SDET Lead/Manager

at 
Stem
Posted on 
27 Jan
JOB CATEGORY

About Stem

Are you seeking a role with a Climate Tech industry leader that you can be excited and proud of as part of the clean energy transition??

Stem provides solutions that address the challenges of today’s dynamic energy market. By combining advanced energy storage solutions with Athena™, a world-class artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytics platform, Stem enables customers and partners to optimize energy use by automatically switching between battery power, onsite generation and grid power. Stem’s solutions help enterprise customers benefit from a clean, adaptive energy infrastructure and achieve a wide variety of goals, including expense reduction, resilience, sustainability, environmental and corporate responsibility and innovation. Stem also offers full support for solar partners interested in adding storage to standalone, community or commercial solar projects – both behind and in front of the meter.

Stem’s culture embodies diversity & inclusion beyond the traditional facets of gender, ethnicity, age, disabilities, and sexual orientation to include experience, personality, communication, workstyles, and more. At our core, Stem is at the momentous intersection of clean energy and software technology where diverse ideas, experiences, and professional skills converge to make the inclusive culture we have today. Together, we are turning old school thoughts about software and energy into progressive, collaborative, and innovative solutions. By joining our team, you will be collaborating with data scientists, energy experts, skilled salespeople, thought-leading executives and more from a range of backgrounds. This intersection of ideas, beliefs, and skills is what makes us unique enough to lead the world’s largest network of digitally connected energy storage systems.

What we are looking for:

Stem Inc. is currently seeking an experienced SDET Manager to join our growing team to serve as a contributor and a Lead/Manager.

You will be a part of a product development team which provides an end-to-end solutions to our users from data collection in the field to generating real-time notifications to dispatches and interactive visualizations providing access to diagnostic and metering data.

As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)/ Manager you will build and design test automation for Stem’s applications. You will work with multi-functional teams across Stem’s Technology to launch premier technical solutions for Stem’s application testing. You will collaborate directly with Developers, SDETs, Product Managers, and Program Managers to ensure quality development and quality of our applications and platforms. You will be responsible for driving the software development process toward quality-centric methodologies. You will be a key member of a team building an innovative new product that will impact our member’s lives!
This position will have managerial duties with up to 7 direct reports.

Responsibilities:
- Act as a key participant in developing standards and companywide best practices for engineering complex and large-scale technology solutions for technology engineering disciplines
- Lead the Software development in test initiatives using modern tools and technologies
- Improve QA efficiency by implementing in-sprint automation and continuously improve tests and process with a drive towards innovation and automation
- Accountable for overall design, creation, and maintenance of automation framework
- Manage and develop the team through involvement, delegation, and regular reviews of performance
- Actively mentor, lead, and support team members
- Willing to be hands-on in developing tools for improving test efficiency
- Collaborate with various departments and implement process improvements
- Help troubleshoot build environment and tools usage issues
- Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
- A minimum of 3 years Lead/Manager+ experience leading SDET teams plus a minimum of 10 years professional experience in the single and multi-tenant application development
- Ability to lead all aspects of thorough architectural, design and code reviews
- Experience with Microsoft development tools, Visual Studio, SQL management studio
- Working knowledge of Python or Java programming skills
- Working knowledge of test frameworks like pytest, etc.
- Strong knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes
- Knowledge of end-to-end DevSecOps automation with CI and CD pipelines designing, implementing, or using quality gates
- Experience with CI/CD technologies, such as Jenkins, Github, Sonar etc.
- Experience designing and implementing APIs, with a deep understanding of REST, SOAP, HTTP etc.
- Ability to have effective two-way communication with senior leadership and dev teams
- Experience in leading an agile development teams
- Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
- Hands on experience recruiting top talent

Desired Qualifications:
- Experience with cloud deployments for high availability systems
- Technology mentoring to meet the overall objectives of the organization- includes coaching junior engineers and providing technical design and architecture guidance for initiatives
- Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required
- Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language
- Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
- Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
- Provide consultation on the use of re-engineering techniques to improve process performance for greater efficiencies

Job Location
Bay Area, Boulder, Seattle and Austin, United States and Toronto, Canada

All new employees hired in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exceptions as required by law. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or have an approved accommodation along with your executed offer of employment.

