Software Engineer in Test - Biomedical Research Software (Seattle or San Diego)

LabKey Software
Job Location
Seattle, WA 98109

We offer a truly flexible work schedule. You are paid for every hour you work, and you choose your own vacation and holiday schedule. We actually have fun at work with lunch outings, Whiskey Thursdays, release parties, and more. Other benefits include medical, vision, life and LTD insurance, FSA, 401(k), bonus plan, and paid sick time. Most importantly, LabKey is a great place to work with a cohesive team that truly enjoys what they're doing.

Job Description

Position Overview

As a Software Engineer in Test (SET) at LabKey Software, you will help scientists attack some of the most challenging problems in the world. You will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions, and ensure a high quality product at all points during the development process.

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have significant experience in testing web applications at the user interface, internal API, and client API levels, and be comfortable working across the product team to improve our testing process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain automated tests; including unit, integration, and functional tests
  • Translate client requirements into test plans
  • Perform manual testing at the user interface and API levels
  • Analyze test results and collaborate with the development team to expedite bug fixes
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with clients and other team members on an ongoing basis
  • Learn the science necessary to understand client data, methods, and workflows




We’re a small and flexible team, and open to candidates with a wide range of experience. The ideal candidate would have a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, as well as:

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Three years (or more) professional test automation or software development experience
  • A strong ability to independently develop and maintain extensive test coverage
  • Understanding of modern software development techniques, such as object-oriented design, continuous integration, and version control
  • Experience with testing frameworks and related technologies (e.g., Selenium, JUnit/TestNG, TeamCity, Clover)
  • Familiarity with Java-based server technologies (e.g., Java,Tomcat) and relational databases (e.g., Postgres, SQLServer)
  • Familiarity with web development technologies (e.g., JavaScript, CSS, XPath, ExtJS)
  • Experience solving bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • Availability to work in downtown Seattle or San Diego
How to Apply

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to [email protected], and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

About Our Organization

LabKey Software solves complex, high-throughput data management problems for leading biomedical researchers. We build solutions tailored to our clients' needs by extending the secure, scalable, open-source LabKey Server platform for collaborative research. Our work benefits from and contributes to the open-source community, building an ever-more powerful and capable platform, available to everyone. For more information on LabKey Server please visit and

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