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Software Engineer in Test for the Screening Ops Team
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Software Engineer in Test for the Screening Ops Team

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top 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 largest fully distributed workforce in the world.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun (see this video from The Huffington Post). 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 - we always strive to make the result of top quality. In Toptal, quality is the responsibility of the whole team led by the Software Engineers in Test. We believe that top quality can only be reached by assuring this on multiple levels: product, engineering, and their respective team.

We believe that QA is more about communication and collaboration rather than documentation and processes and because of that, our Software Engineers in Test are following a holistic approach!

In reference to the product, you will closely collaborate with product managers to ensure the team builds the proper software, that reaches company goals and brings value to its users. In regards to engineering, you will support fast and reliable delivery of software, leading and coordinating software assessment and testing activities. Last but not least, in your team, you will lead process transformations to improve quality, mentoring your teammates for better testing.

In the Screening Ops team, we reinvent the Toptal Network recruitment process by applying smart software solutions to it. We believe that by providing an outstanding experience to candidates for our network we can attract the best talent in the world. This ultimate goal is in the hands of a small team of highly skilled engineers with a dedicated Product Manager. Day to day we try to understand our users, their needs, and we implement new experiments to make Toptal’s screening process better than ever.

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:

  • By using your knowledge, you will bring a huge impact on how we design the team’s approach to the quality of the product.
  • You’ll get to work with UI, contract, and model-based testing tools using technologies like Ruby on Rails, Cucumber, Watir, Capybara, Selenium, Pact, Appium but also JavaScript, Cypress, Puppeteer, etc. every day.
  • You will work closely with the product team, stakeholders, and users from the preliminary planning work, understand the product very well, from different perspectives, and have a holistic view over it. Plan and deliver new features.
  • You will encourage and teach developers to craft and implement tests in the most efficient way. Ensure high-level testability or coverage, sufficient monitoring solutions, and debugging mechanisms. Work to maintain and improve our automated test suites.
  • You will build tools and libraries to simplify the development and improve the quality of the work.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Begin your onboarding and integration into Toptal.
  • Get acquainted with our product portfolio and team structure.
  • Review our extensive Toptal Engineering Documentation to become familiar with our working processes.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Transition from our Bootcamp program and begin working with your first teams at Toptal
  • Attend regular meetings. Examples include daily standups and the once a month Engineering All-hands meeting.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Be actively engaged in the development of new features your team works on.
  • Participate in building more broad solutions as a part of the guild (e.g. Quality Guild).
  • Learn and take part in the utilization of the latest Front-end technologies.
  • Have the opportunity to use and improve the Back-end technologies within the scope of the team.
  • Develop automated tests in order to ensure that our products flawlessly support our business and behave at sky-high quality standards.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Actively work on the domain with extensive A/B testing to support decisions.
  • Work on a product used by tens of thousands of users every day.
  • Develop your team’s trust to make strategic decisions in regard to tools or methods involved in the QA process.

In the first year, expect to:

  • On-board, mentor, and be part of the interviewing team, in order to support the growth of our top-skilled engineering team.
  • 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.
  • Take joy in deployment to production multiple times a day and collaborating daily with your team or other individuals while working in a distributed model.

Requirements:

  • You must have validated knowledge of OOP, databases, development, and test methodologies.
  • Understand core software testing concepts, paradigms, and approaches.
  • Relevant work experience with the Ruby testing ecosystem (RSpec, Watir, Cucumber).
  • Experience with the JavaScript testing ecosystem i.e. Cypress framework is ideal.
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture or microservices is a plus.
  • Eagerness to do what is needed to get things done, including seeking different responsibilities for a period of time.
  • Ownership. You take responsibility for the success of the engineering teams.
  • Quality. You take pride in everything you deliver as a reflection of yourself.
  • Be able to train your team on software testing.
  • Self-organization. No one will tell you exactly how to work.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and constantly with teams via Slack and other collaboration tools.
  • You must be detail-oriented.
  • Critical thinking and enthusiastic skepticism.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal.
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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.

Timo Roessner

Timo Roessner

Engineering Manager

As one of Toptal's Engineering Managers, Timo is responsible for the engineering side of analytics, growth marketing, and all talent-related matters, including Talent Acquisition, Screening Operations, and Talent Activation & Retention. He joined Toptal in October 2018, having served previously in a variety of technical positions ranging from software developer to Director of Engineering at several notable startups including Planet and ResearchGate. Timo holds a Bachelor's in Bioinformatics from the Freie Universität Berlin. Past charitable projects include working in homeless shelters, teaching refugees German, and teaching immigrant kids coding.

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