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QA Automation Engineer (Outward, Inc.)

Date: May 31, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15011
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

About Outward, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (

At Outward Inc. our vision is to 'lower the friction' with regards to all aspects of the customer shopping journey for our retail customers globally. We do this by offering cutting edge technology solutions that enable new and intuitive experiences and top-notch product visualizations. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of how 3D, AR/ VR, and web technologies will drive the next generation shopping experience. Our mission is to deepen consumer connections with the products that matter and deliver best-in-class experiences.


We are looking for an experienced, passionate and hands-on Lead Software QA Automation Engineer to help us maintain quality standards and attain new heights in terms of scalability, efficiency, and performance as we continue to grow our business.

Responsibilities will include:

* Participate in internal review of software components and systems.
* Conduct test planning and test execution across multiple projects/products.
* Design and build automated software test frameworks for our applications
* Define, architect and guide automation testing processes
* Assist in software requirements analysis, design, development, and testing of software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products.
* Introduce and drive adoption of the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, tools, and metrics throughout the software development lifecycle to support the enable timely releases of high-quality software and applications.
* Execute functional and regression tests -- both manual and automated
* Design and run benchmark performance and load time tests
* Reliably reproduce and document defects reported by users



* 2-3 years overall experience in Software QE / QA
* 2 - 3 years' experience in Automation Testing for Web and Mobile applications
* Proficiency in programming with Python, JavaScript preferably
* Experience with Java and Python is a plus!
* Extensive experience in Selenium (WebDriver), Apache JMeter
* Experience with API automation testing

* Experience with writing performance/load testing automation is a plus
* Experience in testing JVM, Python, and JavaScript-based application stack
* Experience in testing Relational and No-SQL databases.
* Experience with git, hg, and Jenkins
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Self-starter able to work without much oversight
* Passionate about quality and testing
* BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or related

Desired Skills / Nice-to-have:

* Domain knowledge in eCommerce and retail preferred
* Basic bash commands, bash scripting, regular expressions
* Experience with test runners, load testing tools
* Familiar with AWS S3, AWS EC2, and Elastic Beanstalk web services

As an Outward team member, you will have:

* Medical, Dental, Vision
* 401K
* Paid time off
* Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
* Fantastic new headquarters
* Fully stocked kitchens with catered lunches twice a week
* On-site gym
* Office dogs! Bring your furry pal with you to work
* Flexible working hours
* Friendly, caring co-workers and management

This position Will Not offer relocation or Visa Sponsorship assistance.

Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outward, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Fair Employment Act (AB 1008), or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.



Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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