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Software Development Engineer in Test
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Onsite
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Applied on November 28, 2021
Job Id #51621 Posted October 25, 2021


  • We are seeking talented SDETs (Software Development Engineers in Test) who can unlock the next generation of software innovations that will deliver rich, engaging and unmatched customer experience.
  • In this role, you will ensure flawless cutting-edge experiences using existing and emerging automation frameworks.
  • As an SDET with , you will work with Software Architects and Engineers to design, develop and maintain test automation solutions for effective and efficient test execution.
  • Our application portfolio includes a range of Mobile, Web, and API products built using a mix of leading proprietary and open-source technology.
  • You will be responsible for developing and enhancing test automation solutions to keep pace with fast paced Agile delivery and integrate with code delivery and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • As an experienced software engineer and test expert, you will also work closely with clients, analysts, engineers and other team members to ensure timely delivery of high-quality products.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • RIPTiDE is a rapid product delivery team.
  • Our mission is to rapidly deliver high business value functionality to our advocates so that they can better serve our end members.
  • On inception the team was also known as Advocate4Me however, as we now work on functionality that is broader than A4Me we go by the program name of RIPTiDE.


  • Culture, innovative, soft skills.
  • Experience working in a CI/CD environment like Jenkins for executing automated tests

Top Requirements:

  • Experience developing test automation or combination of development in Java/.NET and test automation experience using Selenium Webdriver/LeanFT or similar tools
  • Hands on experience on test automation of APIs (SOAP/REST services)

Team and Team size:

  • The candidate will be working on the Agile Scrum team – 4-5 Software Engineers, 2 Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), 1 Scrum Master/Systems Analyst, 1 Solutions Architect, and 1 Product Owner.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, development and implement automated tests in an ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development) setting
  • Write and execute automated tests using Selenium, Cucumber and Java
  • Deliver test automation solutions in accordance with enterprise standards and within development and operational guidelines
  • Effectively communicate the principles of ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development)
  • Perform reviews of automation and application code and present test results to project teams
  • Engineer automated test and metric reporting solutions
  • Develop in-depth system and application knowledge to provide higher test quality and coverage
  • Constantly evaluate and enhance the test automation strategy and approach
  • Collaborate as part of the scrum team in grooming user stories and development of acceptance criteria for the user stories
  • Share and communicate ideas both verbally and in writing to staff, business sponsors, managers, and technical resources in clear concise language that is appropriate to the target audience
  • Participate in communities of practice to share knowledge, learn, and innovate
  • Research and implement tools that support faster delivery with high quality
  • Quality mindset
  • A great attitude with the passion and persistence to solve complex problems
  • Passionate, motivated, adaptable, team-oriented individual

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years hands-on Experience developing test automation or combination of development in Java/.NET and test automation experience using Selenium Webdriver or similar tools
  • 2+ experience with automated testing of web and/or mobile applications
  • Hands on experience on test automation of APIs (SOAP/REST services)
  • Proficient with developer tools and IDEs, such as Eclipse and Git for developing on the Java stack
  • Experience working in a CI/CD environment like Jenkins for executing automated tests
  • Strong communication collaboration and influencing skills to drive change
  • Strong troubleshooting and reasoning skills; the ability to debug and resolve difficult technical problems
  • Experience working with complex XML/JSON, EDI X12, SQL transactions
  • 2+ years of hands on scripting/coding experience in any one of the below: Java, Spock, Groovy, Selenium, Gatling, Junit, Cucumber, C++, .Net, APPIUPM, SauceLabs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Acceptance Test Driven development
  • Experience with unit testing and TDD (Test Driven methodologies) using Junit, NUnit or similar tools
  • Exposure to C#/Specflow
  • At least 2 years of experience with Agile methodologies


  • Ability to role blur across agile team

Nice to have:

  • Healthcare knowledge
  • Cloud Technologies including container-based applications
  • Cassandra
  • Kubenettes
  • Kafka
  • Mobile Technologies

Working Time:

  • Office hours vary slightly but are typically between 7am - 5pm.

Interview Process:

  • 1st interview - Phone, Microsoft Teams (hiring manager, culture fit)
  • 2nd interview - Microsoft Teams (technical & coding interview, culture fit)
  • 3rd interview - only if needed

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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