Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

Job Description

  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #8934
Title: Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test
Duration: 8 months+
Location: REMOTE

The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test provides testing services that mitigate the risk of software defects and increase the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of companys software solutions. 
The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test is responsible for leading the end-to-end quality of projects within the Company’s Application and Services Portfolios through test automation.
The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test is responsible for leading the architecting of new automated test strategies and frameworks in addition to creating, testing, and planning for both manual and automated test frameworks to optimize testing of complex web and mobile applications and services.
The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test demonstrates innovation, leadership, and mentorship skills in addition to possessing a strong technical and programming/test automation skill set. 
The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test delivers creative and innovative solutions to support the development team through planning and prioritization of test design, test development, and test automation activities. This work will be accomplished within an Agile methodology or other methodologies in support of a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with frequent application releases.

This person will be working on our new GenAI initiative to support our enterprise analytics group.


  • Coaches and mentors Software Test Engineers in execution of automated testing efforts.
  • Leads effort to review product specifications and work with others to develop appropriate test strategies, detailed test plans, and test architectures.
  • Leads formal reviews of test plans, designs, and requirements with cross-functional teams.
  • Participates in the evaluation of new tools and technologies to continue enhancing the automation framework.
  • Partners with development and SDETs to design and implement test automation strategies in support of a continuous integration deployment pipeline.
  • Researches, develops and/or recommends tools to assist Software Test Engineers in test planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Provides technical direction related to project deliverables for both onshore and offshore Quality Assurance team members.
  • Develops, debugs, and maintains test automation for applications and services.
  • Develops, implements, and automates test plans and test cases in an Agile environment.
  • Builds, executes, and maintains automated test frameworks for end to end integration testing across applications, devices, and platforms using JavaScript or other appropriate languages such as C#, Java, and TypeScript.
  • Builds automation and test coverage tools using JavaScript or other appropriate languages to enable Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • Helps drive the department’s annual roadmap and strategic initiatives.
  • Builds or uses existing automation tools to test interfaces between systems and applications such as web services, Tibco services, or other APIs.
  • Accountable for all aspects of quality within the software development team.
  • Tracks and prioritizes defects throughout product releases and lifecycles.
  • Designs, develops, and executes reusable and maintainable test automation scripts using JavaScript or other appropriate languages.
  • Uses quality control tools and metrics to discover defects and make recommendations for resolution. 
  • Report defects found through test automation.
  • Works with Agile teams or other IT teams to plan, estimate, schedule and execute testing for applications including:
    • Establishes, organizes and executes testing deliverables.
    • Documents and executes complex software test plans and strategies.
    • Ensures traceability of test cases back to project requirements.
    • Executes end to end test scenarios.
    • Coordinates and supports user-acceptance test plans.
    • Works with an Agile team or other IT teams to report and resolve complex issues.
  • Ensures software applications meet functional requirements.
  • Participates in all aspects of testing at all levels, including functional, system, regression and load testing.
  • Work collaboratively with Software Test Engineers and Developers.
  • Test manually, as needed.
  • Records and reports on testing metrics.
  • Follows test documentation standards and makes updates as necessary.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related field or comparable industry experience. 5+ years of software test automation experience with a focus on building and maintaining test automation frameworks.
  • Experience designing test scenarios, breaking down software features and developing automated test strategies required.
  • Experience in Agile software development methodology and using tools such as Rally, Jira, TFS, or ServiceNow required.
  • Strong expertise in JavaScript, C#, Java, TypeScript, or other applicable languages as needed required.
  •  Advanced understanding of open source web frameworks such as Angular, Bootstrap, Node.js, and Express required.
  • Advanced understanding of web application testing tools such as Selenium, Jasmine, Protractor, Cucumber, Appium, or Cypress required.
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented principles and Service Oriented Architecture required.
  • Solid understanding of source control tools such as Git or Subversion required.
  • Ability to track and report automated test coverage metrics required.
  • Experience training and mentoring team members on test automation required.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.


  • Experience with software automation testing methodologies including regression, functional, unit, integration, coverage, performance and load preferred.
  • Experience testing applications that integrate with other systems through RESTful API’s preferred.
  • Strong understanding of continuous integration and deployment preferred.
  • Experience with test management tools such as qTest, ALM, TFS or similar tools preferred. 
  • Experience with API testing frameworks such as Karate, Gatling, JMeter, or Postman preferred.
  • Experience with load and performance testing preferred.
  • Knowledge of Cloud platforms and services such as Amazon AWS, Azure, Heroku, Perfecto Mobile, and SauceLabs preferred.
  • Experience in reviewing and providing feedback to team members during pull requests preferred.
  • Experience with test-driven development and behavior-driven development preferred.
  • Advanced level experience with SQL preferred.
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Strategic Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants based upon any protected group status, including but not limited to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status , military or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or medical condition as defined by applicable equal opportunity laws. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.