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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

What is Baton?

Baton is the Silicon Valley based technology innovation lab for Ryder, a Fortune 500 logistics company that owns 260k trucks and manages $7.4B of freight.

In September of 2022 Ryder acquired Baton to be their technology innovation lab. Prior to Ryder, Baton was a venture backed start up that was voted the #4 most disruptive company in freight (Amazon was #3)!

The problem we’re solving

Our mission is to eliminate waste in supply chain by creating a digital platform that uses AI to improve how freight is planned.

There are 500 million hours wasted in trucking each year, over 3 billion gallons of fuel wasted per year from trucks idling, and 1 in 5 trucks on the road driving empty at any given point. This has a massive impact on the environment, the lives of millions of drivers, and ultimately, the cost of transportation that we all pay. Baton is fixing that.

Basic Job Details

  • Location: Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA
  • Office days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Work from home days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Job type: full time


Senior Software Development Engineer in Test


Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA


We are looking for an experienced Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading and executing software testing activities across multiple projects. They will be responsible for developing and implementing test plans, executing test cases, and identifying defects to ensure high-quality software is delivered.


  • Take the lead in designing, developing, and implementing automation strategies and frameworks for software QA and testing.
  • Develop and maintain test plans, test cases, and test scripts to ensure software quality and compliance with business requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize defects and issues.
  • Participate in design and code reviews to ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices.
  • Stay current with emerging trends and technologies in the QA field.
  • Continuously improve the QA process by identifying and implementing process improvements.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in software testing and quality assurance, with a focus on automation testing.
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing automation frameworks using tools such as Cucumber, Selenium, Appium, or similar.
  • Experience with test management tools such as TestRail or Zephyr.
  • Experience with performance and load testing using tools such as JMeter or Gatling.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as GitHub Actions.
  • Strong understanding of web application development and QA processes.


  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • 401k with matching
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision health coverage
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Collaborative, fun, and tech forward office in Hayes Valley (San Francisco)

Compensation Range:

The annual base salary range for this position is $156,855 - $217,854.* Compensation will vary based on factors including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Baton full-time employees are eligible for an annual performance bonus.

Why you should join

  • Have immediate impact
    • With Ryder’s existing customer base of 50,000+ companies and an internal headcount of 43,000 the scale and impact of our products will be large and far reaching, from day one.
  • Opportunity to grow and lead in a fortune 500 company
    • You’ll get to work in a rapidly-growing, startup-like environment, while having the stability and backing of Ryder and their full executive team.
  • Creative, fast paced environment to solve impactful problems in supply chain
    • We’re going to design completely new tools for an industry that hasn’t been rethought in decades. And to do this we need people who think differently.

The Perks

  • Annual bonus and Long Term Incentive Plan participation
  • 401k with company match
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Employee stock purchase program (15% discount to market value)
  • Hyper stable, publicly traded enterprise