Evidation Health is a new kind of health and measurement company that provides the technology and guidance to understand how everyday behavior and health interact. The volumes of behavior data generated from wearables and smartphones has opened up new ways to analyze individuals’ behavior and health in real time. With a virtual pool of 3 million research participants, Evidation Health undertakes research for innovative biopharma and healthcare companies to transform how diseases are identified, treated, and monitored.

We are looking for a Senior QA Automation Engineer to work as part of our Enterprise Test Automation team. In this role you will work closely with Product Managers, Developers, DevOps and Release Management to make sure we deliver high quality products. You must be able to define test approaches and strategies, as well as build complex automated tests. 

While the automation team is currently located in Santa Barbara, we also have offices in San Mateo and San Francisco, and are considering candidates for all three offices, as well as remote.


  • Estimate, prioritize, plan, and coordinate testing activities with the product management and development teams
  • Improve automated tests, frameworks and tools to meet best practices and standards
  • Develop, automate and maintain automated tests & infrastructure
  • Design, create and maintain reusable and representative test data to support test designs
  • Report test progress and quality status to project stakeholders
  • Report software defects and shepherd them through the defect life cycle to closure
  • Help define project test KPIs and test coverage measures
  • Analyze and translate technical designs, business requirements and user stories
  • Configure test environments as necessary to support test efforts
  • Collaborate with Business Users, Developers, DevOps, Release Management, and Product Managers to expose risks, assumptions and dependencies
  • Seek to understand goals and regulations behind SDLC Life Cycle and work to continuously improve processes to meet goals and regulatory obligations with greatest efficiency
  • Mentor and coach junior automation engineers
  • Perform code and standards reviews


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or in a related technical field
  • 5+ years of software QA/Test and/or development/automation experience
  • 5+ years of coding experience (Ruby on Rails, Python, and/or Javascript preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience with Quality Assurance methodologies and techniques including white box testing, risk based test design, pairwise testing, infrastructure testing, full stack integration testing, and user acceptance testing
  • Familiar with the latest test frameworks, tools, and test automation approaches
  • Good understanding of git
  • Experience working with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery 
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

Ideal Candidates:

  • Capable of writing comprehensive test plans, test cases, and black box testing whatever comes your way, but you much prefer coding/automating testing
  • Are passionate about automation and have experience not only using test tools and building automated tests, but designing & building custom test solutions
  • Thrive in fast-paced, autonomous environments, where your contributions make a difference
  • Ability to meet high quality coding practices and standards


  • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and competitive coverage for your family
  • Relocation support
  • Equity
  • Flexible work hours
  • Open vacation policy - take time when you need it
  • Support for remote work when needed
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Your choice of computing equipment and gear
  • Lots of opportunities for growth
  • Opportunity to work on fascinating challenges that improve people’s lives

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