Software Development Engineer in Test

Engineering · Austin, Texas
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Stoplight is expanding our engineering team with developers excited about working on a product meant for other developers. Our design-first platform is changing the way product and engineering teams build and collaborate on their microservice applications. Are you an experienced software engineer in test looking for an opportunity to push the highest quality at-scale in a new, more efficient design workflow process for the world of API development? As a remote-first company, we are open to applicants from anywhere in the US.


  • Own, design and develop test frameworks
  • Plan, facilitate, write, and maintain automated test cases including user scenarios, test steps, data setup, etc for critical paths across the platform
  • Participate in code reviews and mentor engineers on best practices in testing
  • Drive standards, methodologies (i.e. TDD, DevOps) and best practices into our automation and CI/CD process
  • Work within an engineering-wide enablement team as well as assisting specific development teams
  • Defines, maintains and monitors quality metrics to ensure high quality releases
  • Partner with stakeholders, Product Owners and Analysts to clarify and finalize production/application requirements with all quality requirements
  • Collaborate with DevOps engineers in the team to drive deployment processes, to enable a continuous delivery environment for product delivery teams
  • Generates quality-related documentation around testing standards, tools and frameworks
  • Ensure readiness of the test environments/data, and tools required for testing and validating products

The Ideal Candidate Brings:

  • Strong experience testing Javascript/React/Node applications
  • Prior experience in a continuous delivery environment
  • Experience in QA and engineering roles
  • Ability to work seamlessly on a software development team in an Agile/DevOps environment
  • Comfortable working closely with DevOps engineers
  • Strong attention to detail and keeping commitments
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Bonus Points For:

  • Prior fast growth startup experience
  • Prior team lead or management experience
  • Experience with collaborative API design process
  • Open source software contributions

Why Work at Stoplight:

Stoplight is passionate about APIs and our employees. We want work to be rewarding, both in professional development and in living a healthy and balanced life. Here are some of the benefits of working at Stoplight:


  • Unique opportunity to build a software product for software developers
  • Strong engagement in the open source community with our two offerings, Spectral and Prism
  • Remote-first culture with a budget per employee for updating your home office
  • Office hub located in Austin for local employees who want a place to work from as desired, with enforced COVID safety protocols
  • Flexible vacation policy for paid time off, with 10 company holidays and unlimited sick time
  • Parental leave of 12 weeks off for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for non-primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents, with 100% pay
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans for US-based employees with optional HSA that includes a $600 per year contribution from the company
  • Wellness programs for health plan participants including access to services such as Ginger emotional support, Maven maternity care, Calm mental wellness, PlushCare virtual doctor visits, Vida virtual health coaching, and 25 ClassPass fitness credits per month
  • 401k plan for US-based employees that includes 4% matching from the company
  • Automatic enrollment in climate-positive program run by Ecologi with 100% of monthly contributions provided by company
  • Regular company-wide virtual happy hours with team building activities such as cocktail-making class, team trivia competition, and more
  • Employee-hosted lunch and learn sessions where we educate one another on topics related to our industry


About Stoplight

Stoplight's design-first platform drives a collaborative API development experience. The fabric of the internet is changing with APIs. As companies increasingly rely on microservice application development, good design-first practices enabled through the Stoplight platform will minimize future costs, speed up time to market, and lead to more consistent and higher quality services. Stoplight also offers two open source tools and a visual editor. Prism is an open-source HTTP mock server for mimicking your API's behavior as if you have already built it. Spectral is an open source JSON/YAML linter for improving the quality in API descriptions, Kubernetes config, GitHub actions, or any other JSON/YAML data. Stoplight Studio is a powerful OpenAPI and JSON Visual Editor for designing and collaborating on APIs.


Stoplight was founded by Marc MacLeod in 2015 and headquartered in Austin, TX, with employees located across the globe. We live through the fullest potential of our three core values — be an ownerbuild together, and practice mindfulness. Stoplight is an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 


Our company mantra is simple. Design first. Develop better.  

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