Quality Assurance Engineering Lead at Kapwing
San Francisco, CA, US
Kapwing empowers creators. It’s an online image and video platform that people make, edit, and collaborate on multimedia projects for work, school, and life. We’re enabling modern storytellers, entertainers, educators, and visionaries to express themselves and design in the “4th dimension” (content with a timeline). Our vision is to become the go-to multimedia editor for teams to collaborate and meet demands for content quantity without sacrificing quality.
 
With remote work, remote learning, an economic downturn and the rise of social media as a political advocacy channel, video and media entrepreneurship have never been more relevant for the world. Join a company that's democratizing creative tools and inventing the future stack of video creation. We value velocity, growth, and impact, plus a strong community of coworkers who support each other and collaborate.
 
We’re also a Series A startup founded by two X-Googlers/Harvard/Stanford and backed by CRV, Kleiner Perkins and other top VCs. We've grown to millions of monthly-active creators through purely organic channels. Read more about Kapwing in TechCrunch.

Responsibilities

    • Build and maintain infrastructure to monitor releases and production systems.
    • Develop quality metrics, dashboards and automated alert systems.
    • Manage 3P QA vendors and eventually build a QA engineering team.
    • Own automated testing suite for backend (Python) and Front-End (Cyprus + Percy). Improves developer tools and advocates for testing best practices.
    • Write new test cases. Sets standard for testing best practices on the engineering team.
    • Take responsibility for uptime and other application specific quality metrics.
    • Analyze error trends to identify patterns and root cause systemic issues.
    • Build tools to enable our support team to tackle customer issues.

Requirements

    • 2-6 years of experience as an SRE or QA lead.
    • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD.
    • Comfortable with Python, Javascript, React and some modern databases ( i.e. mongodb. Postgres ).
    • Comfortable with web monitoring systems such as New Relic, Paper Trail and Sentry.
Our culture

We’re an engineering-heavy team, all interested in learning the latest web technologies and applying them to video, photography, and social media content. Founded by two product managers, Kapwing has a strong design and UX orientation when building new products.
 
Team Kapwing is scrappy and creative, and we love launching random things for fun (check out Cartoonify!). We love the creators who use our product and embrace pop culture, design, music, and media trends, and we tackle tough engineering problems related to scaling video processing in the cloud. We order lunch together, go on offsites, and do a regular happy hour on Fridays.
 
Also, Kapwing pays full-time salaries and offers competitive health benefits. We value diversity across all dimensions and keep reasonable hours. Kapwing is based full-time in San Francisco.
 
Our hiring process

Our technical process is a short, behavioral interview about your past experiences, a sample of work project designed to take less than one day of work, two hours of interviews, and a lunch with our whole team. We value engineering excellence, product insight, eagerness for growth/impact, and the communication skills and empathy to collaborate well with a tight-knit team.
 
Founders

Julia Enthoven and Eric Lu previously worked together as product managers on the Image Search team at Google. The company was founded in 2017, and bootstrapped to over $100k ARR before raising money mostly through Product Hunt launches, a popular blog on entrepreneurship, and SEO.