Test Automation Engineer

GitLab · May 17th 2018

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This position is remote based.

GitLab is looking for a motivated and experienced engineer to help grow our test automation efforts across the entire GitLab ecosystem. This is a key position with a new and growing team, so your efforts will have a noticeable impact to both the company and product. In addition to the requirements below, successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for high quality software, strong engineering principles and methodical problem solving skills.


  • Expand our existing test automation framework

  • Develop new tests and tools for our GitLab.com frontend, backend APIs and services, and low-level systems like geo replication, CI/CD, and load balancing

  • Work with the product team and other development teams to understand how new features should be tested, and then engage them in contributing automated tests

  • Drive adoption of best practices in code health, testing, testability and maintainability. You should know about clean code, the test pyramid and champion these concepts.

  • Analyze complex software systems and collaborate with others to improve the overall design, testability and quality.

  • Ensure that automated tests execute reliably and efficiently in CI/CD environments.

  • Ensure test results are tracked and communicated in a timely and effective manner


  • Strong experience developing in Ruby

  • Strong experience using Git

  • Experience with test automation tools like Capybara, Selenium

  • Relevant internship or work experience in software development and/or test automation

  • Experience working with Docker containers

  • Experience with AWS or Kubernetes

  • Experience with Continuous Integration systems (e.g., Jenkins, Travis, GitLab)

Hiring Process

  • Qualified applicants receive a short questionnaire from our Recruiting team (reviewed by the Automation team)

  • Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Recruiting team

  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute first interview with the Engineering Manager, Quality.

  • Candidates will then be invited to schedule a 1 hour technical interview with the Edge Team Lead

  • Candidates will be invited to schedule a third 45 minute interview with our VP of Engineering

  • Finally, candidates may schedule a 50 minute interview with our CEO

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