SDET Lead – Java Messaging Systems - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - 8905

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Job #: 8905
Title: SDET Lead – Java Messaging Systems
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
Employment Type:
Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 - Canadian Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: Full benefits
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: NO


Our client is a world leader in secure messaging systems with clients worldwide.  This role will be key to ensuring the quality of the software remains superb.



The Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) is a developer who specializes in writing code to test the product. They are responsible for the overall test coverage, test code and automation frameworks within their Agile team.

As a Lead, you will manage a small team of SDETs and provide direction on coding, automation and testing initiatives. You will drive growth in the team’s automation coverage including design and implementation of the test frameworks. You will be responsible for organizing the team’s testing efforts to deliver quality software releases. You will work hands-on with the code and will participate in the team’s testing activities.

Role Responsibilities:  

  • Manage performance assessments and hiring for a small team of SDETs
  • Drive the team’s testing and automation strategies
  • Define and organize the teams test planning for releases
  • Design and code automation frameworks, tests and tools
  • Participate in team planning and story grooming
  • Participate in test execution, issue identification and resolution in support of the release
  • Propose and implement improvements to automation and test processes
  • Develop and maintain shared testing libraries
  • Provide training, mentorship and support to other members of the team
  • Conduct code reviews, improve and maintain quality of the automation code
  • Document the automation framework, tools and infrastructure



Technical Skills Requirements: 

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in test development
  • Minimum 2 years of experience leading a small team
  • Strong understanding of Java programming languages
  • Expertise applying test practices in an agile environment
  • Experience with any of the following is an asset:
    • Selenium WebDriver and JMeter
    • Web services technology such as REST, JSON, or Thrift
    • Web technologies such as CSS3, HTML5 or Extend.JS (Sencha)
    • Network protocols such as HTTP, TLS and TCP
    • Continuous integration systems such as Bamboo or Jenkins
    • Multi-threaded programming
    • Design patterns

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree