The Walt Disney Company
Create the Tech Behind Our Magic
Santa Monica

Sr Software Engineer in Test, Ad Platform Digital Engineering at The Walt Disney Company

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The DMED Technology organization plays a central role in the future growth of The Walt Disney Company. Our team is responsible for worldwide linear and digital media distribution, design and development of all consumer-facing digital products, advertising technology, consumer data, and international broadcast operations. Our employees are leading, creating, and innovating, making bold moves in unexpected directions that redefine not just what a media company does, but what it can do. With The Walt Disney Company, you can be part of media's evolution, helping us create what's next.
The DMED team in Santa Monica is seeking a Sr. Software Development in Test Engineer to join our Engineering Services team to build test automation and processes to ensure the quality of our advertising systems. When our systems work properly, they are able to reliably deliver relevant ads to all of our viewers; driving higher revenue for our business and helping our customers to discover brands and products that are relevant to their interests. Defects in our ad systems can negatively impact revenue and deliver advertisements that detract from the viewer experience due to irrelevance, repetition, and other factors. This is a unique opportunity to join an excellent team and have a meaningful impact on the QE and automation process and culture, as well as the products we release. As a result, those most likely to excel in this role are independent, creative, and able to operate effectively in ambiguous circumstances. If you are interested in a testing role with a heavy emphasis on automated testing where the results of your testing will have a significant impact on the business and be highly visible to company leadership, then this might be the right opportunity for you!
Remote Work is an option for this position
Responsibilities :
  • Work closely with Software Engineers to understand the complex advertising ecosystem in place at DTCI
  • Develop automated test frameworks and suites on UI, API, and Integration levels of testing using python or other OO language
  • Participate in design discussions for our platform to help evolve the platform in a way that enables richer testing scenarios that simplify defect detection and prevention
  • Assist with triage, diagnosis, and resolution of issues discovered across teams.
  • Contribute to end-to-end acceptance tests
  • Where necessary, develop and execute manual test cases to detect issues that cannot be detected through automated mean
  • Drive the conversion of manual tests to automated whenever possible

Basic Qualifications :
  • Minimum of 4 years of hands-on software test development experience, including both functional and non-functional test development
  • Passion around driving best practices in the testing space
  • Proficiency with Python or other OO language
  • Knowledge of software engineering practices and agile approaches
  • Strong desire for establishing and improving product quality
  • Experience building or improving test automation frameworks.
  • Proficiency CICD integration and pipeline development in Jenkins, Spinnaker or other similar tools.
  • Proficiency in UI automation ( Selenium, Robot, Watir)
  • Experience in Gherkin ( BDD /TDD )
  • Willingness to take challenges head-on while being part of a team

Required Education :
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree or work experience

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