Tech Lead - SDET



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Quince was started to challenge the existing idea that nice things should cost a lot. Our mission was simple: create an item of equal or greater quality than the leading luxury brands and sell them at a much lower price.
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD NICE THINGS. Quality shouldn’t be a luxury. We’re proud of our mission to bring the world’s highest quality goods to people at affordable prices.
QUALITY IS MORE THAN MATERIALS. True quality is a combination of premium materials and high production standards.
WE FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS. From the perfect crewneck sweater to hotel quality sheets, we're all about high quality essentials that bring enjoyment to daily life.
WE’RE INNOVATING TO MAKE UNREAL PRICES A REALITY. Our uniquely developed factory-direct model lets us offer exceptionally high quality goods for much lower prices than our competitors.
ALWAYS A BETTER DEAL. We believe in real price transparency, for both our customers and factory partners. This way, everyone gets a better deal.
FAIR FACTORIES. We are committed to working with factories that meet the global standards for workplace safety and wage fairness.
Quince is a retail and technology company co-founded by a team that has extensive experience in retail, technology and building early stage companies. You’ll work with a team of world-class talent from Stanford GSB,, D.E. Shaw, Stitch Fix, Urban Outfitters, Wayfair, McKinsey, Nike etc.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, problem-solver and successful in combining technology and data into best-in-class outcomes. The candidate is energized by solving complex business problems and consistently effective in making high-judgment decisions at rapid pace amidst the frequent ambiguity that comes with charting a course of action with no precedent. Moreover, the ideal candidate is energized by an environment where strategy, innovation and decision-making are intentionally distributed, where candor, speed and data are highly valued and colleagues at all levels hold each other to unusually high standards on behalf of Quince customers.
As a Lead SDET to guide a team of software development engineers in test, ensuring the quality and reliability of our software products. This role is crucial for driving testing strategies, defining best practices, and mentoring team members to deliver top-notch software solutions.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Testing Strategy - Define and implement robust test automation strategies and frameworks.
  • Tool Evaluation - Recommend and enhance automation tools based on project needs.
  • Test Development - Write and execute test plans, cases, and scripts, including performance testing.
  • Environment Setup - Configure test environments using Docker, containers, and cloud services.
  • Performance Testing - Design and execute tests to evaluate application scalability and performance.
  • Team Leadership - Mentor and guide SDETs, fostering a culture of quality.
  • Collaboration - Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the development lifecycle.
  • CI/CD Integration - Implement and maintain CI/CD pipelines, integrating automated tests.
  • Release Management - Oversee change release management and production deployments.
  • Issue Debugging - Analyze and debug production issues with the team.
  • Reporting - Share daily and weekly status reports with managers and stakeholders.

Required Skills

  • CS Fundamentals - Strong computer science foundation.
  • Leadership Experience - Minimum 1.5 years of leading a team.
  • Technical Expertise - 6+ years in Java, Rest Assured, TestNG, Selenium, Appium, TDD, SQL, and CI/CD.
  • High-Scale Experience - Experience with web and app applications at high scale.
  • Startup Adaptability - Comfortable with the dynamic nature of a startup.
  • Effective Communication - Clear communication with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Curiosity and Experimentation - Quick learner with a passion for experimenting.
Quince seeks to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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At Quince, we're dedicated to recruiting top talent who share our drive for innovation. To safeguard candidates, Quince emphasizes legitimate recruitment practices. Initial communication is primarily via official Quince email addresses and LinkedIn; beware of deviations. Personal data and sensitive information will not be solicited during the application phase. Interviews are conducted via phone, in person, or through the approved platforms Google Meets or Zoom—never via messaging apps or other calling services. Offers are merit-based, communicated verbally, and followed up in writing. If personal information is requested to initiate the hiring process, rest assured it will be through secure and protected means.