Software Development Engineer in Test - Accounting Operations

Technology | Santa Monica, CA | Full-Time

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Hulu’s Accounting Operations team is seeking a Software Development Engineer in Test who will be an extraordinary addition to our team! As an SDET at Hulu, you will be the domain expert in the backend services that power our accounting and financial systems, and will play an integral role in defining test strategies, building test automation, investigating/reporting issues, and collaborating across the Engineering and Accounting teams to release quality software with high confidence in the pursuit of delighting our customers. You have an in-depth understanding of accounting-related principles and are experienced testing revenue-critical systems. You will setup test automation frameworks and engineer efficient, scalable, and maintainable test infrastructure. You are experienced applying software engineering best practices and agile approaches. The right person has a strong attention to detail, is intellectually curious, takes accountability for the definition and delivery of high quality work, demonstrates a strong sense of collaboration in their work and professional relationships, clearly and thoughtfully communicates in their areas of expertise, identifies problems and acts strategically to craft a solution, and empathizes with and advocates for the needs of customers. If you are someone who effectively moves between high-level concepts and low-level execution, then this is a great role for you!


  • Collaborate daily with program managers, software developers, and the Accounting team to define requirements and ensure testability
  • Develop scalable automated testing strategies and coordinate feedback/buy-in from your collaborators
  • Define/implement/maintain test automation for the Accounting Operations team, including accounting validations, daily processing jobs, MicroStrategy reporting, and daily quality thresholding/monitoring/alerting
  • Introduce effective quality methodologies to the Accounting Operations team and expand/improve existing automation
  • Collaborate closely with the Subscriptions, Payments, and Invoicing teams to understand upstream/downstream dependencies and to facilitate the development of integration/end-to-end tests
  • Contribute to the release process for the Accounting Operations team
  • Diagnose/debug/perform root cause analysis for issues in production/test environments, report defects, champion/drive/advocate for their resolution, and provide visibility/transparency into the value of your work
  • Propose regression tests to discover recurring issues and drive the tests to “automation complete”
  • Create/maintain test data for manual/automated testing
  • Identify and drive improvements in engineering methodologies to ensure industry-leading system quality and team efficiency


  • Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field plus 4 years of progressive experience in a software testing (SDET) and/or software development (SDE) occupation, including manual/automated testing of backend services and REST APIs.
  • Proficient programming with Java, Kotlin, Scala, or similar
  • Proficient with stored procedures, SQL queries, and data analysis/validation
  • Proficient with version control software (e.g. GitHub) and issue/project tracking software (e.g. Jira)
  • Proficient with software development/debugging tools (e.g. Postman, curl)
  • Some experience with Jenkins or similar build tools
  • Experience with qTest or similar test suite/case/run management tools
  • Highly experienced in defining/executing/maintaining test cases and experience with building out test plans for backend services
  • Deep understanding of quality-related agile methodologies and tools and validated experience using both during the SDLC
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (e.g. whiteboarding/diagramming system behavior)
  • Proven experience demonstrating analytical skills, reporting, leadership, customer focus, and collaboration


  • Accounting or financial systems experience within a subscription system
  • Experience with Hadoop, Hive, and Presto
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Spinnaker, and continuous integration/delivery systems
  • Experience with MicroStrategy, Workday, or similar tools
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley controls

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