Software Development Engineer in Test at UrbanBound

| Chicago
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About Us

As a leading provider of Relocation Management Software, UrbanBound empowers companies with the technology to administer, track, and optimize relocation benefits, all while providing a tailored employee experience. With its comprehensive and intuitive platform, your team can forecast and contain relocation costs, build smarter policies, and distribute better benefits, while connecting the right people at the right time. A successful relocation begins and ends with UrbanBound.

With well over 130 of the largest employers as customers, UrbanBound is disrupting the historically high-touch/low-tech relocation industry by providing innovative, easy-to-use technology.


About the Job

UrbanBound is looking for a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to help lead our quality assurance effort, and help ensure that we’re building the absolute best products for our customers. The Quality Assurance team gets involved at the earliest stage in the process, ensuring that user stories are fully baked and testable. The Senior Quality Assurance engineer should be well versed in the latest approaches to testing a web application with a JavaScript frontend and a API backend. You make use of the wide variety of open source tools to get your job done, but aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and put together a custom solution if you can’t find something that will do the trick. The successful candidate realizes that large automated test suites are a large asset to any company, but also realizes they they must be properly maintained and curated to prevent them from becoming a net negative for the team.



  • Ensure that UrbanBound’s products are awesome, and of the highest quality.

  • Read through the source code of features, to get a better understanding of how a feature is implemented, so you can determine the best way to test it.

  • Constantly evaluate the current landscape of testing tools and approaches, checking to see if we could be doing something smarter, or faster.

  • Mentor junior members of the Quality Assurance team, helping them become better automation engineers.

  • Serve as an advocate for the user by ensuring that we are providing the best possible user experience.

  • Implement end-to-end automated feature tests through critical paths in the application.

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose test failures.

  • Keep the test suite running like a finely tuned muscle car.

  • Find edge cases, quirks, bugs, and inconsistencies before our users do.

  • Work with development and design to fix any issues discovered during testing.

  • Hold test code to the same, high standards as production code.



  • You must love working with the best tools and people.

  • 6+ years experience in quality assurance.

  • 4+ years experience testing web-based products.

  • 3+ years experience implementing end-to-end automated tests using tools like Selenium, Capybara or Nightwatch.js.

  • Experience managing and maintaining a large automated test suite.

  • Experience testing applications on different platforms, such as desktop, web, and mobile.

  • Familiarity with the latest techniques in automated testing.

  • Experience working on an agile team.

  • Meticulous attention to detail, results-driven attitude, and ownership over quality and outcomes.

  • Enjoys working with people in engineering, product development, sales, marketing, and customer support.

  • Security testing experience is a big plus.


Education and Experience Guidelines


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University, or equivalent experience, required.


A minimum of 6 years of quality assurance experience.


Compensation for this position will consist of a competitive base salary and benefits.



  • Health, dental, and vision coverage.

  • Open vacation policy. Need to take a break? No problem. We want everybody to feel well rested, energetic, and ready to seize the day.

  • Pre-tax commuter benefits.

  • A strong belief in having a great work/life balance where family and health come first.

  • The best office technology around, including a top of the line MacBook Pro and a 27” Apple Thunderbolt Display.

  • Special UrbanBound gear awarded after your 90-day Letter Ceremony. (What’s that you ask?...You’ll have to wait and find out ;)


How to apply

Apply online at Please include links to your Github account, blog, Twitter, etc. where we can learn more about you and your work.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM


Our office is located in the loop’s historic Franklin building—with easy access to CTA trains, Metra, endless lunch spots & Amazon Go in the lobby!

An Insider's view of UrbanBound

What's something quirky about your company?

After three months of employment, you earn the coveted UrbanBound jacket. In order to receive this jacket, you must participate in the Jacket Ceremony. I can't say much about what this ceremony's top secret.


Lead Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

In order to be successful here, you cannot be afraid to speak up. If you think something is broken, and you know how to fix it—say something! The team is eager to hear your ideas, and innovation is rewarded!


Marketing Manager

What are some social events your company does?

Game night is a regular occurrence at UrbanBound as is wine night, book club, scavenger hunts, and in-office happy hours (at the UrbanBar). From trolley rides to boat tours to whirlyball outings…when we meet our goals, everyone celebrates!


Account Executive

What are UrbanBound Perks + Benefits

UrbanBound Benefits Overview

At UrbanBound we provide:

A collaborative work environment where you will make decisions daily that positively impact the business.
A competitive salary and benefits that include pre-tax commuter benefit, 401K, discounted membership to building’s gym, and competitive health, dental and vision coverage.

A true work-life balance where family and health come first. Need to take a break? No problem. We have an open vacation policy, as we want everybody to feel well rested, energetic, and ready to seize the day.

A contemporary, welcoming office located in the central loop’s newly-renovated Franklin building — one of the most recognized skyscrapers in Chicago. This address has easy access to CTA trains and Metra, and provides all the benefits of working downtown, such as an Amazon Go in the lobby, and several other restaurant options in the building.

Company-wide celebrations, in-office happy hours, game nights and so much more!

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
We always make sure to have a fully stocked beer fridge and full bar!
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
UrbanBound's kitchen has unlimited snacks, coffee & tea!
Happy Hours
In-office happy hours at the UrbanBar are a regular occurrence!
Pet Friendly
UrbanBound's hosts special "Bring Your Dog to Work" days.
Recreational Clubs
UrbanBound sponsors sports leagues year-round (like beach volleyball and bowling)!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
We’re committed to building an inclusive workplace with a cross-departmental team (that includes both of our founders) that defines and refines processes to support diversity and inclusion.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We recognize our outstanding employees with Quarterly Innovation Awards and Semi-Annual Core Values Awards.

We cultivate new ideas with company-wide Hack-a-Thons.

We're proud to be...UB!

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