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Appian // business process management
 
Engineering, Full Time    McLean, Virginia    Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
 
   
 
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Engineering Infrastructure at Appian holds the highest standards for the overall developer experience & the quality of the code. Streamlining how our software engineers to write code & push it to production through smart automation is important to us. We're looking specifically to grow a talented Test Automation Engineering function with the ongoing goal of reducing manual regression testing through strategic investment in automation. 

About you: 

  • You're passionate about software quality & leveraging new technology & frameworks to achieve high quality goals.
  • You constantly seek opportunities to make testing more effective & efficient; & you're inherently proactive about staying abreast on emerging test tooling & technologies.
  • You have experience developing & maintaining product tests & test frameworks focused primarily on System/API/UI testing.
  • You are a software engineer skilled in software design & writing maintainable code & passionate & skilled in testing.
  • You understand the total cost of ownership of automated tests & use that to temper their automation investment.

What you'll do:

  • Envision, design & develop test frameworks that can be used at various stages in the development pipeline to create necessary level of confidence software is ready to move to next pipeline phase.
  • Develop maintainable automated tests using tools like WebDriver, FitNesse, Locust, Jmeter, BrowserStack, EndTest, Appium. 
  • Build custom applications for testing as necessary in languages like Java or Python.
  • Develop automation that minimizes fragility through architectural patterns that isolate coupling to System Under Test (SUT), minimize maintenance costs as the SUT API changes.
  • Assigned to teams as needed to develop custom testing applications based on individual team needs.
  • Develop system level regression & smoke tests that focus on the system as a whole.
  • Train teams on the use & extension of the tooling to scale the use of the test infrastructure across Engineering.
  • Provide assistance/guidance on use of technologies to solve testing problems.
  • Assert user requirements, not code or design level validation typical of unit or integration testing.
  • There are three primary roles you'll move between:  i) Developing, maintaining, extending test frameworks & infrastructure, ii) working with specific teams to build test in support of their missions, iii) Developing tests focused on the entire product, independent of specific teams.

Strongly Preferred Experience: you've been a professional software developer in the past & have written production code. Linux, bash, & general automation infrastructure is important.

Education: B.S. degree in Computer Science preferred 

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their coworker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination.

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