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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

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United States
Base Salary
150k-210k USD
Underdog Fantasy

Job Description

Hi, we’re Underdog!

We’re the fastest-growing sports gaming company ever.

We build innovative games and products for American sports fans.

Founded in 2020, our team built four of today’s most widely played fantasy games and recently launched our Underdog Sportsbook. We are the only sportsbook to ever launch on our own home grown technology, which allows us to build different and innovative experiences. We believe there’s so much more to be built for sports fans, and we’ll continue to win by building the best products and experiences for our customers.

The opportunity in front of us to become the biggest company in our space is massive; after all, we’re currently sitting in the fastest-growing consumer industry in the U.S. In just over two years, we reached a nearly $500 million valuation through some of the best investors in the game, including Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, BlackRock, and SV Angel. We are many times larger now and our growth is not slowing down.

At Underdog, we believe that sports are for everyone and are building a tomorrow for every fan. Want to help create that future? Join us.

About the role and why it’s unique:

  • As a Senior SDET, you will be an early member of our team to help build out the next generation of Underdog’s mobile application automation for both our Fantasy and Sportsbook platforms
  • Develop and evolve test automation tools and services from ground up
  • Evaluate current test automation solutions critically and advocate for best practices within the team
  • Provide insightful suggestions on tools and strategies to enhance our testing capabilities
  • Act as a champion for testing methodologies across the team, fostering a collaborative environment where testing is a shared responsibility
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of various testing tactics and tools, with a proactive attitude towards learning and adopting the latest solutions to meet our evolving challenges. Openness to innovation and improvement is key!
  • Opportunity to mentor and coach both QA personnel and developers in utilizing test automation tools, empowering them to execute tests independently

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) role, including a minimum of 3 years focused on Native Mobile application testing
  • Experience working with test automation frameworks and comfortable authoring software tools and automation scripts with programming languages like Swift, Kotlin, Typescript, Python, etc.
  • Experience in writing, executing, and monitoring automated test suites using various frameworks and tools such as Espresso, XCUITest, XCTest, Jetpack Compose and Compose Test
  • Demonstrated experience in incorporating test automation within build and release pipelines, streamlining the deployment process and ensuring consistent quality
  • Experience with logging/monitoring tools (Datadog preferred)
  • Able to test, measure, and iteratively improve your work
  • Ability to work both asynchronously and collaboratively, with excellent communication, analytical, and problem solving skills

Even better if you have:

  • Experience in high-growth companies
  • Basic knowledge of most major sports (NFL, MLB, NBA) and how they are played
  • Prior experience in fantasy sports and/or sports betting

Our targeted compensation rate for this position is between $150,000 and $210,000, depending on experience, plus equity. Think your skills are exceptional and warrant higher pay? Apply anyway! If we agree, we're willing to negotiate.

This position may require sports betting licensure based on certain state regulations.

What we can offer you:

  • Unlimited PTO (we're extremely flexible with the exception of the first few weeks before & into the NFL season)
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • A $500 home office allowance
  • A connected virtual first culture with a highly engaged distributed workforce
  • 5% 401k match, FSA, company paid health, dental, vision plan options for employees and dependents

Underdog is an equal opportunity employer and doesn't discriminate on the basis of creed, race, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability status, or any other defining characteristic.

Advice from our career coach

If you are applying for the Senior SDET role at Underdog, here are some tips to help you stand out as an applicant:

  • Highlight your experience in a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) role, especially focusing on Native Mobile application testing.
  • Showcase your proficiency in test automation frameworks and ability to write automation scripts with programming languages like Swift, Kotlin, Typescript, Python, etc.
  • Demonstrate your experience in incorporating test automation within build and release pipelines, emphasizing your ability to streamline the deployment process and maintain consistent quality.
  • Emphasize your communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, as well as your ability to work both asynchronously and collaboratively.
  • If you have experience working in high-growth companies, basic knowledge of major sports (NFL, MLB, NBA), or prior experience in fantasy sports and/or sports betting, make sure to mention it as it can be an added advantage.

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