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Sr Software Engineer in Test

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Senior Software Engineer in Test 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 5+ years of professional software engineering experience OR 10+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (C#, Java, JavaScript, Python or a similar scripting language)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong Experience in 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 (SCRUM etc.)
  • Experience with:
    • developing high quality automation frameworks
    • BDD, TDD, Data driven and Hybrid automation frameworks
    • testing applications on Cloud infrastructure (Azure/AWS)
    • working in distributed SOA environments including REST services
    • querying complex schemas and relational databases
    • working within a DevOps model and continuous delivery model
    • working in a regulated environment (SOX, HIPAA, CLIA, FDA)
    • creating acceptance criteria for user stories and generate test automation backlog
  • Demonstrated ability to programmatically test products, measure test coverage, develop best automation, profiling, and performance/load testing tools, and drive testability and diagnostic ability into the product
  • Proven knowledge of a standard software quality assurance methodology, components, deliverables, and how these integrate within the software development lifecycle
  • Extensive knowledge with one or more automation libraries such as Selenium, Coded UI, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge with one of more .Net or Java based unit test frameworks, such as xUnit, MS Test, Junit or Test NG
  • Strong understanding of configuration management tools
  • Knowledge of source control tool with preference for Perforce or GitLab
  • Well versed with automated testing frameworks
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion




Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About the Company

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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