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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test is a member of the Professional Services team. The focus of this team to bridge any gaps in overall test coverage for all groups within Engineering. This includes but is not limited to; functional testing, automation, Integration testing, and performance testing. The successful candidate is expected to be able to contribute to existing automation efforts. This position is responsible for testing software applications from a system level and identifying any gaps to ensure high quality releases. The Sr. SDET partners closely with DevOps teams, Value Stream teams, and the test tools team, to strategically include manual and automated tests. This position works to drive best quality practices, integrating continuous automated testing, and the instantiation of automation scripts. The Sr. SDET must be able to comprehend complex systems. The result of this position is driving the use of efficient process and ensuring end-to-end functionality of all systems works as expected. You will do this while fostering continuous improvements to help us create solutions which provide quicker turnaround time on results which can have a positive impact on a patient’s treatment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform gap analysis of current state of testing and automation, as well as functional testing processes and testing infrastructure across products, utilizing a roadmap to strategize deliverables.  
  • Review test strategies, plans, cases and coverage based on product requirements.
  • Develop test scenario’s based on product and system requirements.
  • Create automated tests, test harnesses applications and services under test.
  • Interact with Quality Assurance team and FMI technical partners to understand systems and component specifications and recommend changes to facilitate efficient and effective testing.
  • Collaborate directly with software developers, product managers, and business analysts to ensure proper development and quality of FMI applications and products.
  • Drive testability and diagnostic ability into products.
  • Participate in efforts to share FMI testing technology and expertise within the company.
  • Perform tasks to meet project deadlines and work together with team to ensure project success.
  • Help define and participate in software development processes that leverages best practice and supports continuous product delivery.
  • Participate in and conduct regular peer design and code reviews.
  • Conform to coding conventions and all aspects of the software development life cycle.
  • Participate in scrum ceremonies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 5+ years of professional software engineering experience OR 10+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: Java, Python, or .NET

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in testing enterprise level systems.
  • Experience with Selenium web driver, Selenium Grid and Cucumber. 
  • Significant experience in quality assurance processes, software lifecycle, testing, planning, execution & defect tracking.
  • Hands-on experience with agile methodology.
  • Significant hands-on experience in solution design in the development of automated tests leveraging advanced Microsoft and Cloud platforms using Test-Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven-Development (BDD) methods. 
  • Well versed with automated testing frameworks.
  • Extensive knowledge of one or more automation libraries such as Selenium, Coded UI, or other and of one or more .Net or Java based unit test frameworks, such as xUnit, MS Test, Junit or Test NG.
  • Proven knowledge of a standard software quality assurance methodology, components, deliverables, and how these integrate within the software development lifecycle.
  • Strong understanding of configuration management tools.
  • Knowledge of source control tool with preference for Perforce or GitLab.
  • Experienced in creating acceptance criteria for user stories and generate test automation backlog.
  • Strong experience developing high quality automation frameworks. 
  • Strong experience working with Software Development Life Cycle SCRUM, Kanban and Agile frameworks.
  • Experience with automation, web deployment and engineering environment tools such as Mocha, Jasmine, JIRA, Github, Gitlab, Jenkins. 
  • Experience in testing applications on Cloud infrastructure, including Azure and Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience working in distributed SOA environments including REST services.
  • Experience in querying complex schemas and relational databases.
  • Experience working in a within a DevOps model and continuous delivery model.
  • Experience working in Food and Drug Administration or Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments adherent environment.


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