Product Test Engineer

South San Francisco, CA
Software /
Full Time /
About Nimble

Nimble is a robotics and AI startup founded from the AI labs at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. We’re pioneering the way robots learn to grasp and manipulate any object.

Our ultimate goal is to enable the dark warehouse, a fully automated eCommerce fulfillment center with swarms of intelligent, cloud-connected robots to enable affordable same-day fulfillment for every retailer, large and small. In the process we aim to create one of the world’s most valuable robotics companies.

We’re backed by the world’s most prestigious investors as well as AI and robotics legends like Marc Raibert (Founder of Boston Dynamics), Fei-Fei Li (Chief Scientist of AI at Google, Director of Stanford’s AI lab), and Sebastian Thrun (Founder of Google X, Waymo, Kitty Hawk, and Udacity)!

Nimble's Core Values:
1) Be relentlessly resourceful - Find a way to make the impossible, possible. Do whatever it takes.
2) Be legendary - Be the best at whatever it is that you do. Leave your mark. Motivate and inspire others.
3) Be humble - Leave your ego behind. Have a growth mindset. Learn and improve yourself every day.
4) Be dependable - Take ownership and deliver. Be loyal to your team and Nimble's mission.

About the Role:

As a Product Test Engineer, you will help further the performance and capabilities of Nimble’s world class high-level software through formalized, rigorous testing.  You will design and implement automated software tests and the ecosystems in which they run.  As a critical member of the software team, you will have an important role in defining the quality standards of our software while accelerating its development.

Have you ever taken things apart to find out how they work? Ever wondered what it would take to crash a stable software system? Come help us build out the future of fulfillment automation by leveraging this passion with software and test skills.


    • Define, implement, and maintain comprehensive regression tests for Nimble software
    • Design and organize test plans according to priority, impact, risk, and feasibility
    • Debug and troubleshoot failures in complex scenarios
    • Recreate corner cases from production logs into repeatable tests
    • Work closely with developers and provide feedback on what needs to be improved to produce and sustain a top-quality product that meets customer expectations


    • Fast learner, A-player, great work ethic, and high ambitions
    • BS/MS in Engineering, or other related discipline. Software specialization is preferred. Equivalent experience also considered.
    • Experience with complex software systems working in real-time with embedded systems
    • Critical thinking about how and why software systems fail
    • Experience using Linux and Git on a daily basis

Nice To Have

    • Experience with Test Management and Requirements software
    • Experience with database software such as Postgres, MongoDB, etc.

We embrace challenges and strive to make the impossible possible each day. We’re not in this to do what’s easy or to be mediocre. We want to create something legendary and leave our mark on the world. We’re ambitious, we’re gritty, we’re humble and we’re relentlessly resourceful in pursuit of our goals. If this sounds like you then you might be a great fit!


Nimble Robotics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local laws.

Nimble's Benefits

Flexible PTO
Enjoy the time you need to travel, rejuvenate, and connect with friends and family.

Health Insurance
Nimble provides medical, dental, and vision insurance through several premier plans and options to support you and your family.

Paid Parental Leave
Enjoy paid bonding time following a birth.

Commuter Benefits
Take the stress out of commuting with access to fully-paid parking spots. 

Referral Bonus
Get a cash bonus for any friend or colleagues that you refer to us that we end up hiring. 

Contribute towards a 401k for retirement planning.

Be an owner in Nimble through our equity program