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Engineer in Test



Quality Assurance
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
About us
At Encord, we're building the AI infrastructure of the future. The biggest challenge AI companies face today is actually not half as glamorous as the outside world may think: it's all about data quality. In fact, the success of any AI application today relies on the quality of a model's training data — and for 95% of teams, this essential step is both the most costly, and the most time-consuming, in getting their product to market.
As ex-computer scientists, physicists, and quants, we felt first-hand how the lack of tools to prepare quality training data was impeding the progress of building AI. AI today is what the early days of computing or the internet were like, where the potential of the technology is clear, but the tools and processes surrounding it are still primitive, preventing the next generation of applications. This is why we started Encord.
We are a talented and ambitious team of 60, working at the cutting edge of multimodal and visual AI, backed by top investors, including CRV and Y Combinator, leading industry executives like Luc Vincent, former VP of AI at Meta, and other top Bay Area leaders in AI. We are one the fastest growing companies in our space, and consistently rated as the best product in the market by our customers. We have big plans ahead and are looking for our first Technical Recruiter to join us in building our team.
The Role
We are looking for a Software Engineer in Test who will ensure that our products are of the highest quality possible. You will play a vital role in shaping the long-term vision for quality features to enhance customer experience. Our goal goes beyond "Quality Assurance" alone; we rely on your expertise to collaborate with us in creating an exceptional product and elevating our overall quality efforts.
- Build and maintain an automated testing framework and patterns, which are easy to understand, manage and build on by the wider development team.
- Collaborate with the development and community team to provide early feedback, test new features, and investigate user feedback from a technical perspective.
- Work with engineers and management to implement risk-based testing strategies, using a variety of methods such as manual or automated as needed in a situation.
- Perform root cause analysis for identified defects, proposing solutions, and implementing necessary corrective actions to improve software quality.
- Advocate for quality in both engineering and product — ensure application functionality is protected and be a UX champion to ensure customers can fully utilize our best-in-class toolset.
- Participate in code reviews and provide valuable feedback to improve software quality and maintainability.
About you
- Be an effective owner and take leadership of features, own the QA process, and improve the overall quality of our products. Must have experience in test automation technologies and frameworks including but not limited to Testing Library, Pytest, QAWolf, Cypress/Playwright, and others.
- You will use your full stack (Front-end, API, backend/SQL) testing experience to help us build better products, understand our products, and build powerful test solutions: web, server and APIs, databases, and message systems.
- 3 years or equivalent in developing or testing software using standard testing tools and frameworks such as Selenium, Cucumber, RSpec, Junit, Jest, etc.
- Proficiency in testing methodologies (e.g A/B testing, replay testing), test plan organization, and technical requirements.
- Good communicator with the ability to multitask and prioritize.
What We Offer
- Competitive salary, commission and equity in a hyper growth business.
- Strong in-person culture: most of our team is in the office 3+ days a week.
- Room to grow into anything you choose to — a year ago we were 25 people, now we're 60. We'll be growing insanely fast over the next 24 months and you'll have all the opportunities for growth as you can handle.
- 25 days annual leave a year + public holidays.
Encord offers a unique opportunity to be part of a startup with a clear mission and vision. You will get to explore and build services enterprise AI use cases across many different industry verticals such as healthcare, surveillance, retail, agriculture and many more.
Our work is at the cutting edge of computer vision and deep learning, which also includes working on solving unsolved problems within those fields.