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Lead QA Automation Engineer - SDET

Digital and Technology
19037448 Requisition #

CBRE Build is a highly independent innovation team with engineering centers in NYC & SEA tasked with bolstering the strategic advantage of the world’s largest commercial real estate services company through technology. By delivering innovative products using modern best practices we are steering CBRE into the future. We enjoy significant autonomy with our technology and product decisions while benefiting from the resources of a Fortune 500 business.

We value Collaboration, Inclusivity, Iteration, and Trust and our mission to help people make better decisions about real estate through user-centric technology built with a curious, inclusive spirit is done through Iteration, Alignment, and Preparation.


We seek an experienced QA Automation Engineer to lead the practice of test automation in our organization. This role will have significant ownership over defining test frameworks to support the continuous delivery of software on our team.

Our team values collaboration, inclusivity and iteration. In this role you can exhibit all of those values by working with application development teams to enable our iterative workflow.

This position reports to our Director of Engineering and will be primarily located in Seattle.


  • Propose and implement scalable frameworks for function, usability, and API testing
  • Write and maintain test plans for features across our three products
  • Lead the automation practice on our team by:
    • Evangelizing automation tools with app developers
    • Establishing QA staffing strategy
    • Measuring and reporting on quality in our applications


  • 6 years experience with software test automation against modern web applications, including 2 years in a lead position. Consideration given to equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Understanding of Continuous Delivery and opinions on how to achieve a high quality bar in a CD environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university, preferably with emphasis in Computer Science. 

A sample of the technologies we use:

Web Development – Javascript/React
Backend App/API – Python/Django
Search - ElasticSearch
CI/CD - Gitlab
Infrastructure – AWS, Docker, Terraform
Development Workflow – Agile

What we offer:

  • A competitive compensation package, with medical/dental/vision/401(k)/disability
  • Parental leave
  • Dedication to your career through coaching and an annual education stipend
  • Optional work from home Fridays
  • Flexible working environment in a downtown Seattle office convenient to mass transit
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Annual bonus program

About CBRE:

With over $20 billion in 2018 revenue, CBRE is the largest global real estate service and investment management provider in the world, and one of only two such companies to hold a position on the Fortune 500 list (currently #146). The Company has more than 90,000 employees (excluding affiliates) in more than 400 offices globally. It’s known as a leader in the sustainability and governance corporate indices, and frequently wins best workplace awards. Please visit www.cbre.com for more information.

For more information about our team, please visit https://www.cbrebuild.com/.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application instructions: Please principals only, no recruiters.


US Company Profile

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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