Senior QA Automation Engineer/SDET - SaaS (REMOTE)
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022
This probably isn't the first job description you've read today.
Perhaps this is one of a dozen you have reviewed this week. So,
before we go any further, we want to stop and say thank you for
considering this role. The rest of this post will be our pitch to
you. We know you have options and we'd like you to consider adding
us to that list.
The world is full of strained relationships. Perhaps no place is
greater evidence of this than the workplace. The clich-- of
conflict between manager and employee is age-old and we're tired of
We're so tired of it, that we're out to change it.
Leadr is a new kind of people development software, and while that
may sound like business jargon, we promise you that this is not
your typical business to business software company. At our core, we
are helping organizations develop their people by turning managers
into coaches and giving employees a voice. We believe today's
employees expect more than just a title and a salary - they seek
opportunities to learn, grow, be challenged, and be valued for the
ideas they bring to the table. Unfortunately, most organizations
lack the tools and structure needed to create a culture to support
these expectations across every team and every manager. If this
mission matters to you, keep reading.
Our development team at Leadr gets to pioneer this vision through
building our world-class product and the systems to support it. We
take feedback from our team and customers to create a roadmap to
Why You'll Be Motivated To Apply---
You've mastered the basic skills of software engineering and need a
new challenge. Your code is tidy and approaching an art form, your
solutions are precisely architected to consider scalability,
reliability, monitoring, security, automated testing,
At this stage in your career you want to be asked to solve
problems, rather than be "told what to do".
You're excited by our tech stack and know that it presents both an
opportunity for you to dazzle us with your current skills but also
stretch and grow.
Leadr is an early stage startup and with that comes amazing career
growth opportunities. Perhaps you have worked at large, mature
bureaucratic companies or small companies that aren't really
growing. Leadr is neither of those things. You are going to stretch
so much you'll wish you were made out of rubber.
Leadr is doing something radical and exciting. We think that we can
make a really positive impact on the world and be quite profitable
in the process. Leadr is a solid financial position and we are
Our Tech Stack:
At a high level our tech stack is a React frontend on top of a
serverless microservice backend implemented as NodeJS AWS Lambdas
with data stored in DGraph, a graph DB. We are moving away from
NodeJS to C# (.Net Core) for the backend.
Our SDLC And Deployment Process
We use a scrum like process, and ship to production once a week. We
leverage feature flags heavily to control when we turn features on,
and we are working towards eventually being able to safely and
reliably deploy code to production several times per day.
You will be set to CRUSH this role If---
- You have 5+ years of experience building web application test
automation, especially SaaS applications.
- You have a firm grasp on automation technologies such as
Selenium, Playwright, Fiddler/Postman, LambdaTest, Katalon Studio,
- You have prior software engineering experience on a B2B or B2C
SaaS product with a SDLC similar to what we are striving
- You come from a startup background and are comfortable working
in a fast-paced environment where you sometimes need to solve
problems on your own, and you can drive a project to
- You live and breathe test automation and you know how to set up
automation for BVT's, unit tests, integration tests, end-to-end
tests, load testing, API driven tests, acceptance tests, and
- You can devise engineering solutions by considering multiple
options and then present the pros/cons including cost, effort,
complexity, scalability, maintainability, etc. as part of your
proposal and walk others through your decision matrix.
- You've been part of a team that deploys commercial web apps
built on cloud-native technologies through full CI/CD controlled
- You are passionate about what you do, you are a motivated
self-starter and always learning and developing.
- Given a complex 3-month long body of work you would be able to
break that down into work units, estimate accurately, plan the work
and execute it precisely within the expectations you've set with
your team. You know you can do this because you've done it
- You have a passion for our mission (developing people), and
can't wait to have a positive impact on our team and our
This role is now and always will be fully remote for US residents.
We have found some states' present employment compliance barriers
that prevent us working with remote workers in those states: CA and
NY are on that list.
If you live near Plano, or want to relocate there, you are welcome
to come in to work in the office.
Annual salary for this role is fixed at $120,000 and includes
meaningful equity (shares options.)
We are pleased to offer valuable market-rate salary, bonuses, and
benefits. We offer PTO, paid holidays, and we are committed to
developing you as a leader and providing career growth throughout
your employment with us. We promise to care for you as a person,
and have meaningful conversations with you so you have the clarity
and support you need to do your best work!
What Can You Expect For Your Interview Process?
Here is an overview of the interview loop from start to finish.
We'll keep communication open the entire way so you always know
where you stand.
Complete the kick-off interview form, which is part of the
We take your answers very seriously and will reference them
throughout the interview process.
We like to start out with a 30-minute 'coffee talk' meeting either
by video or phone call. We'll use this time to see if we are a good
fit for each other.
Next we will then have a developer work with you on a coding
question. This is an exercise to show us your coding chops and your
development skills. We set a time limit of two hours on this to
keep this to a reasonable length of time.
The final interview is a meet and greet with the broader team, plus
a more in-depth technical Interview. This can be done by video.
We'll dig into how you would go about accomplishing the objectives
we shared for the role and your past experience doing similar
Finally, if you like us and we like you, we will get you an offer
letter in very short order.
While the problem we're tackling at Leadr is ambitious, we have
reason to be optimistic:
Our team is loaded with talented and experienced people who share a
passion for the mission. The executive team has done this before,
founding and leading a startup in the payments space to
hyper-growth and a successful exit in less than 10 years. Because
of our strong track record for success, we're well funded with
plenty of financial runway.
Leadr is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer.
Thank you for considering Leadr as the place to share your
strengths and talents!
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