Welcome to Contra! We’re an empathetic, kind, and humble team looking for a Senior Software Engineer in Test to join us in building the Future of Work and the best community for independents. This is a role on our small-but-mighty QA team, so this is a real opportunity to build out the foundation, standards, and best-practices for automation engineering at Contra. You have strong software engineering fundamentals in our stack (NodeJS, TypeScript, Cypress), and broad experience testing across application boundaries. In your role, you will lead us into the future of automated testing at Contra.

We believe QA is as much a mindset as it is a role. We test in production and we believe that fast, reliable tests and a great developer experience do more to encourage others to raise the bar on quality than anything else. If these values resonate with your own, we’d love to talk to you.

How you’ll add value at Contra

    • Write different kinds of automated tests (unit, integration, end-to-end, load, etc.) in TypeScript for different types of applications, across application boundaries (web, mobile, server-side, etc.)
    • Lead test automation projects in a highly collaborative environment
    • Establish QA best practices, methodologies, and processes
    • Use CI/CD in collaboration with DevOps to improve how we test and deliver software
    • Improve our ability to safely test in production
    • Participate in all parts of the product development process
    • Teach and mentor others to enable them to deliver a higher quality product from the start

You’ll be successful here if you

    • Thrive in a collaborative, remote-only environment
    • Know when to ask for help, and when to tackle a problem independently
    • Carefully plan your work and build for the future
    • Deliver transparent, honest, and direct feedback to your peers
    • Are able to overlap with our core working hours between 8:30 am – 12pm Pacific Time
    • Are fluent in verbal and written English, and enjoy reading and writing to communicate thoughts and ideas with your colleagues.
    • Don’t have experience with everything in our stack, but are interested in learning!

Our stack

    • Typescript
    • Backend: NodeJS, GraphQL, GraphQL Helix, Redis, PostgreSQL
    • DevOps: ArgoCD, Docker, GitHub, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes
    • Frontend: React, Suspense, Relay, Stitches, Three.js, react-three-fiber, GLSL shaders, Cypress

You will love Contra for our

    • 🌎 Remote-only culture that is here to stay
    • 🍎 100% health coverage for US full-time employees, and health reimbursements for all international contractors
    • 💰 401k matching for US full-time employees
    • 💸 $4,000/year laptop reimbursement + additional equipment, co-working, education, meetup and charity budgets
    • 💛 No-meeting Wednesdays
    • 🥬 Half days every third Friday of the month to enjoy a long weekend, reduce screen fatigue, and decompress
    • 👋 Generous time off — 3 week-long company-wide shutdowns per year (Spring, Fall, Winter) so we can all collectively relax together, in addition to paid time off and flex days to look after your wellbeing.
    • 👶  Flexible parental leave
    • 🌴 Annual team wide off-site (our most recent was Nov 2021 in Tulum, Mexico)
    • 💁 A custom slack emoji, just for you!

Our interview process

    • Intro call (15-30 minutes)
    • Complete a Technical assessment (2 hours maximum)
    • Technical interview (30-45 minutes)
    • Non-technical (culture) interview (30-45 minutes)
    • Strengths-based technical interview (30-45 minutes)
    • High-level technical interview with CTO (30-45 minutes)

Salary + Equity Range

    • $130k – $155k USD
    • Equity Value Range: $72k – $180k USD

About Contra

🚀 Contra is looking for self-motivated, open-minded, and eager folks to join our growing team.

We’ve put together a pretty special global team — we’re not limited by location, so everyone on our team has unique backgrounds and experiences that have shaped our company culture for the better. Everyone who joins Contra adds another special dimension to that culture, so we’re looking for folks that have an additive mindset, and want to participate in building both a great product, and a great place to work. While past titles, years of experience, and educational opportunities have taught us all valuable lessons, they’re not used as hiring criteria. If you’re motivated by our mission and owning impactful projects, then Contra is the place for you.

If you’ve made it this far, we want to talk to you! Even if you do not think that you meet all of the requirements in the job posting, we really encourage you to take the leap and apply anyway. Surprise yourself! The best is yet to come ✨

Contra is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing its team members with a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Contra are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, regardless of race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Learn more about Contra


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Ben on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CEO)

Gajus on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CTO)