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Sr. Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the U.S.

Office Depot is a brand you've counted on since 1986 for your office supplies and business services, supported by a strong retail network and world-class technology platforms.  As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are changing the way we look at our technology platforms to drive significant change in the way we do business. We're reinventing ourselves and making significant investments in our multi-billion-dollar digital platforms to drive growth in our range of B2B products and services. Apply today to be a part of this revolutionary change!

As a Sr. Lead SDET, you will provide technical leadership for our Quality Engineering team, contributing greatly to this pivotal transformation in the B2B space. In this role, you will create innovative test automation solutions to drive high quality solutions for the most complex and highest risk business situations. You will lead the design and build of a test automation framework and test suite that delivers a high quality and exceptional customer experience. Working as a leader of the Quality Engineering team, this role will require close and continuous collaboration with product engineering, infrastructure, and UI/UX leadership to create and maintain the test automation framework as well as the integration of test scripts into our CI/CD pipeline. You will establish clear, detailed processes and reporting to keep our stakeholders informed (including Senior Leadership). You will mentor Lead SDETs and define best practices.

You are an ideal candidate for this role if you have 7-10+ years of experience creating and maintaining test automation frameworks and tools, test scripts, test monitoring, and test reporting expertise. This includes expertise with tools such as Selenium, Appium, and RESTAssured as well as experience with Java and SQL. You will also have 3+ years leading teams, interviewing, and growing junior team members. Cloud experience is a plus but not required.

What You’ll Do

  • In partnership with test engineering leadership, create innovative, multi-disciplinary technical/ functional solutions to unprecedented problems and devise solutions for the most complex and highest risk business situations
  • Mentor and grow junior SDETs
  • Evangelize best practices with Engineering teams
  • Act on own initiative and awareness of market conditions and technical innovations to provide solutions to problems before they occur
  • Partner with development managers to triage issues and identify root causes proactively and work with leadership and engineering team to address and overcome the challenges by improving automation framework
  • Lead the identification and definition of test key architectures, components and interfaces, as well as test data/information flows
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of current best practices and emerging trends within the technical architecture and test automation development arenas
  • Maintain awareness and understanding of relevant emerging technologies
  • Understand company procedures for documenting new initiatives with complex business cases and detailed ROI models to gain IT, Business Unit and Executive Committee agreement and approval to proceed
  • Own automation and execution of software quality assurance tests in CI/CD pipeline
  • Design, write, review, and test code in a collaborative environment
  • Participate in hiring
  • Focus on professional development through our wide array of learning opportunities for continued growth within the Office Depot team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related discipline
  • 7-10+ years of relevant experience in designing, developing, and deploying large scale automation test frameworks
  • 3+ years leading others
  • Minimum 6 years hands-on experience with Java or other any other OO language
  • 3-5+ years of experience creating automation test scripts using Selenium (WebDriver)
  • Experience creating and/or enhancing testing frameworks (keyword driven/data driven/BDD/hybrid)
  • Experience with API automated testing using RESTAssured or any API test automation framework  
  • Strong experience in analyzing test automation failures and applying smart failure analysis technique for resolution
  • Natural problem solver
  • Ability to mentally model complex systems and then break down complex problems into smaller, less complex problems
  • Detail-oriented team player with strong communication skills
  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery using Jenkins, GitHub, and Maven or any other CI/CD platform
  • Experience working with SQL and NoSQL databases, preferably PostgreSQL, MySQL, Couchbase, MongoDB
  • Experience with Jira or any other defect management tool
  • Experience creating and implementing test automation guidelines and best practices
  • Knowledge of containers and virtualization
  • Should be skilled enough to interact with different teams for test automation solutions

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package including a 401(k) and plenty of opportunities to move and grow within our organization!

Equal Employment Opportunity

Office Depot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Fair Chance Ordinance

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in alignment with the City and County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    Sr. Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

    This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the U.S.

    Office Depot is a brand you've counted on since 1986 for your office supplies and business services, supported by a strong retail network and world-class technology platforms.  As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are changing the way we look at our technology platforms to drive significant change in the way we do business. We're reinventing ourselves and making significant investments in our multi-billion-dollar digital platforms to drive growth in our range of B2B products and services. Apply today to be a part of this revolutionary change!

