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Staff Software Developer in Test, Discover - Reston



Software Engineering
Reston, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
At Qualtrics, we create software the world’s best brands use to deliver exceptional frontline experiences, build high-performing teams, and design products people love. But we are more than a platform—we are the creators and stewards of the Experience Management category serving over 18K clients globally. Building a category takes grit, determination, and a disdain for convention—but most of all it requires close-knit, high-functioning teams with an unwavering dedication to serving our customers.

When you join one of our teams, you’ll be part of a nimble group that’s empowered to set aggressive goals and move fast to achieve them. Strategic risks are encouraged and complex problems are solved together, by passing the mic and iterating until the best solution comes to light. You won’t have to look to find growth opportunities—ready or not, they’ll find you. From retail to government to healthcare, we’re on a mission to bring humanity, connection, and empathy back to business. Join over 6,000 people across the globe who think that’s work worth doing.
Staff Software Developer in Test, Discover - Reston
Why We Have This Role
As a Staff Software Engineer in Test on the XM Discover Platform team, you will be collaborating with other progressive engineers to bring our software to the next levels of scalability, performance, security, and functionality. This stack processes very large amounts of free-form data using a variety of technologies such as Java, Go, Elastic, Kafka, Spring, Docker, Kubernetes, Postgres, Jenkins, Ansible, EKS, and others. You will have a strong influence on design and implementation, and will be a valuable mentor to other engineers in the organization.
How You’ll Find Success
  • Proactively identifies areas for improvement in testing processes and implements solutions
  • Communicates effectively with cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration and trust
  • Mentors and guides other engineers, sharing knowledge and best practices
  • Stays up-to-date with industry trends and technologies, applying them to enhance testing efforts
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills and takes ownership of complex testing challenges
How You’ll Grow
  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and contribute to the development of a world-class platform
  • Exposure to a wide range of testing methodologies and tools, expanding your skill set
  • Mentorship from experienced engineers and the chance to grow into a technical leadership role
  • Participation in conferences, workshops, and training sessions to stay at the forefront of software testing
  • Drive the adoption and integration of AI and machine learning techniques into testing processes and testing frameworks and tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
Things You’ll Do
  • Design and implement comprehensive testing strategies, frameworks, and automation tools
  • Collaborate with developers, product owners, and stakeholders to understand requirements and ensure quality
  • Create and maintain CI/CD pipelines to streamline testing processes
  • Develop and execute automated tests for the entire architecture and its components
  • Identify and prioritize critical test cases based on risk and impact
  • Analyze test results, investigate failures, and work with the team to resolve issues
  • Continuously improve testing processes, optimizing for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ensure the security and performance of the platform through rigorous testing
  • Dive deep into Kubernetes and container orchestration to ensure seamless deployment and scalability
What We’re Looking For On Your Resume
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in software testing, with a focus on automation and enterprise-scale systems
  • Strong knowledge of testing methodologies, frameworks, and tools
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, Go, Python, and JavaScript
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, containerization, and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Passion for quality, attention to detail, and a proactive mindset
What You Should Know About This Team
This role involves working with a variety of XM Discover and third-party technologies to continuously test and benchmark multiple product components. This role also offers a nice opportunity to grow and develop leadership skills, collaborate with engineers across our organization, and contribute in very meaningful ways to the success of the company.
Our Team’s Favorite Perks and Benefits
  • Work life integration is deeply important to us - we have frequent office events, team outings, and happy hours
  • Qualtrics Experience Program - $1,500 for an experience of your choosing (eligible after a year)
  • We take pride in our office design aiming at fostering creativity from our rooftop views to an open and collaborative work space.
  • 30 paid days off - 15 PTO + 5 Personal Days + 10 Holiday Closures (additional after a year)
  • On top of standard benefits package (medical employees and their families, dental, vision, life insurance, etc) we provide snacks, drinks, and free lunches in our office
  • To learn more about what we value read about it directly from our employeesQualtrics Life stories
The Qualtrics Hybrid Work Model: Our hybrid work model is elegantly simple: we all gather in the office three days a week; Mondays and Thursdays, plus one day selected by your organizational leader. These purposeful in-person days in thoughtfully designed offices help us do our best work and harness the power of collaboration and innovation. For the rest of the week, work where you want, owning the integration of work and life.
Qualtrics is an equal opportunity employer meaning that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.
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