Stem, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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About Stem

Are you seeking a role with a Climate Tech industry leader that you can be excited and proud of as part of the clean energy transition??

Stem provides solutions that address the challenges of today’s dynamic energy market. By combining advanced energy storage solutions with Athena™, a world-class artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytics platform, Stem enables customers and partners to optimize energy use by automatically switching between battery power, onsite generation and grid power. Stem’s solutions help enterprise customers benefit from a clean, adaptive energy infrastructure and achieve a wide variety of goals, including expense reduction, resilience, sustainability, environmental and corporate responsibility and innovation. Stem also offers full support for solar partners interested in adding storage to standalone, community or commercial solar projects – both behind and in front of the meter.

Stem’s culture embodies diversity & inclusion beyond the traditional facets of gender, ethnicity, age, disabilities, and sexual orientation to include experience, personality, communication, workstyles, and more. At our core, Stem is at the momentous intersection of clean energy and software technology where diverse ideas, experiences, and professional skills converge to make the inclusive culture we have today. Together, we are turning old school thoughts about software and energy into progressive, collaborative, and innovative solutions. By joining our team, you will be collaborating with data scientists, energy experts, skilled salespeople, thought-leading executives and more from a range of backgrounds. This intersection of ideas, beliefs, and skills is what makes us unique enough to lead the world’s largest network of digitally connected energy storage systems.

What we are looking for:

Stem Inc. is currently seeking an experienced SDET Manager to join our growing team to serve as a contributor and a Lead/Manager.

You will be a part of a product development team which provides an end-to-end solutions to our users from data collection in the field to generating real-time notifications to dispatches and interactive visualizations providing access to diagnostic and metering data.

As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)/ Manager you will build and design test automation for Stem’s applications. You will work with multi-functional teams across Stem’s Technology to launch premier technical solutions for Stem’s application testing. You will collaborate directly with Developers, SDETs, Product Managers, and Program Managers to ensure quality development and quality of our applications and platforms. You will be responsible for driving the software development process toward quality-centric methodologies. You will be a key member of a team building an innovative new product that will impact our member’s lives!
This position will have managerial duties with up to 7 direct reports.

Responsibilities:
- Act as a key participant in developing standards and companywide best practices for engineering complex and large-scale technology solutions for technology engineering disciplines
- Lead the Software development in test initiatives using modern tools and technologies
- Improve QA efficiency by implementing in-sprint automation and continuously improve tests and process with a drive towards innovation and automation
- Accountable for overall design, creation, and maintenance of automation framework
- Manage and develop the team through involvement, delegation, and regular reviews of performance
- Actively mentor, lead, and support team members
- Willing to be hands-on in developing tools for improving test efficiency
- Collaborate with various departments and implement process improvements
- Help troubleshoot build environment and tools usage issues
- Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
- A minimum of 3 years Lead/Manager+ experience leading SDET teams plus a minimum of 10 years professional experience in the single and multi-tenant application development
- Ability to lead all aspects of thorough architectural, design and code reviews
- Experience with Microsoft development tools, Visual Studio, SQL management studio
- Working knowledge of Python or Java programming skills
- Working knowledge of test frameworks like pytest, etc.
- Strong knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes
- Knowledge of end-to-end DevSecOps automation with CI and CD pipelines designing, implementing, or using quality gates
- Experience with CI/CD technologies, such as Jenkins, Github, Sonar etc.
- Experience designing and implementing APIs, with a deep understanding of REST, SOAP, HTTP etc.
- Ability to have effective two-way communication with senior leadership and dev teams
- Experience in leading an agile development teams
- Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
- Hands on experience recruiting top talent

Desired Qualifications:
- Experience with cloud deployments for high availability systems
- Technology mentoring to meet the overall objectives of the organization- includes coaching junior engineers and providing technical design and architecture guidance for initiatives
- Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required
- Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language
- Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
- Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
- Provide consultation on the use of re-engineering techniques to improve process performance for greater efficiencies

Job Location
Bay Area, Boulder, Seattle and Austin, United States and Toronto, Canada

All new employees hired in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exceptions as required by law. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or have an approved accommodation along with your executed offer of employment.

Stem, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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