• Cox Automotive Canada
  • 6733 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Jan 23, 2021
Full time General Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

Primary Location: 6733 Mississauga RdMississaugaON, CA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 207467



The Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining automation scripting and test management processes for mobile and web services based financial software applications. These applications fulfill critical business needs and directly impact our customers.


The SDET role will be part of a team-oriented Agile environment to accomplish high-level business goals. Primary responsibilities will include deployment of a scalable, high performance automated test coverage solutions for mobile & web-based client applications using C#, ASP.NET core framework, Visual Studio, Object-Oriented Programming, Jenkins, and other languages/tools where appropriate. The role is expected to be able to work under structured approaches to automated testing and a desire to collaborate with QA testers and developers in the creation of automation solutions.



  • Work with DevOps team to develop in-house applications using C# ASP.NET, Java, and other object-oriented languages to automate repetitive tasks
  • Participates in the design, development and implementation of the Automation Framework and builds rules / assertions around most QA validations using the tools employed by DealerTrack to create test plans with clearly defined test objectives
  • Partners with various stakeholders within the engineering organization to understand evolving automation needs and propose technical solutions to meet these needs
  • Works with the Dev, QA and CI/CD team to build and adopt our advancing automation culture and capabilities
  • Works with Scrum Team members in an Agile approach to analyze project requirements with the goal of increasing automated testing and decreasing risk
  • Develops processes for effective monitoring and reporting of automation test cycle results
  • Acts as a key knowledge resource for testing automation
  • Trains and supports QA team members on automation as appropriate
  • Creates, consults and maintains an environment where a BDD behavior is fostered
  • Evaluates and tests change requests to determine that the software meets the defined requirements



  • Experience with end-to-end defect tracking, communication and management of QA bugs found from the testing life cycle
  • 5 years’ experience in working with and testing API / Restful services
  • Familiar with the fundamentals of web application and relational database architectures
  • 5 years’ experience in writing, executing, and reporting on detailed manual and automated test cases – smoke, sanity, functional, integration, regression, load and performance tests (how many years?)
  • 5 years exposure to delivering on complex highly visible tasks that require diverse areas of expertise
  • 5 years’ experience with collaboration to support release planning, estimation, and delivery processes using Agile methodologies




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or other related field combined with 5 years of strong automation experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced experience with automation testing tools
  • Familiar with the fundamentals of web application and relational database architectures
  • Demonstrated experience with web application protocols and frameworks such as HTTP, JavaScript, NodeJS, Angular Js.Net, React, JSON, XML, Webservices, REST
  • Experience using Selenium, Appium, Protractor, SoapUI, Postman, jUnit, TestNG, TestCafe, Test Assure API, JMeter required
  • Experience working with Git, Rally, Jenkins, AWS cloud, Splunk.
  • Familiarity with Python, Java, Groovy, C#, ASP.Net, and Linux/Unix/OS X command line utilization.
  • Experience with SQL (Oracle, PG) / NoSQL (Cassandra) databases.
  • Experience with load and performance testing including design, development, implementation and reporting.
  • Exposure to complex or highly visible tasks in support of multiple projects that require diverse areas of expertise
  • Ability to build relationships and contribute to complex projects that require multiple areas of expertise
  • Strong desire for continuous learning, personal growth and work collaboratively

Nice to have:

  • AWS Cloud knowledge
  • Safe Agile certification
  • Rally
  • Any OOP language certification

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like, Manheim and vAuto.


About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.  Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at   

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job ID: 207467