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Senior Software Engineer in Test

at Lyft

Toronto, Canada

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation. To accomplish this, we start with our community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for experienced software engineers with an emphasis on quality, testing, and test automation for mobile applications. We are growing our team with people who will help ensure the high quality of our software engineering practices and the resulting experiences of the millions of riders and drivers who use our apps to get where they’re going and earn money.

You will collaborate with product and infrastructure engineers, quality assurance teams, product managers, and more in order to make it easy to catch and fix bugs before production. You’ll also help set the quality strategy and automation roadmap for your team, guiding the work of other SETs and improving tools and practices across Lyft.


  • Test complex mobile applications and APIs that reference database back-end systems
  • Collaborate with product teams to understand the testing needs, identify test scenarios, perform exploratory testing, and design test automation
  • Help establish automation roadmap and architecture based on technology and our needs
  • Improve our existing test automation frameworks and infrastructure and support engineers in writing automated tests
  • Maintain existing UI and API tests, monitor failures and report bugs
  • Build and maintain systems to monitor test stability and report stability issues back to engineers
  • Share your knowledge by mentoring others (including other SETs and Quality Assurance Engineers), giving brown bags and tech talks, and promoting engineering and quality best practices


  • 5+ years of hands-on industry experience working on mobile/web platforms as an SDET, developer, or strong Automation Engineer
  • Proficiency in Swift+XCUITest or Kotlin+Jetpack Compose/Espresso for apps and tests on mobile platforms, as well as Python/Go for API tests
  • Experience in building automation frameworks and writing reliable, scalable, and reusable automated tests (including unit, component, snapshot, and integration tests)
  • Very good understanding of and ability to troubleshoot mobile testing ecosystems
  • Hands-on experience developing and documenting test plans and reporting bugs for complex features
  • Track record of improving efficiency, especially through automation, balancing short-term and long-term priorities
  • Nice to have: Deep knowledge of Accessibility guidelines and experience with evaluating accessibility in mobile and web applications


  • Extended health and dental coverage options, along with life insurance and disability benefits
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • Access to a Health Care Savings Account
  • In addition to provincial observed holidays, team members get 15 days paid time off, with an additional day for each year of service 
  • 4 Floating Holidays each calendar year prorated based off of date of hire
  • 10 paid sick days per year regardless of province
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • And other special benefits related to our own services!

Lyft proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft believes that every person has a right to equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, pardoned record of offences, or any other basis protected by applicable law or by Company policy.  Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.  Accommodation for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request in accordance with applicable law during the application and hiring process.  Please contact your recruiter now if you wish to make such a request.

This role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Thursdays and a team-specific third day. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year. #Hybrid


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