Senior Software Developer Engineer in Test

Posted Date: Jul-17-2019

Job ID: 14953

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Bellevue

State: Washington

Store: Eastgate Headquarters


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The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) contributes to REI’s success by ensuring that all systems accurately process retail orders, purchase orders, returns, replenishment, and inventory management across all application families within the CO-OP.

The Senior SDET is responsible for leading the design and the development of automated testing, and processes within the Quality Assurance Department including test execution, test case management, build integration and reporting.  Automation covers a wide variety of enterprise applications, including but not limited to: SAP, Warehouse Management (WM), REI.com, Procurement (Procure-IT), Replenishment Systems (ASR, VTSS), and a wide variety of Membership, POS, Retail and related applications, middleware (SOAP, XML, Web Services), ETL (Enter Transform and Load) and databases.

A successful candidate will have several years of progressively difficult applications development experience which demonstrates efficient coding practices, architectural and design ingenuity, attention to framework design, and holistic understanding of how testing can be applied in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies alike.


  • Designs, develops and maintains automated test suites (UI and API) through a variety of tools (Selenium, JUnit)
  • Understands, maintains, and contributes to development of robust test frameworks
  • Maintains, contributes to development of test stubs, tools to enhance manual test execution
  • Responsible for the development of source code and execution of automated test cases and QA processes that ensure quality throughout our release schedule
  • Executes automation test strategy that promotes best automation approach (API and/or UI), and development of toolset to enhance manual test efforts for all projects.
  • Contributes to overall testing strategy including manual and performance testing efforts
  • Understands and contributes to the implementation of processes for Test Management and Reporting for Automated Suites
  • Contributes in investigating new testing technologies to expand and improve product test coverage for all enterprise applications and tools
  • Drives continuous integration, recommending approach and technology infrastructure and tools
  • Identify risks, opportunities and work items for process and test automation
  • Mentor SDETs and SQA analysts to spread adoption of automation strategy and best practices throughout the team. 
  • Interface with development team to ensure sufficient test coverage upstream in JUnit and other unit test tools in support of TDD best practices
  • Develops code, techniques and processes to test middleware, including: ETL, ESB, Web Services, SOAP, and XML
  • Self-directed, as demonstrated by setting effective goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or related field
  • 5-10 years’ experience in OO design patterns and coding best practices – mainly in Java development (Windows, Unix, Linux and MAC)
  • Experienced in developing programmatic, object-oriented test automation framework within Agile/Scrum, and waterfall environments
  • Experience with Junit preferred 
  • 2-5 years’ experience leading large design efforts, prioritizing and coordinating project teams of 4 or more members
  • Exposure to Build-Test infrastructure e.g. Jenkins
  • Proven expertise in engineering best practices in Unit, functional, non-functional testing
  • Experience creating and executing testing strategies for systems
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 22 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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