Job type full-time
Full job description
The mission of the new york times is to seek the truth and help people understand the worldThat means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a companyIt’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countriesIt’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destinationAnd it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.
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About the position
As the first senior software development engineer in test (sdet), you will play a key role in defining and implementing a unified cross-team approach to testing in our product and platform development disciplinesThis role reports to the devops engineering manager and will also lead the community of practice for testing at wirecutter, working with multiple embedded qa engineers on other teams.
The devops team has an organization-wide impact by ensuring wirecutter’s website infrastructure and features are secure, scalable, and reliableQualified candidates are cross-disciplined, eagerly take initiative, think critically, communicate clearly, collaborate, solve problems, and accelerate quality assurance engineeringYou should be inquisitive, helpful, excited to move forward through varying levels of problem-solving, and unafraid to jump into challenging projects and try new things.
We have a respectful and inclusive culture that values learning, creative problem solving, supportive teamwork, and shipping valueWe support each other and celebrate successes togetherWe are a three-person distributed team (and growing) that empowers individuals and practices continuous deploymentYou should be comfortable working remotely, and, ideally, you have experience working with distributed engineering teams.
Wirecutter is powered by a modern web stack consisting of a variety of technologies and aws services including:
Fastly - cloud cdn
Php - wordpress, laravel
Aws services - s3, lambda, ecs, ec2, alb, rds (my sql), elasticache, waf
Ci/cd - circle ci
Infrastructure-as-code - terraform
We are moving towards containerizing applications with ecs as our container orchestration serviceThis position requires on-call which is ~ one week in 4 months
We are looking for engineers with at least a few years of experience solving these types of problems, but time is not necessarily a measure of leveling, and we will work to level candidates to wirecutter’s career levels during the hiring process.
Your primary goal is to ensure robust features and platforms are being built for our readers in service of major company goals by partnering with qa engineers embedded within the teamsThis role will work closely with peers on devops to be familiar with shared infrastructure and understand wirecutter’s business and users across all engineering teams/products.
Define, document, and lead the adoption of manual, automated, and performance testing best practices across the platform and product engineering teams
Research and introduce test case management tools to maintain feature test cases and build out a comprehensive regression suite
Partner with qa engineers embedded within the teams to
Define, lead and own the creation of comprehensive functional and non-functional test strategies/test plans using a risk-based approach
Own the automation testing framework by automating business-critical integration tests, end-to-end tests, and regression suite
Lead code reviews for automated tests and enforce best practices
Lead and hands-on contribute to performance testing efforts as needed
Participate in hands-on execution of test plans/test strategies for high priority/critical initiatives
Work with devops engineers to integrate the automated tests with ci/cd pipeline.
Partner with other engineers, particularly qa testers, to create and lead a testing community of practice, including best practices, documentation, and learning reviews
Have strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to receive and deliver constructive feedback
Recommends technical approaches, along with pros/cons for each option, to problems presented by other engineers and digital leadership
Scopes and breaks down features/stories into sub-tasks and milestones; making well-reasoned design decisions and trade-offs with the help of their team and the qa testers
Three or more years of professional experience as a software development engineer in test (sdet)
Ability to diagnose and debug complex distributed systems
Solid understanding of and experience with test automation frameworks like selenium, cypress, or others and behavior-driven development
Experience in test automation of android and ios mobile native and hybrid applications using tools like appium is a plus
Experience integrating automated test cases with ci/cd pipelines
Experience with performance testing using tools such as jmeter, blazemeter is a plus
Experience in coordinating multiple work streams across multiple teams
Comfortable in a fully-remote agile environment, working to support a team that is internal user-facing
Ability to recognize risks and errors in applications written in different languages
Strong proactive cross-functional collaboration skills and ability to drive results
Bias towards action
Ability to communicate complex ideas verbally and in writing
In addition to their engineering work, this person will be a leader at the company in the practice of software testingThis means they are responsible for mentoring manual testing developers of all levels in qa methodologies, and for setting and communicating qa best practices, testing guidelines, and preferred technologies.
Collaboration and communication
Proactively speaks to concerns, offering potential solutions along with trade-offs to their audience of both technical and non-technical team leads
Communicates complex ideas skillfully and with nuance, and establishes alignment within their peer group
Regularly meets with the delivery council to help to set best-practices across engineering
Leads and participates in learning reviews for outages with a growth mindset.
Even with our office in new york city, wirecutter remains a highly remote-friendly culture and is proud to employ incredible people across the countryRight now, we are eligible to hire in the following states: ca, co, ct, fl, ga, hi, id, il, in, me, ma, mi, mn, nh, nj, nm, ny, oh, or, pa, tx, ut, va, wa.
Wirecutter strives to be the most trusted product recommendation service on the internetWe obsessively test and report on thousands of items each year to recommend the best of everythingOur goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved onesWe work with total editorial independenceThat means nothing appears on the site as a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed it the best through our rigorous reporting and testingWirecutter was founded in september 2011 and acquired by the new york times company in october 2016Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us here.
Overview of benefits at wirecutter and the new york times company:
Though wirecutter has a physical office in new york city, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable waysWe are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursementWe believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of affinity and employee resource groups and task forces across the new york times company and wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
The new york times company and wirecutter provide employees and their families access to a comprehensive suite of benefits that includes not only medical, dental, and vision coverage, but also programs that help support their wellness goalsWe offer a full suite of work/life assistance benefits including a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedbackEmployees giving birth now receive 20 weeks of paid leaveNon-birth, including adoptive parents, spouses, and parents also receive 20 weeks of paid leaveIn addition, we also offer 401k matching.
The new york times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serveOur journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organizationAchieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to doIt is also the smart thing for our businessSo we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
The new york times company is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual`s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by lawAll applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristicsThe new york times company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local `fair chance` laws.
Posted 30+ days ago