Manager, Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 129,400-174,000 Annually
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**Work from where you are - considering candidates in San Mateo, Santa Barbara, or US-based remote**

We are seeking an enterprising Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) Manager to lead, grow, and standardize test automation across our organization. We are looking for a cross-functional leader who thrives at the intersection of hands-on coding, team management, and deep strategy work. The ideal candidate is very well organized, has a passion for delivering quality products, and is an expert in software development, testing, automation frameworks, and release processes. In our Test Automation team, we are software engineers first and foremost—we love to dig into issues, not just report them. We believe in being relentless champions for excellence, and we hope you do, too.


  • Functional Responsibility: Actively own test and quality automation architecture and strategy across the organization.
  • Team Management: Lead a team of SDETs, fostering a culture of continuous learning and career growth while ensuring high performance through regular evaluations and feedback.
  • Collaboration and Influence: Work closely with both technical and non-technical leaders across the company to advance automation solutions. Effectively manage relationships with internal stakeholders and external augmentation resources, including potential overseas teams.
  • Operational Excellence: Spearhead the development and implementation of the automation testing roadmap in collaboration with managers and development teams. Lead scrum sessions to track and celebrate automation sprint achievements.
  • Hands-On Technical Expertise: Contribute directly to the planning and execution of test automation projects. Maintain a hands-on role in the coding and troubleshooting of automation scripts and frameworks.


  • Education - Bachelor’s in Computer Science or another technical major, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience - 5+ years experience leading SDETs and 8+ years of experience in software engineering with a significant focus on test automation for both consumer and enterprise applications.
  • Technical Skills - Expertise in automation methodology and test automation tools. Proficient in Ruby and Javascript, possibly also Python and SQL. Experience in developing automation solutions for mobile, browser, API, and cloud based environments. Knowledge of test automation for data driven applications is preferred.
  • Collaboration - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and manage complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Adaptability - Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and remote work environment, handling dynamic challenges with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Desirable Knowledge - Familiarity with OWASP standards and ISO/SOC2 compliance.

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties.  The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

About Evidation

Evidation creates new ways to measure and improve health in everyday life—making proactive, personalized, and truly human-centered healthcare possible. By connecting directly with millions of individuals, Evidation harnesses real-world data to deeply understand health experiences, rapidly and at scale. Evidation’s privacy-centric digital health measurement and engagement platform uses data science and machine learning to translate these everyday insights into high-impact health guidance, treatments, and tools. Founded in 2012, Evidation is headquartered in California with employees working around the globe.

At Evidation, we strive to build an equitable and inclusive space where everyone - employees, partners, and participants -  belongs and feels valued. Evidation Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, religion, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic. 

We will also reasonably accommodate the physical and/or mental disabilities of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability in order to enable the applicant to complete the application or interview process, providing undue hardship on Evidation Health would not result. 

The US base hiring range for this full-time position is $129,400-$174,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. The actual starting pay will be based on job-related factors, including work location, experience, training, and skill level, so pay for this role may be higher or lower than what is shown on this posting.


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We collaborate as a distributed team that spans across 29 states and 4 countries, including the option to work out of our office in San Mateo.

What are Evidation Perks + Benefits

Evidation Benefits Overview

We offer a comprehensive set of benefits and perks designed to enhance your employee experience.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Evidation values a diversity-first approach to hiring with a goal of attracting qualified under-represented minority and female candidates and fostering a culture of belongingness and inclusion.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
We offer access to LifeWorks EAP services, in addition to mental health services provided through our medical insurance plans.
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Fitness stipend
Evidation offers a $300 annual wellness allowance and a one-time $150 reimbursement for a wearable device.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Evidation offers all employees a $50 monthly reimbursement for mobile and phone home internet and a one-time $350 home office reimbursement.
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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