Lead Data Test Engineer - Server Side

Job Locations
US-CA-WEST HOLLYWOOD
Brand
Pluto TV
Function
Software Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID
2021-15510

About The Brand

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin.

Overview and Responsibilities

At Pluto TV, we approach testing differently -- we are testing, and breaking, code constantly, but we help rebuild it better. Data Test Engineers (DTE) test and verify Pluto TV’s analytics events across all applications. This role is a Lead DTE with a focus on Server-Side data verification. In this role you will apply your Software Testing, Data Quality, and SQL experience to manually and using automation scripts to test the firing of analytics events and verify those events in downstream databases or files. This Lead DTE will work with Business Intelligence analysts and developers to make sure data quality and integrity is maintained as new events are added to applications in addition to verification of backend systems and services. The position requires strong QA experience with a focus on data, knowledge of data pipelines from raw data to reporting, and demonstrable SQL skills. The Lead DTE will work closely with Manager, Data Test Engineering and also act as a representative of the Software Test Engineering Team in scrum meetings, and work alongside product management to address how to provide better quality coverage for the applications supported.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with project teams implementing analytics features into client applications and verify the firing of those analytics events by manually working with devices or initiating scripts.
  • Verify applications and tools developed on data, data warehousing & AWS Redshift , Snowflake or columnar databases.
  • Perform data profiling on downstream data for the purposes of finding field anomalies and possible data quality issues.
  • Verify capturing of analytics events in related file systems or databases through SQL, or a scripting language (Python, Java, shell scripting, etc.).
  • Understanding of Data Models, Data Schema, ETL and created extensive store procedures, SQL queries to perform back-end data warehousing testing.
  • Work with Business Intelligence and Product Management to create test strategies, plans and cases that provide acceptable coverage for a given data pipeline, from event creation to reporting.
  • Work in an Agile Software Delivery methodology, highly focused in creating data validation tests based on requirements.
  • Work with other members of Data Test Engineering to compile a regression test suite that can be executed quickly.
  • Help create a manageable, repeatable strategy for manual test cases.
  • Provide a risk assessment on the defects identified and set the correct priority and severity.
  • Significant understanding on complex coding frameworks and applications such as Java, Node, Mobile and OTT
  • Working testing experience supporting an application written on the following languages:
  • Node
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • Experience performing integrated validations on various microservices

Basic Qualifications

Qualities / Experience We’re Seeking

We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in this role:

  • 5+ years of Quality Assurance/Testing experience as a Lead.
  • 3+ years of Data Quality experience, or QA experience with a focus on data, data warehousing, reporting, etc.
  • 3+ years of testing experience working within an Agile environment, and with Agile Management tools such as JIRA.
  • Experience with Automation Framework development using Java.
  • Experience with Performance Test Design, Development and load testing execution.
  • Design, create and maintain assets used to execute performance tests and contribute to the execution and monitoring of performance test executions using Apache JMeter, LoadRunner or similar tools.
  • Experience with reporting or analytics tools like Tableau or Mode.
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services, querying and working with data in various AWS services.
  • Programming experience in a language such as Python, Java, etc. for the purposes of parsing files and running queries.
  • Experience with analytics implementations (network events, ad beacons, user action events, etc.) in a web or mobile application.

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