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Sr. SDET, Mobile (Canada)



Canada · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About Life360

Life360’s mission is to keep people close to the ones they love. Our category-leading mobile app and Tile tracking devices empower members to protect the people, pets, and things they care about most with a range of services, including location sharing, safe driver reports, and crash detection with emergency dispatch. Life360 serves approximately 66 million monthly active users (MAU) across more than 150 countries.

Life360 delivers peace of mind and enhances everyday family life with seamless coordination for all the moments that matter, big and small. By continuing to innovate and deliver for our customers, we have become a household name and the must-have mobile-based membership for families (and those friends that basically are family).

Life360 has more than 500 (and growing!) remote-first employees. For more information, please visit life360.com.

Life360 is a Remote First company, which means a remote work environment will be the primary experience for all employees. All positions, unless otherwise specified, can be performed remotely (within Canada) regardless of any specified location above.

About The Team

Our team consists of a diverse group of very talented Quality Engineers who work with one of the largest developer groups in the organization. We span across four different scrum teams, working on various aspects of the Life360 app like payments & subscriptions, new features, internationalization & localization, revenue generating rapid experimentation, scaling experiments into features, and much more. Our team takes a lot of pride in delivering a high-quality product while we continuously try to shift left to test earlier in the product lifecycle.

About the Job

As a Sr. SDET, Mobile at Life360 you'll be solving big quality challenges, coaching Software Engineers and Product Managers in the art of quality testing, and helping to create a long-term vision of mobile automation for our Life360 members. You are a hands-on person, with the ability to work on multiple projects and processes. This isn't just about testing, we want you to help us create a better product and proactively improve our quality efforts on the whole.

We have an amazing stack and need someone who can build innovative solutions via automation.

What You’ll Do

  • Build testing automation for the features under development and be able to collaborate on test plans and cases based on product requirements and technical specifications while participating in the software development life cycle from beginning to end.
  • Improve mobile QA efficiency by facilitating the development of new tools and processes.
  • Work with stakeholders to craft test strategies, test cases, and test scenarios for products under test.
  • Be a strong quality advocate, collaborating closely with software engineers, designers, and product managers for systems testability and design.
  • Review and update test automation for existing products and features.
  • Monitor product and/or feature-level quality health metrics (testability, test health, test coverage, etc).
  • Work with development teams to define testing protocols for new features as they are designed and developed.
  • Provide detailed bug reports to the Engineering Team using JIRA.
  • Execute regression and share the results with the stakeholders.

What We’re Looking For

  • 5+ years of experience testing and building automation mobile applications.
  • 3+ years of experience with Appium automation.
  • 2+ years of experience in working with offshore teams.
  • Strong understanding of mobile technology and SDKs with coding experience in Java strongly preferred. Candidates with experience in Kotlin, C#, Swift, and Python will also be considered.
  • Extremely organized with excellent communication skills and solid presentation and reporting skills.
  • Self-motivator, who can work independently, is able to learn quickly, meets deadlines, and demonstrates problem-solving skills.
  • Effectively communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner and ability to coordinate cross-team efforts.
  • Experience with agile development methodology.
  • Experience with developer tools like git, Maven, and Jenkins.
  • Combination of solid in-depth knowledge of quality assurance, a solid understanding of web/mobile technology, and testing toolkits.
  • Experience manually building apps onto the simulator or devices with Xcode and Android Studio, as well as knowledge of automation tools like Espresso, XCUI Tests, and Appium.

Bonus Points

  • Strong communication skills - this will be an extremely cross-functional role.
  • Technical fluency: ability to quickly learn new systems and dive into tough problems.
  • Natural curiosity and ability to break software.
  • Tenacious approach to finding the most difficult bugs.
  • Solid understanding of software concepts and mobile apps.
  • Experience in testing mobile apps and/or SDKs.
  • Experience working on different applications and operating systems: iOS and various flavors of Android.
  • Ability to work independently and within a testing team.

Our Benefits

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans (100% paid for employees)
  • 401(k) plan with company matching program
  • Mental Wellness Program & Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental well being
  • Flexible PTO, 13 company wide days off throughout the year
  • Winter and Summer Week-long Synchronized Company Shutdowns
  • Learning & Development programs
  • Equipment, tools, and reimbursement support for a productive remote environment
  • Free Life360 Platinum Membership for your preferred circle
  • Free Tile Products

Life360 Values

Our company’s mission driven culture is guided by our shared values to create a trusted work environment where you can bring your authentic self to work and make a positive difference

  • Be a Good Person - We have a team of high integrity people you can trust.
  • Be Direct With Respect - We communicate directly, even when it’s hard.
  • Members Before Metrics - We focus on building an exceptional experience for families.
  • High Intensity, High Impact - We do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic best selves to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Life360. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any legally protected status.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the below qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying!