing best practices and influence architecture and design decisions.

  • Participate in efforts to share FMI testing technology and expertise within the company.

  • Perform tasks efficiently and work together with team to ensure project success.

  • Analyze and understand the current technology architecture, system interdependencies and application stacks.

  • Work with Agile delivery teams to understand product vision and product backlogs; develop robust, scalable, and high-quality test automation tests for functional, regression and performance testing.

  • Assist in creating acceptance criteria for user stories and generate a test automation backlog.

  • Participate in design activities with the development team relating to testing of the functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Collaborate with DevOps team to create/improve continuous deployment practices by developing strategies, formalizing processes and providing tools.

  • Implement, track, and report key metrics to assure full coverage of functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Be responsible for creation and management of test data.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a software developer or SDET

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Sciences or a similar concentration

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (C# Java, JavaScript, Python or a similar scripting language)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience with testing applications on Cloud infrastructure (Azure/AWS)

  • Significant experience in quality assurance processes, software lifecycle, testing, planning, execution & defect tracking

  • Strong experience with containerization tools (docker/podman)

  • Familiarity with CI/CD concepts and tools (Jenkins, Gitlab, CircleCI)

  • Hands-on experience with agile methodology (SCRUM etc.)

  • Experience with:

  • developing high quality automation frameworks

  • BDD, TDD, Data driven and Hybrid automation frameworks

  • working in distributed SOA environments including REST services

  • querying complex schemas and relational databases

  • working within a DevOps model and continuous delivery model

  • understanding regulated environments (SOX, HIPAA, CLIA, FDA)

  • creating acceptance criteria for user stories and generate test automation backlog

  • Extensive knowledge with one of more unit test frameworks, such as Junit, Test NG, PyTest, TestCafe

  • Familiarity with UI automation test frameworks, such as Selenium web driver, Selenium Grid, Browserstack

  • Knowledge of source control tool with preference for Perforce or GitLab

  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion

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Senior Software Development Engineer In Test

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