Senior Software Engineer in Test

| London, Greater London, England, GBR | Remote
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ABOUT SOTHEBY'S

Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access to and ownership of exceptional art and luxury objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 70 categories which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Design, as well as collectible cars and real estate. Sotheby’s believes in the transformative power of art and culture and is committed to making our industries more inclusive, sustainable and collaborative.

THE ROLE

This role is for an experienced Software Engineer in Test to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess expertise and technical leadership in test architecture design. They will also have the ability to dive deep into the most complex technical problems to build scalable test automation solutions to enable high-quality continuous testing and release infrastructure. They will help ensure that we deliver the highest quality experience for our clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with various teams analyzing the requirements and functionality of applications, and developing framework and automated tests to validate requirements and performance.
  • Collaborate within the QA team to maintain automated test scripts using Typescript with Webdriver.io for desktop and Appium for mobile applications. 
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in test automation code design and maintenance to ensure reliability and scalability of the automation framework.
  • Design and Develop automated tests to validate backend and frontend applications that are developed in different programming languages.
  • Building and maintaining test suite pipelines in a CI/CD environment.
  • Conduct system analysis to uncover potential quality issues within applications, especially focusing on the identification of obscure and difficult-to-detect problems.
  • Assists developers in reproducing defects and collecting the data needed to fix the defects.  
  • Mentor other QA team members on automation testing best approach and practices.
  • The successful candidate is highly enthusiastic about learning new technologies, has outstanding communication and presentation abilities, and is skilled in contributing to, participating in, and providing guidance on sophisticated and dynamic projects.
  • Perform maintenance/upkeep of test frameworks.
  • Log, update, and retest defects in bug tracking systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES

  • Requires Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or equivalent technical degree/experience.
  • 7+ years of experience as a Sr. Software Developer in Test (functional, end to end integration, regression, performance and scalability testing) for web based products including microservices based products.
  • Proficient in adapting multiple object-oriented programming languages, scripting languages and design patterns pertinent to architecting and  developing automated front end and backend tests based on the product’s internal design.
  • Proven analytical and leadership skills, and the ability to proactively problem-solve in cross-functional teams including software development in a fast paced environment. 
  • The successful candidate is highly enthusiastic about learning new technologies, has exceptional communication and presentation abilities, and is skilled in contributing to, participating in, and providing expertise on sophisticated and dynamic projects.
  • Hands-on experience with test automation processes in CI/CD environments and tools such as Selenium/Webdrier.io, and TestNG, API testing tools and Appium is a must.
  • Solid understanding of various cloud technologies and tools including K8s and Docker. 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and distributed environment and adapt to internally triggered changes.
  • Good understanding of various DevOps tools with previous experience creating/managing GitHub Actions, and contributing to CI/CD systems. (Familiarity with Bazel is a plus.) 
  • Good understanding of various automated test platform tools such as Selenium, Appium, Cypress, Cucumber, TestNG, JMeter, CI pipelines  etc.

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More Information on Sotheby's
Sotheby's operates in the eCommerce industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Sotheby's was founded in 1744. It has 2801 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, OKR operational model, Team based strategic planning, Flexible work schedule and Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff. To see all 30 open jobs at Sotheby's, click here.
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