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Remote - Head of Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Green Dot

Green Dot

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023

We’re looking for talented professionals, anywhere in the United States, to join us in bringing smart money management and payment solutions to everyone’s fingertips.

At Green Dot, we are evolving to a new and permanent “Work from Anywhere” model designed to maximize the benefits of remote work, promote and enable a strong culture of performance and connectedness, and attract the best and brightest talent who align with our entrepreneurial spirit and mission.



Green Dot is looking for a Head of Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to lead our software quality assurance engineering efforts. This is a challenging role where you will take charge as the leader of a large and globally distributed quality organization. You will own and drive the strategic vision for software quality; establish, evolve, and enhance quality methodology; and build quality standards and best practices across multiple focus areas within the SDET / QA organization.


  • Oversee all application quality assurance efforts, including mobile, web, frontend, 3rd party solutions
  • Lead, and mentor a diverse, globally distributed team of Software Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Develop complex API, web and mobile based applications testing practice that reference database back-end systems.
  • Ensures overall system quality prior to a customer release.
  • Establish and lead a quality obsessed, automation-first culture that believes quality is built in from the very beginning
  • Continuously improve formal SDET / QA processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted best practices.
  • Define and drive the strategic vision for quality improvements at Green Dot
  • Define and monitor quality metrics, quality methodology, quality reporting, test architecture, and best practices
  • Work with Principal Engineers and Architects on establishing a holistic test strategy, encompassing all range of tests, from unit to functional
  • Work with Product Management and UX to understand business needs and ensure quality is built in throughout the process
  • People management responsibilities include but are not limited to hiring and staffing, coaching and mentoring, professional development, problem solving, evaluation, and performance management.
  • Lead all aspects of budgeting and reporting associated with your organization

Skills & Experience

  • Professional experience with advanced programming skills who design, develop, and test automation tools and frameworks
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education or experience
  • 10+ years of experience in Testing and Software Quality Assurance preferably in either a Software Development Engineer or (SDET) Software Development Engineer in Test role.
  • 5+ years of experience in SDET / Software Quality Engineering or Automation as a practitioner
  • 5+ years of experience leading teams including both Manual and Automation, 3+ years leading globally distributed teams
  • Knowledge and experience within financial services, payments or banking industry is required
  • Proven experience creating automation frameworks and tools to support test automation
  • Good Analytical skills and experience in all types of testing, including unit, integration, system, functional, non-functional, performance, benchmark, load, and stress testing
  • Experience leading ambiguous situations, dealing with technical issues and coming up with effective solutions to ensure customer project deliverables. Experience testing infrastructure and infrastructure as code optional but desired
  • An intense passion for automation and an automation-first strategy
  • Experience defines testing methodology, test metrics, and test reporting mechanisms
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Cloud Experience, such as Azure, AWS
  • Experienced with a variety of automated testing tools and strategies
  • Prepared to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation, agility, and adaptability are highly prized.
  • A strong bias for execution, leading progress, and simple perfection




The targeted base salary for this position is $196,000 to $279,200 per year. The final compensation will be determined by a number of factors such as qualifications, expertise, and the candidate’s geographical location.


Green Dot promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Green Dot provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights.