QA & Release Engineer

San Francisco, CA
USD 178k - 241k
AWS Python Bash Git

About the Team

DoorDash Labs is an independent team at DoorDash that focuses on robotics and automation to develop autonomous delivery solutions as part of the DoorDash platform. DevOps at DoorDash Labs is a centralized team that supports the Autonomy Software team and Robot Operations. On DevOps, not only do we manage all the on-prem and cloud infrastructure our CI/CD and AWS operations, but we also are responsible for software validation and release management. Despite our small team, we have a huge impact on the day to day success of our product and enabling continued progress toward our goals.  

About the Role

As a QA & Release Engineer, you will work very closely with our Autonomy Software and Robot Operations teams to ensure our software lives up to high quality standards and is able to be tested and deployed daily. You will work closely with engineers developing new features for the autonomy stack to create test plans for both real world closed course testing and simulation scenarios. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing software releases to enable a continuous deployment of new features, improvements and bug fixes. You will report into the Manager of QA & Release Engineering on the DevOps team within Autonomy Software. 

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Generate comprehensive test plans to verify legacy and new autonomy software features to be tested in real world and simulated environments
  • Drive issue management and diagnosis for deployment and testing of new software in support of daily robot operations
  • Manage weekly software releases to maintain the high quality bar for our software and support continuous improvement
  • Own communication, reporting and maintenance of our software development CI/CD process

We’re excited about you because you have…

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Passionate about software validation and creating comprehensive test plans
  • Experience with release management 
  • Experience in working with Linux/Unix development environments and troubleshooting the system 
  • 5+ years of industry experience as a QA or Release engineer or equivalent
  • B.S in Computer Science or equivalent

Nice to have

  • Prior experience working in AV, Robotics, Automotive or similar industries
  • Familiarity with Jenkins, CI/CD pipelines and GitHub
  • Python/Bash scripting for automation
  • Git fundamentals

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, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation, paid sick time, 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:
$178,500$241,500 USD
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