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Date: Jul 4, 2019

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Nielsen

Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) - 35849

Technology and Engineering - USA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Position Title: Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)


Make an impact every day as the Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) writing code to automatically verify our quality, define the test strategy, technologies, and implement new processes/tools to streamline our quality. Provide the technical leadership and expertise to inform the vision for Nielsen Rhiza’s Quality Assurance team. Work hand-in-hand with Nielsen Rhiza product owners, engineers, and designers to deliver cutting-edge software in a family-friendly environment.


  • Design and implement automated test suites in a fast-paced agile environment using Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, & Continuous Deployment concepts to allow for efficient delivery of high-quality products
  • Mentor junior level staff and serve as the go-to resource regarding all things QA
  • Implement successful test strategies resulting in efficient test development and execution models
  • Drive the overall SDLC towards quality-centric automated methodologies
  • Execute tests, interpret results, and communicate on a regular basis, resulting in quick solutions to any quality concerns
  • Work on maintaining/building automated test infrastructure
  • Assist with product specifications (e.g. wish list, future development, new ideas, etc).
  • Support scrum team and product ownership in release management



  • 5+ years of experience as a Software or Quality Engineer or Software Engineer with coding skills in Java, Javascript, Python or other modern programming language (OOP) required
  • Understanding of test automation, test tool creation, automation frameworks required
  • Experience working with robust automated tests with a high level of maintainability
  • Experience  extracting use cases from functional requirements and client interaction and authoring test cases from these use cases and build to suit.
  • Knowledge of full software development life cycle, QA methodology, tools and software testing standards
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to utilize data to drive decisions
  • Shows creativity and initiative to improve test coverage and effectiveness
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or applicable, practical development work experience
  • Experience with Javascript (AngularJS) and Python unit testing and integration testing frameworks is ideal
  • Specific experience using protractor and Selenium (or similar end-to-end testing tools) is ideal
  • Experience with data pipeline (ETL/ELT) validation is ideal








About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania 

Secondary Locations: , , , 

Travel:  No 

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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