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Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on November 30, 2021
Job Id #52311 Posted November 22, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • We have reached phase in transformation for Testing and Operational stability.
  • The role of this engineer is pivotal to the success and is critical to both our IT and our Operations strategy. It is both urgent and imperative that we set clear expectations relative to common measures of success and operating practices.
  • The services transformation is fundamentally an ARCHITECTURAL strategy, however it ties together Product, Operations and Engineering with a planned technology architecture that will create speed, replicability, flexibility and scale.
  • At the highest level, our value proposition is to enable improved productivity, experience, growth and time to capability.

Team and Team size:

  • They will leading the effort and will report into the Product manager, Strategy Tech Lead and Biz Ops.

Top Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for end-to-end service delivery including all service offerings, in particular the value that the service delivers.
  • Deals with strategy and portfolio management, service roadmap, prioritizes initiatives, budgets, negotiations with partners and vendors, and authorization of the release of new capabilities.
  • Drives service maturity and service metrics.
  • Ensures service-appropriate roles have been identified, filled, and published.
  • Opportunities to further scale and stabilize the upstream and downstream systems.

Must Have:

  • 5-10 years overall SDET and/or development experience.

Measures of Success:

  • Primary reporting on the success of your service will take place at the appropriate operations reviews.
  • Specified services will be tracked at monthly, weekly reviews.
  • The summary dashboard for reviews must include the following metrics/outlooks for each service:
    • Total Cost of Ownership
    • Benchmark to industry
    • Performance to SLAs
    • Current Risk profile against plan, including resiliency assessment and security vulnerability
    • Time to provision new capability/version of capability
    • Case metrics
    • User experience metrics


  • Education and Training: a Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science, information technology, information science, or in a related computer disciplines
  • At least 5 years of experience in an information technology field is also required.
  • Having certifications from recognized institutions also increases job prospects
  • Management Skills:
    • Able to coordinate the operations of an organizations IT, product and Engineering service unit to achieve set objectives
  • Computer Skills:
    • They are skilled in operating, installing, and troubleshooting computer systems and network to ensure efficient IT operations
  • Analytical Skills:
    • Carry out tests to identify performance leaks in an IT structure


  • Design and build scalable automated test frameworks and test suites working across technologies.
  • API level testing.
  • Perform manual testing, the scope of which will encompass all functionalities of services as a prequel to automation.
  • Analyze test logs; create test reports, co-ordinate with stakeholders.
  • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals and data structures.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing clean code quickly.
  • Test framework design and automation experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of QA methodologies, life cycle and processes.
  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.
  • Experience developing test automation tools and frameworks.
  • Experience developing high quality test strategies and test automation.
  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills and an ability to come up with creative solutions to impossible-to-solve problems.
  • Experience in web application and device test automation using Selenium, Robotium, Appium or any equivalent tool/s.
  • Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills.
  • Strong exposure with Selenium and Appium framework.
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases.
  • Coding experience with automation framework, tools and services for mobile. Working Experience in API testing and Automation of the services.
  • Understanding of QA methodologies, life cycle and processes.
  • Expertise in database testing including designing and manipulating test data, validating stored procedures, jobs, triggers and replication.
  • TestNG, JUnit & Testing highly desirable.
  • Experience in QA with exposure to white box testing.
  • Experience with Open Source Performance Testing Tool Jmeter.
  • Hands on in Web services automation using Rest assured.
  • Experience in Object Oriented Analysis, Design(OOAD) and development of software using UML Methodology, good knowledge of J2EE design patterns and Core Java design patterns.
  • Participate in design and code inspections.
  • Experience working closely with development and business teams to communicate impacts and to understand business requirements.
  • Comfortable communicating cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settings.
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Shows creativity and initiative to improve product coverage and effectiveness.
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly.

Technical Skills:

  • Java, Spring, Hibernate, Web Services, HTML, JSP, Java Script, Servlets, Web Services, XML, AJAX, Microservices, SOA, REST, JSON a MUST.
  • Strong experience with Agile development incorporating Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, utilizing technologies such as GIT, Maven, Jenkins, Chef, Sonar, PowerMock.
  • GoLang, Docker, Kubernetes experience is good to have.
  • Knowledge of functional programming is a must

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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