San Francisco, CA, USA, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-10

Category: energy

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Sr. Test Automation Engineer

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

This position will be within the Fluence Digital business unit, formed following Fluence’s acquisition of San Francisco-based start-up AMS. Fluence Digital’s IQ platform uses artificial intelligence, advanced price forecasting, portfolio optimization and market bidding to ensure energy storage and flexible generation assets are optimally participating in wholesale electricity markets.

Formed following Fluence’s acquisition of San Francisco-based start-up AMS, Fluence Digital’s software technology uses artificial intelligence, advanced price forecasting, and portfolio optimization to boost the financial and operational viability of energy storage and flexible generation assets. We achieve this primarily by interpreting market and telemetry data to optimize market bidding and other asset management settings in near real-time.
This Senior Software Test Automation Engineer position will be an integral member of the Fluence Digital team, defining and leading automation testing processes across multiple software products.
You will report to the Director of SRE & DevOps, with close interaction with QA lead, product managers, software engineers and data scientists. The role will grow over time as Fluence scales its SaaS products to new customers, new types of energy assets, and additional markets. This is a remote position in the US.
Key role responsibilities include:
Work with colleagues on the QA team to design, create, and maintain automated testing frameworks for the Fluence IQ platform
Develop and maintain UI and API tests that integrate with our CI\CD pipelines
Develop and maintain integration and load tests for critical components of the Fluence IQ platform
Assist in tracking and advocating for better unit test coverage across the engineering team
Integrate automated testing results and report them to a central testing management tool
Document automated testing framework, environments and how-to articles
Assist in setting longer-term technical / business-driven goals for the QA team
Ongoing testing / QA support for engineering / data science team
Be a catalyst and advocate for Test-Driven Development


In Colorado, the standard pay range for this role is $105K - $120K annually.  This range is specific to Colorado and may not be applicable in other locations.

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • 5+ years of experience in QA with at least 3-5 years focusing on test automation and test framework development

  • Strong technical test skills with a demonstrated track record of adopting and effectively using new tools and technologies

  • Basic proficiency / prior exposure to Python, Javascript, and/or Java testing frameworks

  • Experience in automated testing of web applications (e.g. Selenium, Cypress, et al) and REST API's

  • Proficiency with source control (e.g. Git), CI/CD, Jenkins, Docker

  • Proficiency with Agile/Scrum practices & JIRA

  • Experience with generating automated test reports and CI/CD test integration

  • Basic familiarity with tools like Postman or Swagger preferred

  • Basic familiarity with AWS (or similar) and cloud-based application patterns preferred

  • Basic familiarity with test case management systems (e.g. TestRail, Zephyr, et al) preferred

  • Technology Stack:  
  • Kotlin  
  • Python  
  • React, Redux  
  • Postgres  
  • Scylla (Cassandra)
  • Redis  
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes 
  • All things AWS