Lead Test Automation Engineer

Richmond Hill, Toronto, Canada IT Permanent

The Stars Group is currently seeking a Lead Test Automation Engineer for our core technology team in Richmond Hill.

 
Are you our next star player?

We have several interconnected high-throughput systems. The challenge of maintaining the fleet up and running includes befriending:

  • C++ and Java.
  • Windows and Linux.
  • XML/JSON and [proprietary] binary protocols.
  • Real-time data streaming, with broadcast capabilities.
  • [Mostly single-threaded] event-based state machines.
  • Effectively, a custom-built hybrid cloud, with physical machines, VMs, and [some] Kubernetes.

We have a large QA team, but over the years its main job has shifted towards ensuring the user-facing features are functional. When it comes to infrastructure, historically, testing was done by the engineering team that architects, develops and rolls out the changes.

With the team growing, we are looking for a dedicated Software Engineer to establish, prototype, and then oversee the efforts to ensure ongoing quality of our protocols and data pipelines.

 
Why we need you:

  • Analyze the existing designs and understand their implementations.
  • Establish and implement testing procedures for existing and new data-heavy features.
  • Build and maintain the tools that perform functional, integration, load, and stress tests.

 

Who we’re looking for:

  • Interest and experience with system programming: networking, storage, thread models.
  • Deep understanding of either Windows or Linux internals, and the desire to dive into the other one.
  • Extensive experience with both C++ and Java when it comes to reading code, and with either C++ or Java when it comes to writing code.
  • Patience and diligence: debugging, and even reasoning about a non-trivial high-load distributed state machine is not for everyone.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, UDP and HTTP protocols is a big advantage
  • Highly self-motivated, proactive, and comfortable multitasking
  • Sc. or higher in Math, CS, or EE

 

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus.

Your package will include:

  • health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • $1,900 as congratulations if you have a baby whilst you work for us
  • discounts on local gyms, restaurants and events
  • free snacks and catered lunch
  • in-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career.

 

What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a phone interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

 

The Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange, which brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact: talent@starsgroup.com

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