The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,600+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

As a Software Engineer in Test at GitLab, you will be embedded in one of our groups where you'll work in Ruby for test automation.

What you'll do in this role:

  • You’ll work on test automation issues related to the Quality department, stage & group you're embedded in, and the entire GitLab product. The work you’ll do will be transparent and open to the GitLab community.
  • You’ll develop new tests and tools for our frontend, backend APIs and services, and low-level systems like geo-replication, CI/CD, and load balancing.
  • You’ll identify and drive the adoption of best practices in code health, testing, testability, and maintainability.
  • You’ll work with engineers to define and implement mechanisms to inject testing earlier into the software development process.
  • You’ll configure automated tests to execute reliably and efficiently in our CI/CD environments.
  • You’ll work 1:1 with a Product Manager, and with the wider product and development teams to understand how new features should be tested and to contribute to automated tests for these new features as part of Quad Planning.
  • You’ll be responsible for baking in a culture of quality and shifting test automation left in the cross-functional team you're a part of.
  • You'll focus on expanding our existing test automation frameworks and test coverage across a range of configurations.
  • You’ll work in an environment where we aim to have a 1:10 ratio of Software Engineers in Test to Engineers.
  • You'll lead our test automation efforts on new features.


  • You’ve got experience developing in Ruby or working on a Ruby on Rails application.
  • You’ve got a working knowledge of Docker.
  • You’ve worked with industry-standard CI tools like GitLab CI, Jenkins, Bamboo, or Circle CI for example.
  • You’re comfortable with Selenium-based test automation tools like Capybara or Watir.
  • You’ve got experience with Git and its command line.
  • You’re interested in growing your knowledge and skills in Test Environment Provisioning and Configuring (Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, GCP / AWS).
  • You know about clean code and the test pyramid, and champion these concepts.
  • Our values of collaboration, results, efficiency, diversity, inclusion, belonging, iteration, and transparency resonate with you.
  • You'll thrive in an environment where self-learning and self-service are encouraged and instilled as a part of our culture.

Current Openings and Additional Requirements:

  1. Software Engineer in Test, Runner

    • You'll be working on our Runner SaaS category.
    • You should apply if:
      • You're interested in a role where you'll be working on UI testing, integration testing, load/stress testing, testing Runners on different environments (such as Linux, Windows, MacOS), and combatting abuse of GitLab CI.
      • You meet the criteria outlined in the requirements.
  2. Software Engineer in Test/Senior Software Engineer in Test, US Public Sector Services

    • You should apply if:
      • You're a US-citizen based on US soil.
      • You bring some knowledge of the security compliance landscape or any major third-party frameworks/regulations such as FedRAMP, SOC, ISO, PCI, HITRUST, HIPAA, or GDPR.
      • You're interested in a role that focuses on backend automation and tooling for highly secure cloud systems.
      • You want to develop your skills in cloud, provisioning tools, and infrastructure technologies such as Ansible, Terraform, AWS, GCP
      • You meet the criteria outlined in the requirements.
  3. Senior Software Engineer in Test, Deploy

    • You'll be working on a team that is responsible for minimizing downtime during the process of upgrading a self-hosted version of GitLab. The work you'll do will lead to highly reliable experiences for GitLab instance administrators and their users. Our handbook describes our primary projects in Distribution.
    • You should apply if:
      • You bring significant experience in Ruby, Ansible, Terraform, and Kubernetes.
      • Contributing to GET and partnering with other open source providers is exciting to you.
      • You're willing to work in a role where you'll be leading chaos testing, contract testing, backward compatibility testing, zero downtime testing, and performance testing efforts.
      • You meet the criteria outlined in the requirements.
  4. Software Engineer in Test/Senior Software Engineer in Test, Database

    • You'll join as the first SET for our Database group. The Database group is the steward of all relational database technologies at GitLab. You'll be responsible for defining the testing strategy and test automation in the group that enables GitLab to be more performant, scalable, and highly available to our customers.
    • Your work will involve chaos testing, contract testing, backward compatibility testing, zero downtime testing, performance testing, and database validation testing.
    • You should apply if
      • You bring significant experience in Ruby & PostgreSQL.
      • You meet the criteria outlined in the requirements.
  5. Software Engineer in Test, Plan

  6. Software Engineer in Test, Fulfillment Platform

    • You'll be focused on the test planning and test automation of Fulfillment Platform features in addition to contributing to our Quality Engineering Roadmap.
    • You should apply if:
      • You meet the criteria outlined in the
      • You have experience with license and/or subscriptions management or SaaS billing systems or you're familiar with products like Zuora or Salesforce.

Our culture

The culture here at GitLab is something we’re incredibly proud of. Some of the benefits you’ll be entitled to vary by the region or country you’re in. However, all GitLab team members are fully remote and receive a "no ask, must tell" paid-time-off policy, where we don’t count the number of days you take off annually -- instead, we focus on your results.

You can work the hours you choose, enabled by our asynchronous approach to communication. You can also expect stock options and a competitive salary. Our compensation calculator will be shared with selected candidates before any interview.

We are committed to your career growth. We have quarterly career development check-ins and ensure time and focus is set aside for learning activities. Additionally, we offer $10k USD per year Growth and Development benefit for those who want to further their growth with professional courses, programs, or conferences.

Our Quality department members are able to develop deep relationships across the organization through working groups, team member resource groups, and "the Quad" (our take on the three amigos methodology). You likely will feel less siloed at GitLab than in other organizations you've been a part of.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) are fundamental to the success of GitLab. We want to infuse DIB in every way possible and in all that we do. We strive to create a transparent environment where all team members around the world feel that their voices are heard and welcomed. We also aim to be a place where people can show up as their full selves each day and contribute their best. With more than 100,000 organizations using GitLab, our goal is to have a team that is representative of our users.

Hiring Process

Our hiring process follows six stages. The 6-question assessment in this application form is the first stage. Those who successfully complete this will be invited to a screening call with a Recruiter. The details of this process are documented on our job family page.

Country Hiring Guidelines: GitLab hires new team members in countries around the world. All of our roles are remote, however some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.  

Privacy Policy: Please review our Recruitment Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to us.

GitLab is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. GitLab’s policies and practices relating to recruitment, employment, career development and advancement, promotion, and retirement are based solely on merit, regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression), national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information (including family medical history), discharge status from the military, protected veteran status (which includes disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans), or any other basis protected by law. GitLab will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. See also GitLab’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know during the recruiting process.

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