The Climate Corporation

Software Development Engineer in Test SDET - Chicago, IL

Qa Security Test in Chicago, IL

Posted 2019-11-14

The Climate Corporation is looking for a talented and motivated Software Developer Engineer in Test to contribute to the mission of helping the world’s farmers sustainably increase productivity using digital tools, mobile software, advanced analytics, and high-quality assurance standards. This role is a unique opportunity to join our dynamic team, responsible for testing the apps that will operate under extreme environments and help ensure a great experience for our customers.

You will work on the design and implementation of test automation frameworks and test tools to ensure our precision agronomy applications are accurate, robust, scalable, performant, and deployable, and will have the opportunity to work with large, "big data" sets such as scientific data, farm machine-generated data, geospatial and other remote-sensing data, weather, and soil data. You will collaborate with product managers, engineering, and business partners to enable a seamless, high-quality experience for our customers. If you are passionate about testing, innovation and want to join the team to work on a product with real-world impact to build a sustainable business, Climate is the place for you.

What You Will Do:
Pair up with other software engineers to deliver automated tests to validate our iOS mobile and web applications as SDET.
Develop, architect, document, and implement test automation frameworks and API-level tests for multiple back-end services that power our system.
Design and develop tools for validating core functionality, as well as for measuring performance, scalability, reliability of systems operating on machine-generated data.
Collaborate with scientists and engineers to ensure the data and software tools they use are accurate and reliable.
Test our applications with different locales to guarantee a valuable global product experience to our customers, going to the field when necessary.
Write code to help you explore the product, not just automate what we already know.
Document test strategies, test plans, and designs.
Assist in ongoing process improvement efforts to ensure test planning, execution, and reporting is effective and efficient.
Create detailed incident reports for production issues, and work on triage and investigation.
Actively engage in root cause analysis reviews.
Be willing to take on other responsibilities and tackle a variety of engineering and testing problems - we are a small team and all share role.

Basic Qualifications:
Strong CS fundamentals with a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or a related engineering field. Equivalent work experience may be accepted.
3+ years of experience designing and developing test automation frameworks for web, iOS functional and performance.
Demonstrated understanding of common software development design patterns and software quality assurance methodologies as SDET.
Experience with test case management tools such as TestRail, TFS, or Quality Center.
Working knowledge of Linux and Mac OS.
Understanding of HTTP protocols, REST.
You understand deadlines and the need to deliver the most valuable things first.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong programming, debugging, troubleshooting, and problem-solving background.
Proficient with Selenium, Appium, XCUITest or Espresso.
Experience deploying tests in continuous integration systems.
Complete familiarity with testing in fully virtualized environments (e.g. AWS).
Experience defining and championing best practices across a software engineering team.
Demonstrated skills communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy.
Proven track record of building large scale testing.

What We Offer:
Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:
Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hack-a-thons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:
Inspire one another
Innovate in all we do
Leave a mark on the world
Find the possible in the impossible
Be direct and transparent

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Company summary

The Climate Corporation aims to help farmers around the world protect and improve their farming operations with uniquely powerful software and hardware products. The company’s proprietary Climate FieldViewPlatform™ combines hyper-local weather monitoring, agronomic modeling, and seamless data integration to deliver Climate FieldView Prime™, Climate FieldView Plus™ and Climate FieldView Pro™, mobile SaaS solutions that help farmers improve profitability by making better informed operating decisions.

The company’s unique technologies help the global $3 trillion agriculture industry to stabilize and improve profits and, ultimately, help feed the world.

For more information, please visit or follow the company on Twitter @climatecorp.


Catered meals and a large assortment of snacks, drinks, fruits, coffees, and teas to help you get through the day; company-sponsored outings, including go-kart races, kayaking, holiday yacht parties, and sporting events, etc.; superb medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits; 401(k) matching program; gym membership discounts; flexible spending account (FSA); vision insurance; health savings account (HSA); health care on-site (some locations); free weekly massages (some locations); employee stock purchase plan; performance bonus; stock options; equity incentive plan; charitable gift matching; maternity/paternity leave; work from home (most teams); fertility assistance; dependent care; adoption assistance; childcare reduced or flexible hours; military leave; family medical leave; unpaid extended leave; vacation and time off; employee discounts; free lunch or snacks; commuter checks and assistance; pet friendly workplace (some locations); mobile phone discount; company car; travel concierge; legal assistance; professional support; diversity program; job training; professional development; apprenticeship program; tuition assistance.

Tech Stack

We have the attitude of using the best tool for the job. For us that means using Clojure, Hadoop, AWS, Java, HTML5, React, Backbone.js, Rails, Scala, and our own set of tools.

Interview process

1) Recruiter Phone Screen (30 minutes): We share more information about the company and the role, as well as ask questions to learn about your background, skills, and interests.

2) Technical Phone Interview (60 minutes) with a member of the hiring team, over a tool such as CoderPad ( This is used to see how you would write and implement a simple solution in code in a reasonable amount of time.

3) Onsite Interview Loop (1/2 - 3/4 day) to assess CS Fundamentals, Domain Knowledge, and Design & Architecture and Culture Add.

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