QA Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
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Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

🚀 Whatnot

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We’re building the future of ecommerce, bringing together community, shopping and entertainment. We are committed to our values, and as a remote-first team, we operate out of hubs within the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Germany today.

We’re innovating in the fast-paced world of live auctions in categories including sports, fashion, video games, and streetwear. The platform couples rigorous seller vetting with a focus on community to create a welcoming space for buyers and sellers to share their passions with others.

And, we’re growing. Whatnot has been the fastest growing marketplace in the US over the past two years and we’re hiring forward-thinking problem solvers across all functional areas.

💻 Role

Our App Platform team is looking for a Quality Engineer with a strong software development background who can work both independently and as part of a team. The ideal person for this role is an expert at testing software, owning bugs from discovery to resolution, and communicating with a variety of audiences. You should excel at identifying, documenting, and prioritizing bugs, and collaborating with cross-functional teams.

👋 You

Curious about who thrives at Whatnot? Low ego, a growth mindset, and leaning into action and impact go a long way here.

As our next Quality Engineer, you should have 3+ years of full-time QA experience in software development environments (ideally high-growth startups), plus:

  • Excellent product instincts – you pick up new products with ease and can think like (and advocate for) end users
  • Excellent writing and communication skills – you can explain complex ideas to non-technical people (and vice versa) across a variety of audiences
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities – you’re resourceful and can figure things out without a lot of direction
  • You jump at the opportunity to get involved, take ownership, and drive projects from inception to execution
  • You’re comfortable moving quickly, adapting to changing priorities, and wearing multiple hats
  • You can multitask while effectively prioritizing for maximum impact


For US-based applicants: $110,000/year to $120,000/year + benefits + stock options.

The salary range may be inclusive of several levels that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be based on a number of factors including, level, relevant prior experience, skills and expertise. This range is only inclusive of base salary, not benefits (more details below) or equity in the form of stock options.

🎁 Benefits

  • Flexible Time off Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Work From Home Support
    • $1,000 home office setup allowance
    • $150 monthly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits
    • $450 monthly allowance on food
    • $500 monthly allowance for wellness
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Retirement; 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts in the US (employer match up to 4% of base salary) and Pension plans internationally
  • Parental Leave
    • 16 weeks of paid parental leave + one month gradual return to work *company leave allowances run concurrently with country leave requirements which take precedence.


Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.