Senior Software Developer in Test

Position Summary

Oracle is currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer in test to join our growing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) team in Waterloo. We are building additional teams in order to tackle critical initiatives in the Supply Chain Management, Financials, and Billing feature areas of the NetSuite platform.

  • Are you passionate about product quality and customer satisfaction?
  • Do you think details matter?
  • Are you a positive team player?
  • Do you like challenges?
  • Do you have good problem solving skills?
  • Do you care about code testability and enjoy helping developers write more testable code?
  • Do you want to work with modern, agile test engineering practices?

If you answered yes to the previous questions, our job might be the right one for you.

We are looking for technically capable, detail oriented people who strive to help teams build and ship very high quality features. The Software Engineer in Test position in NetSuite is one of the most critical engineering positions at NetSuite, and definitely not your run-of-the-mill "QA" position or "Test Automation Developer" position you might have seen in other companies.


Software Engineers in Test participate in all aspects of software development starting with gathering and refining requirements for new features, to planning and executing effective test strategies, to helping shape the codebase so that it is easily and efficiently testable, to driving the implementation of test suites and automation tests. Furthermore, they need to be able to efficiently investigate and determine the root causes of defects in the system and verify their fixes.

Test automation plays a vital role in our development process, but it is not only about code coverage. It is also about your bright ideas which will make the testing process more effective and reliable. As a Software Engineer in Test, you will be working closely with product managers and software engineers to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction for all features shipped. You will serve as the team's quality advocate, mentoring those around you to put quality first, and helping engineers not only write testable code, but that the code is properly & comprehensively tested. You will participate in the risk analysis process and, using best practices, propose mitigation plans that will involve test automation (API’s, UI), performance, smoke, exploratory testing and other test engineering techniques. You will work on the entire application stack, from database to browser using the same engineering tools as developers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education in computer science, engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • 4+ years of hands on programming experience in Java or another object-oriented language.
  • 2+ years of experience in quality assurance.
  • Working knowledge of SQL, JavaScript and Web development technologies.
  • Great ability to understand the business logic of applications.
  • Exceptional problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to work as part of a team, or individually depending on the tasks at hand.
  • Strong critical thinking.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Great ability and willingness to learn.
  • Positive attitude and great sense of humour.
  • Honesty, openness, empathy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an environment that highly values automated testing.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment.
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable code and mentor others in the same.
  • Knowledge of ERP domains such as Financials, Supply Chain Management and Billing.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Experience working with bug-tracking systems (e.g. Jira, Youtrack, etc...).
  • Experience with Linux.
  • Knowledge of user experience design & accessibility.