Staff Quality Engineer

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Interview Process

1. 45 min chat with engineering director 2. Take-home assignment 3. All day technical & cultural fit interview. Tech assessments include system design, extension of the takehome assignment, and bug fix pairing.

Programming Languages Mentioned

Ruby, JavaScript, Python

What is Calendly?

Calendly takes the work out of scheduling so our customers have more time to work on what’s really important. Our software is used by millions of people worldwide—with thousands more signing up every day. To maintain this exciting growth, we’re looking for top talent to join our team and help shape the future of our product. 

Why join Calendly’s Engineering team? 

As a Staff QA Engineer at Calendly, you have a chance to set the technical testing strategy  and drive complex quality initiatives while growing some of the best and brightest Quality Professionals in the world. At Calendly, we strive to think it, build it, ship it—delivering great features to our customers as fast as possible while ensuring the highest quality user experience. As a Staff QA Engineer, you will report to the Senior QA Manager and will work closely with Senior Quality Engineers in their areas of focus and specialization providing mentorship and guidance.

Our ideal candidates are collaborative enablers who are passionate and deeply technical. Top candidates will be high skilled and high performing QA engineers who are comfortable leading strategy and design sessions, implementing complex technical solutions, and initiating and leading technical efforts. 

What are some of the high impact opportunities you’ll tackle?

  • Define and drive the adoption of our QE Technical strategy to put test automation at the front of the development and deployment workflow
  • Strengthen and refine our automated testing processes to increase their impact; work with guilds and other departments to build tools that move the needle
  • Design and develop test automation frameworks across testing layers (Unit, API, Integration , end-to-end, UI, performance, etc)
  • Contribute to the measurement of our quality processes through data-driven metrics
  • Be a key escalation point within the QE team to assist with things like production incidents
  • Take the initiative to find the gaps in our tools and processes and drive solutions. Be a vocal advocate for quality and share your knowledge with others to continue to cultivate a culture of quality

This opportunity is for you if you have/are:

  • 8+ years of combined professional experience as an Automation Engineer and/or Web Developer
  • Proven ability to define testing strategies throughout a Quality Engineering team
  • Solid, demonstrable experience implementing test automation infrastructure at scale; writing production code level test scripts with the ability to lead others to achieve the same outcome
  • Expert in at least one of the following: Ruby, Javascript, Python, other scripting languages
  • Deep knowledge in one or more modern testing frameworks like Cypress, RSpec, Selenium, etc.
  • Extensive experience designing and developing automated test frameworks that are adaptable, observable, maintainable, and stable
  • Ability and desire to invent creative solutions
  • Experience in a DevOps environment, with a good understanding of CI/CD using tools like Jenkins, Buildkite (or other similar tools)
  • Deep proficiency testing a SAAS web application with a strong focus on quality throughout the entire SDLC
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, a love for technical challenges, and a willingness to learn
  • Fantastic written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain technical concepts to people at all levels and areas
  • Four-year university/college degree required
  • Authorized to work lawfully in the United States of America as Calendly does not engage in immigration sponsorship at this time

Bonus If You Have Experience With:

  • An advanced degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with performance security and/or accessibility testing tools 
  • Understanding of standard security vulnerabilities

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the application or recruiting process, please contact us at

Calendly is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where Calendly is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.

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