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Software Engineer, Test Platform

DoorDashRemote; United StatesFull-time$123k - $195kJun 7, 2023
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About the Team

Come help us build the world's most reliable on-demand, logistics engine for delivery! We’re bringing on experienced engineers to help us build a global infrastructure system that powers DoorDash’s three-sided marketplace of consumers, merchants, and dashers.

As DoorDash continues improving its offerings to an expanding customer base, making changes to systems in a quick yet reliable way, free from unintended side-effects, becomes more difficult without the right frameworks in place to manage the corresponding growth in system complexity and scale. Test Platform is the central infrastructure team that is building the platform which tackles this problem for all of DoorDash Engineering. We believe that the two foundational tenets of reliability and velocity are not mutually exclusive, and through the frameworks, tooling, and abstractions we are building, we can help engineers better manage change in this complex system so they can both move faster and with more confidence.

About the Role

The Test Platform team provides a central platform that powers the software development lifecycle across all engineering teams at DoorDash. The team does so by providing three main capabilities:

  • Safely & scalably validate changes to any part of our systems in a high fidelity environment reflective of real-world system behavior. 
  • Accelerate both the inner and outer development loops by using the best technologies to build tools and libraries that addresses user pain points and makes development and testing easier.
  • Evolve DoorDash’s testing & quality strategy by setting in place the right development processes, frameworks, and culture, such as forming a healthy Test Pyramid across the codebase, to make it easier for engineering teams to achieve high quality and velocity.

This role will report to the Engineering Manager over the Test Platform team.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Help guide the future of DoorDash’s reliability and quality strategy, by building, extending, and operating a central platform used by all our engineering teams.
  • Lead cross-functional projects by designing, developing, and delivering significant features and components, with engineering excellence and best practices in mind.
  • Have the opportunity to solve different kinds of interesting problems by working across a variety of infrastructure layers and tech stacks.
  • Work with the most modern technologies in a fully cloud environment (AWS) such as Kubernetes, Envoy (service mesh), Spinnaker, OpenTelemetry, CockroachDB, Prometheus, etc, and contribute back to open source projects.
  • Work with a team of motivated, and collaborative teammates, and provide mentorship for more junior engineers on the team.

We’re excited about you because…

  • You have 2+ years of experience (not including internship) working in the infrastructure and platform layer and have demonstrated effectiveness in building and managing them at scale.
  • You can dive deep across various infrastructure layers and tech stacks and can effectively evaluate issues, identify gaps, and build automated solutions to address them.
  • You possess strong cross-functional collaboration skills and can drive the execution of large projects with multiple stakeholders forward.
  • You have prior experience building test platforms or engineering productivity frameworks at high growth companies.
  • You have prior experience with modern infrastructure tooling, such as Kubernetes, as an administrator, operator, or power user in a production setting.
  • You have strong development skills in Kotlin, Java, or Golang programming languages, and have strong knowledge of Linux or similar operating systems and networking.

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below.  Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location.  For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location.  Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

California Pay Range:
$123,000$195,500 USD
Colorado Pay Range:
$123,000$176,000 USD
New Jersey Pay Range:
$123,000$166,000 USD
New York Pay Range:
$123,000$195,500 USD
Washington Pay Range:
$123,000$195,500 USD

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