Job Description: Software Developer Engineer in Test (SDET)

About goTenna 

goTenna believes that preparedness leads to better outcomes – a multi-layered service goTenna provides straight out of the box with network setup, training, and execution. We are advancing universal access to connectivity by building the world's most intelligent and scalable mobile mesh networks. goTenna is the world's leading mobile mesh networking company, providing off-grid connectivity solutions for smartphones and other devices, as well as augmenting traditional communications networks. This technology enables mobile, long-range connectivity even without cellular service, Wi-Fi, or satellite connectivity. goTenna's drive to create resilient connectivity began during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when approximately a third of cell towers and power stations in affected areas failed. goTenna believes that preparedness leads to better outcomes – a multi-layered service goTenna provides straight out of the box with network setup, training, and execution. Based in Brooklyn, New York, goTenna is a proud partner of the United States military, first responders, and law enforcement, among others, and is backed by investors, including Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Bloomberg Beta.


About the Role 


This Software Developer Engineer in Test (SDET) is a technical role to assist with goTenna’s software, firmware, and hardware testing activities. Candidates should be able to work independently and hit the ground running, and have a demonstrated interest in technology and business, strong problem-solving abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. 


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Independently create, implement, and execute automated test scripts.

  • Assist with maintaining and updating the automation environment to include CI/CD workflows.

  • Create test scripts and assist with execution of Python and JavaScript test scripts 

  • Reporting and documenting bugs found during testing

  • Collaborate with the Development and Product Teams on a regular basis.

  • Assist with manual and field testing as needed

 Required Experience: 

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree with 3 to 5 years of experience. 

  • Proficient with at least one current programming language, such as Python, Java  or JavaScript.

  • Create test scripts and assist with execution of Python test scripts 

  • Proficient with different browsers and other related web-based technologies 

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Strong Communication & Interpersonal skills 

  • Exhibits knowledge of software development lifecycles and Agile methodologies 

  • Keen attention to detail and high level of accuracy 

  • Self-starter, ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced, high-growth environment 


 Preferred Experience: 

  • Preference for working in the innovative, fast-paced environment of ap company.

  • Experience with mobile chat apps (Android and iOS)

  • Proficiency with debugging techniques and tools

  • Familiarity with Cypress Framework

  • An affinity for people who like telling jokes, sharing funny links, do cool stuff outside work, and try to be creative about team building (e.g. survival skills training, murder mystery dinner theater, shuffleboard tournament, Mafia/Werewolf). 

  • Familiarity with hardware such as Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi 

  • Love for goTenna and our mission to build a distributed communication network from the ground-up! 


goTenna is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

ITAR: U.S. Citizen or Green Card Required 

Placement at the appropriate job level (entry, senior, etc) will be determined by a combination of years of experience, demonstration of proficiency in this field, and other qualifications. 

goTenna Benefits: 

  • Equity 

  • 401(k) plan 

  • Unlimited PTO 

  • Parental Leave with Pay 

  • Holiday pay (including December recess) 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and life insurance 

  • Pre-tax benefits 

  • Short- and Long-term disability plans 

  • Professional Education Stipend 

This position has been filled.