Software Engineers in Test at GitLab help grow our test automation efforts across the entire GitLab ecosystem.
As a Software Engineer in Test, you'll work in a key position, where your efforts will have a noticeable impact on both the company and product.
In addition to the requirements below, successful candidates and team members will share a passion for high-quality software,
strong engineering principles, and methodical problem-solving skills.
Expand our existing test automation framework and test coverage.
Develop new tests and tools for our GitLab.com frontend, backend APIs and services, and low-level systems like geo-replication,
CI/CD, and load balancing.
Have the ability to grow your knowledge of GitLab provisioning and setup tools like Terraform and Ansible.
Collaborate with engineers to define and implement mechanisms to inject testing earlier into the software development process.
Identify, share, and nurture the adoption of best practices in code health, testing, testability, and maintainability in collaboration with the wider Quality department. You should champion clean code and the concept of the test pyramid.
Analyze complex software systems and collaborate with others to improve the overall design, testability, and quality.
Strive for the fastest feedback possible. Test parallelization should be a top priority.
You see distributed systems as a core challenge of good test automation infrastructure.
Configure automated tests to execute reliably and efficiently in CI/CD environments.
Track and communicate test results in a timely, effective, and automated manner.
You have a few years of professional experience developing in Ruby or working on a Ruby on Rails application
You bring significant experience using Git and its command line
You’re comfortable with Selenium-based test automation tools like Capybara
You’ve got a working knowledge of Docker
You’re interested in growing your knowledge and skills in Test Environment Provisioning and Configuring using technologies like Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, GCP, or AWS
You have experience with Continuous Integration systems (e.g., Jenkins, Travis, GitLab)
Our values of collaboration, results, efficiency, diversity, iteration, and transparency resonate with you
Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below.
Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process.
As a result an interview can be canceled at any time even if the interviews are very close (e.g. a few hours apart).
To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their job title on our team page.
Candidates will complete a technical assessment when they apply. Sometimes this will be shared by our Talent Acquisiton team after an application is made.
Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Talent Acquisiton team.
Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute first interview with the Hiring Manager for the team you are interviewing for. Once the interview is completed, there may be occasions where the interviewer believes you are a better match for another team we are hiring for. In this instance, we will ask you to meet another Hiring Manager as part of the process.
Next, candidates will then be invited to schedule a 1 hour peer interview with two Engineers in the Quality department.
Next, candidates will then be invited to schedule a 1 hour technical interview with a Senior Software Engineer in Test. This will be booked for a date that is around 7-10 business days into the future. This is done in order to give them time to complete the asynchronous portion of the technical interview.
Finally, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute interview with the Head of Quality.
Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via email.
Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.
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