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Software Test Engineer 2 - Accela

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Job Title
Software Test Engineer 2
Job Location
Remote Based
Job Description


The Software Test Engineer 2 will be a part of the Quality Engineering group supporting core frontend and back-office applications testing. You will have the opportunity to design and build test automation frameworks and scripts to increase regression testing productivity. You will identify application related issues in the applications and systems and present your findings to the teams in the organization to ensure app quality. You will be exposed to a broader set of problems, understanding customer experience, migrations, new product initiatives, improving product performance, and optimizing environments. There will be an opportunity to build test procedures with the latest feasible tools and techniques and establish the test automation process to improve testing productivity. This is a largely cross functional opportunity working with software product, development, architecture, cloud operations and support teams.


  • Accountable for the successful launch and delivery of new, key Accela Product Releases, Engineering Initiatives, alignment for Cloud deployments activities
  • Automate the platform core applications test cases and validation of new features within the scrum cycles to increase engineering test productivity
  • Automate UI testing for web-based products and application services using Python with Robot frameworks and open-source tools
  • Integrate test cycles with CI/CD pipeline
  • Develop test suites for infrastructure and release testing for customer migration and release deployments
  • Work creatively and efficiently in troubleshooting and resolution of system issues 
  • Document test cases and defects to report in TestRail/JIRA
  • Work with Product Owners, Developers, and Engineering Leads to analyze complex system


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or any related discipline
  • 5+ years of quality engineering, hands on experience with test automation testing using open-source tools
  • Hands on experience in Python/Java based automation development and Robot Framework Automation is a big plus
  • Strong knowledge of frontend and backend application testing, API and Mobile testing, integration with DevOps pipeline
  • Knowledge of Java based application testing is highly desired, especially with Angular a huge plus
  • Experience of using Jenkins or other CI/CD tools, Git or other SCM tools
  • Ability to collaborate closely with clear communication skills


  • Development experience in JavaScript, a plus 
  • Strong experience in SaaS products, API services and gateway; a plus

For nearly 20 years, Accela has been an industry leader in designing and delivering government software to improve efficiency, increase citizen engagement and enable the development of thriving communities. Today, citizens are savvy to how services should be delivered, and expect a consistently convenient, openly transparent view into their local government. While government agencies struggle to do more with less, our mission has never been more critical. Accela provides a robust, cloud-based platform of government software solutions that accelerate growth, efficiency, and transparency in communities of all sizes. From planning, to building, to service request management and more, Accela’s SaaS offerings level the playing field for small and medium governments and enable smaller agencies to leverage larger city technologies. Our open and flexible technology helps agencies address specific needs today, while ensuring they are well prepared for the emerging challenges of the future.

Accela believes in developing and nurturing a workplace community where our differences are celebrated, and everyone feels a sense of psychological safety and belonging. Accela is committed to putting resources and attention towards evolving our practices, policies, and philosophies to enable diversity to thrive and to support equity in opportunity for everyone.

Accela is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Accela Headquarters Location

San Ramon, CA

Accela Company Size

Between 200 - 1,000 employees

Accela Founded Year


Accela Funding Rounds

  • Series E

    $143,500,000 USD

  • Private Equity

    $8,000,062 USD

  • Series D

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $4,120,000 USD