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Lead Software Developer in Test

Lead Software Developer in Test

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Quality Engineering, Software Development

Job Overview

Overview & Responsibilities

Rackspace is looking for a Senior/Lead Software Developer in Test (SDT) to join our Quality Engineering Organization. As a Senior SDT, you will be given the responsibility of leading testing and automation efforts as well as writing test automation for internal products in our CARE product line.


Our Quality Engineering Organization brings engineering talent to the forefront and works closely with development to continuously deliver code to our customers that is reliable, scalable, and functional.  We are looking for technical development engineers that have experience in testing and who will help us continue our mission of providing a high quality experience for our customers, while working in a collaborative, dynamic and fun environment. 


If you like being challenged and want to continue to learn and grow while bringing your best every single day – then being an SDT at Rackspace is for you.  Join us at a company that has an award-winning culture and a set of core values that you can stand behind.  Come to Rackspace and be a Quality Engineering Racker!


This position will report directly to the QE Manager and is based in Austin, Tx.


Job Complexity:


Leads automation efforts for products within a product Line

Participates in technical quality discussions and helps to achieve decisions related to the design specification of a product/project

Designs and develops test automation frameworks and drives adoption of common testing tool

Creates test automation and performance testing harnesses and coding standards

Writes functional, integration, performance, load and stress test automation

Tests APIs, user interfaces, web services and/or web applications

Stays current with test automation techniques, tools and best practices

Collaborates with other quality and development engineers to build, evolve and maintain a scalable continuous build and deployment pipeline

Trains and guides more junior team members on technical skills

Conducts code reviews of more junior SDT's tests

Provides input for solving problems and recommends or executes a well-defined remediation plan

Participates in design and architecture reviews

Collaborates with other quality and development engineers to build, evolve, and maintain a scalable continuous build and deployment pipeline

Promotes and solicits ideas with quality and development teams through technical presentation

Participates in Design and Architecture reviews

Conducts technical phone screens for QE openings



Required Experience/Skills:

•       6+ years of development and test automation experience

•       BS in Computer Science or technical related degree or equivalent experience

•       Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, and apply them accurately through an evolving, dynamic environment

•       Demonstrated advanced knowledge of web protocols, networking, and systems

•       Demonstrated proficient to advanced working knowledge of at least two languages - Python, Javascript, Ruby, Java, or C++ (Python being one of the two)

•       Experience with Linux, such as Red Hat or Ubuntu and/or Windows

•       Demonstrated advanced knowledge of UI automation tools such as Selenium

•       Demonstrated advanced knowledge of refactoring code and iterative development

•       Strong knowledge of open source tools such as curl, JMeter

•       Advanced knowledge of continuous integration and delivery concepts

•       Working experience implementing test code within a  continuous integration and delivery pipeline

•       Demonstrated proficiency in creating technical documentation

•       Strong knowledge of performance, load, and stress testing

•       Experience working within an agile development process (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) from the test design, test automation, and execution perspective

•       Ability to analyze and translate requirements and development stories into test scripts

•       Excellent knowledge of QA processes and methodologies

•       Advanced knowledge of Cloud computing concepts

•       Excellent knowledge of object oriented programming

•       Excellent attention to detail

•       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•       Strong interpersonal skills

•       Excellent time management skills


Desired Experience/Skills:

•  Strong understanding of software/testing methodologies such as TDD

•  Experience working in Cloud computing