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QA Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

About the Team

DoorDash Labs is an independent team within DoorDash. We explore robotics and automation to transform last mile logistics in the long term. If you have a passion for applying robotics solutions in a service used by millions of people, we want to talk to you!

About the Role

In this role, your main focus will be to work on a variety of verification/validation efforts to assist in the development of our autonomous delivery robot. A primary focus of the role will be ownership of our robots autonomous behavior quality, including developing comprehensive test plans and generating scenarios that test our autonomous vehicle’s behaviors. You will build test plans consisting of fully synthetic scenarios, simulations based on historical log data, and real world structured and unstructured testing. Additionally, you will triage and diagnose issues from real world feature development tests as well as daily integration and weekly structured testing scenarios in order to sign off on release of new software. You will also analyze results of the various simulated scenarios that you create as part of our verification process. Lastly, you will identify opportunities to improve efficiency, test coverage, and data visualization through automation and scripting.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Use your critical thinking skills to develop comprehensive and diverse test plans for evaluating autonomous vehicles driving behaviors
  • Utilize proprietary diagnostic tools, techniques and your excellent problem solving skills to triage and diagnose robot autonomy issues accurately and efficiently
  • Take ownership of ensuring the prompt analysis of issues, generating reports and data visualizations that effectively prioritize and summarize identified issues for use by engineering teams
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Operations, Program Management, and Software Engineering teams to provide an effective feedback loop of identifying, escalating, and monitoring of key issues across various systems of the autonomy stack
  • Lead initiatives to improve our verification/validation strategy, encompassing process establishment, improved test coverage, data analysis and metrics evaluation

We're excited about you because...

Required skills

  • 5+ Years of industry experience (autonomous vehicles/robotics) as a QA Engineer or equivalent
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Software validation and test plan creation excites you
  • Passionate about autonomous driving and consumer facing robotics
  • Experience working with Linux/Unix development environments
  • Experience writing Python/Bash scripts for automation
  • Experience with version control tools such as Git
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Experience leading cross-functional projects and demonstrating clear business impact

Nice to have:

  • Experience generating SQL queriesExperience with data analytics and visualization tools such as Sigma/LookerExperience with release management

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 including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, 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:
$170,600$255,800 USD