Position Summary

Costco Travel is seeking a Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our Platform Engineering Team. This role will be responsible for testing backend services and designing automation in our new service-oriented architecture. The ideal candidate will be a technical engineer with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, who works alongside with the scrum teams to assure the highest member service experience.
Driven by member satisfaction, the ideal candidate is always in the lookout for new tools/approaches to ensure our members get the high-quality features they deserve. They will have deep level of ownership, understanding of quality and testing methodology and operates independently and collaboratively in scrum team during the whole product lifecycle earning the teams’ trust and respect. They believe in the value of iterating together towards a common goal and takes pride in helping others succeed.
The ideal candidate will be a team player and has a bias for action and delivering results as well as challenges themselves and others to relentlessly improve.  They have good communication skills and thrives in a positive, collaborative environment.
Job Duties/Essential Functions
  • Develops functional test plans for complex systems.
  • Tests required code changes while working closely with developers and product owners.
  • Designs and develops high quality test automation, from which others can create repeatable automated tests.
  • Generates API Level Automation using various technologies and tools.
  • Analyzes, identifies, and validates functional aspects of a shared service, supporting multiple downstream systems.
  • Sets the standard for QA practices and needs to be abreast stay up-to-date with the latest technologies both in the company and industry and be able to utilize them to good effect.
  • Regular and reliable workplace attendance at your assigned location.
Ability to operate vehicles, equipment or machinery.
  • Computer, phone, printer, copier
Non-Essential Functions
  • Assists in other areas of the department as necessary.
  • Assists in other areas of the company as necessary
Ability to operate vehicles, equipment or machinery.
  • Same as Essential Functions
Experience, Skills, Education & Licenses/Certifications
  • 1-3 years’ of current and demonstrable experience as an SDET in API/UI.
  • 1-3 years’ of automation and testing experience with XML and web-based SOAP/RESTful services.
  • 1-3 years’ of current design and development experience in Java or C#.
  • At least 1 year of development experience in any scripting language.
  • At least 1 year of experience with Microsoft SQL and/or Transact-SQL.
  • At least 1 year of experience with backend testing writing SQL queries and testing Stored Procedures.
  • Proficient with Agile testing methodologies and best practices in an SDET role.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, reporting, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a close team environment.
  • A passion for being part of a team willing to self-assess in order to continually find better ways to do things.
  • Solid Computer Science and well-rounded engineering skills and equivalent experience.
  • Appreciation for CI/CD and DevOps.
  • Experience working with Maven, Git, JDBC, Splunk.
  • Experience in Unit Testing frameworks like Junit/TestNG.
  • Experience with UI automation tools, ideally Selenium Web Driver.
  • Testing and automation experience MS VSTS technology stack including TFS, MTM, and Lab Center.
  • Tomcat/Apache knowledge.
  • Travel industry knowledge.
Other Conditions
  • Management will review the Job Analysis for this position prior to a job offer.

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This is a full time position

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