Software Engineer – Test & Automation

LeapYear, Berkeley


Thanks for your interest in working at LeapYear.

This is an overview of the problem we are solving, what we’ve done so far, and how you can get involved.

LeapYear is a secure, automated machine learning platform for integrating, analyzing, and protecting sensitive data.

Enterprises cannot safely leverage their data for analytics and machine learning because of security, privacy, and regulatory risks. LeapYear's technology enables enterprises to securely analyze and share sensitive data without exposing any confidential information.

Unlike traditional methods which remove or obfuscate information, LeapYear enables analytics across all data elements and data sources with the highest standard of security and privacy.

LeapYear is deployed with the world’s largest enterprises across healthcare, technology, and financial services, solving entrenched problems around operationalizing data. We have raised $12.6M in capital and contracted seven-figure annual recurring revenue from customers. LeapYear is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Nyca Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Bloomberg, and Peter Thiel. 

LeapYear has a strong culture of teaching, learning, and constant improvement. Our team includes senior executives from Fortune 500 companies as well as PhD-level cryptographers, researchers, and machine learning engineers with decades of experience with top organizations such as Google, Uber, MIT, and the US Department of Defense.

We are advised by Enrique Salem, former CEO of Symantec, Hans Morris, former President of VISA, and world experts in security and machine learning.

To learn more about our mission, team, and company culture, please see:  http://leapyear.ai/careers.

Your Role

You will be collaborating closely with our VP of Engineering to build and extend LeapYear's infrastructure for development, testing, and deployment. Our customers are strictly regulated entities in industries such as financial services and healthcare, so the quality and reliability of our software is of highest priority.

For details on the specific responsibilities and requirements of this role, please see below.


  • Build and extend infrastructure for development and testing
  • Ensure adequate testing of our releases through policies, procedures, and automated tools and scripts
  • Work closely with our VP Engineering and the rest of the development team to extend our automated test suite.
  • Manage LeapYear's configuration management and issue tracking
  • Take ownership of testing and release related tasks
  • Package and test builds for deployment
  • Write and apply our acceptance test scripts
  • Develop load testing and test datasets
  • Perform application tuning and suggest code improvements to optimize performance.


  • Broad and deep experience in testing - test automation, acceptance testing, load testing, and creating test scripts
  • Extensive experience programming Bash scripts and at least one other major scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby)
  • Experience testing the results of data analytics and preferably machine learning.
  • Experience with Jenkins, Travis, or related CI tools.
  • Experience with build and packaging tools
  • Skilled at creating and administering databases of test data
  • Good understanding of Linux systems administration.
  • Excellent at troubleshooting at the systems and application level .
  • Proficient with command line tools.
  • Experience of several distributions of Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat).
  • Bonus: Experience with administering and running Hadoop and Spark clusters
  • Bonus: Java or Scala programming
  • Bonus: Experience building Haskell applications

A few of the perks

  • Culture of teaching and learning
  • Competitive compensation package of salary and equity
  • Catered lunch and dinner every day
  • Company outings
  • Build your ideal work station
  • Generous health insurance plan
  • Free yoga and meditation classes at a world-class studio downstairs
  • Relocation support

Our team solves hard, real-world problems that impact every data-driven organization.

We are looking for more people that thrive in an open environment working on deeply technical challenges.

If you are interested in interviewing for this position, please submit an application below. Thanks for your consideration. 

LeapYear provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LeapYear expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. 

About LeapYear

LeapYear is a platform for developing secure, intelligent systems that unlock value from sensitive information. Empower your enterprise with fully automated machine learning applications and developer APIs. With LeapYear, domain experts, data scientists, and partner organizations can leverage previously siloed and restricted data sources. Protect confidential, regulated, and proprietary data assets with mathematically proven security. Differential privacy, the highest standard of data protection, is embedded into every computation, so developers and analysts are never exposed to sensitive information.


Want to learn more about LeapYear? Visit LeapYear's website.