Software Development Engineer In Test

3+ months agoArlington, VA


Are you an SDE-T passionate about software quality and up for a challenge? Amazon is growing fast globally and in order for the company to continue to succeed, we must have robust internal tools that scale with the growth of the workforce.

Amazon People Engine team is building a software to manage its core human resource's processes and data. We are looking for an experienced SDE-Ts that will build the new system from scratch and improve our HR services to employees. Our ideal team members thrive in a rapidly changing environment, relish finding and stretching system limits, enjoy the challenge of highly complex business contexts (that are typically being defined in real-time), and, above all else, are passionate builders of consistent, scalable, and maintainable automation frameworks and tools.

You are willing to insist on the highest standards for quality, maintainability, performance, and user experience. You will define and evolve the teams' methodologies of implementing, testing and deploying Amazon's HR Business Processes at a fast pace. You will own the goals and roadmap of our People Engine system implementation to meet the needs of Amazon's global workforce. You will demonstrate strong leadership as you control your own destiny in Amazon's ownership oriented culture.

We're looking for SDE-Ts who are hungry to build things from scratch, leverage existing solutions, and who can bring next-generation test automation technologies into a fresh new space. We're looking to move fast; our SDETs will implement test frameworks and pipelines, then train up development teams in their care and maintenance so that continuous quality can be self-sustaining. The developer will implement automatic data collection for use in live quality dashboards. Want a challenge where you can Think Big? You'll be able to engage with multiple internal teams on collaborative automation solutions, helping People Engine team drive toward seamless, trustworthy employee data integrations. Be a key part of delivering a great user experience to Amazon employees.
• Project test plan creation and execution.
• Gathering and reporting relevant and actionable metrics.
• Enforcing, auditing, and streamlining software test and delivery processes.
• Collaborating with development teams and your team peers to identify and prioritize opportunities for automation.
• Building and debugging automation
• When you're ready, start mentoring junior engineers so they can become as good as you are.
Think you have what it takes to rise to the challenge? Apply today!


• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 3+ year relevant work experience
• Demonstrated strong coding and design proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C# or C++
• Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build and release processes, continuous deployment, and test suite development and maintenance
• Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
• Excellent written and spoken communication


The following skills and experience are helpful, but not required:
• Experience with source control / configuration management tools (e.g. Git)
• Experience developing software using IDE in a Linux environment
• Experience designing and developing automation test frameworks and tools in Java or C#/C++, or equivalent experience
• Experience with standard QA tools and practices, such as functional API testing, integration testing, and UI functionality and usability testing, with a passion for automation
• Experience testing in a service-oriented architecture
• Familiarity with Java unit-testing frameworks
• Competency in database technology relational and non-relational databases
• Schema mapping experience
Development or testing expertise in one or more of the following third-party applications are helpful, but not required:
• PeopleSoft (including Stat change management)

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Job ID: Amazon-1117417