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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

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The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test position is a hands-on role that contributes to the success at Esurance by designing and developing robust, performant and reusable automated test processes, scripts and tools for the growing application , platform andsystem landscape This position would be responsible for operating within fast-paced initiatives, in an Agile lifecycle.


  • Contribute to System test methodologies, test plans and highly effective test automation by creating and executing automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios
  • Write code to simulate tests and to build various testing tools, by working alongside other engineers and championing code quality principles; Deliverables will include code builds and documented test results
  • Participate in tool analysis, creates proof of concept models, and makes recommendations to support the tools selection process
  • Participate in reviews (walkthroughs) of technical specifications and program code with other members of the engineering team, communicating design, requirements, feature set, functionality and limitations of systems/applications to team
  • Proactively monitor automation test progress within various SCRUMS and prepare detailed defect and performance status reports
  • Proactively involve with product managers right from inception through functional validation to launch, while always looking for potential quality issues/bugs and offer triaging and root cause analysis capabilities to the engineers
  • Create components for the various custom test tools and/or test frameworks
  • Oversee and mentor the technical efforts from other SDETs assigned to various scrum teams as well as troubleshoot technical issues to help determine root cause of test successes and failures
  • Create and setup test scenarios and test data as needed
  • Work with various team to promote QA processes, practices and standardization


  • Ability to write code in one or more programming languages like Java, C#, Python, Javascript etc to automate tests for the full solution stack (UI, App Layer, API, Web Service, batch jobs, etc)
  • Experience in test automation development, using frameworks and tools like Jasmine, Jest, Mocha, Chai, Junit, TestNG, including web UI automation tools like Selenium RC/WebDriver framework as well as REST/JSON APIs
  • Working knowledge of the various types of testing, from functional testing to performance and security testing
  • Experience with running formal trials and demos in SCRUM cycles to define and showcase automated test coverage
  • Knowledge of White Box Testing practices using tools like SonarQube
  • Experience using test case management tools like QAComplete, TCM or TestRail.
  • Experience in bug management tools like Bugzilla or JIRA and development environments like Visual Studio or Eclipse
  • Detailed knowledge of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including OO principles, coding standards, code reviews, source control, build and release processes, continuous deployment, and test suite development and maintenance with Jenkins is highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of application software development lifecycle concepts and test environment and configuration management concepts in an Agile and occasionally in a traditional waterfall setting
  • Ability to work in a group setting and collaborate by providing transparency in test results
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum models
  • Ability to critique work of self and others constructively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and energetic with an inherent curiosity to break code and stress test it!

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science (preferred) with minimum of 5 years of experience with test automation tools
  • OR
  • Equivalent industry experience for 6+ years in delivering software test automation practices with various automation tools with different testing methodologies
  • OR
  • Equivalent industry experience for 4+ years as a software engineer building and writing code for various ecommerce and online applications

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