WHO WE ARE 

Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. We’re a data-driven collective, building the future of pet care with interconnected solutions that reimagine every experience across the pet parent journey. We combine insights, products, and services to help people be the best pet parents they can be, and ultimately create a better world for pets. That includes our world-leading  WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the award-winning WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker and health monitor, Pet Insight Project, our ground-breaking science team that uses AI to turn billions of data points into actionable insights, and our partnerships like the LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator that supports innovators and start-ups, allowing Kinship to bring new solutions to pet parents.

Kinship is a business division of Mars Petcare, the global leader in pet health, nutrition, and services, and dedicated to one purpose: A Better World for Pets. Learn more at www.kinship.co.

HOW YOU’LL CREATE A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS 

As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), you will become an expert in Whistle’s software and acquire a deep understanding of the technology driving the mobile app. In addition, you will collaborate with our software, hardware and client experience teams to ensure that the product is aligned with our customers’ needs and meets Whistle’s high quality of standards. To be successful in this role you must be passionate about QA, love to learn, be technical, and like working in an Agile environment. In this role you will: 

  • Understanding the flow of code and interacts with the different elements of our stack ● Setting up, maintaining, and performing test automation frameworks 
  • Investigating customer related problems as they arise 
  • Monitor SW logging using third-party services such as New Relic, PagerDuty, and Sentry ● Managing the final quality of the production release 
  • Identify software bugs or potential areas of instability 
  • Collaborate with other Software Engineers in our 24/7 on-call rotation for Whistle’s critical systems 
  • Participate in incident response and post-mortems, helping to perform root cause analysis and resulting action items 
  • Support software teams in their testing needs and guide them in best practices ● Work with the team on capacity planning and optimizations to Whistle’s infrastructure footprint 
  • Be a strong quality advocate, collaborating closely with software engineers, designers, and product managers to release innovative high-quality products 
  • Work with software engineers to analyze existing automation test suite and identify gaps in test automation coverage 
  • Create and execute automation tests for web-based applications and REST APIs as well as maintain existing tests and tools
  • Implement high-quality, fault-tolerant, reusable, and maintainable automation tools and test frameworks
  • Manage test environments and test datasets used for test automation
  • Work with DevOps team to ensure automated testing is part of the CI pipeline
  • Able to perform exploratory testing on feature branches and update test cases as features are being developed 

WHO WE NEED TO CHART THE FUTURE OF PET CARE 

We strive to hire people who are passionate about our purpose. For all of our Kinship roles, we look for candidates who will add to our culture and grow with us. We believe what we do is just as important as how we do it, and we aim to hire people who are: 

  • Optimistic. Those who are Courageous. Who’s boundlessly energy and enthusiasm for what’s next shines through in everything they do. We seek to work with people who are intrinsically happy, and who will drive our vision and purpose while managing the complexities of our businesses.
  • Purposefully Inquisitive. Those who Learn at Pace and use their deep business insights to cultivate innovation. We want the trailblazers in tech. Those who are entrepreneurs at heart, ask the tough questions, adapt quickly to new situations, and analyze data in new ways to push our big ideas forward.
  • Open to All. Those who Value Difference. People who are inclusive leaders and believe that our differences make us better. We hire people who are naturally collaborative, thrive in a flat and flexible organization, and seek broad perspectives in their work.

THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO KNOCK IT OUT OF THE DOG PARK: 

  • 3+ years professional in QA and Software Development experience 
  • Autonomous, passionate individuals with experience across various languages including Ruby, NodeJS and Python 
  • Experience working in high-scale environments 
  • Excellent Debugging skills 
  • The ability to recognise risks and errors in the application 
  • Exposure to Test and Behavior Driven Development and experience in programming and testing ● Experience running containerized work environments 
  • Experience creating Automated testing 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills 
  • A passion for testing, development and design 
  • Proven ability to solve complex problems with practical, maintainable, and scalable solutions 
  • Experience working in an Agile environment 

JOIN OUR PROS!

  • Unique opportunities for a customizable career within pet care
  • A super collaborative, flat work environment with direct access to our senior leadership team
  • Work from the hottest cities across the world
  • Dog-friendly workplaces 
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and your family
  • Unlimited paid time off 
  • Flexible work opportunities 
  • Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby)
  • Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plans
  • Welcome kits with pet merch & Kinship swag
  • An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship

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