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SDET- Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test in Seattle, WA at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

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Job Description

Title: Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Rate: DOE (Depends on Experience)
Duration: 12 months+
Location: Seattle, WA
Must Have:

  • lead in terms of good tools and practices to follow for automation testing
  • quick to learn new tools and lead initiatives for change when appropriate
  • collaborate well with testers across the company, ensuring solid test plans for features supported by multiple teams
  • knowledgeable of HTTP, including response codes and common headers
  • knowledgeable of REST and how to test RESTful apis
  • familiar with automating browser ui tests
  • be able to recognize at what level a test should be automated, if it should be automated at all
  • collaborate with devs, functional qa, and product owners to ensure the correct tests are being written
  • own multiple suites of tests, driving the architecture and overall vision of the test suites
  • The candidate should have experience with at least one testing framework that drives a browser (Selenium, or Nightwatch, or Protractor, or direct use of the Webdriver api)

Job Description:

  • Contract Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (Sr. SDET)
  • As a Sr. SDET in our Seattle-area engineering team, you will collaborate with user experience and software development professionals to define test execution plans that ensure tactical automation coverage is provided for the work on a sprint-by-sprint basis.  Each sprint, you will assist the software engineers in writing automated tests within the framework you maintain. As necessary, you will implement new automation tools and create automated test systems.  You will participate in and lead initiatives to improve the test automation practices.


  •  Maintain suites of automated tests for our educational products
  • Foster communication between developers, business stakeholders, and others in QA
  • Collaborate with functional QA and stakeholders to determine appropriate testing strategies
  • Collaborate with SREs on integrating test suites in CI/CD pipelines
  • Drive test automation and framework development

Success Criteria:

  • A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate facility and experience with automation testing. The candidate will demonstrate effective strategies for where to introduce automation testing, and how to do so across a full-stack development architecture, including database, web api, and user interface application tiers.
  • Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in writing and maintaining tests using test frameworks (Nightwatch JS, Selenium or similar), with browser APIs/technologies (e.g. CSS3/DOM, local storage, A11y, Canvas), and with Unix/Linux environments.  Familiarity with continuous deployment and code management strategies are essential.
  • Finally, our team is collaborative and we value our culture. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Ability to work collaboratively with minimal direction along sprint stories and tasks is critical. Demonstrating the key scrum values of focus, openness, commitment and respect are assumed of all candidates.

Be a part of the ConsultNet difference. As a leading national provider of IT staffing and solutions, ConsultNet delivers exceptional services to startup, midmarket and Fortune 1000 companies across North America. Since 1996, we've partnered with clients to create rewarding opportunities for our consultants, successfully building teams that have surefire results.
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