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Senior Software Engineer in Test

| Greater NYC Area

As a Senior Software Engineer in Test at JW Player, you will have a direct impact on the quality of a video platform that generates billions of video streams a month. You will leverage your excitement about new video technologies by finding ways to test them, as well as help scale our functional and automation testing processes.

This role functions as a key component of JW Player’s Engineering team and is a driving force behind JW Player’s distinction as the most powerful video platform on the web.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with product managers and other software engineers to define acceptance criteria and build test plans
  • Take an active role in increasing the percentage of automated test coverage
  • Execute hands-on functional testing on the JW Platform via direct access to APIs and automated browser testing
  • Contribute to developing a test management framework
  • Collaborate with other engineers to understand how development changes affect ongoing automation efforts
  • Work as part of a team in an agile environment
  • Champion education of quality assurance practices to the team
  • Participate in bi-annual company-wide hackathons


  • 4+ years relevant test automation/software development experience
  • Experience using versioning (e.g. Git, SVN, etc)
  • Proven automation experience with Selenium or similar tools
  • Able to perform root cause analysis of bugs and defects
  • Hands-on CI/CD scripting/troubleshooting experience with tools like Jenkins or Travis
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript
  • Skilled in analyzing feature requests/requirements
  • Able to identify potential gaps in testing
  • Familiarity with BDD style testing
  • Experience analyzing test reports for production releases

Bonus Points:

  • You’ve successfully implemented new testing/automation tools and processes
  • You’ve implemented and maintained automated tests using tools such as Appium and WebdriverIO
  • You’ve held a developer role in the past
  • Experience leading an engineering team with 2+ members
  • Comfortable multi-tasking
  • Knowledge of video encoding, ad networks, content management platforms, and/or video streaming protocols
  • Experience with Cucumber

About JW Player

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, and was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.jwplayer.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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JW Player is located off the 33rd St. 6 stop in the heart of it all in midtown Manhattan.

What are JW Player Perks + Benefits

JW Player Benefits Overview

JW Player boasts a number of perks -- from our flexible work schedules and casual dress code to the Employee Professional Development program and generous Employee Referral Program, we strive to make sure all of our team members feel supported and appreciated.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
For many of our roles, hitting goals and surpassing expectations net rewards!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
JW Player makes every effort to create a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, including company sponsored events like our annual Inspire: Women in Tech & monthly Fireside Chats!

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexibility is the name of the game for us. We have leadership that understands the myriad needs of a diverse workforce and what it takes to maintain a happy, healthy, inclusive culture.

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