Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

The Achievement Network - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

Location: Flexible within the United States

Travel: Occasional travel will be required; up to 2 times per year

Position is available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partners. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.


We are seeking a full-time Senior Software Engineer in Test to help our Engineering Team build and reliably deliver products that support Achievement Network's (ANet) mission. The ideal candidate will be inspired by technical challenges, motivated to apply modern development technologies and best practices to deliver high-quality software systems, and committed to participating fully in our organizational effort to combat systemic racism by pushing ourselves along the anti-racism spectrum.


  • Implement ANet technology infrastructure to support data-driven educational practices and close the achievement gap in underserved communities
  • Embrace, model and promote best software development, testing, and documentation practices across the engineering team
  • Design and implement test automation infrastructure that supports automated and scalable verification of release candidates in a continuous integration (CI) environment
  • Contribute to high quality automated test suites to improve and optimize test coverage, reliability, and feedback cycles
  • Develop and implement solutions to regenerate test data sets
  • Provision and configure test environments using AWS
  • Participate in engineering design and code review processes to identify opportunities to improve testability, maintainability, and quality
  • Develop test strategies and plans in collaboration with product, engineering, and quality assurance teams
  • Join product retrospectives to identify and resolve quality issues
  • Provide leadership in measuring the team's ability to deploy high quality software more quickly
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and propose adoption as appropriate
  • Proactively look for ways to build our team through individual contributions which help us improve code quality, team culture, and team velocity


In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • You are an individual contributor who prefers coding with a focus on testability. You have recent hands-on experience designing, implementing, delivering, and maintaining high quality automated test infrastructure and/or test suites for web applications using:
    • JavaScript and TypeScript frameworks such as Angular
    • Java and/or Go programming languages
    • RESTful Web Services
    • Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
    • CI/CD tools such as Jenkins and CircleCI to automate software builds, tests, and deployments
    • AWS cloud infrastructure
  • You are skilled in working closely with a wide variety of stakeholders to build technology solutions that meet the needs of internal and external users.
  • You are a team player who motivates and educates colleagues. You enjoy working in a highly collaborative culture and value process that creates consistent, sustainable solutions across applications and sub-teams.
  • You are flexible, curious, and humble. You enjoy learning about new ways of doing things, and know how to adjust solutions to maximize the effectiveness of the entire team.
  • You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels.
  • You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values.

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • 5+ years of software development experience, including at least 1 year of experience in a high-scale enterprise environment.
  • 3+ years of experience using test automation frameworks and/or developing tests methodologies, infrastructure, and tools that scale operational workflows.
  • Experience on a mid-sized team where coordination and team review of best practices and pattern reuse is required.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree.


Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.

We offer comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: medical, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; generous paid time-off including 10 paid holidays and paid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; paid parental leave; educational expenses reimbursements; flexible spending accounts; professional development; a 401(k) plan with a 4% match; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance. We also offer an inclusive environment where we welcome you to bring your whole self to work every day.

The salary range for this position is $112,500-$187,500. New staff members typically start between the range minimum and midpoint based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. In order to uphold our commitment to equity, ANet does not negotiate pay.


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application online.

ANet has implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons prior to commencement of employment unless applicable state or local law provides otherwise.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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The Achievement Network

Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction.
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