Return to jobs Return to jobs

Senior Software Test Engineer



Posted over 30 days ago...

Transform Lives Through Education: Join Coursera as a Senior Software Test Engineer


icon Salary

No salary declared 😔

icon Location


icon Nomad Friendly?

100% Remote- Worldwide

icon Expires

Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Founded by Stanford professors in 2012, Coursera is a leading online learning platform offering universal access to world-class education. With 142 million learners and partnerships with over 325 top universities and industries, Coursera provides a variety of learning options, including courses and degrees, to upskill in areas such as data science and business. As a B Corp, they're dedicated to social impact and offer a remote-first, diverse global team environment.

Role Summary

  • Empower Engineering teams by building tools and solutions for quality software delivery.
  • Lead large-scale test automation and quality initiatives to maintain a high standard of software.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize test pipelines and strategies.
  • Conduct error monitoring and support for test environments.
  • Analyze requirements and design test plans for end-to-end testing.

Role Requirements

  • 7+ years of web application testing and agile environment experience.
  • 6+ years in UI/API automation and CI/CD build pipeline expertise.
  • Proficiency in test automation tools like Puppeteer, Cypress, and Selenium.
  • Preferred: Startup experience, API testing frameworks knowledge, programming skills, and cloud platform experience.
  • Exceptional communication skills.

Additional Information

  • Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
  • Reasonable accommodations provided for individuals with disabilities.
  • California and Global Candidates can review respective privacy notices.
  • Remote position open to individuals with legal right to work and time zone compatibility.
  • Virtual interview and onboarding process.

Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 142 million registered learners as of December 31, 2023.

Coursera partners with over 325 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

Join us in our mission to create a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life through access to education. We're seeking talented individuals who share our passion and drive to revolutionize the way the world learns.

We at Coursera are committed to building a globally diverse team and are thrilled to extend employment opportunities to individuals in any country where we have a legal entity. We require candidates to possess eligible working rights and have a compatible timezone overlap with their team to facilitate seamless collaboration. As a remote-first company, our interviews and onboarding are entirely virtual, providing a smooth and efficient experience for our candidates.

Job Overview:

As a Senior Software Test Engineer (Test Infrastructure and Tooling) at Coursera, you’ll play a key role in helping teams produce high-quality software for millions of learners across the world. Actively seeking out opportunities for test coverage, infrastructure,  and framework improvements, you’ll be an enabling force; allowing developers to deliver value to our customers quickly and safely.

You’ll work closely with Infrastructure, and SRE teams to optimize build and test pipelines for speed, coverage, and reliability. Collaborating with Engineering leaders and fellow Test Engineers, you’ll help define effective test strategies and process improvements to help quality at Coursera scale.


  • Build software and solutions that empower Engineering teams to solve problems and deliver high-quality software 
  • Research and identify  solutions and lead large-scale test automation initiatives 
  • Monitor test environments and provide support when errors and incidents occur
  • Contribute to e2e test strategy, analyze requirements, build test plans, and design test cases for new features, integrations (regression, performance, load)
  • Lead quality initiatives of one or more teams to ensure higher bar of quality
  • Actively seek out areas for improvement in our tech stack and find creative ways to break our product and systems
  • Use quality metrics and performance metrics to drive change and improve quality

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of testing experience, ideally testing web applications
  • 7+ years working directly with product teams in an agile environment
  • 6+ years of experience in UI and API automation
  • 6+ years of experience working with CI/CD build pipeline with a focus on test automation (Github actions, Circleci, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with development and maintenance of test automation tools using popular open source technologies(Puppeteer, Cypress, Playwright, Selenium)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous startup experience and testing in an Agile development life cycle is a plus
  • Experience with API testing frameworks (Postman, REST-assured, Pact)
  • Programming or scripting language proficiency (JavaScript, Java, Python)
  • Experience with Cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

If this opportunity interests you, you might like these courses on Coursera:


Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please contact us at [email removed - click apply for more details].
For California Candidates, please review our CCPA Applicant Notice here.
For our Global Candidates, please review our GDPR Recruitment Notice here.

Hire with Escape

Showcase your progressive organisation and post your open roles to the biggest UK community of purpose driven job seekers.

Get Started