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Quality Engineer (SDET) - Publishing Apps




Sydney, Australia

Nine. Australia’s Media Company.

Underpinned by our people, our strategic focus is on content, connections and growth.

Driven by our purpose - Australia belongs here - and guided by our values - walk the talk, turn over every stone, keep it human - we are the home of Australia’s most loved content and trusted brands across News, Sport, and Entertainment.

We lead the total television market in Australia through our key brands of Channel 9, Gem, Go, Rush and Life, and of course you can consume all our content, live or on-demand, on Australia’s leading free streaming platform, 9Now. We also own Stan, the market leading local subscription streaming service.

Our total publishing business covers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, to the breadth of and The Pedestrian Group.

In our total audio business we are building talk radio for the next generation across 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR.

Nine is also an active participant in Australian consumer marketplaces through our majority shareholding in Domain and our ownership of Drive.

Job Description

We’re looking for a passionate, hands on QA Engineer with experience creating and executing test suites for iOS and Android apps. You’ll be joining the business at an exciting time of rejuvenation and reinvention and help redefine and refresh our mobile app portfolio in line with the replatforming project currently being deployed across our web portfolios.

You’ll be part of the team responsible for developing greenfield & existing native applications within the Australian Metro Publishing (AMP) group joining the internal team responsible for delivering apps across iOS, Android, phones & tablets for titles such as Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Australian Financial Review.

Salary on offer ranges from $120k - $140k


What we would like to see:

  • Demonstrated commercial experience in mobile test engineering
  • Strong knowledge and experience with test methodologies, QA processes, software release cycle including test planning, test execution, bug reporting & test sign-off
  • Build, maintain, and scale automation testing with XCTest and Espresso frameworks
  • Exposure and skills in development with iOS/Swift and Android/Java (Kotlin bonus) Good demonstrated understanding of Object oriented design principles and patterns
  • A commitment to quality in your work and that of your team. You’ve helped create high quality software through implementation of automated and manual QA processes
  • Experience with Git, Continuous Integration/Development, Agile Software
  • Development, especially using Atlassian tools like JIRA, SourceTree

Ideally you are someone who:

  • Continuously learns and adapts to new advancements in Quality Engineering space, focusing to bring more speed and Quality Assistance to the team/product
  • Has a curiosity to explore, break and reproduce software issues
  • Is a team player and an effective communicator who’s able to discuss and explain complex technical issues with others outside your specialty
  • Owns Quality, appreciates and exercises values of shifting left Quality in a dynamic, Agile - DevOps model of software delivery.

Additional Information

Life at Nine:

Nine is a people business. Being part of the team means you’ll be in a culture that promotes creativity and innovation, diversity and inclusion, is open to feedback, rewards impact and ensures everyone is heard. Importantly, you'll receive the following:

Career development and quality training Up to 16 weeks paid primary carer’s parental leave Discounts on lifestyle, entertainment, and leisure memberships, including health insurance, dental and gym Discounts on products and services with corporate partners Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At Nine, we are committed to fostering a workforce that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion and where practices are equitable to ensure our people experience a sense of belonging. From day one, you'll be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and will be supported to perform at your best. Should you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and cultures.

Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Work rights: Please note to apply for this role you must already have the right to lawfully work and live in Australia.