    As a Sr. Lead SDET, you will provide technical leadership for our Quality Engineering team, contributing greatly to this pivotal transformation in the B2B space. In this role, you will create innovative test automation solutions to drive high quality solutions for the most complex and highest risk business situations. You will lead the design and build of a test automation framework and test suite that delivers a high quality and exceptional customer experience. Working as a leader of the Quality Engineering team, this role will require close and continuous collaboration with product engineering, infrastructure, and UI/UX leadership to create and maintain the test automation framework as well as the integration of test scripts into our CI/CD pipeline. You will establish clear, detailed processes and reporting to keep our stakeholders informed (including Senior Leadership). You will mentor Lead SDETs and define best practices.

    You are an ideal candidate for this role if you have 7-10+ years of experience creating and maintaining test automation frameworks and tools, test scripts, test monitoring, and test reporting expertise. This includes expertise with tools such as Selenium, Appium, and RESTAssured as well as experience with Java and SQL. You will also have 3+ years leading teams, interviewing, and growing junior team members. Cloud experience is a plus but not required.

    What You’ll Do

    • In partnership with test engineering leadership, create innovative, multi-disciplinary technical/ functional solutions to unprecedented problems and devise solutions for the most complex and highest risk business situations
    • Mentor and grow junior SDETs
    • Evangelize best practices with Engineering teams
    • Act on own initiative and awareness of market conditions and technical innovations to provide solutions to problems before they occur
    • Partner with development managers to triage issues and identify root causes proactively and work with leadership and engineering team to address and overcome the challenges by improving automation framework
    • Lead the identification and definition of test key architectures, components and interfaces, as well as test data/information flows
    • Maintain a detailed knowledge of current best practices and emerging trends within the technical architecture and test automation development arenas
    • Maintain awareness and understanding of relevant emerging technologies
    • Understand company procedures for documenting new initiatives with complex business cases and detailed ROI models to gain IT, Business Unit and Executive Committee agreement and approval to proceed
    • Own automation and execution of software quality assurance tests in CI/CD pipeline
    • Design, write, review, and test code in a collaborative environment
    • Participate in hiring
    • Focus on professional development through our wide array of learning opportunities for continued growth within the Office Depot team

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related discipline
    • 7-10+ years of relevant experience in designing, developing, and deploying large scale automation test frameworks
    • 3+ years leading others
    • Minimum 6 years hands-on experience with Java or other any other OO language
    • 3-5+ years of experience creating automation test scripts using Selenium (WebDriver)
    • Experience creating and/or enhancing testing frameworks (keyword driven/data driven/BDD/hybrid)
    • Experience with API automated testing using RESTAssured or any API test automation framework  
    • Strong experience in analyzing test automation failures and applying smart failure analysis technique for resolution
    • Natural problem solver
    • Ability to mentally model complex systems and then break down complex problems into smaller, less complex problems
    • Detail-oriented team player with strong communication skills
    • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery using Jenkins, GitHub, and Maven or any other CI/CD platform
    • Experience working with SQL and NoSQL databases, preferably PostgreSQL, MySQL, Couchbase, MongoDB
    • Experience with Jira or any other defect management tool
    • Experience creating and implementing test automation guidelines and best practices
    • Knowledge of containers and virtualization
    • Should be skilled enough to interact with different teams for test automation solutions

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package including a 401(k) and plenty of opportunities to move and grow within our organization!

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Office Depot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Fair Chance Ordinance

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in alignment with the City and County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

     

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  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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  • 2012
    SALES/SOLUTIONS ADVISOR
  • 2014
    GENERAL MANAGER
  • 2018
    STORE PROJECTS MANAGER
  • 2020
    SR. PRODUCT DIRECTOR

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Phillip Rumpf

Retail District Sales Manager

Meet Phillip Rumpf, our Retail District Sales Manager in the Salt Lake City UT market. Phillip has been with Office Depot for 5 years now, and in that time, he has quickly advanced through our stores organization as a Customer Service Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager and now as District Sales Manager.

The path to his current position has been challenging and rewarding and his leadership took the opportunity to develop him and encourage his ambitions along the way. As a Store Manager, Phillip was identified as a high potential leader and was selected for our “Blue Angels” program for leadership development which led to his current DSM role.

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