Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Vroom, Houston, TX

Great Prices. Better Cars. Shipped to You.

Vroom.com is a venture-backed, fast-growing start-up focused on revolutionizing the car buying experience. Our approach is unique in that we recondition pre-owned vehicles to a high standard, sell online, and deliver anywhere across the US. We have experienced tremendous growth in our first 5 years of operation and have become a disruptive force in the automotive industry. Vroom is an exciting, accelerating workplace, and there's no better time to join the team than right now.

We are looking for a QA Engineer to ensure software delivery with the highest levels of quality. The role requires not only tactical delivery of QA artifacts using an Agile methodology, but also strong leadership to advocate and implement quality assurance processes across multiple technology efforts. The QA Engineer will proactively and collaboratively take part in all testing related activities and establish partnerships with key stakeholders in the Project Management, Development, DevOps and Product teams to drive overall Quality Assurance from inception to production.


  • Full ownership of end-to-end and software component quality testing architecture
  • Achieving quality metrics for system and software components
  • Championing the development of a comprehensive functional, automation, and performance test strategy
  • Define, compose, and evaluate test plans
  • Maintain existing automated systems
  • Proactively seek out problematic tests and stabilize them
  • Develop test code
  • Front End and/or Back End Testing
  • Propose design improvements and advocate for our end users.


  • BA/BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of QA experience
  • Hands-on with experience developing automated test code; white box testing (e.g. Java, Go, Python)
  • Deep knowledge of automation at all software layers (e.g. UI, services, APIs, etc.) and CI/CD technologies (e.g. Jenkins, GitHub, Maven etc.).
  • Knowledge of JIRA and Jenkins.
  • Effective communication (oral and written) skills including problem solving, prioritizing and interpersonal relationship building.
  • Proven track record in helping to define testing solutions that enable business objectives.

This full-time role offers competitive compensation; health, dental, and vision insurance through United Healthcare; a 401k plan; fully company-paid short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance; access to a healthcare concierge service with virtual visits; and 15 annualized days of paid vacation.

But our biggest benefit is being part of a low-ego, high performing team that's transforming the used car market into a modern, online and data-driven industry. We are looking for people who want to be a part of a contemporary startup culture. What gets us out of bed is working with talented people on a mission that matters.

To Apply

If you think you might be who we’re looking for, apply below with your resume and a cover letter telling us why you think you’d be a great addition to the team.

About Vroom

Vroom’s mission is simple: we want to make buying a car as easy as ordering a pizza. By offering no-haggle pricing, an easy purchase process, and nationwide delivery, we’re well on our way. Quality, communication, and exceeding our customers’ wildest expectations mean the world to us. Vroom is an exciting, accelerating workplace, and there’s no better time to join the team than right now.


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