Staff Software Engineer in Test

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 24, 2022 (37 d ago)
Who is Promethean?

Collaborative discovery is at the heart of the learning experience. With more than two decades helping people learn and grow together, Promethean is a true partner for educators, innovators, and business leaders. Our award-winning interactive displays and lesson delivery solutions transform learning and workspaces into creative, connected environments to foster collective success.

At the heart of Promethean is a team of education strategists, designers, and technologists that is dedicated to inspiring engagement and empowering teachers and students around the world. Our goal is to make education technology commonplace in all learning environments, and we strive every day to develop intuitive solutions that speed learning, insights, and creativity.

The Promethean team spans the globe and our work impacts the lives of millions of teachers and students. We stand by our solutions and our employees, offering highly competitive benefits and compensation, as well as providing a work-life balance that lifts and sustains us as we navigate a new future.

We are #TeamPromethean. Join us.

Our world-wide, world-class Engineering team offer our customers the best possible classroom experience through thoughtful design and code. The team is highly communicative, not afraid of a deadline, and consistently recognized as best in class for education technology.

About this role...

The Staff Software Engineer in Test is responsible for ensuring the quality of Promethean's products. The Staff Engineer is a member of an agile team focused on delivery of key product functionality. The Staff Engineer will participate in the full lifecycle of the product from development to production and ensure quality software. The staff engineer leads the design of large solutions, reviews the work of other engineers, and provides guidance to junior engineers on the team.

As a Staff Software Engineer in Test, you will:

  • Be an active participant in the day-to-day Scrum activities of the team including sprint planning, daily standups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives
  • Review and evaluate business requirements in the form of user stories. Lead the work breakdown and
  • estimation of tasks based on requirements. Provide alternative solutions and negotiate with Product
  • Management.
  • Own small to mid-sized engineering/QA projects or product area
  • Lead technical projects; capable of defining and overseeing a technical project
  • Develop high-quality code; contribute to development standards by setting new patterns and best
  • practices
  • Write architecture and design documentation, as needed
  • Review the work of teammates to ensure quality and adherence to system architecture and best
  • practices; identify where new designs will require architectural changes
  • Troubleshoot and reproduce customer found issues in a timely manner
  • Support and contribute to the development build, deployment, and monitoring processes with an
  • emphasis on security, performance, and scalability.
  • Design reusable components by utilizing standard frameworks. Experiment with new technologies that
  • can enhance our tech stack.
  • May participate in build vs. buy analysis and complex decision making
  • Conduct regular, self-guided study to stay current on new and existing technologies. Watches emerging
  • technologies and practices and evaluates them for suitability at Promethean
  • May supervise the work of QA vendor resources


  • Coding & Delivery - 60% Be involved in overall application lifecycle Write code to deliver application functionality and fixes for users Take responsibility for delivering high quality code and infrastructure from lower environments to production systems Thoroughly test code using unit, integration, functional and load testing Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams including UX, QA, DevOps and other Engineering teams Review the work of teammates, provide training and help to other team members. Mentor and guide less experienced SDETs.
  • Design & Investigation - 30%
  • Design and communicate technical requirements; create technical design and architecture
  • documentation where appropriate
  • Follow new and emerging technologies
  • Investigate and incorporate new technologies into solutions
  • Provide estimations for new feature work
  • Lead solution design and quality plan for new features or an area of the application.
  • Teamwork and Planning - 10%
  • Participate in Scrum ceremonies contributing to technical stories, estimations and grooming/planning
  • activities
At Promethean...

We take our work seriously because it has impact! We empower students worldwide to learn. We are driven to continuously innovate and develop educational technology that inspires students to unleash their potential. We believe in the power of education to change the world and come to work each day with our sleeves rolled up ready to make a difference! However, we also appreciate that life isn't just about work. We are a small company with big rewards and understand that you also need time to unwind. Join a company where you can be your best self, work on challenging problems, and have some fun along the way; join Promethean.
Promethean is honored to be an equal opportunity workplace. We realize that by creating teams rich in diverse thoughts and experiences, our people, company and customers are free to thrive. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), age, marital status, disability, military or veteran status; or any other protected classifications or characteristics under applicable local laws. In addition, Promethean values privacy and the protection of personal information.

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