Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Data

 Spokeo - Company site
 January 13, 2022

Spokeo is a people search engine that both enlightens and empowers our customers. With over 12 billion records and 18 million visitors per month, we reconnect friends, reunite families, prevent fraud, and more.

With the Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Data role, you will have the opportunity to impact the quality of the billions of records at Spokeo. You will collaborate with our Data Engineering to develop test strategy, test plans, and create test-data to test the business logic data pipelines. You’ll have the latest tools to use: Airflow, Spark, and Pentaho. If you’re self-motivated and passionate about designing and implementing efficient automated tests and raising the quality of products, please do apply!


  • Responsible for analyzing business requirements and creating test plans/test data to ensure that source to target business logic is implemented as expected.

  • Design and implement integration and black-box tests to ensure the source to target mapping is implemented as expected by the data pipelines.

  • Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test suites using programming languages such as Python or Ruby.

  • Review acceptance criteria for the user stories & ensure required test coverage 

  • Collaborate with the Development team members to develop test automation strategy and to implement automation that is reliable and efficient.

  • Own defect management lifecycle 


  • Must have strong data/analytical skills

  • Understanding of testing involving ETL Tools such as Pentaho, Informatica, Talend.

  • 5+ years of work experience in software development and quality assurance

  • Ability to debug/troubleshoot large sets of data or format related issues

  • SQL experience and experience with creating sample test-data from large data-sets

  • Experience with or good understanding of data profiling  

  • AWS knowledge – S3, DynamoDB, EMR, etc. is preferred

  • Experience working with Pentaho is preferred

Privacy Notice for Candidates:

Spokeo is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Spokeo fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best products and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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