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Software Development Engineer in Test

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Waterloo, CA

PlayStation isnโ€™t just the Best Place to Play โ€”itโ€™s also the Best Place to Work. Weโ€™ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, weโ€™re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Software Development Engineer in Test (Contract)

Waterloo, Canada

Do you have a passion for test-driven development and automation? Do you want to work at a company where customers have real excitement for the products you help build? At PlayStation, we are looking for engineers to join a global initiative in robust test automation and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment systems.


  • Building and setting up Test Automation frameworks to test PlayStation console features.
  • Testing of complex projects across multiple teams.
  • Evaluates gaps in Testing and drives solutions to write high-quality automation to increase Test coverage.
  • Partners with developers to ensure test coverage and build test plans that help deliver high-quality features.
  • Writes automation scripts for features with key characteristics of stability and maintainability which prevents regressions in the product code.
  • Build automation infrastructure to create CI Pipelines, enable automation runs, and develop visualization tools.
  • Passionate about quality and strives to improve processes, proposes standard methodologies, and drives their usage within the teams.
  • Mentors the team and provides technical leadership by reviewing test plans, automation scripts, and providing feedback.
  • Communicates on testing strategy, technical subjects related to testing frameworks, and collaborates with the globally distributed teams to achieve the business goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelorโ€™s degree in Computer Science or related field, or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge.
  • At least four years or equivalent experience in UI automation for web applications.
  • Significant experience with Object-Oriented Programming.
  • Experience with version control solutions (both centralized and distributed)
  • Experience with configuring CI pipelines, preferably using Jenkins
  • Experience with at least one modern web application framework such as Angular/Ember.js/React

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing code in Python
  • Experience with Selenium or Appium
  • Familiar with the Page Object Pattern
  • Experience creating testing frameworks
  • Experience with asynchronous programming and Promises
  • Experience with React Native
  • Experience developing or testing mobiles devices

Profile (Non-Technical)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Works independently under minimal direction with strong work ethics
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • A passion for writing robust code

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