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Software Test Engineer

Software Test Engineer

About the role:

Elemental Machines is looking for a seasoned Software Test Engineer to contribute to the testing of our cloud-based software and IoT devices. As an engineer on this team, you are contributing to the creation of a test environment, reviewing code, and working closely with other engineering teams to ensure the quality of EM's products and services in order to advance EM’s business goals.

Your primary focus will be on developing a test platform and developing tests for our cloud software infrastructure.

A successful candidate must be creative, willing to innovate, and possess interest and aptitude to succeed in a startup environment. You must be able to work independently, understand the needs of the business, proactively reprioritize as needs change, remain flexible and work as a member of a team, and strive for personal growth in line with company goals. You are comfortable with learning about and contributing to the testing of all levels of the stack and pipeline.

This is role is fully and permanently remote.



  • Using a deliberate and methodical approach, architect a test environment for cloud applications
  • Scope, estimate, manage and deliver test projects in line with deliverable schedule.
  • Test automation development
  • Collaborate and communicate with the engineering teams, including technical director, hardware device team, front-end development team, data ingestion and DevOps team and technical support team


  • Degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer engineering, or a related field.
  • 4+ years hands-on QA Testing experience including exposure to Cloud Native environments and High Availability systems
  • Experience building automation setups for testing embedded devices
  • Strong experience in developing test plans and testcase automation
  • Test Automation Development experience using Java, Java Script, Python and C#
  • Familiarity with Test Automation tools like SoapUI, Postman, and Selenium WebDriver development
  • Experience testing software that includes cache, relational and timeseries database platforms required: Redis, PostgreSQL, InfluxDB preferable.
  • Experience testing software infrastructure in cloud environments, 24/7 availability and high-performance computing, including Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Docker, and the like.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills.

About us:

Today’s research, clinical, and quality control labs are expected to discover and produce at a pace once considered unimaginable. Now, to lead is to be led by data. The Elemental Machines platform elevates LabOps teams in charge of machines, instruments, data, facilities, training, quality, and compliance to lead data-driven discovery, development, and delivery. But there are over 300 million physical instruments, devices, and machines not yet connected to the cloud. We are simplifying the connection between the physical and digital worlds using IoT and AI-driven insights. The result is a lab united by a universal cloud-connected dashboards and operations.

The Culture:

Elemental Machines is a startup company based in Cambridge, MA, and we love it here! Being right next to some of the most innovative companies in the IoT and Biotech industries gives us drive and passion to pursue our own big goals, while enabling other companies to pursue theirs.
We are committed to delivering on our promise to our customers: accelerate how they get science done. This commitment touches every level of our culture because we are excited every day to stretch our creativity in balancing the needs of our customers with the resources at our disposal and to thoughtfully interact with our peers to keep our mission on track.

Excellence in LabOps is a connection away.


What do we do?

We elevate LabOps teams to lead data-driven discovery, development, and delivery.

How do we do it?

We simplify the connection between the physical and digital worlds.

Why do we do it?

Optimizing the operations of research, clinical, and quality control labs has an exponential impact.

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