Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Cengage Learning San Francisco, CA
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Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.As a Cengage employee you will pioneer transforming the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We bring our "A" game, unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, everything we do, we do for the learner.

Software Development Engineers in Test (SDET) are primarily responsible for getting the work done to ensure systems and projects are working as designed (and required), with a high degree of quality. The primary function of the role is to design, develop and implement automated tools and test infrastructure for validating features and interfaces and work in conjunction with Development, Production and Product Management to ensure the timely delivery of scalable quality services. These test will focus on Unit, Functional & Performance test that can be run as standalone suits or a part of a Continuous Integrated Framework (CIF) While they have no direct management or leadership responsibilities, they are encouraged to take part in defining directions and setting goals. As SDET increase in skill, they will likely be considered experts in their field(s) of expertise (i.e. their engineering domain).

What You'll Do Here:

* Has knowledge of the appropriate programming languages (REST and/ API, Web Services, Java Script)/tools/skillsets and high level knowledge of the technical architecture of the project

* Creates test plans from a technical design document and/or requirements document with moderate supervision

* Executes manual & automated test cases and regresses bugs

* Troubleshoots issues (in QA or on live) as assigned with moderate supervision

* Develops (reusable) automation or testing tools as assigned with moderate supervision

* Assists in the review of test plans from junior members

* Assists in the code review of other team members

* Provides reliable and accurate task estimates for assigned work with review from a Senior Engineers

* Assists in the review of technical documentation by working closing with Development & Product teams

* Effectively reuses existing automation or testing tools and creates both when needed

* Contributes to engineering domain design discussions and to test strategy creation as requested

Skills You Will Need Here:

* BA/BS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience

* Proficient at coding in one or more of the following:

* Java, PHP, Groovy, C# or Ruby

* Experience in using some the following tools:

* SoapUI, Selenium, JIRA, Zephyr or Eclipse IDE

* Good working knowledge of SQL (MySQL), Linux/Unix

* Is competent in concepts of Quality Assurance and software development, Agile,TDD & BDD

* Shows good initiative in seeking out opportunities to identify and deal with issues in both the systems they own as well as the systems other people own

* Requires review and supervision of automation created

* Good understanding of Performance Testing & Security Testing(theory and why they-re important),Accessibility & Cross Browser Testing