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BackEnd Automation Engineer/SDET

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Location: Redwood City, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000039760


Western Digital

We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.

At Upthere we are developing the next-generation of personal storage – your entire digital life in one place, always accessible, and ready to share. As a member of our talented team, you will develop products that touch the lives of millions of people.


Our engineers are proud of what they build and are passionate to tackle new problems as we push technology forward. We hire the best, operate with the freedom and innovation of a startup, and are backed by the resources, scale and stability of Western Digital – a Fortune 500 company.


We are looking for a QA Automation Engineer who can think holistically about our processes for writing quality software and who can help us to develop a good automated tests and framework.

  • Collaborate with dev teams from the start of a sprint to deliver best-in-class technical solutions for our product.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Plan and implement API automated tests to validate any new coming features for both frontend and backend.
  • Monitor automation processes and prepare defect status reports. Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

Must have the following experiences:

  • 3+ years of experience in API testing, Web Services, REST API (this also should include test API framework development and maintenance experience).
  • Experience with API testing tools:  Postman/Karate/vRest or similar tools.
  • Good working knowledge of Go, Shell/Bash scripting and Javascript frontend test frameworks. Ability to execute database queries against relational (PostgreSQL) and NoSQL (Cassandra) databases.
  •  Demonstrated understanding of Agile (SCRUM) techniquesExperience with continuous integration and deployment tools such as Jenkins
  • Bachelor’s degree or hands-on education in CS fundamentals.
  • Strong communication, organization, and analytical skills.
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter and quick learner.

Perks: Unlimited vacation and flexible work scheduleSnacks and lunches at the officeCompetitive salary and benefits, including matching 401KEducation assistance and commuter benefitsLocated in beautiful, downtown Redwood City, next to Caltrain


Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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