Software Development Engineer in Test

| Greater Boulder Area
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About the Team

QA at Sovrn are all embedded with the engineering team and are highly focused on ensuring that feedback loops are tight and that we iterate on the software frequently to optimize how the software is performing. This team develops in a very complex system and they are highly focused on low latency performance. Works with data streams and a large volume java service.

About the Job

This position is a SDET, Software Developer Engineer in Test, on the exchange team. In this position, you will verify that Kafka data streams are ingesting properly. You are responsible for the testing framework and the level of coverage that the tests focused on the performance of the application(s) are meeting SLAs by creating performance test plans. You will be responsible for all of the test plans for all incepted features and work tightly with Product owners to ensure that acceptance criteria are being adhered to.

What You’ll Be Doing: 

  • Own the quality of Sovrn's exchange products, from inception and on-page implementation to deployment and measurement.
  • Design, maintain and build automated testing frameworks and internal tooling that supports the exchange.
  • Create testing strategies that demonstrate a high contextual understanding of Sovrn's products and their value to our publishers.
  • Advocate for best practices in testability, code health, infrastructure, and monitoring.
  • Be the voice of our customers to ensure that the team is adhering to the product owner’s requirements.
  • Maintain and build ephemeral testing environments and datasets.
  • Participate in daily agile ceremonies such as standups, planning meetings, demos, and retros.

About You

You are very driven for success and are constantly asking what does this do. You are extremely detail oriented and learn from your mistakes. You hate siloing and frequently find yourself at someone else's desk asking questions or helping find solutions to a complex problem. You also have the thought process of, “If I have to do this more than once I’m going to automate it!”.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Able to design and develop a system from the ground up in an object-oriented programming language - Java preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for developing tooling and tests that proactively address ambiguous and non-deterministic problems.
  • Able to troubleshoot issues and predict challenges related to high-volume, high-velocity ecosystems, e.g. Kafka, Aerospike, Cassandra, Cloud-enabled applications and services 
  • Prepared to demonstrate an opinion on when to apply software quality best practices and tooling.
  • Strong ability to articulate technical problems and solutions to fellow engineers and business stakeholders.

Bonus Points:

  • Have experience in working with scalable technology (i.e. AWS, Jenkins, Ansible etc)
  • Have worked with performance technology and report metrics. 
  • A foundational understanding of Linux/Mac CLI commands.

Position Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager

About Sovrn

Publishers create the content the world depends on for education, entertainment, and commerce. Sovrn provides products and services to tens of thousands of online publishers to help them grow, operate their business, understand their readership, and manage consumer data. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. 

With 10,000 customers deploying one or more products across 30,000 websites, Sovrn reaches 200M consumers across more than 3.5B pageviews everyday. Sovrn has been a leader in online publisher technology since its founding, and has been recognized by IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG for its role in combating advertising fraud and promoting pro-transparency initiatives. Sovrn is dedicated to helping content creators do more of what they love, and less of what they don’t.

Sovrn is an Equal Opportunity Employer! 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • MeteorFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are in a brand new building, close to breweries, restaurants and coffee shops. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and the bus stops right out front.

An Insider's view of Sovrn

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our Reliability Team works incredibly hard, however….personal life comes first. One of the reasons is that we have incredible managers that realize that we are humans. We work hard but when we are off, we are off!

Laura

Sr. Site Reliablity Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

No two days look the same, but I mean that in a good way! At Sovrn, people are given the ability to step outside the confines of their job description and engage cross-departmentally. Sovrn is a great place to work for people who love to learn and challenge themselves.

Hanna

Sr. Director, Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

I always wanted to move into management one day. When the opportunity presented itself earlier than I was ready for, the leadership supported me to ensure that we were successful. I can't imagine having grown without them.

Stacey

Manager, Software Engineering

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Great ideas can come from everybody with the right support and space. To this end, we hold an Innovation Week quarterly for all engineers. We aren't afraid of trying new tech, as long as it delivers customer value. We encourage creativity with a collaborative environment, POCs during planning phases, and aggressively maintaining tech debt.

Jesse

CTO

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our onboarding is phenomenal for new employees, helping educate new hires about the entire adtech industry in addition to the specifics of their role, illuminating their place within the larger ecosystem. The office has a fun, collaborative atmosphere that encourages a strong balance between work and health.

Cody

Team Lead, Quality

What are Sovrn Perks + Benefits

Sovrn Benefits Overview

We have a choice of health and wellness plans that meet your needs, including medical, dental and vision. Take advantage of an open vacation policy, flexible working hours and paid parental leave. Enjoy catered lunch every other week, along with breakfast to start your Friday mornings. Be part of a passionate and high growth culture, work with great people and make an impact on Sovrn's future and direction. Did we mention Raccoon shirt Friday's?

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Friday. Employees get free lunch on Tuesday.
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Culture of Learning and Career Advancement. Awesome people!

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