Software Development Engineer In Test at Wyzant

| Chicago
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Who we are:

Wyzant helps connect people with educators through our online marketplace and collaboration tools. We challenge ourselves to build the best products possible but work hard to retain a relaxed, casual environment. Outside of getting things done, you can expect to find people who love to learn and socialize, play games or talk shop with others in the company.

We believe in frequent releases and pushing our product forward with as few hurdles as possible. We build our engineering process around this belief, and always look for ways to improve here.

Who you are:

As an SDET, you have experience setting up and advancing automated testing technology. You are comfortable setting up test suites for new projects and integrating them into the release process. You welcome being embedded with a team of engineers, understanding and navigating the code they produce.

You’ve been praised for attention to detail and time management skills. You are decisive, can show the research that went into your choices and are comfortable driving technology forward to ensure we are using the right tools for the job. You can be productive in our group efforts, but also extremely effective on your own. You ask the right questions that move a team forward.

Most importantly, you feel passionate about pushing a product forward that helps people learn, and working with others who feel the same.

Our Tech Stack:

  • Below are the sorts of things you’d expect to see under the covers:
  • Back-end: Ruby 2.5+, Go 1.9+, Python 3.6+, MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ
  • Front-end: Rails 5.x, Vue 2.x, Webpack
  • Testing: RSpec, FactoryBot, Capybara, Selenium, Jest
  • Infrastructure: Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud
  • Tooling: GitHub, TeamCity, Slack, Sumo Logic


  • Demonstrated ability to author good test cases and document defects in an understandable, reproducible way
  • Experience building and extending web automation tools for a consumer-facing site
  • Experience with the following technologies - Ruby, Rspec (or other Ruby testing framework), Selenium, Capybara
  • Ability to write and debug SQL queries
  • Familiarity with debugging tools
  • Strong communication skills and experience interacting with developers, product owners and other members of the test team
  • Working knowledge of underlying web technologies (HTML, CSS, REST APIs)
  • Optional, but awesome!
  • Running tests in headless browsers and Selenium Grid
  • Stress, Load and Performance testing experience
  • Javascript testing frameworks
  • Docker, CI/CD pipelines

As a small team, we're able to adopt new technologies and strategies very quickly. Quality work is highly valued, and the ideal candidate will share in our desire to contribute to efficiently producing great software. If you believe in the power of personalized learning and are looking for an opportunity to grow your career in a startup environment where you will do something that really matters, this could be the role for you.


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1714 N. Damen Suite 3N , Chicago, IL 60647

What are Wyzant Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We regularly get groups of people together to walk dogs as a nearby shelter, play with cats at a nearby cafe, and help out at the food pantry.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our social and culture committee is always coming up with fun ideas to keep things interesting.
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Wyzant provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Principal. We match 100% of the first 3% you contribute and 50% of the next 2%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We host company outings throughout the year.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Pet Friendly
Employees regularly bring their dogs to work.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wyzant offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
We host lunch and learns on occasion
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Really, Really Generous Vacation Package - Free Coffee! Free Soda! Free Snacks! - Dogs. Real Dogs - Drinks on Fridays - Free Yoga. Namaste - 50% Off on Wyzant. Learn Stuff! - Discounted Gym Memberships - Wear What You Want. No Jorts - Maternity and Paternity Leave

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