Lead Software Engineer in Test

San Mateo, California, United States /
Development – Engineering - Quality Engineering /
Mid-Senior Level
/ On-site
Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in business spend management (BSM), has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work organization. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management. Learn more at www.coupa.com. Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

Do you want to work for Coupa Software, the world's leading provider of cloud-based spend management solutions? We’re a company that had a successful IPO in October 2016 (NASDAQ: COUP) to fuel our innovation and growth. At Coupa, we’re building a great company that is laser focused on three core values:

1. Ensure Customer Success – Obsessive and unwavering commitment to making customers successful.
2. Focus On Results – Relentless focus on delivering results through innovation and a bias for action.
3. Strive For Excellence – Commitment to a collaborative environment infused with professionalism, integrity, passion, and accountability.


    • Mentor QE members and help drive improvements and efficiencies within Field QE and the Coupa organization overall
    • Define test objectives, create test plans, develop strategy, and write and execute manual test cases
    • Direct test planning and scheduling
    • Generate and analyze reports to provide metrics to Customer Adoption Director and upper management.
    • Manage priorities when assigned to multiple testing instances
    • Establish guidelines for testing
    • Be aware of defects and status for transparency
    • Assertively escalate issues to management
    • Stay current on evolving QA industry processes and standards
    • Partner with Operations, Advanced Support, Project Managers, and Development Resources


    • Minimum of 8 years of experience as SDET / Sr.SDET
    • Minimum 2-3 years of experience as Lead Software Engineer in Test
    • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
    • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures and object oriented techniques
    • Proven track record of mentoring & building strong technical teams
    • Strong experience in writing test frameworks and automation tools is highly preferable
    • Strong experience in Web UI and API test automation
    • Hands on in writing code in any of languages like Java, Python, Ruby etc.
    • Test and Behaviour Driven Development (TDD and BDD), Cucumber framework, Selenium, Capybara, Appium, Calabash
    • Experience in design patterns such as Page Object Model
    • Proven written/verbal communication skills, including the ability to lead technical discussions
    • Superior problem solving/troubleshooting skills


    • Build systems such as TeamCity, Jenkins, Maven, Ant
    • Testing experience in Cloud Applications and Platforms
    • Diverse technology experience (across databases, operating environments, application platforms, delivery models, etc.)
    • Experience in databases, particularly MySql
    • Experience working in a project team environment and ability to influence the quality of the product in that environment
    • Exposure to multiple software development methodologies
The estimated pay ranges for this role are as follows:
•Based in California: $143,000-$177,000

The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the state.

At Coupa, we have a strong and innovative team dedicated to improving the spend management processes of today’s dynamic businesses. It’s our people who make it happen, and we strive to attract and retain the best in every discipline.

We take care of our employees every way we can, with competitive compensation packages, as well as restricted stock units, an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), comprehensive health benefits for employees and their families, a 401(k) match, a flexible work environment, no limit vacations for exempt employees, non-exempt employees are on an accrual basis for PTO, catered lunches…And much more!
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Coupa is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

Please be advised, inquiries or resumes from recruiters will not be accepted.