Rackspace Software Developer in Test in Austin, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities

Overview & Responsibilities

Rackspace is looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our Quality Engineering Organization. As a Senior SDET, you will be given the responsibility of leading testing and automation efforts as well as writing test automation for our internal products.

Our Quality Engineering Organization brings engineering talent to the forefront and works closely with development to continuously deliver code to our customers that is reliable, scalable, and functional. We are looking for technical development engineers that have experience in testing and who will help us continue our mission of providing a high quality experience for our customers, while working in a collaborative, dynamic and fun environment.

If you like being challenged and want to continue to learn and grow while bringing your best every single day – then being an SDET at Rackspace is for you. Join us at a company that has an award-winning culture and a set of core values that you can stand behind. Come to Rackspace and be a Quality Engineering Racker!

This position will report directly to the QE Manager and is based in Austin, TX.

Responsibilities

Leads automation efforts for products within a product line



Participates in technical quality discussions and helps to achieve decisions related to the design specification of a product/project



Designs and develops test automation frameworks and drives adoption of common testing tool



Creates test automation and performance testing harnesses and coding standards



Writes functional, integration, performance, load and stress test automation



Tests APIs, user interfaces, web services and/or web applications



Stays current with test automation techniques, tools and best practices



Collaborates with other quality and development engineers to build, evolve and maintain a scalable continuous build and deployment pipeline



Trains and guides more junior team members on technical skills



Conducts code reviews of more junior SDET's tests



Provides input for solving problems and recommends or executes a well-defined remediation plan



Participates in design and architecture reviews



Collaborates with other quality and development engineers to build, evolve, and maintain a scalable continuous build and deployment pipeline



Promotes and solicits ideas with quality and development teams through technical presentation



Participates in Design and Architecture reviews



Conducts technical phone screens for QE openings

Qualifications

Required Experience/Skills

  • 6+ years of development and test automation experience

  • BS in Computer Science or technical related degree or equivalent experience

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, and apply them accurately through an evolving, dynamic environment

  • Demonstrated proficient to advanced working knowledge of at least two languages - Javascript, Java, Golang, or Python (Javascript being one of the two)

  • Strong working knowledge of NodeJS

  • Experience creating and adding tests to a backend test automation framework using REST APIs

  • Experience with Linux, such as Red Hat or Ubuntu

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of refactoring code and iterative development

  • Advanced knowledge of continuous integration and delivery concepts using Jenkins

  • Working experience implementing test code within a continuous integration and delivery pipeline

  • Demonstrated proficiency in creating technical documentation

  • Strong knowledge of performance, load, and stress testing using Gatling

  • Experience working within an agile development process (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) from the test design, test automation, and execution perspective

  • Ability to analyze and translate requirements and development stories into test scripts

  • Excellent knowledge of QA processes and methodologies

  • Excellent knowledge of object oriented programming

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management skills

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Strong understanding of software/testing methodologies such as TDD

Experience working in Cloud computing

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Req # 39114

Category Quality Engineering

About Rackspace

Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers. We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!

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Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.