SDET - Data Analytics

Costco Wholesale
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Job Description

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco’s success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. In 2018, Costco contributed over $39 million to organizations such as United Way and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in twelve countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco consistently ranks in the top five of Forbes “America’s Best Employers”.

The SDET (Software Development Engineer in Test) - Data Analytics are core delivery team members responsible for the validation of functional and nonfunctional requirements implemented by a team. They are responsible for decomposing the functional and technical requirements created by Product Owners and Systems Analysts into test scripts. SDET (Software Development Engineer in Test) raise defects as issues are identified and support the remediation process with teams.

The SDET (Software Development Engineer in Test) is responsible for the quality of data products and analytics solutions and works collaboratively with the engineering team and product owner as part of the core delivery team. At Costco, we are on a mission to significantly leverage data to provide better products and services for our members. This role is focused on quality engineering to build, execute and automate test scripts to ensure high quality of every single data and analytics solution that is built and delivered by the engineering team. In this role you are required to drive the maturity of quality engineering that includes translating requirements into test scripts, collaborating with product owners on feature level testing and remediation processes and coach teams working across multiple business domain PODs. Quality engineer is a knowledgeable leader with an ability to lead and is passionate about data to solve business problems.

We are looking for a highly motivated, business focused SDET (Software Developer Engineer in Test) who wants to work in a fun and highly collaborative environment and is willing to be the player as well as coach for the data engineering community at Costco.

If you want to be a part of one of the BEST “to work for” companies in the world, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.


  • Defines the testing strategy and approach to validate new or enhanced functionality implemented by teams.
  • Collaborates with team members to decompose functional and nonfunctional requirements into test scripts and scenarios.
  • Creates and executes manual and automated test scripts to validate the acceptance criteria defined within the epics and user stories implemented by team members.
  • Collaborates with product team members (e.g., Product Owners, Data architects and Engineers) to define the automating testing approach/strategy for a given product / application.
  • Maintains the automated testing suite and accompanying framework for a given product.
  • Collaborates with team members (e.g., DevOps Engineers, Data architects) to incorporate new automated test scripts into the continuous integration pipeline.
  • Communicates technical concepts to non-technical audiences both in written and verbal form.


  •  5+ years’ software quality assurance engineering experience.
  • Ability to drive and deliver quality through process, instrumentation and testing.
  • Experience writing SQL queries against at least one relational database (SQL Server, Oracle, etc) to validate the data quality and reports.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience developing test scripts using Automation tools like Ranorex, Jenkins, SauceLabs, Splunk, Selenium etc.
  • A minimum of 2 years of development experience in any scripting language.
  • Proficient with Agile testing methodologies and best practices including organising test assets and developing test frameworks


  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent software/services experience.
  • Experience working with Azure DevOps and Understanding of CI/CD pipelines.
  • Exposure to the retail industry.
  • Experience with UX, BI solutions such as Power BI.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Company Info.

Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only big-box retail stores. As of 2020, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the world, and the world's largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine as of 2016.

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