Automated Test Engineer

San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA

Company Summary:

Blurb® (based in San Francisco) is a book-making platform and creative community that enables individuals to create, publish, share and sell high-quality photo books, trade books, and magazines in both print and digital formats. We are proudly a division of RPI (headquartered in Seattle) who deliver personalized digital printing services for businesses around the world. Blurb is accessible to consumers across the globe with free, innovative book creation and layout tools. Founded in 2005, Blurb has over 2 million customers worldwide, resulting in over 4 million unique book titles, with nearly 18 million units shipped to almost 100 countries around the world.

The Team:

The QA team works closely with our Developers and Product Managers to ensure we deliver only the highest quality products and experiences to our customers. We are responsible for ensuring that any new code or updates to existing code doesn’t introduce any unexpected bugs and that we continue to deliver a top-tier experience to our customers. We accomplish this through robust automated regression testing and performing open ended manual tests that touch the flows customers will experience. We practice agile and scrum methodologies to keep our projects on track. The QA team bends and shifts as needed to support the needs of every team.

Position Summary:

As an automated test engineer of the QA team, you will be primarily tasked with working alongside our Platform team as their QA resource to ensure the health of newly delivered code and APIs - as well maintain our robust API-Test repository. You will need to understand how services work and how to test services at both an individual level - as well during the flow of handoffs. You will also be tasked with writing new / maintaining Selenium Web-Tests for our backend facing Admin tools. Our test automation repositories are written in Ruby, so you will need to have a grasp on Ruby for this role.

As a secondary task, you will need to be able to step in and support our frontend team with manual and automated testing on a need-by-need basis. You will be expected to familiarize yourself with our Jenkins pipelines and help support production deployments, as well maintain the health of a number of our test automation pipelines.

Additionally, you will also be expected to be a resource for our DevOps team to work with to ensure system stability and environmental health during system upgrades.


  • Writing new API regression tests for new features
  • Maintaining and updating existing regression RESTful API-Tests
  • Writing new Selenium regression tests for new features
  • Manual testing of backend updates
  • Maintaining and updating existing regression Web-Tests
  • Manual testing of frontend updates
  • Participation in Platform on-call rotation (week-long shifts)
  • Updating and building Jenkins jobs, tasks and pipelines as needed


  • Experience with RESTful API Testing
  • Experience with web GUI automation tools such as Selenium
  • A firm grasp of writing tests and scripts in Ruby
  • Familiarization with reading Java code / Java stack trace
  • Basic knowledge in writing SQL queries
  • Experience with Jenkins or similar CI/CD automation delivery tools
  • Familiarity with shell scripting
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Masterful of writing reproduction steps for bugs
  • Experience working in non-production developer test environments
  • Experience with reading logs and an understanding of stack-trace
  • Knowledgeable of backend systems
  • Experience working in an agile methodology
  • Results-oriented and proactive
  • The drive to complete each task with the fullest integrity for quality
  • Positive attitude, collaborative, and a team player
  • B.S. Computer Science or equivalent skills and knowledge

Work Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience writing RESTful test automation
  • Experience having helped launched major projects to a live customer base
  • Some experience utilizing VM environments and automated environment configuration systems
  • Experience creating full life cycle test plans, templates, and strategies

Work Environment: This is a full-time position. Due to the pandemic, employees are currently working from home full-time. We hope to move back into working from an office setting when the time is right. We're looking to hire people located in or around San Francisco California or Seattle Washington.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to

Blurb is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. As a Blurb employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver to the best of your ability. If you are prepared for this challenge, tell us your qualifications, experience and interests in this position in a cover letter and resume.  Please be sure and tell us why you think you would be a great addition to the Blurberati!


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Blurb is committed to equal opportunity and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying