• Test Automation Engineer (Python)

    Location US-CO-Englewood
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  • Summary

    Sling TV L.L.C. provides an over-the-top television experience on TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. Distributed across a variety of strategic device partners, including Google, Amazon, Apple TV, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Sprint, Roku, Samsung, Netflix, and many others, Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels of top content. Featured programmers include Disney/ESPN, Fox, ABC, NBC, HBO, AMC, A&E, EPIX, Cinemax, Starz, NFL Network, NFL Networks, NBA TV, NHL Networks, Pac-12 Networks, Hallmark, Viacom, Univision, and more. For spanish-speaker customers, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to the U S. Hispanic market.  And for those seeking International content, Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages (available across multiple devices) to U.S. households. 


    While Sling TV does not disclose subscribers and related metrics, Parks Associates ranks Sling TV as the #6 OTT service behind Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and, and ahead of HBO Now, Showtime and CBS All Access. Sling TV is the #1 fastest-growing live OTT service, growing faster than any Top 10 OTT service provider.


    Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit



    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    At Sling TV, we think services based on big bills, bundles, and useless channels are a thing of the past. Sling TV is uniting cord-cutters and smarter consumers everywhere with simply priced mobile access to the top live TV networks — join our team of spirited innovators in changing the way we watch TV. Our office is light, lively, and buzzing with dynamic people. We love what we do, we love who we work with, and we love TV. Brainstorm with us, build with us, banter with us, and even backpack with us — start your next adventure with Sling TV. 


    Sling is seeking a Software Test Automation Engineer at our Englewood, CO office to be responsible for designing, developing and executing automated software for validation of Over the top (OTT) video delivery using a wide range of devices. The Software Tester will also be responsible for participation within the entire SDLC of automation test procedures, tools, and measurement for internal and external products and services. The ideal candidate will have experience working in an agile develop environment with focus on development and maintenance of test automation frameworks.


    Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:


    • Responsible for building test automation framework using Java with hibernate to automate testing of Sling TV.
    • Design and develop a reliable, scalable and maintainable automation framework using open source tools from the ground up.
    • Contribute to design, development and maintenance of automation framework
    • Contribute to the test framework architecture
    • Design and write software in a functional style combined with object-oriented techniques
    • Work in an agile development environment
    • Work with Engineering, Development, DBA’s, networking and testing teams to gather requirements and provide solutions using automation tools.
    • Automation of both REST and SOAP protocols.
    • Involve in SAFe Scrum ceremonies, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Release Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Product Demos and Sprint Retrospectives.
    • Work with XML, XSD, XPath, MQ, Topics, HTTP, HTTPS and JSON.
    • Create and execute manual smoke, functional, regression, system, integration and exploratory tests.
    • Perform test using HP ALM.
    • Identify, analyze, and document defects using Jira
    • Participate in weekly test planning, project status meetings and reviews.
    • Analyze test results, identified issues and reported it to the developers through Jira.
    • Assist in entering and updating Issues (Epics, Stories, and Tasks) onto JIRA Agile application.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Software Test Automation Engineer will have the following:


    • BS Degree and 7 years of Software Development experience, or Masters and 5 years of Software development experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • At least 7 years of hands-on experience with Python development experience, specifically building applications or test automation frameworks.
    • At least 3 years of experience in one or more of the following: DB Modeling, DB design, DB optimization and development of related SQL programming objects
    • At least 3 years of development experience with RESTful and or SOAP web services.


    Preferred Qualifications:  


    • Experience in building test automation frameworks using Selenium webdriver with Java.
    • At least 1 year of experience with a unit testing framework, preferably testNG.
    • Application server (tomcat) architecture and services.
    • Application development and debugging using Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tools (Eclipse, Net Beans).
    • Working knowledge of Agile Development methodology, SAFe and Scrum.
    • Development effort estimation techniques.
    • Experienced with Virtual Machines (preferably VMWare).
    • Experience in at least one of these technologies: JavaScript, Python, XML and HTML.
    • Experience with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, using DOS and UNIX commands.


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