Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Austin, TX
Full Time
Mid Level

About CharterUP

We aim to be the leading charter bus platform in the world and are looking for talented and ambitious people that want to be along for the ride! We are disrupting the massive and highly fragmented bus industry by using our proprietary technology to seamlessly connect bus companies to customers (businesses, non-profits, and governments). By promoting group travel, we can reduce the transportation industry's carbon footprint and help make our planet greener. We are achieving success by delighting our people, our customers, and our bus partners.

    About This Role

    We are looking to add a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to the team. You will be working with top notch-talent that includes both our internal team as well as some of the brightest contractors. No member is an island. At CharterUP you will be a part of a team with deep knowledge of all areas of software development.

    Our team embraces Agile methodologies and is quick to adapt. We use a wide range of languages and tools. Our latest products are finely crafted weblications that empower our users. We are passionate about user experience. And we are excited about showing up to code. You can expect to be challenged. You can expect your contributions to be accepted and appreciated. And you can expect your skills to become even sharper. Iron sharpens iron.

    We are looking for someone who can write software test plans, automated tests, and test scripts.  You have demonstrated the ability to significantly impact a product by enhancing test automation processes. We are looking for someone who understands software architecture, data modeling, and object-oriented programming concepts. 

    What You’ll Do

    • Design and implement automated test cases with minimal supervision in a high-paced Agile environment
    • Develop and carry out user acceptance testing, integration testing, and API testing across the platform
    • Specify technical implementation and acceptance criteria
    • Collaborate with engineering team members to deliver features, troubleshoot issues and fix bugs
    • Work with Product team to create UAT criteria for our next generation travel platform
    • Efficiently write and automate tests for all critical features

    What You’ll Need

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar STEM degree from a top-ranked institution
    • 5+ years experience as a QA Test Engineer
    • Expertise in writing test plans, use cases, and documentation
    • Expertise with JUnit, Selenium, JIRA, Git
    • Extreme focus on client experience, usability, and quality
    • Relentless drive to outpace developers in the never-ending quest for 100% test coverage
    • Potential to quickly develop expertise in any part of our tech stack where you have limited experience


    CharterUP's headquarters are in Atlanta but employees can work remotely full-time or from one of CharterUP's satellite offices in New York City, San Francisco, or Austin.

    Application Process

    1. Candidate submits CharterUP online application
      • Resumes encouraged to be at most one page in length
      • Answers to all initial application questions thoroughly reviewed
    2. Initial evaluation
      • Qualified applications will receive invitation for a live intro interview
    3. Assessments
      • 12 minute general aptitude assessment (Wonderlic)
      • 1 hour coding exercise
    4. In-depth interviews
      • 1 hour dev team interview with CTO and other engineers
      • 30 minute cultural interview with CEO, CFO or other business executives
    5. Offer
      • Background and reference checks prior to formal offer

    CharterUP Principles

    At CharterUP, we don’t compromise on quality. We hire smart, high-energy, trustworthy people and keep them as motivated and happy as possible. We do that by adhering to our principles, which are:

    1. Customer First
      • We always think about how our decisions will impact our clients; earning and keeping customer trust is our top priority
      • We are not afraid of short-term pain for long-term customer benefit
    2. Create an Environment for Exceptional People
      • We foster intellectual curiosity
      • We identify top performers, mentor them, and empower them to achieve
      • Every hire and promotion will have a higher standard
    3. Everyone is an Entrepreneur / Owner
      • No team member is defined by their function or job title; no job is beneath anyone
      • We do more with less; we are scrappy and inventive
      • We think long-term
    4. Relentlessly High Standards
      • We don’t accept “that’s how it’s always been done”; we constantly innovate and question established routines to improve processes
      • We actively push to be proved wrong and welcome different ideas; the best idea wins
      • We don’t compromise on quality
    5. Clarity & Speed
      • When in doubt, we act; we can always change course
      • We focus on the key drivers of a process that will deliver the most results
    6. Mandate to Dissent & Commit
      • We are confident in expressing our opinions; it is our obligation to express our disagreement
      • Once we decide, we enthusiastically move together in the agreed upon direction

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