WillowTree

Senior Software Test Engineer

Qa Security Test in Charlottesville, VA

Posted 2019-03-02
Description

At WillowTree, we bring our clients’ ideas to life — in a digital sense.

We believe teams of mixed disciplines and diverse perspectives create the best work places.

And our Software Test Engineering team is vital to WillowTree, our clients and products.

They start with why.

They want to understand our clients’ needs, product and business goals, and pain points.

They look for ways to break software with intent (always).

And they’re really good at turning complex (sometimes messy) code into organized, efficient, usable products.


WillowTree’s current clients include HBO, Nestle, Allianz, General Electric, Fox Sports, PepsiCo, and more. Our commitment to fostering an environment that encourages creativity has been rewarded by Fortune, Great Places to Work and Glassdoor as the best workplace in tech. Check out what others are saying about us.

As a Senior Software Test Engineer at WillowTree, you’ll have the opportunity to impact teammates throughout various stages of their careers. You’ll have clear oversight of how engineering runs day-to-day and will influence project outcomes.

Your Impact:
By collaborating with a team of people you’re invested in, you’ll build amazing products people love
You’ll provide engineering leadership for our teams and clients
You’ll be responsible for ensuring the technical excellence of our projects
You will successfully lead test and automation efforts to ship high-quality software
Your Day-to-Day
Picture Yourself…
Working closely with a client to influence technical product decisions and business goals
Staying up to date with the landscape of test engineering best practices, tools, and frameworks
Leading the testing and delivery of large and complex software projects from beginning to end in a team-based environment
Mentoring others to help grow their technical and interpersonal skills
Identifying obstacles to improve the process of how we build software and ensure quality and better user experience
Being self-aware of limitations, yet curious to learn new solutions
Helping the team understand changing priorities and carrying out shifted goals
Successfully communicating across multi-disciplinary teams including client and stakeholders with differing goals and backgrounds
Traveling onsite to meet with our clients around one week per month

Your Background:
You have experience working with external clients and stakeholders — including consulting, difficult conversations, solving and enforcing best practices
You’re able to present complex ideas to clients and team members in a compelling and energetic way
You have empathy to client needs and can help find solutions if problems arise
You have experience in a client services environment (e.g. digital agency, heavy client facing)
You have experience with advanced automation tools (e.g. virtualization, machine learning based testing, massive parallelization)
You have experience with multiple test automation frameworks across different platforms (iOS, Android, Web Apps)
You’ve built test strategies for the SDLC of a product
You desire to contribute sound recommendations and influence product decisions
You possess excellent engineering leadership skills and have led/mentored a team
You have a growth mindset and apply it with your leadership style

Bonus Points:
Proficiency with one or more of our core technologies beyond software testing (iOS, Android, Web Apps, API Engineering)
Experience conducting interviews and hiring for your team
Public repository with experiments/examples of coding experience
Experience working in an agile environment

Why WillowTree?
We offer a place to be yourself.

Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That’s why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You’ll work hard here; however, we’ll balance that with a culture that supports your growth and cares about your well-being. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a place where every Tree can thrive.

We want you to reach your fullest potential and part of your professional development at WillowTree will include mentorship, dedicated time to innovate, and an annual stipend to fund your professional pursuits.

WillowTree celebrates our differences and provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Company summary

The Mobile Innovation Agency

At WillowTree, you'll work with the best mobile UX and Engineering teams in the world to build amazing products in Charlottesville, VA, and Durham, NC. WillowTree is one of the largest independent digital consultancies in the US, a 6-time Inc 500/5000 company, and has been featured in the Forrester Wave for mobile/digital design and development services. We are one of a few firms globally to be certified partners with Apple, Google, SAP, and Microsoft.

So why WillowTree?

We offer a place to be yourself.

Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That’s why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You’ll work hard here; however, we’ll balance that with a culture that supports your growth and cares about your well-being. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a place where every Tree can thrive.

We want you to reach your fullest potential and part of your professional development at WillowTree will include mentorship, dedicated time to innovate, and an annual stipend to fund your professional pursuits.

Perks

You're a person—not just a resource. That's why we offer great health insurance, paid time off, 401k matching, stock options, and kitchens full of food. Plus some extras you might not expect.

Lifelong Learning
Annual personal training budget to stay current and learn new skills, on top of other opportunities like tuition reimbursement for continuing education and development courses. We also hold Innovation Hour weekly for team members to explore their passions.

Flexible Work Hours
We trust our team to get the work done, even if that's occasionally from home while your sofa's being delivered.

Gym Memberships
Healthy people, healthy company. We offer discounted gym memberships and fun in-house initiatives to help you stay active and feel great.

Social Events
We love hanging out together, so we gather for weekly happy hours, movie nights, team lunches, game nights, and great company parties.

Tech Stack

Our Specialties Include:
• Mobile App Development, including iOS, Android and Xamarin
• OTT Development including Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation, Apple TV, Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
• Mobile Web Development including React and Node.js
• Mobile Strategy
• UX Strategy and Design
• Mobile Analytics

Interview process

At WillowTree we typically have 4-5 steps in our interview process which includes meeting with our team for a final in-person interview. You'll have the opportunity to meet with our team and talk about your background, your career goals, and we'll answer any questions you may have for us. Our interview process is structured and our interview team has gone thru training on best practices. We pride ourselves in having a thorough but fair interview process.

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