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Lead Software Engineer in Test at 6 River Systems
Waltham, MA, US

As a Lead Software Engineer in Test you will work as a member of the engineering team to guide and drive our automated testing efforts. You will manage a group of Software Engineers in Test, and work closely with Product, Engineering, and Technical Operations on the design, development and execution of test scenarios.


A “typical” day requires working with a development team. We expect you to understand how our customers use our products, to engage proactively with product owners to design and develop test cases, including tests related to customer use case and configurations.   You will develop domain expertise, mentor SETs and create the future of our test automation strategy. We look to you to be an advocate for standard methodologies that aid in the delivering of high quality products and balancing the importance of time-to-market.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead, mentor and manage a group of Software Engineers in Test

Collaborate across teams to understand how our customers use our software, and build a comprehensive set of test plans and test strategies

Build Integration, Performance, and E2E testing frameworks

Design and systematize QA metrics, processes, tools and test cases

Advocate for and implement automation capabilities throughout the entire software development lifecycle including, functional, performance, scale and stress

Attend project meetings and contribute by reporting on test automation development progress, blockers, bugs, and risks.

Review code changes as they are made to become familiar with the technical implementation of products in order to have a focused testing approach

Work side-by-side with developers to design test plans, communicate test results and defects. Help development when debugging issues by providing detailed information (i.e. reproducing via different builds, logs, screenshots, videos, etc.) and filtering environment related noise.

Connect with Deployment Engineers (in the field) to understand existing production issues and modify testing strategies to incorporate cases to prevent reoccurring production issues.

Maintain the issue backlog and work with Development and Product to prioritize and include fixes within subsequent releases.

Develop automations and efficiency improvements for manual QA work

Position Requirements:

5+ years experience in managing technical QA teams

10+ years’ experience in software test and test automation, including experience writing and maintaining tests for web services and for test automation frameworks

Ability to lead and set direction for software test projects.

Experience with a modern web development framework and tooling

Desire to work with both manual (given full stack & robotics) and automated testing

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong technical troubleshooting skills

Willingness to learn new technologies

Experience with Linux Operating Systems