Our mission is to unlock people’s athletic potential. We are driven by a belief that athletics and cycling, in particular, have profound power to improve both individuals and society. The bicycle is practical, economical, entirely sustainable, and often the fastest vehicle in dense urban settings. The bicycle is also an elite performance machine, providing deep satisfaction and community to athletes who push themselves day after day in the quiet pursuit of excellence. We firmly believe that each hour spent on the bike makes us better versions of ourselves. 

Our company sits at the intersection of technology and athletics. Our story began with a contradiction we identified in cyclings technology: bicycles used at the highest end of the sport are at the absolute pinnacle of material science, while cycling computers, on the other hand, are generationally behind other consumer technologies. In the Karoo 2 we’ve built software and hardware that is cutting edge and original, bringing the digital revolution to the bike, and completely altering the in ride experience. 

As of 2022, Hammerhead has been acquired by SRAM, the manufacturer of innovative bicycle components that was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in September of 1987, with the invention of its first product, Grip Shift. Throughout its 32-year history, SRAM has focused on its product development innovation expertise in all bicycling disciplines and is the second largest manufacturer of bike parts in the world.

With a sizable Karoo user base and a community that’s deeply passionate about the product, we have tremendous momentum behind us and are hard at work developing the software layer of the bicycle.


As Lead QA Engineer you will own the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive automated system integration suite to replace the predominance of our current manual release testing.


Responsibilities + Outcomes

Develop test automation suites, infrastructures, and processes within an Agile organization

  • Delivery of initial base framework within a few sprints to show progress, initial ROI, and to build the confidence of the organization

Implement automated feature testing of our cycling computer system

  • Championing the automation initiative to avoid atrophy of the direction over time

As subject matter expert, lead QA team in transition to automated testing

  • Increase team efficiency
  • Coaching manual testers and helping to grow them into automation engineers
  • Exercise influence through positive team behaviors and interactions


Core Competencies

  • You operate with a high degree of ownership and motivation toward outcomes.
  • You are curious and aspire to learn, impact the outcomes, and expand your capabilities over time.
  • You are comfortable and effective working in a hybrid work environment (2-3 days in office/2-3 days working from home.
  • You have demonstrated capacity as a valuable member of an overall high-performing cross-functional, and self-organizing Agile team.
  • You interface well with engineering management, developers, and manual QA roles
  • You exhibit strong team-orientation and ability to balance the overall team output against your own contribution. 
  • You are highly dependable and consistent
  • You are able to work independently while asking for help in a timely fashion as needed.


Functional Competencies

  • Android-based UI automation testing
  • Website automation testing
  • Integration testing across systems
  • Test management, deployment, and automated execution
  • Writing Android-based automation tests in Appium, Espresso, or similar
  • Writing browser-based automation test in Selenium or similar
  • Orchestrating system-level automation testing across Web, Android, and OTA systems
  • Experience with Jenkins, Containers, and Git to execute, deploy, and manage test infrastructure
  • Strong development skills in one or more applicable programming languages (e.g. Python)
  • Experience using pull request for review with Git, GitHub
  • Cloud experience such as AWS, and containers



  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent professional experience required
  • Generally requires 4 years of experience as a QA Automation Engineer with experience in automated testing of web and mobile, or as a developer; experience testing embedded systems is a bonus
  • Experience as a Senior or Lead level engineer preferred

Additional Information

  • Lead QA Engineer reports to Hammerhead’s Director of Software Engineering, Brendan Stover.
  • This is a hybrid position, based out of Phoenixville, Pennyslvania with the option to work from home 3-2 days per week. Relocation packages available.

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