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Software Development Engineer in Test

Software Development Engineer in Test

Job ID 
147044
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
6/29/2015

Job Description

Kindle and Amazon are impacting the world with new technology that comes out at a frequent pace. The Kindle Cross Platform team is revolutionizing the way people read books. As a Software Development Test Engineer you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive, design and develop innovative consumer products across all the hottest mobile and computing platforms in the industry. This is part of Amazon’s “read anywhere” story. But unlike other SDET jobs we need you to be innovative, have an entrepreneur’s approach and use creative solutions with the work you do on a daily basis. This position is unique because you will be exposed to a wide assortment of different popular Android-based phones and tablets, in addition to the Kindle Fire family of devices.

You must be proactive, responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment. You will need to be able to work efficiently and effectively in a fun, fast-paced dynamic team environment. You will need to be creative in your approaches to automate the Reader and associated software. You must be innovative, self-directed, and understand quality assurance procedures and methodologies. As a SDET, you will develop, execute and maintain software and tools to test the product. SDETs at Amazon are expected to have industry-leading technical abilities that enable them to significantly improve product quality.
You should have a combination of solid in-depth knowledge of Quality Assurance, solid understanding of computer science principles, as well as knowledge of how to architect software for maximum longevity. The test software you will build should expose API defects in production level code as well as defects at the component and feature and UI integration level. The tools you will develop will improve QA efficiencies across the various Kindle Reader platforms. You will work directly with Developers, QA Engineers, Product Managers, and Technical Program Managers to ensure proper development and QA of our applications and platforms. You will also create, maintain and extend the test automation test framework.

This is a dream job for those looking to expand their horizons and try out new development technologies! Check out the Kindle Fire at http://amazon.com and our other offerings by going to http://tinyurl.com/freekindleapps.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar technical field
  • 3+ years of experience as a developer, QA Engineer, or SDET
  • 3+ years of expertise in an object oriented programming language.
  • Proficient in an object oriented programming language
  • Ability to programmatically test any software product and develop automation for it

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with open source tools and resources
  • Practical coding experience on a mobile platform
  • Automation architecture development and/or maintenance experience
  • A track record of improving QA efficiency through test automation and tools