Software Development Engineer in Test

Engineering - Burlington, MA, USA
Posting Date
Mar 16, 2018
Burlington, MA, USA
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At Sophos, we operate at the cutting edge of technology, protecting businesses worldwide against complex threats, viruses and spam. We build high quality software security products in a fast-paced, nimble environment and we have been doing it for over 20 years.

Join us to help make the web a safer place.


Sophos Central is seeking a talented, experienced Software Development Engineer in Test to work on our Test Automation team. The Test Automation team currently designs, implements, and maintains several Java/Groovy applications and infrastructure that aides in the development of automated testing for a distributed Quality Engineering team. We currently have a system developed that is capable of running thousands of automated tests concurrently within a Continuous Integration pipeline! We are looking forward to welcoming another fantastic member onto our team to help us get to the next level of automation!

Main Duties

  • Design, implement, maintain proprietary Test Automation framework, infrastructure, and code base
  • Provide mentorship and consultation to distributed Quality Engineering team
  • Supplement Test Automation capabilities to teams
  • Using industry standard Test Automation tools to create a framework for automated testing
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements for Test Automation efficiency
  • Participate in all phases of the SDLC from design to delivery on Test Automation team projects
  • Conduct technical presentations on Test Automation/Quality Engineering specific topics
  • Research and Develop Test Automation tools to provide innovative solutions to Test Automation problems

Experience and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of Java, ability to write/code Test Automation using Java and Java based product SDK. 
  • Expert knowledge of Test Automation industry standard tooling and best practices
  • Very strong Quality Engineering skills in test execution, test planning, test case design, and test result reporting
  • Experience executing or writing Test Automation that performs actions such as: HTTP Requests/Responses, query of remote databases, access and execute commands on external systems/VMs.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Very strong troubleshooting skills
  • Good understanding of Linux or Unix Systems fundamentals
  • Good understanding of Networking fundamentals
  • Exposure to Cloud computing (AWS experience a plus)
  • Experience in Agile Scrum SDLC environment
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment SDLC patterns
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and technical leadership skills


  • 5+ years of experience in a Test Automation role
  • 2+ years of experience in a Quality Engineering role


In most cases, the compensation package includes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Vacation time
  • Gym membership compensation

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Posting Date
Mar 16, 2018
Burlington, MA, USA
Job ID