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Software Test Engineer II



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Revolutionize education with Coursera by becoming a Software Test Engineer II and shape the future of learning


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Join Coursera's Mission

Coursera, a pioneering online learning platform, is on a quest to offer universal access to top-tier education. Founded by Stanford professors, Coursera has grown significantly with 148 million learners and partnerships with over 325 universities and industry leaders. As a B Corp, Coursera is dedicated to making a positive global impact and upscaling skills in various fields like data science and technology. They are looking for passionate individuals to join their diverse and remote-first team to help innovate and expand the world's learning possibilities.

Role Summary

  • Enhance test coverage, infrastructure, and frameworks, empowering developers to deliver quality software swiftly.
  • Collaborate with Infrastructure and SRE teams to refine build and test pipelines.
  • Define test strategies and process enhancements to scale quality at Coursera.
  • Lead large-scale automation initiatives and contribute to end-to-end test strategy.
  • Develop test plans and cases, especially for mobile applications, ensuring a robust product.
  • Implement quality initiatives and leverage metrics to foster improvements.

Role Requirements

  • At least 4 years of testing experience, preferably with web applications.
  • 4 years in an agile environment, collaborating with product teams.
  • Proficient in UI and API automation with at least 4 years of experience.
  • Skilled in CI/CD pipelines and test automation tools like Appium and Selenium.
  • Strong communication skills, with a bonus for startup and cloud platform experience.

Interested in elevating your skills? Check out these Coursera courses: Interactivity with JavaScript and Testing with Agile.

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 148 million registered learners as of March 31, 2024.

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 Software Test Engineer II (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) for mobile applications (iOS and Android)
  • 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:

  • 4+ years of testing experience, ideally testing web applications
  • 4+ years working directly with product teams in an agile environment
  • 4+ years of experience in UI and API automation
  • 4+ years of experience working with CI/CD build pipeline with a focus on test automation (Github actions, Circleci, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with test automation tools (Appium, XCode,Espresso 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].
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