Software Development Engineer in Test

Producing software videos is time-consuming, people-intensive and the videos become obsolete with every new software release. By using AI and Automation, we read documents, learn about a customer’s software, and make videos without human interaction. Videate makes software videos easy.


We are hiring a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to facilitate the rapid development of our React web app, Golang API, Python ETL. This role crosses all boundaries of our software stack. If you are not already a polyglot programmer, you will be. If you excel at breaking other people's apps and finding esoteric edge cases to exploit, you are going to love this job!

Reporting to the VP of Engineering, you will show testing leadership by taking an adversarial approach to testing our systems, growing our anti-fragility. It is expected that you can take high-level instructions, and translate those into test cases that exercise our capabilities and prevent regressions.

Candidates should be familiar with XML, HTML, JavaScript, and Linux command line. Experience will include React App testing, REST/HTTP API testing, and being familiar with common Message Queue messaging patterns. You are a master of and can explain the difference between manual and automated testing, unit vs. integration. vs. smoke testing.

You will work daily with:

  • JavaScript / Node.js
  • Golang
  • Postgres / Redis / Couchbase
  • Docker
  • OpenAPI
  • BASH / command line
  • Message Queues (NATS, NSQ, Redis Kue, Rabbit, etc)

Candidates should have:

  • 3-5 years professional SDET work
  • Programming experience in two or more of JavaScript, Go, Python, or Bash
  • Strong SQL and database knowledge
  • Strong command line knowledge
  • Comfortable with Linux runtime environments
  • Familiarity with Docker
  • Familiarity with common enterprise messaging patterns
  • Extensive experience with automating integration testing
  • Manual QA experience with React web apps a plus

About Videate

Founded in 2019, Videate is headquartered in the hill country near Austin, TX. We are a distributed team of hackers, builders, and artisans of their craft. We use a diverse set of technologies to solve some of the hardest automation problems at SaaS companies to produce software videos at scale.

We are direct hiring this role - No Recruiters or Agencies

Please note that to be considered, candidates must have 3-5 years of professional SDET job experience. Also, we are experiencing a large volume of under-qualified candidates for this role. If you are demonstrably proficient in 90% of the below skills, please add the word BINGO to your submission to prove you have read this.


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