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Principal QA Engineer – Item Modernization Team

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29586BR
Department: Publix Technology
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Jul 10, 2024

$101 - 152k
Full Time - Regular


Please note, this is a hybrid position requiring 8 days per month on-site in Lakeland, FL

Welcome to Publix Technology, the award-winning technical group for Publix Super Markets, Inc., the largest employee-owned company in the nation. Our technology teams of 2100+ associates provide innovative, modern solutions to nearly 1400 retail stores and 200,000+ internal team members across 8 states. We offer positions at all levels – summer internships, individual contributor roles, to technical leadership across a broad range of technical disciplines. So, whether you are interested in IT security, platform engineering, architecture, software development, or infrastructure – we have a career path for you! See for yourself why Publix Super Markets, Inc. is a constant on Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work list.

Join the Publix Technology Team as a Principal QA Engineer where you will be responsible leading efforts to test and support enterprise-level applications. In this role, you will be responsible for quality assurance for a new vendor product.


  • Create comprehensive test plans for new and existing systems with input from the scrum team and product owner.
  • Participate in requirements, design, and product backlog refinement meetings to establish test effort estimates.
  • Analyze project documentation, release notes, and other documentation to identify test scenarios and create test cases.
  • Work with scrum teams to create and validate acceptance criteria for product backlog items.
  • Build and execute test cases, test sets, and test scripts within Microsoft Azure DevOps.
  • Design, build, and execute automated tests using various test automation frameworks such as Playwright, Selenium
  • Coordinate cross team testing efforts.
  • Oversee test execution and results validation on projects.
  • Ensure all quality assurance and testing activities are conducted throughout the life cycle and that the results from these activities are verified and documented.
  • Perform testing and data validation utilizing SQL queries.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or other analytical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience performing Quality Assurance software testing.
  • 5+ years’ experience designing, developing, and executing test cases.
  • 5+ years’ experience with test case development tools
  • 5+ years’ experience with creating and executing complex SQL queries to support test activities.
  • 4+ years with Microsoft Azure DevOps or Jira

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience conducting software quality assurance for enterprise applications.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Scrum/Agile
  • 5+ years’ experience with NoSQL databases
  • 5+ years’ experience developing, testing, and executing automated test cases using an automated testing framework.
  • 2+ years’ experience with Playwright


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

***Relocation/Household Good Shipment Allowance will NOT be provided.***
Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for an H-1B visa or permanent residence.

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