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SDET Manager

Posted: February 26, 2024 Expired: May 19, 2024
Bachelor Degree

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world - together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Integrated Services (IS) will create software enabled and subscription-based always-on customer experiences within Retail and Commercial business segments of Ford Motor Company. Integrated Services (IS) Software or “IT” organization will focus on non-Vehicle based software solutions, business application development, marketing technology, and e-commerce solutions focused on digital services and subscriptions. The IT organization will also focus on integrating vehicle related activation functions as necessary and developed mutually by IS Product Organization

In this position...

The SDET Manager will lead a centralized team for all Quality initiatives across business lines and develop automation functional quality assurance frameworks for Mobile, Web, and backend APIs. The SDET Manager will actively own automation architecture and strategy across the team while running and developing a team of SDETs and manual testers.

You'll have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field or a combination of education and equivalent work experience
  • 7 + years of Software Engineering and/ or SDET experience
  • 3 + years of experience as a SDET Leader or Manager
  • 2 + years of hands-on experience developing automation solutions for mobile, browser, API or server in cloud based environments (GCP preferred).

Even better, you may have...

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous and asynchronous interactions

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Establishedand active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


What you'll do...

  • Actively own performance of your team through regular meetings, and technical mentorship
  • Prioritize automation and manual testing tasks across applications under test (AUT), regression suite management, and provide guidance to the applications teams on risk-based automation.
  • Run and develop a team of SDETs and manual testers while directly mentoring and growing their careers.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering Management on team-wide automation initiatives and quality process improvements.
  • Lead scrums for automation sprint achievements
  • Own and deliver automation testing roadmap in collaboration with Engineering Managers, and Development teams.
  • Make hands-on contributions to the planning and execution of test automation.
  • Provides QA input in all aspects of the project, including technical design review and development activity
  • Functional QA automation tool and environment selection and fit-for-purpose tooling to improve management of test suite(s). Experience leveraging modern Testing as a Service and Cloud based web and mobile (simulation and emulation) tools is a plus.
  • Participate in problem solving sessions with development team including supporting of RCA and QoS problems.
  • Experience developing performance and load/stress testing programs and tooling for scaled products and services.
  • Provides oversight and guidance to SDET team members to ensure project milestones are met and that activities are handled in accordance with project standards
  • Manage integration of automation tooling into existing CI/CD pipelines (for lower environments).
  • Work with engineers and engineering managers to resolve any issues and barriers within the larger team that impact the quality of the software system.
  • Ensure timely integration and regression testing during sprint plans.
  • Leads the implementation of new technologies that are in line with quality initiatives.
  • Guides the development and documentation of quality practices.
  • Communicates resolution strategies, strategies, expectations, and specific tasks with development when applicable.
  • Ensures appropriate documentation standards are followed for technical tasks in accordance to the appropriate SDLC guidelines.
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