Software Development Engineer in Test

Remote /
Engineering /
A new era of work 🔥
Video calls need to reflect a new era of working. That’s why we took video and made it less. Less traditional, less formal, less bulky, even less realistic. Less about blowing up people’s faces on a 70-inch HDTV, more about focusing and doing. Around is there for a quick session to supercharge all future-of-work applications. It’s just enough to be present but makes space for what’s important: the task at hand.

Our sophisticated, AI-assisted audio technology completely transforms the possibilities and dynamics of a video call. Dedicated conference room equipment is no longer needed, and Around’s focused UX makes video calls fast and productive... and fun!

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The Role
The Audio & Video engineering team at Around oversees the technology and end-to-end user experience of our video features across desktop and mobile. The team’s mission is to give our users the utmost certainty that our video and client experience is excellent.

We are looking for a highly technical, hands-on, and mission-driven QA Automation Engineer or Software Development Engineer in Test with experience writing and maintaining high-quality automated tests and testing frameworks to help us refine our audio and video technology.

This is a hands-on SDET role and the person in this role will have the opportunity to lead automation testing from scratch at Around, including building and leading a team. Ideal candidates are passionate about mentoring other developers and QA engineers while  leading automation testing efforts across entire projects.

*This is a 100% remote opportunity for candidates within the US, EU, and LATAM time zones.*

🚀 What You'll Do
• Proactively work with developers to debug software and hardware solutions during new product development.
• Review requirements and behavior specifications to begin test development early and uncover issues prior to implementation.
• Test Around's real-time video and audio service in terms of functionality and quality: client-side performance, call stability and quality, and its compatibility with a variety of peripherals.
• Plan, design, maintain, and execute test cases with minimal direction.
• Investigate log, track, and triage bugs to determine root causes and establish prioritization.
• Participate in video/audio debugging/testing with customers.
• Improvise and manually test edge cases with specific software and hardware configurations to develop intuition about existing or future issues.
• Create test plans/test cases, write test scripts, and execute all tests.
• Coach, mentor and develop other automation test engineers

🎯 Requirements
• Strong JavaScript coding skills and extensive experience with test automation in JS environments
• Experience with CI/CD frameworks and tools (GitHub Actions, Gitlab, Jenkins, Travis, or similar)
• Comfortable improvising, being very hands-on, and working with dozens of hardware configurations. (We'll provide you with an extensive kit of equipment and devices).
• Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
• Extensive experience with writing test cases, and the testing stability and reliability of real-time video conferencing products - client or server.

✨ Bonus points
• Previous experience with VoIP and/or real-time audio/video technologies. 
• Previous experience working with WebRTC.
• You are an active open source contributor!

🛠 Tech Stack
React, Typescript
SFU architecture
Chromium / CEF / Electron
Node, PostgreSQL
Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS

🙋🏽‍♀️ About You
• You are highly empathetic, naturally curious, and are passionate about building a world-class product.
• You enjoy learning from others, sharing your knowledge and experience, and working with others to solve problems in a cross-functional way.
• You have a customer-first mindset and an appreciation for amazing user experiences, and a strong desire to work at a rapidly growing startup and make it a success.
• You are excited about working remotely and see the future in fully distributed teams! You will be working with an international team primarily based in the US and Europe.
😊 Perks
💰 Competitive Compensation + Stock Options
💻 MacBook Pro + Accessories + High-Quality Audio/Video Equipment
🏥 US-based: Medical Insurance including Health, Dental, Vision
💰 US-based: 401K + Match
💗 Home-Office Stipends for Remote Work
🌴 Unlimited Vacation and Sick Days
👶 Parental Leave and Fertility Benefits
🏋 Monthly Gym and Wellness Stipend
📚 Learning Budget (online courses, books, conferences, language lessons)

We’re a small, but mighty 100% remote team that’s growing fast, so everyone that joins has a direct impact on the direction and success of the company. Today’s hires will be tomorrow’s leaders. We strive for an open, flat, collaborative, work-hard-play-hard environment. 

We are looking for experienced developers who want to be part of a fast-paced, dynamic environment, where everyone’s opinions and efforts are valued. We hire outstanding professionals and give them the opportunity to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere that values learning, growth, and hard work. If all of this sounds exciting, we’d love to hear from you! 

About Around
We're an early-stage startup with 30+ team members and growing fast. Our HQ is in Redwood City, CA, but we are a remote-first company with a worldwide team across 10 countries and counting.

Our leadership team is made of serial entrepreneurs with 15 years of experience working with distributed global teams. We are obsessed with building a healthy remote culture and improving how teams collaborate while not in the same physical location. We practice what we preach with the Around team spread out across the world. We are backed by premier Silicon Valley venture capital firms.