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Senior QA Engineer

RapidSOS is hiring!  Join a rapidly growing advanced emergency technology start-up in solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation:

  • The Challenge: emergency communication has seen almost no technology innovation in the last 50 years; 250 million 911 calls are made each year with no data, causing 10,120 fatalities when callers couldn’t even be located:
  • RapidSOS Tech: predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, warn users in harm’s way, link any device (car, wearable, IoT, phone) directly to first responders in an emergency with rich data
  • Media/Awards: Won most major start-up awards (including Start-Up of the Year by CTA/CES & Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT) and featured across national media (NYT, Fox, Newsweek, Time, TechCrunch, Fortune, etc.)
  • Business model / markets: $60B is spent annually on third party call centers to speak data to 911 (OnStar, home security, medical alert) – RapidSOS eliminates the need for these call centers, providing faster, more effective service with no COGS
  • Commercialization: 46 signed partners and over 250 companies in its funnel; we are working with the largest tech and telecom companies globally and groups like the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative to deploy the technology to every American;
  • Team: MIT, HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Argonne & Oak Ridge National Labs, Bell Labs, venture capital, over 40 tech start-ups
  • Investors: $14M raised from preeminent global investors including several top VCs, the world’s largest public safety company, three former FCC Chairmen, and four billionaire technologists/investors

RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video:

What this role is about: We are looking for an experienced QA engineer to contribute to creating world-class emergency technology by developing and executing tests based on standards, user requirements, end-user scenarios, and design specifications. People will rely on our technology in life-threatening situations, thus excellent testing and QA is essential to the success of our product. 

What We Offer

  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
  • Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation 
  • Dynamic, fun work environment with a highly talented team
  • Flexible startup work environment and a fun atmosphere
  • Rapid growth opportunities


  • Define, write/develop, and execute tests based on standards, user requirements, end-user scenarios, and design specifications.
  • Design, develop, modify and execute test cases, test applications, and tools written in Python.
  • Perform QA engineering tasks for testing components of complex mobile and web-based applications.
  • Develop and execute test plans to perform all aspects of quality assurance, including functional, regression, and system testing.
  • Review product requirements and specifications in order to foresee potential issues, provide input of functional requirements and advise on design.
  • Make suggestions to improve testing strategies as well as utilize databases to create reports and presentations on any defects.
  • Contribute to and help maintain the testing framework for various types of testing (functional, load/performance, security) on multiple platforms (web, iOS/Android, emerging platforms).


  • Minimum of 3+ years of engineering/QA experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline
  • Proficiency with Bash scripting
  • Ability to maintain/enhance automation tests
  • Familiarity with JIRA/Git/GitHub flows or the like
  • Experience with testing RESTful APIs and web UI 
  • VoIP/SIP knowledge
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and multitasking skills, and the desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Well-disciplined in best software QA practices
  • Experience having worked in cross-functional, highly collaborative environment (team player & strong communicator)
  • Excitement about creating a life-saving product with a fabulous team

More about RapidSOS…

Recent Media

Recent Awards

  • 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 awarded to Michael Martin (co-founder and CEO) 
  • 2016 Startup of the Year – Consumer Technology Association
  • Best New Venture – Harvard Business School New Venture Competition
  • Grand Prize Winner - Top Start-Up Representing the Spirit of Harvard – Harvard President’s Challenge
  • Top 3 Innovative World Technologies – SXSW Accelerator
  • Best Mobile Technology at MIT – MIT $100K
  • Most Innovative Company in the Public Sector – Harvard Innovation Challenge
  • Top 10 University Start-Up Globally –
  • Top Technology for US/China – MIT China Innovation Forum
  • NYC's Hottest Startups - Symmetry50
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