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Senior Software Development Engineer in Testing

As a 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 Director of Quality Assurance 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.

Role Expectations

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.
  • Responsible 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

  • Accountable for generating ideas related to testing Automation and helps populate them on the Service Area Quality Assurance (SAQA) board.
  • Responsible for owning and implementing complex 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.
  • Accountable for organizing and mentoring learn-club channels.


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

Nice to have

  • Actively contributing to the open-source platform.
  • Be a passionate learner to consistently pick up trending technology in the QA & Test Automation industry.
  • Be programming language and tool agnostic.
  • Be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
  • 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.

Special Considerations

Though all of Axelerant’s roles are work from anywhere, we are India-based for salaries and work timings. Explicitly, we expect people to typically have at least a five-hour crossover with the 11 AM to 7 PM India (UTC+05:30) timezone workday.

About Axelerant

We began as an idea in 2012 to build a unique, work from anywhere professional services organization with empowering benefits for our team members. Today, we have achieved that and are continuously improving our career, feedback, performance, and recognition management programs. Further, leadership can happen by anyone, at any time from within Axelerant's team.

We're a very collaborative bunch of enthusiastic achievers who are being open about how we're doing it and kind to make people feel welcome in all that we do. So, when you're excited about learning from and helping others – you'll find a great home here.

Discover the Axelerant Difference

Axelerant is an open organization with fantastic team members and a rocking 4.8/5.0 Glassdoor rating. Our growing team of 100+ includes some of the best and brightest from around the world.

Remote & Flexible

All you need is a reliable Internet connection. Work from anywhere you're comfortable and choose work hours to balance your life.

Unique Culture

Our culture is distinctive. We do everything in our power to create an empowered and fulfilling work environment for team members.

Professional Development

We're always teaching and learning. Peer mentorship, life coaching, certifications, and training help our team members advance professionally.

International Events

We want you to attend events related to the things you care about. Get sponsored by us when you're contributing to those events.

Retreats & Meetups

With annual retreats, quarterly town halls, and monthly celebrations, we never let remote get in the way of work or fun.

Leave Policy

52 weekends and 35 days per year of consolidated leave plus maternity, paternity, and sabbatical allowances.

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