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Senior Software Engineer in Test, Coresmiths Team
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Senior Software Engineer in Test, Coresmiths Team

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 $100+ 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

The Coresmiths team is responsible for large scale technical work that doesn’t fall into the domain of any other team. Our work is largely focused on reducing and removing technical debt, improving application performance and code maintainability making life easier for ourselves as well as all present and future Core Team Engineers working with our Platform and its various front-ends.

As a QA engineer your work will be focused on both maintaining and improving the high-level test coverage of the team’s domain as well as assisting the team in implementing the complex technical initiatives to ensure all of them meet the high quality standards of Toptal.

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 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.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Meet the mentors that will guide you during the onboarding month.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Familiarity and willingness to invest in Contract Testing methodology. Related experience is very much welcome.
  • Cypress, Cucumber, RSpec are our daily bread and butter. Familiarity with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and GraphQL is a big plus.
  • Being a team player - avoiding solo performances, helping others.
  • Caring for the quality - eager to review code, writing tests for your code.
  • Caring for architecture - applying best practices, using software design patterns, bringing ideas for improvements.
  • 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.

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.

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