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JW Player is worlds first open source video player.
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018
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As a Lead Software Development Engineer in Test at JW Player, you will have a direct impact on the quality of a video platform that generates billions on video streams a month. You will leverage your excitement about new video technologies by finding ways to test them, as well as help scale our functional & automation testing processes.

This role functions as a key component of JW Players Engineering team & is a driving force behind JW Players distinction as the most powerful video platform on the web.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with product managers & other software engineers to define acceptance criteria & build test plans
  • Take an active role in increasing the percentage of automated test coverage
  • Execute hands-on functional testing on the JW Platform via direct access to APIs & automated browser testing
  • Contribute to developing a test management framework
  • Collaborate with other engineers to understand how development changes affect ongoing automation efforts
  • Work as part of a team in an agile environment
  • Champion education of quality assurance practices to the team
  • Participate in bi-annual company-wide hackathons


  • 4+ years relevant test automation/software development experience
  • Experience using versioning (e.g. Git, SVN, etc)
  • Proven automation experience with Selenium or similar tools
  • Able to perform root cause analysis of bugs & defects
  • Hands-on CI/CD scripting/troubleshooting experience with tools like Jenkins or Travis
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript
  • Skilled in analyzing feature requests/requirements
  • Able to identify potential gaps in testing
  • Familiarity with BDD style testing
  • Experience analyzing test reports for production releases

Bonus Points:

  • Youve successfully implemented new testing/automation tools & processes
  • Youve implemented & maintained automated tests using tools such as Appium & WebdriverIO
  • Youve held a developer role in the past
  • Experience leading an engineering team with 2+ members
  • Comfortable multi-tasking
  • Knowledge of video encoding, ad networks, content management platforms, and/or video streaming protocols
  • Experience with Cucumber

About JW Player

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago & continues to innovate as the worlds largest network-independent platform for video delivery & intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, & Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types & sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver & monetize their content across all devices. JW Players massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights & generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London & Eindhoven, & was named to Deloittes Technology Fast 500 in 2017. For more information, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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