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Senior Software Engineer in Test, Pricing Team
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Senior Software Engineer in Test, Pricing 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 $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 reached by ensuring this on the product, engineering, and team level.

As a member of our Engineering team at Toptal, you will help with the introduction and adoption of new technologies, as defined by our architects. We research, implement, test, and help other teams integrate new tools, and we maintain some microservices that are in use across the whole Engineering department. Most of our work is in Ruby, but we are not limited to it; we also develop and support Elixir, Node.js solutions, we work with ElasticSearch and Kafka, and we are into Docker, Kubernetes, and others. We rely on React and GraphQL extensively for our front-end codebase. We are a product team delivering value to the end-users working closely with the business. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of new features and improve the quality of the existing codebase. 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:

  • Join our team, where you will be introduced to Toptal’s practices and processes.
  • Start participating in company-wide training sessions.
  • Set up your local environment and get familiar with our tech stack.
  • Complete your first ticket/assignment.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Familiarize yourself with the team’s business domain.
  • Contribute to our product quality.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of our QA technologies, processes, and pipelines.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Suggest and implement improvements to Toptal’s processes and codebase.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Lead technical initiatives in our team.
  • Drive improvements to the codebase and processes.

In the first year, expect to:

  • Have a detailed understanding of Toptal’s technical stack, collaboration rituals, processes, and performance.
  • Mentor Toptal’s new team members.

Requirements:

  • Have 5+ years of Quality Assurance and test automation.
  • Jest, Cucumber, RSpec are our daily bread and butter.
  • Familiarity with Cypress, 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.

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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