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Senior Software Engineer in Test
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Senior Software Engineer in Test

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top freelance talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the world’s largest fully remote company.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

Toptal is a quality-first company. While quality is the responsibility of the whole team, our Software Engineers in Test lead this effort.

We believe that top quality can only be achieved by excelling in the following three domains:

  • Product knowledge - completely understanding the product and its functionalities.
  • Engineering domain - increasing the test coverage and test robustness as well as understanding application architecture and design in order to find opportunities for improvements or possible issues.
  • Process audit - identifying quality issues that can be addressed with simple changes in our software development process.

As a Senior QA Automation Engineer, your work will be focused on both maintaining and improving the high-level test coverage of our tools as well as assisting the team in analyzing the complex technical initiatives by finding corner cases that should be handled correctly and ensuring all of them meet the high-quality standards of Toptal.

By joining one of Toptal’s Core Engineering teams, you’ll work on meaningful initiatives and projects that have an impact on the bottom line of the company, with a team of highly skilled members from around the world. At Toptal, we push the boundaries on what’s possible every single day, and we’d love for you to be a part of it!

We don’t cut corners, and we don’t make compromises—we build expertly designed web apps that are polished, fast, well-tested, and a joy to use.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere. Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and write end-to-end tests for all new features in our product, as well as for the functionality that already exists.
  • Thoroughly test all the individual testable and deliverable pieces of work we add and change on a daily basis.
  • Maintain, automate and develop the existing test suite across the project.
  • Review the work of your colleagues.
  • As a true teammate, you continuously improve your team’s processes, brainstorm ideas, and communicate your status and progress.
  • Mentor other people, provide feedback, and continuously improve yourself.
  • Review requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Work closely with the product team, stakeholders, and users from the preliminary planning through to having a holistic view to plan and deliver new features.
  • Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities.
  • Identify, record, thoroughly document, and track bugs.
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts.
  • Work to maintain and improve our automated test suites.
  • Actively participate in meetings including Scrum meetings, squad meetings, pair programming sessions, etc.
  • Review requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Get acquainted with our tech stack.
  • Get familiar with our system architecture and all the tools that we use. Learn about the processes that we follow.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Attend regular meetings, like technical calls, retrospectives, and the monthly Engineering All-hands meeting.
  • Start working on regular team tasks related to the migration and become familiar with the business domain.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Start contributing to the technical topics as well, understand the application, and the general testing system.
  • Learn and take part in the utilization of the latest testing technologies.
  • Deliver value in regular cadence.
  • Get comfortable with the daily work routine of our team.
  • Review code written by your colleagues.
  • Be ready to propose improvements to Toptal’s processes and codebase.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Become a key part of the team, be responsible for certain areas, and help others inside and outside of the team.
  • Contribute to planning and executing multi-sprint initiatives inside our team.
  • Write end-to-end tests and, when necessary, help out the team with manual testing. In the first year, expect to:
  • Become a champion of new ideas that will thrive to achieve the purpose of our company while ensuring the quality culture that we value the most.

Requirements:

  • Have 5+ years of Quality Assurance and Test Automation experience.
  • Jest, Cucumber, RSpec are our daily bread and butter.
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn Cypress, Playwright, Contract Tests, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and GraphQL.
  • Full autonomy in every aspect of daily work - be able to unblock yourself by finding the right people or help.
  • Have a solid QA Automation experience, being primarily focused on adding end-to-end tests in both monolithic and distributed systems.
  • Being a team player - avoiding solo performances, helping others.
  • Great spoken and written communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and enthusiastic skepticism.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
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Who You Will Work With

Ismael Peinado

Ismael Peinado

Chief Technology Officer

As Toptal's Chief Technology Officer, Ismael leads the company's engineering organization, driving process and culture to ensure top quality delivery from our team of world-class engineers. Ismael was formerly the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue4, a distributed media system used in the aerospace and entertainment industries. He leverages over twenty years’ experience in providing commercial, operational, and technical leadership for B2B, B2C, and government organizations from early-stage startup to large-high growth market leaders. Ismael has a BE and BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Málaga.

Piotr Imbierowicz

Piotr Imbierowicz

Director of Engineering

As one of Toptal’s Directors of Engineering, Piotr is responsible for the engineering side of all talent-related teams, including Talent Acquisition, Screening Operations, and Talent Activation & Retention. He joined Toptal in May 2017, coming from an entrepreneurial background with a passion for technology. Piotr has a Master’s in Economics (Warsaw School of Economics) and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science (University of Wroclaw).

Vidmantas Kabosis

Vidmantas Kabosis

Director of Engineering

As one of Toptal's Directors of Engineering, Vidmantas is responsible for the engineering teams who maintain and advance the company's infrastructure and security, improving operational efficiency via internal and external tools for developers and various business teams. Vidmantas brings many years of experience as both an engineer and team lead, developing B2B, retail, SaaS, and enterprise software solutions. Vidmantas holds a BSc in Software Engineering from Vilnius University.

Emiliano Ritiro

Emiliano Ritiro

Director of Engineering

As one of Toptal's Directors of Engineering, Emiliano is responsible for all new development and maintenance related to Toptal's Infrastructure, Continuous Integration, Security Operations, and Help desk. Emiliano has a lean, product-first mentality. He has led the development of software for enterprises and startups, including Deloitte, Bago, and Virgin. Emiliano has a Master's in Computer Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires.

Stefano Benatti

Stefano Benatti

Director of Engineering

As one of Toptal’s Directors of Engineering, Stefano is responsible for all new development and maintenance related to client acquisition, client experience, and retention, as well as the tools that provide operational support for Sales and Talent Matching. Stefano has experience in all aspects related to software development and successfully delivered dozens of products to market from small business to enterprise and government in his own business for 10+ years before joining Toptal. His educational background is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Universidade de São Paulo.

Sotiris Michalakos

Sotiris Michalakos

Director of Engineering

As Toptal's Director of Engineering, Sotiris is responsible for building, leading, and coaching engineering teams, empowering Toptal's world-class engineers to thrive in their working environment in order to ensure impactful delivery. He started his career as a software engineer and quickly moved up to leading startups as a CTO, specializing in the digital distributed economy. Sotiris brings 10 year of hands-on experience in building freelance talent marketplaces and talent management systems, a new breed of SaaS platforms which allows SMBs and enterprises to efficiently manage, work with, and pay their distributed teams. Sotiris earned a BS in Management Science & Technology from the Athens University of Economics and Business and an Msc in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.

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