Software Development Engineer in Test

Saltside builds leading online marketplaces in underserved markets while creating sustainable value for the community. We operate the top classified sites in Sri Lanka (, Bangladesh (, and Ghana ( We’re a distributed company with about 600 employees spread across many locations. We are backed by 3 investors: Kinnevik, Hillhouse Capital and Brummer & Partners.

We thrive to work with smart and passionate people who can deliver great results. Join us and you will find plenty of opportunities, freedom, and a large dose of adventure.

Job Purpose:

The candidate will be the customers’ advocate within the software teams. The candidate will get the opportunity to work with different markets in Saltside. S/he should have industry-leading technical abilities that enable him/her to ensure that features/projects developed at Saltside are of the highest quality, meet all target requirements, and produce a superior customer experience.

S/he will also work closely with the product team, markets, and development teams and own all/part of the configurations on our platform. For these changes s/he will be working with technologies like Ruby and Go and for the testing part s/he will be working with Java platform. These configurations say for example brands & models, product pricings, etc. are subject to frequent changes which require quick turnaround with desired attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Conducts in-sprint test design, test planning, test automation development, and test execution.
  • Own and drive the configurational changes needed as per product and market requirements.
  • Works closely with Scrum team members to clarify requirements, ensure testability and automate ability, to provide feedback on design (functional and technical).
  • Contributes to impact assessments from feature enhancements on system-level interactions, and existing automated test suites.
  • Conducts manual testing and uses Exploratory Testing to uncover weaknesses in their test approaches.
  • Identifies opportunities for reuse so as to design and implement test automation libraries.

Educational Requirement:

  • Graduation in CSE from a reputed university

Required skills & experience:

  • 2 - 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in Manual testing of both Web & Mobile applications is required.
  • Candidates should have debugging experience and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Self-directed and able to run a test effort from start to finish on their own, report status, and drive solutions, possibly having the analysts and developers assist in testing and providing oversight, monitoring, and assignment of test tasks to them.
  • Great attention to detail.

Will be added advantage if the candidate has - 

  • Strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming.
  • Exposure to test automation tools like Selenium/Appium.
  • Good knowledge of programming languages (for example Java, Python, Go, Ruby, or similar).
  • Exposure to versioning tools like SVN, Git (preferably).
  • Exposure to the microservices architecture.

Other benefits:

  • PF, Earned Leave Encashment, Gratuity, Group Hospitalization & life insurance, Festival Bonus, Performance Bonus.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Benefits & Perks :)

People are at heart of every step that we take towards accomplishing our mission.  We take utmost care of our people by providing them competitive salary and benefits.  

We foster a culture of individual growth and learning. Our people have the freedom to approach, own and solve problems in their own unique way.

  • Health & Wellness

    Health is wealth and we got you covered. Get a comprehensive medical insurance.

  • Rest & Rejuvenate

    Take time out to rejuvenate with our 24 days paid vacation plan.

  • Remote Working

    Remote working allows you great flexibility in your daily lives. Less time spent in commute means you get to spend more time in your community and with your family and dear ones.
    It also helps in reducing our environmental footprint.

Fun @ Saltside

Some of us are passionate about fitness and food, few about beauty and fashion, rest about data and technology, but all of us love to work everyday and help to create a sustainable value for the community


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