Senior Software Development Engineer in Testing

 December 10, 2020
 Bangalore Karnataka India

As a Senior Software Development Engineer in Testing AKA Test Automation Engineer at Axelerant, you would interact with the entire cross-functional team to carry out the feasibility study and identify the scope of Automation in projects. You will also be responsible for working on the automation strategy and, in turn, attain a maximum return of investment in projects. If you have the right quality assurance attitude and, at the same time, a developer hidden inside that has the quality assurance mindset, and ready to take on challenging assignments, then this position is for you.

The senior software development engineer in testing consults with the Test Automation Architect and technical architects for organizational and project-based quality assurance practices respectively, responsible for assigned Test Automation projects and their execution, and is an expert in multiple automated testing niches.


Be polite yet assertive in being a core member of the service area.

  • Responsible for designing and implementing test automation strategies for medium-scale to complex projects.
  • Responsible for the implementation of test automation POCs using various tools.
  • Responsible for leading and implementing the in-sprint or early Test Automation in projects.
  • Accountable for leading the implementation of the Test Automation pyramid in projects.
  • Accountable for implementing Continuous testing strategies in projects.
  • Responsible for optimizing testing efforts through test automation for a broader spectrum of testing types.
    • E.g., Acceptance testing, Performance testing, Security testing, Unit testing, etc.
  • Responsible for guiding technical discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences

Cultivate positive external service area interactions

  • Supports promoting Axelerant’s Quality Assurance service area on various social media.
  • Supports presenting Axelerant automated testing capabilities on the national and international platforms.

Cultivate positive internal service area interactions

  • Responsible for generating ideas related to testing Automation and helps populate them on the Service Area Quality Assurance (SAQA) board.
  • Responsible for owning and implementing medium complexity tasks from the SAQA board.
  • Responsible for conducting peer interviews.
  • Responsible for evaluating automated testing assignments.

Regularly participate in career development activities

  • Responsible for at least quarterly self-performance reviews.
  • Responsible for actively demonstrating Axelerant core values.
  • Responsible for organizing and mentoring learn-club channels.


  • 6+ years of test automation experience
  • 2+ years of experience using agile methodologies
  • 2+ years of experience in API testing
  • 2+ years of working in a consulting or agency environment with enterprise-level clients
  • 1+ years of experience using Git source code versioning and Pull Requests
  • Demonstrated skills with Selenium or Cypress
  • Demonstrated skills with test automation architectures like data-driven, keyword-driven, or page object models
  • Experience with a scripting language like Python, Java, JavaScript, C#, Ruby, PHP, or SmashTest
  • Knowledge about test frameworks like Cucumber, Jasmine, Mocha, Protractor, or WebdriverIO
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration tools like TravisCI, CircleCI, Jenkins, or GitLabCI
  • Knowledge of SDLC and STLC
  • Comfortable communicating in English

Nice to have:

  • 2+ years of mobile test automation experience.
  • 1+ years of automated visual testing experience.
  • 1+ years of work experience in any non-functional testing like Security testing, Performance testing, etc.
  • Actively contributing to the open-source platform.
  • Be a passionate learner to consistently pick up trending technology in the QA & Test Automation industry.
  • Be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Be programming language and tool agnostic.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of automating tests for mobile and standalone applications.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Drupal or other CMS and open-source technologies.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to take the initiative, and thrive under pressure.