Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

| Austin
Who We Are
Bestow is a digital life insurance company built on full stack technology and AI. In a world in need of greater financial resilience and protection, Bestow democratizes access to smart financial products and powers some of the world’s leading consumer platforms. We are reimagining and rebuilding a 400-year-old, $7 trillion industry to create a brighter future for millions of families. And we’re just getting started.
The Bestow team is a diverse band of first principles thinkers on a mission to do good. We’re fortunate to be backed by leading investors and partners including Valar Ventures, NEA, 8VC and MunichRe.
As a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) you will write software to test product functionality and performance. Your work is a critical part of our continuous delivery pipeline. Do you love collaborating with product managers, engineers and designers to ensure we build high-quality software? We'd love to hear from you. 
Challenges on which you can expect to work:
Requirements and Test Planning
You will work with engineers and product managers to understand requirements and flesh out user stories with acceptance criteria. You will bring clarity to expectations. Once requirements are understood you will prioritize our automation initiatives and ensure comprehensive test coverage.
Automation
Your principle responsibility will be building automation platforms and test cases to ensure the quality of our products. This includes:
Browser-based UI tests using tools like Cypress/Selenium;
HTTP API testing;
Performance testing using tools like Gatling/Locust.io
Coaching
Using your knowledge of test methodologies you will coach engineers on ways they can ensure quality in their code. For instance, recommending improvements to unit tests during code review or suggesting performance increases for integration test suites.
Metrics
Do you love measuring what you build? You will define, measure, and communicate metrics that represent our product quality. These metrics help us know we're focusing on the right things and continually improving.

We're Seeking Someone Who Has:

  • Professional experience with web browser automation tools like Cypress or Selenium.
  • Professional experience with SAAS testing products like BrowserStack and SauceLabs.
  • Professional experience with build systems such as BuildKite, Gitlab, CircleCI or Jenkins.
  • Experience with Docker.
  • Experience with Cloud Hosting providers (Google Cloud Platform preferred).
  • Ability to create a roadmap of test projects and lead them to completion.
  • Proficient in a scripting language such as Bash, Javascript, Python or Ruby.
  • Performance testing experience (gatling, locust.io, etc) a plus.
  • A desire and willingness to learn.
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication.
  • You thrive in a highly independent work culture and are capable of working autonomously.
  • You have initiative and motivation to make things happen.
  • You always want to sit next to the person who is smarter than you because you value a culture of mentorship and learning.
  • You are egoless, hold yourself accountable and you have a thoughtful approach to adopting new technology.
  • You are looking to bring your voice and talent to a mission-driven company in ways that help it to grow and expand its reach.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 
Bestow does not currently sponsor applicants for work visas.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • Python 3Languages
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    • ReduxLibraries
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    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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    • HubSpotCRM
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Location

Occupying a former art gallery in Downtown Austin, our spacious and natural light-filled office is located two blocks away from Congress Avenue.

An Insider's view of Bestow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe can be hectic at times and mellow at others. I feel I am in the good company of others that are trying to create something significant; no one is ever too busy to allocate time in their day for your comments or concerns. I consider a good office atmosphere, one where healthy discourse is encouraged and Bestow Austin has it in spades.

Mikhail

Senior Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

We at Bestow embody a culture of change. When you have a new idea, you are sure to get a keen audience to share that with. Team members here are willing to try new things, if it works we adapt it if not we try something else. Change is the name of the game at a startup and everyone here takes it up with a stride.

Irashmi

Technical Project Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success is delighting people in unexpected ways. For example, we had someone apply but wasn’t eligible. Our team researched a company that might fit their specific case and helped them apply even though it wasn’t with us! This person was literally brought to tears because they were so grateful. We made a difference for someone. That’s success.

Grant

Director, Customer Experience

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Engineers are most engaged when they have the autonomy to make decisions on how things get built. We provide an environment where they can propose ideas, validate them and safely get to production with minimal friction. We don't micromanage decisions. We give people freedom to bring their good ideas to reality.

Brian

VP, Engineering

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Bestow, you are not only free to define your own career path, but encouraged to step outside the boundaries and think outside the box on a daily basis. There are no limits placed on your work and you are entrusted with the responsibility and freedom to identify what problems need to be solved and how to solve them.

Lexie

Senior Analyst

What are Bestow Perks + Benefits

Bestow Benefits Overview

Why work with us?

When you’re reinventing an industry that’s gone unchanged for centuries, you need brain power, imagination and endless curiosity. At Bestow, every voice counts and every employee can shape our mission: to make financial products accessible to more people.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Caring for our own by covering 100% of employee medical insurance.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per quarter.
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5,000 and is on a case by case basis.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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