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With a content portfolio like no other media organisation in the country, SBS occupies multiple channels and platforms, and provides a unique opportunity for employees to help make Australia a better place to live.

Test Automation Engineer

SBS is one of the most unique and innovative media organisations in the world today. We celebrate and explore diversity, contribute to social communities and enrich the lives of all Australians through meaningful and engaging content. Even in these extraordinary times, we've been successful in delivering distinct and diverse content in multiple languages.
With a dynamic team of forward thinkers and diverse voices, we’re now looking for fresh talent to join us in our test automation team. 

About the role

We are re-designing and rearchitecting our platform to deliver SBS’s excellent unique content via API’s that will be able to serve internal and third-party publishing platforms such as our websites, apps, Google AMP, Apple News and the SBS On Demand video streaming platform. Since we are rebuilding a lot of things from scratch, it's a great opportunity to join a highly motivated and effecient test team with challenging automation projects.

This role reports into the Test Automation Lead. You will work with other test Automation Engineers and Software Engineers to implement test automation for all our digital products. This is a 12 months fixed term role.

The test automation will be focussed on the main SBS mobile apps, backend API's and frontend websites. SBS News and multilingual Radio mobile app are also a major focus for automation along with our redesigned frontend websites sites.

About you

The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative self-starter with a passion for software testing and test automation. Although you work well with minimal supervision, you should be collaborative by nature and enjoy working as part of a team. Ideally, you would also have:

  • 4+ years relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, Javascript, Python or equivalent
  • Proficient in the development and execution of tests using a high level scripting language (preferably Python)
  • Experience building and designing test cases in automation framework
  • Experience with testing methodologies (unit, integration, functional etc)
  • Experience with automation framework design and implementation
  • Hands on Knowledge of BDD(Cucumber) or TDD frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following: Appium / Selenium / API testing

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