QA Automation Engineer at BuildDirect
Vancouver, CA
As a member of our Technology team at BuildDirect, you work with a multi-disciplinary group of bright and motivated people. You and your team operate autonomously to solve real customer problems with smart and innovative solutions, end to end. You own your product architecture, implementation, deployment and operations. You are empowered and accountable for its full life cycle. You measure success and its impact with data collected from our platform. You will use modern software engineering approaches like micro services, cloud deployment and auto scaling, continuous and iterative software delivery, and data driven decision making.

We are as equally obsessed with hiring great colleagues as with building great software.

As a QA Automation Engineer you will assume ownership of the process to ensure quality products are delivered and aid us in our efforts to continually automate our testing. You realize that quality is not a “nice-to-have” but an absolute must in terms of delivering quality products. You work with developers as partners and not as adversaries. You’re Agile in your approach and can automate just about anything.

Examples of what QA Engineers are doing here

Contribute and maintain the automation framework and architecture
Automate QA to enable your team to continuously deploy releases without the need for manual steps
Create lean and modern test automations for BuildDirect
Mentor your QA and development peers to write great test automation
Drive down costs for BuildDirect and allow us to deliver products faster
Perform manual testing (if it doesn’t make sense to automate)
Contribute to an automated testing strategy to make tests reliable, repeatable, and visible
Act as quality champion and coach for your team, encouraging and teaching best practices in both code structure and workflow

Experience that is relevant to us

Extensive experience in QA and test automation on various platforms
Expert with RESTful Web Services
Experience in Selenium, Jenkins and other modern automation and mocking tools
Worked within an Agile environment
Experience working on cloud solutions and platforms
Good understanding of how to apply testability to software products
Strong analytical and problem solving orientation
HTML, CSS or JavaScript, Microsoft Azure, AWS, micro-services, Continuous Delivery and DevOps
A desire to transform and take “test automation” to the next level within BuildDirect
A degree in computer science, software engineering or equivalent experience
Are curious, want to constantly learn and grow, and mentor others to do the same

What is BuildDirect’s mission?

BuildDirect is a technology company, building an open platform for the home improvement industry. Our platform enables home-owners and contractors to find the perfect home improvement product from a large online selection. Our mission is to transform the home improvement industry, empower home owners to create their dream home, enable suppliers and manufacturers to supply what home owners really want and the way they want it, and reimagining the home improvement industry.

BuildDirect by the numbers

Founded in 1999 in beautiful Vancouver. Today over 300 employees with more than 110 in the Technology groups in Vancouver, Waterloo and Bangalore. Every month 2.5 million home owners visit BuildDirect and we ship eight million pounds of products over a distance of about six million miles. Learn more at

BuildDirect benefits

Unlimited paid vacation
“Learn something new” benefit – use it to learn anything… Getting better every day means constantly learning.
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Free weekly yoga class, fresh organic fruit, and onsite gym/lockers/bike storage
A fabulous office in downtown Vancouver with penthouse patios and mountain views
It’s not all work and no play! We have socials every Friday afternoon in our lounge so you can connect with your team mates and relax and wind down at the end of the week