Senior Software Development/Design Engineer in Test

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Senior Software Development/Design Engineer in Test

About Us:

BlackSky is a geospatial intelligence solutions provider that enables organizations to task, collect, and transform data from earth observation, global sensor networks, mobile devices, and social media to deliver on-demand insights about places, events, and assets that are critical to their operations. BlackSky provides satellite collection, data, and cloud based -processing and analytic solutions to organizations that are capitalizing on the exponential growth of a wide range of sensor and collection platforms for delivering the next generation of GEOINT and location intelligence solutions. BlackSky has extensive expertise and capabilities in commercial remote sensing, multi-source analytics, cloud computing, open-source software development, Amazon Web Services, and big data geospatial analytics. BlackSky provides solutions to commercial and government organizations with relevant programs with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), US. Army, and U.S. Air Force Research Labs.

As a technical, hands-on Software Development/Design Engineer in Test (SDET) your job is to participate in the manual & automation testing of our web based application. You will be under the guidance of the manager of the Platform test team with an already-established testing process. Your role will be that of a "full-stack" QA Engineer - someone who has a strong appreciation and skill in software engineering with the capability of writing manual & automated and performance tests.


  • Test major components of the system
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Contribute to and drive design and review of test automation frameworks, test implementations, strategy and approach
  • Focus on automated integration testing between disparate components
  • Work with developers and architects to develop test plans and validate unit tests
  • Ensure that all components communicate and interoperate
  • Help choose which technologies/frameworks are used for quality assurance
  • Create automated testing where possible and regular manual testing where not
  • Collaborate with developers to understand software design, function, and testability
  • Work with DevOps for testing in a CI environment, and monitoring health of components

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of experience testing and maintaining commercial software in a production environment; familiarity with agile methodologies, software products and release life cycles, source code and change management
  • Minimum of five years of experience writing automated tests using Python & JavaScript
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in computer science, engineering, or related technical field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with geospatial products
  • Team leadership experience

Life at BlackSky for full-time benefits-eligible employees includes:

  • BlackSky pays 100% of employee-only premiums for medical, dental, and vision, plus contributes $100/month for out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Total of 5 weeks of paid leave including PTO, holidays, volunteerism leave, and our shutdown between Christmas and New Yearโ€™s Day.
  • 401(k) pre-tax and Roth deferral options with employer match.
  • Professional development budgets.
  • Mac or PC? Your choice!
  • Awesome space swag.

BlackSky is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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United States, Herndon, Virginia, United States, Remote, Seattle, Washington, United States

Posted 6d ago

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