Future Position
Software Engineer In Test Intern
Future Position

Software Engineer In Test Intern

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

As a Software Engineer in Test Intern, you will get to learn from and work with our world-class engineers. You’ll help your team with software testing and automation tasks. Most of our products are written in Ruby on Rails and React, so that’s a fantastic opportunity to gain some experience with one of the best web frameworks.

During the internship you’ll learn about the best practices of modern software development and get to work on various real-world quality assurance tasks together with your mentor, and occasionally independently.

This is a 6 months paid internship program that may conclude with a permanent position within one of our great core engineering teams.

This is a full time, flexible hours, 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.


  • You will learn to build and maintain top-notch software serving thousands of businesses every day.

Among other responsibilities:

  • Follow the guidance of your mentors.
  • Learn something new and improve your skills every week.
  • Support the team with testing activities and test automation.
  • As a great teammate, continuously improve the team’s processes, brainstorm ideas, and commit to the “Quality First” mentality.
  • Be a mentee, provide feedback, and grow as a part of the team.
  • Actively participate in meetings including Scrum meetings, squad meetings, pair programming sessions, etc.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Begin your onboarding and integration into Toptal.
  • Get familiar with our processes, tools, product portfolio and team structure.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Learn about the technology that powers Toptal - services, patterns, and libraries we use and develop.
  • Have strong knowledge of Toptal’s business.
  • Contribute to our product development.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of our technology, processes, and product pipeline.
  • Be ready to propose and implement improvements to Toptal’s processes and codebase.
  • Deliver value in a regular cadence.
  • Get comfortable in your daily work within your team.
  • Get your code successfully reviewed by your colleagues.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Drive improvements to the codebase.
  • Be able to not only solve complex problems but also consider multiple solutions, weigh them, and decide on the best course of action.
  • Go through the 6 months evaluation program in order to know what will be expected of you in the permanent Junior Software Engineer in Test position and get to know your permanent team.


  • Currently studying Computer Science (or similar) at a technical University or recently graduated.
  • Have a basic knowledge of software testing and programming.
  • Be highly interested and motivated to pursue a career as a Software Engineer in Test.
  • Some experience with a language like Ruby, Python, PHP or JavaScript will be considered a plus.
  • Great spoken and written communication skills.
  • High energy level, zest for learning from the best.

Note: This is a role that, while not open at the moment, highlights skill sets that are consistently in high demand within Toptal. We encourage interested applicants to apply - as a rapidly scaling company, we end up developing innovative new roles often. We regularly review the applicants for this position to find matches for these unique opportunities.

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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.

Bozhidar Batsov

Bozhidar Batsov

Senior Director of R&D

As Toptal's Senior Director of R&D, Bozhidar is responsible for the execution of our technical excellence and innovation strategy, ensuring that Toptal leverages world-class technology. He works closely with our software architects and technical product managers to collaborate with all of Toptal's engineering teams on the feasibility and implementation of technical improvement initiatives. Before Toptal, Bozhidar was the CTO of a fintech startup. He is also known for his extensive contributions to the Ruby and Clojure programming communities. Bozhidar holds an MS in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia. He's an avid public speaker and has presented talks on a vast number of programming-related topics all over the world.

Marco Santos

Marco Santos

Director of Engineering

As one of Toptal’s Directors of Engineering, Marco is responsible for both the engineering teams who build Toptal's marketing experiences and the teams who manage and analyze company data that supports the entire business. Marco is an internet veteran of many years, from working at startups developing early music sharing, to social media platforms, to digital blue-chip companies building enterprise-grade advertising solutions. He has a BSc in Physics from the California Institute of Technology.

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