Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) (Remote)

Having recently secured 43 million in funding and named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ Awards, we are becoming one of Canada’s fastest-growing start-ups and looking to build our first Quality Assurance & Automation Team! Certn is a fast growing global technology company that is looking to reinvent the way organizations build Trust in People with technology and AI backed background checks. 

We have over 120 team members and we’re proud of our revenue and customer growth. That said, we haven’t been able to keep the bar of quality as high as we want and know it ought to be. As we continue to grow and scale we want to be sure quality takes president as that will make us the most trusted data solution for background checks and the best place to work. To continue on this trajectory, we’re looking to add a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to our growing team.As an SDET on our team, you will be focused on exploratory testing and supporting our QA team to build our automated testing framework. Your responsibilities will include writing exploratory and automated tests and focusing on the testability, robustness, and performance of newly implemented and integrated product updates.

Some of the responsibilities that the successful candidate will take on include:

  • Work collaboratively with the team to create and maintain an automated ‘build and test’ process.
  • Writing robust and reusable test components that are used by multiple internal teams
  • Use quality best practices and programming skills to explore, drive, and implement test automation solutions and testing tools.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot production issues by automating and reproducing them in a non-production environment. 
  • Plan, create, and implement strategies/solutions for feature validations and test automation. 
  • Collaborate and mentor team members on testing tools and test techniques 
  • Assist in creating and implementing a QA automation roadmap 
  • Maintain product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures

We are hoping you’ll bring… 

  • Proven experience and comfortability programming experience in Python 
  • Understanding of Object Oriented Programming
  • Experience with Selenium; specifically using Selenium directly as opposed to a wrapper framework like Cypress; using Selenium for Dynamic Web Applications (or SPA)
  • Experience reviewing code, we do a lot of paired coding here and are always actively reviewing the work our team is doing.  
  • A desire and passion for working in a collaborative feedback-driven environment.
  • An excitement about accessibility and ensuring our code is accessible as possible.

It’s a bonus if you have…

  • Experience working with Cloud Architecture (ideally AWS, Saucelabs or BrowserStack)
  • CI/CD tooling experience, Jenkins would be great!
  • Experience with logging solutions, ideally ELK stacks or CloudWatch

Here are some characteristics and values that really align with our Certonians and the way to be successful here:

  • Growth mindset
  • Curious
  • Analytical
  • Accountable
  • Problem solver
  • Relationship builder 
  • Influencer 


We are interviewing immediately – please send through your application asap (cover letter not required).

Whatever your background, experience, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, race and gender is, we want to hear from you! We are an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for all employees from all walks of life. One of our main corporate goals is to build an environment that will be the best place for you to work and spend your time. To accomplish that, we know we need to build a diverse team where everyone feels included. Research shows that women and other marginalized groups tend to only apply for a job when they meet every single criteria. Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box? Reach out anyways, we want to hear from you and we welcome you to apply and join our team! 

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