Senior Software Engineer - Testing Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Who We Are

Baton is seeking ambitious individuals who desire the autonomy and agility of a startup environment combined with the backing, power, reach, and stability of a highly respected logistics industry giant.

Baton is the Silicon Valley-based technology innovation lab for Ryder, a leading logistics company that owns 260k trucks and manages $7.4B of freight.

Prior to the September 2022 acquisition, Baton was a venture-backed start-up that operated a fleet of trucks and hung out at truck stops to truly understand the challenges at hand.

The Problem We’re Solving

Our mission is to eliminate supply chain waste by creating a digital platform to manage freight and eliminate supply chain waste.

There are 500 million hours wasted in trucking each year, over 3 billion gallons of fuel wasted per year from trucks idling, and 1 in 5 trucks on the road driving empty at any given point. This has a massive impact on the environment, the lives of millions of drivers, and ultimately, the cost of goods that we all pay. Baton is fixing that, and you will too through the impactful work you’ll do here.

Role Senior Software Engineer - Testing Infrastructure

Location Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA

Basic Job Details

Office days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Work from home days: Monday and Friday
Job type: Full time

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading and executing software testing activities across multiple projects. They will be responsible for developing and implementing test plans, executing test cases, and identifying defects to ensure high-quality software is delivered.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize defects and issues
  • Take the lead in designing, developing, and implementing automation strategy frameworks for software QA
  • Develop and maintain test plans, cases, and scripts to ensure software quality compliance with business requirements
  • Participate in design and code reviews to ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices
  • Build sophisticated systems with seamless integration of multiple components to enhance performance
  • Create robust automated tests for complex integrations, ensuring system reliability and scalability
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity in software development with stringent data validation processes
  • Ability to strengthen security in sensitive environments, preventing system failures and ensuring secure operations
  • Commit to superior engineering, applying industry best practices and innovative methods for high-quality and efficient software solutions

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced proficiency in Python development
  • Ability to design and implement enterprise-grade testing automation strategies
  • Capability to apply first principle thinking to project planning in order to reach impactful milestone achievements

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years experience with Gherkin Style Testing within a BDD environment
  • 6+ years experience in software testing and quality assurance, with a focus on automation testing
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing automation frameworks using tools such as Cucumber or similar
  • Experience with test management tools such as TestRail or Zephyr
  • Experience with performance and load testing using tools such as JMeter or Gatling
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as GitHub Actions
  • Strong understanding of web application development and QA processes

The Perks

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Annual bonus and Long Term Incentive Plan participation
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • 401k with matching
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision health coverage
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (15% discount to market value)
  • Hyper-stable, publicly traded enterprise
  • Collaborative, fun, and tech forward office in Hayes Valley (San Francisco)

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $156,000 - $217,000*
Compensation will vary based on factors including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Baton's full-time employees are eligible for an annual performance bonus.

Why You Should Join

  • Have an immediate impact
    • With Ryder’s existing customer base of 50,000+ companies and an internal headcount of 43,000, the scale and impact of our products will be large and far-reaching, from day one.
  • Opportunity to grow and lead in a Fortune 500 company
    • You’ll get to work in a rapidly growing, startup-like environment while having the stability and backing of Ryder and its full executive team.
  • Creative, fast-paced environment to solve impactful problems in supply chain
    • We’re going to design completely new tools for an industry that hasn’t been rethought in decades. And to do this, we need people who think differently.