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Dataminr is the leading real-time information discovery company.
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019
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Type: Full time

Min. Experience: 5+ years

Who we are:

We are Dataminr. We deliver real-time, actionable alerts that are derived from vast amounts of publicly available information. Our clients are the first to know about high-impact events & critical breaking information, giving them the opportunity to act faster & stay one step ahead when every second counts. We are a mission-driven company committed to the power of real-time information as a force for good in the world.

Our groundbreaking AI & machine learning technology cuts through the noise in an increasingly complex landscape by detecting, classifying, & determining the significance of public information. Headquartered in NYC, Dataminr has revolutionized the way that global news, finance, public sector, corporate security & PR/communications professionals know & act on critical, relevant information to protect people, assets & brands.

Along the way, we've grown to over 450 talented employees across six global offices, raised over $570 million from leading venture & growth technology investors, & been referred to as the super tool of journalists & hedge funds. Weve received numerous awards & accolades from our clients, including recognition from CNBC as one of the worlds 50 most disruptive private technology companies in 2016 & joining Forbes definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, in 2017 & 2018.

A career at Dataminr offers the ability to make a meaningful impact at a rapidly growing tech company with a startup culture, while being supported by the experience of a company founded in 2009. We value ownership, curiosity & drive on an individual level & live these values every day. We empower everyone to have a voice at the table & regularly invest in professional development. Our culture promotes cross team interaction, work-life balance & the sharing of information & ideas because it enables us to do our best work & have fun.

Who you are:

Youre a skilled developer with a passion for testing & the coding skills to understand our complex backend systems. You have experience in test automation & scaling automation frameworks. You are passionate about developing quality software with an obsession for detail.You enjoy sharing your knowledge, mentoring other engineers, & thinking about ways to make a team more efficient.


  • Develop & lead automation frameworks aligned with our microservice architecture to improve & enhance our test coverage.
  • Work with Development teams to understand & help implement an effective testing model for their services to achieve high test coverage, increased release velocity, & exceptional production health.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of our SDLC & ensure the automation tooling, CI/CD, & test reporting enables QA, Engineers, & the rest of the development team to work seamlessly together to deliver high-quality software.
  • Ensure proper test coverage across our entire architecture & work towards closing gaps in test coverage through existing or new test infrastructures.
  • Work with the Engineering teams to plan for new feature development that will impact testing scope, require new approaches to testing & automation, & ensure quality is delivered alongside the development of each new feature & service.

The opportunity:

As a Senior Software Engineer in Test, you will ensure high-quality delivery of our software with a rapidly growing team of software engineers & data scientists. You will help build software test automation that tests the back-end services & APIs in java & selenium framework.

In the first month, you'll:

  • Start off by learning the ropes, spending time with different parts of the company to understand how Dataminr delivers breaking news in seconds across mobile, web & inbox.
  • Get up to speed on our tech stack & infrastructure with overview sessions & deep dives with your team.
  • Start contributing to the development of our test tooling & infrastructures.

Within 3 months, youll:

  • Deepen your knowledge of the technologies we use.
  • Help to define & implement solutions to meet our testing strategy & architecture
  • Increase & expand our automation coverage for existing & new services.

Within 6 months, youll:

  • Be involved in planning, & designing discussion to ensure necessary testing frameworks will cover testing needs & delivery of testable, high-quality products.
  • Build testing frameworks that will assist in achieving test coverage for Unit Testing, API/Integration Testing, Contract Testing, Functional Testing, Load & Performance & other testing approaches.
  • Ensure utilization of our test frameworks fits seamlessly into our SDLC through implementation with Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery & other forms of automating scripting.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of test development/automation experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux/Unix
  • Advanced knowledge & experience of Java & Javascript development
  • A passion for test infrastructure design & CI/CD
  • Familiarity with Continuous Delivery model
  • Experience working with Docker, Git & AWS
  • Strong experience with API/backend testing
  • Deep knowledge of test methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases & debugging.
  • Natural curiosity, critical thinker, strong attention to detail, highly organized, drive for innovation
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivation & an ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

The way we work:

To maintain our momentum, we need a talented, diverse team of people committed to the idea that real-time information can be a force for good in the world.

  • We take initiative, ownership, & are accountable.
  • We work urgently & thoughtfully & are driven to constantly improve.
  • We share knowledge, consider varied perspectives, & assume positive intent.
  • We are commercially minded & deliver measurable results.
  • We maintain a sense of humor & humility.

Our offering of competitive benefits & perks include:

  • Company paid benefits for employees & their dependents, such as medical, dental, vision, disability & life
  • Flexible spending account to be used for out-of-pocket medical, transit, parking & dependent care expenses
  • 401(k) savings plan with company matching
  • Generous leave
  • Daily catered lunch
  • A kitchen fully stocked with snacks & beverages
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Dataminr is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.


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