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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

PhotoShelter is a leader in visual media technology that helps photographers and creative teams work effortlessly and engage audiences instantly - all while maintaining the integrity of their content. Across our platform of SaaS products, we manage over 750 million visual assets for 80,000 professional photographers and over 1,800 large brands, including universities, pro sports teams, corporate and consumer brands, and leading nonprofits. We were built by and for creative people, and we’re committed to celebrating and supporting creative work.

We are seeking an SDET with strong analytical skills, who excels at finding bugs and working in the agile environment to help continuously improve our software development and testing processes. The ideal candidate will have worked in a b2c internet or media company which is used to frequent releases per sprint. Experience with JIRA or a similar ticketing system before and is used to document test cases based on new or existing use cases. The ability to transform test cases into automated tests capable of running in multiple browsers is desired.


  • Design and develop testing procedures and frameworks to help automate our software development process
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to understand project objectives, gather and analyze automation requirements, design automated tests, troubleshoot issues, and implement scalable test automation solutions
  • Build and maintain test suite pipelines in a CI/CD environment
  • Work on continuous improvement of testing approach
  • Perform maintenance/upkeep of existing frameworks


We do not expect you to have experience with everything on this list, you should have experience with some of them and a willingness to learn others.

  • Javascript, Mocha, Chai
  • Node.js
  • Git
  • Bamboo Ci
  • Selenium/Webdriverio
  • Experience with Linux
  • Agile Methodologies

The Must Haves

  • 2-3 years of relevant Test Automation experience
  • Experience implementing test automation frameworks
  • Ability to take Acceptance Criteria and turn them into functioning Automated Tests
  • A strong desire to break things using negative testing scenarios
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Knowing when to automate / not to automate something
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multitask, and work in a fast-paced environment

Nice To Haves

Experience or knowledge of any of the following are considered nice to have.

  • Load & Performance testing
  • Cypress / Playwright
  • Working knowledge of Docker
  • Scripting languages: PHP, Python, Perl, bash etc
  • Working with React

This role can be located in: New York City (HQ - Hybrid); Tristate area (Hybrid); Alabama (Remote); California (Remote); Florida (Remote); Illinois (Remote); Michigan (Remote); Montana (Remote); North Carolina (Remote); Oregon (Remote); Pennsylvania (Remote); Rhode Island (Remote); South Caroline (Remote); Texas (Remote); Virginia (Remote); Washington State (Remote)

**Candidates must either work on the East Coast of the US or be willing to work East Coast hours.**

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

The team at PhotoShelter has a set of foundational values – among them are “we operate with heart” and “our integrity drives everything.” As these values guide our company, PhotoShelter is committed to maintaining a welcoming and respectful workplace that celebrates each employee’s unique identity. We recognize that diverse viewpoints and experiences are essential to the success of our team. Alongside our commitment to photographers and creative teams, we in turn ensure that team members from all backgrounds are supported to grow creatively and professionally in their careers at PhotoShelter. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to providing all employees with a work environment that celebrates individuality and remains free from any form of discrimination and harassment. It’s not about our bottom line, it’s about the core values that drive us forward. Our management team and hiring managers are mindful of the needs of our unique community, ensuring that our workplace is inclusive, welcoming and safe for all.

We're offering:

  • An inspired environment. Inc. Magazine named PhotoShelter one of the fastest growing companies in the US and we’ve been awarded one of the Best Places To Work in NYC by InternetWeek with special recognition for our employee happiness scores.
  • Visual Media industry expertise through exposure to amazing photographers and videographers and new trends in the industry.
  • Benefits. We offer the usual good stuff. Competitive annual salary, variable pay incentives, 401(k) with company match, insurance coverage (medical, dental and vision, life), generous PTO, and commuter benefits.
  • Compensation range for this role is $90k - $125k annual salary, plus bonus incentive.