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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test- Shanghai



Software Engineering
Shanghai, China
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Are you ready to power the World's connections?
If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.
About the role:
The Senior Software Engineer in Test is an integral part of the scrum team, participating in all sprint activities and contributing to the overall quality of the finished feature by being involved from the earliest stages of design and development through verification, deployment, and production support.
Why should you want to work at Kong?
Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!
Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!
Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.
Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff
Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway! Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!

What you'll be doing:

  • Help in building an Engineering culture that enables quality in all software feature development teams across the company.
  • Develop and execute plans for continuously increasing coverage and decreasing test execution time.
  • Make frequent contributions to our test automation harness as part of the continuous integration pipeline.
  • Design test cases and execute all types of tests (e.g. functional, integration, end-to-end, security, and performance, both manual and automated).
  • Build tools to support automated testing, load testing, performance testing of our products
  • Interact and participate in meetings with key stakeholders, team members and internal users regarding timelines, and technical issues.
  • Mentor and guide other Quality Engineering team members as well as technical and non-technical staff members.

What you'll bring:

  • Functional testing experience, including defining test strategy, test planning, test case design, execution, and reporting.
  • Expertise with automated testing tools and strategies.
  • Understanding of web application structure and potential "soft spots".
  • Recent exposure to a startup environment building and contributing to a test framework, including automation, from the ground up.
  • You will have a solid understanding of various Test Frameworks and Automation of frontend and backend systems.
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Delivery concepts and tools including Jenkins and GitHub Actions.
  • Experience with performance engineering and profiling and tools such as JMeter, K6.
  • API testing (RESTful, gRPC)
  • A passion for testing, development, and solving challenging technical problems.
  • Working experience with JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Working experience with one or more test automation tools and frameworks such as Cypress and Playwright.
  • Ability to prioritize test activities and testing tasks.
  • Experience working with globally distributed teams.
  • Demonstrated skills using code repositories and Atlassian tools (GitHub, JIRA, Confluence, or similar tools).

Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge of IaC (Infrastructure as code) tools such Terraform, Pulumi .
  • Knowledge of Lua Programming Language
  • Experience with containers (Docker) and container orchestration systems (ECS, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm/Data Center, EKS, GKE).
  • Experience measuring and testing quality for a high-availability PaaS or SaaS offering
  • Experience with working Cloud Platforms such as AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Experience in testing high-availability Enterprise scale and SaaS offerings.
What is a Konger?
We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.
We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.
We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.
We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.
Kong Core Values:
Be Inclusive. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.
Be Authentic. We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.
Be Relentlessly Resourceful. We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle.
Be Customer Obsessed. We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact.
Be Curious. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.
Be an Owner. We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.
About Kong:
Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely.
83% of web traffic today is API calls! APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another. Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud. Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!
For more information about Kong, please visit konghq.com or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.