Software Engineer, QA Infrastructure (San Mateo, CA)

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

As a Software Engineer working on our QA Infrastructure, you will be involved in writing powerful tools to help certify releases, reveal process details, and solve challenging problems. You will find and use the best technologies to test our products from the inside out and work with your fellow engineers and teams to collaborate on excellent test code design. You will design and implement optimal test libraries and use your knowledge of effective programming and testing to assist other engineers in the creation of test mocks and other automated tests.

IXL is looking for excellent, highly creative Software Engineers who are capable of delivering excellent tools for engineers, developers, and QA staff, and who can assist in driving excellent test standards throughout our development processes.

This is a full time position in our San Mateo, CA office with a hybrid work schedule.


  • Develop and maintain test automation frameworks for UI (Web, iOS, Android) and Services/Backend
  • Design and implement systems and tools to provide the best test feedback possible
  • Design and implement Java/Python libraries to improve Unit, Integration and end-to-end test development
  • Assist other software engineers in writing effective tests
  • Analyze test results and facilitate the resolution of issues
  • Communicate test results and highlight any potential quality risks


  • 4+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Passion for building back-end software that is fast, bulletproof, modular, and easy to use
  • Excellent programming skills in Java or other object-oriented language
  • Experience with Linux/Unix, SQL, and scripting languages
  • Familiarity with Javascript and front-end technologies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for improving education through technology

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 850,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 13 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

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