Software Development Engineer in Test- Shanghai

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Interview Process

1. Phone interview. 2. Pairing and technical interviews. 3. Take home assigment.

Are you ready to power the World's connections?

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply.  Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the role:

The Software Development Engineer in Test is an integral part of the scrum team, participating in all sprint activities and contributing to the overall quality of the finished feature by being involved from the earliest stages of design and development through verification, deployment, and production support.

Why should you want to work at Kong?  

Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!

Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!

Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.
Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff

Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway!  Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!
What you'll be doing:
  • Help in building an Engineering culture that enables quality in all software feature development teams across the company.
  • Investigating and reproducing reported problems, testing existing and new features, validating bugfixes, and creating and managing bug reports.
  • Documenting and designing test cases for our products.
  • Write, execute and maintain manual and automated tests for our products. This can include Unit, Integration and E2E tests.
  • Setting up, maintaining, and execute automated checks on multiple application platforms, such as On-premises, Desktop, and Web as well as across different supported OS’s.
  • Participate in on-call rotation to support the applications you test
  • What you'll bring:
  • Functional testing experience, including defining test strategy, test planning, test case design, execution, and reporting.
  • Experience in common testing methods, testing tools, terminology and industry practices.
  • Experience with one or more test automation tools and frameworks such as Cypress and/or Playwright.
  • API testing (RESTful, gRPC preferred)
  • Technical troubleshooting, diagnosing and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and learn quickly.
  • Understanding of web applications structure and potential "soft spots".
  • You understand Continuous Delivery concepts and can use tools including Jenkins/Travis and GitHub Actions.
  • The ability to recognize risks and errors in an application.
  • Bonus Points:
  • You have experience with performance engineering and profiling and tools such as JMeter and K6.
  • Experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience testing quality for a high-availability PaaS or SaaS offering

  • What is a Konger? 

    We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services. 

    We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications. 

    We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform. 

    We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

    Kong Core Values: 

    We are CUSTOMER CHAMPIONS. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything we do. We are all empowered to make an impact.

    We are OWNERS. We are drivers, not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.

    We are UNSTOPPABLE. We work with purpose, obsession, and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things builds muscle.

    We are REAL. We are genuine, principled, and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.

    We Are ACCELERATORS. We prioritize speed, iteration, and results.

    We are GLOBAL. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.

    We are EXPLORERS. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.

    About Kong: 

    Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely. 

    83% of web traffic today is API calls!  APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another.  Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud.  Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!  

    For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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