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Principal Software Engineer in Test

Cvent – Tysons Corner, VA

Do you like working with fun and innovative software that will keep you excited, interested and engaged throughout your day?

Would you like to work in a collaborative environment where sharing knowledge and ideas is not only encouraged but expected?

Are you excited to enhance your Software Engineering and Testing skillsets?

Do you want to work for a company with an award-winning culture that has been listed as a Top Place to Work by the Washington Post (since 2014) and Washington Business Journal (7th year)?

If you answered yes to all the above, then you belong at Cvent!

We are looking for Software Engineers in Test to join our rapidly growing team. Cvents Technology Team is responsible for the design, development, and operation of the companys suite of cloud-based software products. We are currently engaged in a major initiative to build our next generation software platform, utilizing the most cutting-edge tools and technologies.

As a Principle Software Engineer in Test at Cvent, you will be a member of an agile team environment and you will learn, practice and drive the software quality best practices we use that help make our software the industry leader. Coordination, planning, execution, automation scripting and driving root cause and corrective actions are only a few of the many activities your work will entail.

Cvent fosters an environment that focuses on continuous self-improvement and learning. By joining you will be given an opportunity to flourish in your new role. You will be provided with invaluable resources, welcomed by management that is eager to assist you in your professional development, and facetime with Senior Management.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Work on Internet scale applications, where performance, reliability and scalability are critical design goals not after-thoughts.
  • Serve as a expert knowledge source for the escalation of complex automated testing application design and development.
  • Create automation testing strategies, leveraging knowledge of computer science and software development principles.
  • Review testing documentation, develop testing standards, define criteria for testing, analyze test results, and present results to developers.
  • Estimate, plan, coordinate and test web applications developed with the latest technologies
  • Develop automated, high-quality test code and scripts utilizing industry-leading tools and frameworks, such as Selenium, Cucumber, ReadyAPI, Postman, etc
  • Integrate test code/script into CI pipeline. Review and monitor test results. Working with development to fix and resolve identified issues.
  • Provide input to systems and applications developers on testing automation procedures and requirements, schedules, or potential problems.
  • Perform maintenance and upgrades to existing test environments.
  • Develop a holistic understanding of the Cvents technology stack and the suite of products.
  • Collaborate with product owners, development leads and other stakeholders to understand product specifics and create corresponding test strategies.
  • Perform hands-on manual testing for all areas not covered by test code and develop plan to create supporting automation.

What You Need for this Position

We care more about your attitude and aptitude than the specific tools and technologies you have used in the past. You need to have a strong passion for software quality and must take pride in the software the team is producing.

In addition to this, our IDEAL candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelors or Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction or related technical degree- REQUIRED
  • 8+ years experience in software development or test engineering role with a broad understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Experience with Java, and other modern programming languages.
  • Strong understanding of modern web and mobile architecture and system (microservices and web services)
  • Extensive hands-on experience working with various SQL database or NoSQL data store.
  • Experience with JavaScript, ES6/7 and client-side technologies like React and Redux.
  • Proficiency in coordinating test efforts and mentoring more junior Quality Engineers.
  • Ability to coach/mentor cross-functional scrum teams in automated testing and CI/CD.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as you will be presenting complex IT concepts and project metrics to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Cvent offers a fun, collegial work environment tailored to sharpening your technical skills and growing as a software professional. While we have evolved from startup to mid-sized company, our Technology Team has preserved an entrepreneurial and merit-driven culture where meaningful initiative and contribution are recognized and rewarded.
Need more reasons to consider us? We offer competitive salary packages, an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, stock options, bonuses, 401K, gym membership discounts and other great perks! If you would like to learn more about Cvent and our products, visit our website at

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