Senior Software Engineer, Test

Technology - Engineering Woodland Hills, California Pleasanton, California


As a Sr. Software Engineer in Test, you will play a crucial role in the success of our company by contributing to, as well as driving, high-quality releases and value-delivery to our customers. In this role, you will be automating tests for web-based applications and RESTful APIs to support our high-transaction and big-data SaaS applications. Your attention to detail, tenacity, creative problem-solving and forward thinking will directly impact the company's success, as well as the success of your peers across the organization. By following and evangelizing quality standards, as well as overall SDLC processes as they relate to quality, you will be able to affect meaningful change in the organization and help drive our culture to a quality and customer-first mentality.


  • Create UI and API automation utilizing tools and frameworks already in place to ensure future automation coverage of all features.
  • Build and add to Automation Regression Test Harness.
  • Drive improvements and provide recommendations by using or creating tools and contributing to the automation framework already in place.
  • Independently identify and assess risks and develop mitigation steps and processes to be put in place for projects, while collaborating on technical designs, management of dependencies, and efficacy of valid test data to ensure successful and high-quality deliverables.
  • Execute Quality Engineering (QE) forensics and detailed root cause analysis of test failures, reported defects, and performance and scalability issues.
  • Provide technical leadership to other QE staff as the QE discipline and team grows, acting as an agent of change for a quality-first culture within the organization.
  • Execute on QE compliance objectives and appropriate metrics to measure success.
  • Assist with defining and implementing quality standards, processes, and procedures that ensure the highest quality deliverables.
  • Collaborate with QE, Product, and Engineering leadership, as well as other stakeholders, to ensure that all user stories, product definition, technical specifications, and acceptance criteria are clear and follow the established processes and standards.
  • Author high-quality test plans, test cases, and supporting documentation.
  • Identify gaps, issues, or other areas of concern, and proactively define, propose, and enact process and workflow improvements to mitigate such issues.
  • Partner with leadership, peers, and sister-teams throughout the organization to support meaningful change and adaptation, with a constant focus on improving the whatand how of Quality within BlackLine.


  • CS degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Technical leader with extensive experience in test automation for complex SaaS product environments.
  • 7 or more years of hands-on experience in Web Application, SaaS, and RESTful API testing.
  • 5 or more years of hands-on test automation development, with experience building a test automation suite from the ground up.
  • 5 or more years of hands-on working experience in traditional OOP programming languages, specifically C# (with .NET core and NUnit / XUnit / MSTest).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accessibility standards (e.g. WCAG 2.1 A & AA, Section 508 Compliance)
  • Experience with accessibility testing (e.g. keyboard navigation, assistive technology)
  • Proven understanding and experience with tools like Postman, Fiddler, screen readers (e.g. NVDA), Lighthouse, IntelliJ
  • Strong hands on experience in building and executing automated and performance tests for REST based services, preferably using RestSharp
  • Excellent hands-on experience with Selenium and Rest Assured.
  • Experience with Performance test development
  • Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) tools such as Jenkins, Maven
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes a plus
  • Experience with mobile test automation is a plus
  • Have a deep understanding of TDD, BDD, Unit, Integration, UI testing methodologies
  • Good knowledge of SQL, including stored procedures, data models, and transactional flows.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with engineers, product owners, and development managers, as well as other teams across the organization.
  • Full working knowledge and experience with the range of quality concepts and best practices (e.g. black, white, and gray-box testing; quality models; data models; performance; bug-tracking; debugging tools, etc.).
  • Strong understanding of XPath, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, and XML.
  • Prior working experience in Agile, specifically SCRUM, is a must