Software Development Engineer in Test

We are Hiring! Software Development Engineer in Test

Location: Minnesota

Why choose Palomar? 

Palomar is a rapidly growing and innovative insurer focused on providing specialty insurance to residential and commercial customers. Palomar welcomes the best and brightest to our thriving team. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Palomar is building a dynamic and diverse team.

Join a company built on a culture of agility, innovation and authenticity that delivers peace of mind and protection to individuals and businesses impacted by adversity.

Want to learn more about our exciting journey?

The Details: 


We are seeking a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) who will partner with our Automation Engineering Leader in developing and maintaining our suite of automated tests. The SDET will also work collaboratively with the BA(s), Development and QA teams in developing testing solutions across the corporation’s products. They will be responsible for helping to implement Quality Assurance best practices for automation, working with BA(s), development and QA team to coordinate testing efforts, prepare test plans, and help develop best practices that will support an existing agile development methodology.

What will you do?: 

  • Collaborate with software engineers to design and implement automated test frameworks for web applications, APIs, and microservices.
  • Develop and maintain test scripts and test suites using Java /Spring Boot technology.
  • Integrate automated tests into the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline using Jenkins.
  • Create and maintain Docker containers for test environments, ensuring consistency and reproducibility.
  • Develop automated test scripts, execute comprehensive test suites, and diligently identify, document, and report any discovered defects
  • Participate in code reviews to identify and provide feedback on testability and quality of software code.
  • Work closely with development teams to analyze and resolve complex technical issues and contribute to improving software design and quality.
  • Monitor and analyze test automated results, identify trends, and report on quality metrics to support data-driven decision-making.
  • Continuously research and stay updated on industry best practices, tools, and emerging technologies related to software testing and quality assurance.

What we are looking for:  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Strong hands-on experience with Java programming and related technologies.
  • Proficiency in Spring and Spring Boot for building and testing applications
  • Experience with Docker for containerization and orchestration.
  • Demonstrated expertise in setting up and configuring Jenkins for CI/CD pipelines.
  • Solid understanding of software testing principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks and tools, such as JUnit, TestNG, Selenium, or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience working with RESTful APIs, microservices, and web application testing.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an analytical mindset.
  • Experience in all stages of application testing including UI, backend, functional, regression
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Insurance or Financial Services experience a plus
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and a self-starter in a fast-paced environment with demanding internal and external deadlines
  • Experience testing Pega, Salesforce or other types of BPM applications (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of additional programming languages, such as Python or Ruby (Preferred).
  • Experience with other CI/CD tools, such as GitLab CI (Preferred).
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Github) and source code management (preferred).
  • Understanding of container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes (preferred)
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and related testing tools (preferred). 

We love people who want to: 

  • Build strong relationships through transparency, trust, and respect for each other.
  • Work in an agile environment, with a resilient mindset to find creative solutions to challenges.
  • Collaborate and celebrate diverse perspectives, promoting inclusivity and equality. 
  • Do the right thing with strong conviction and integrity.
  • Be bold and innovative to help make an impact.
  • Zoom in and out between strategic and tactical
  • Demonstrable track record of working autonomously and driving progress

If you thrive in a dynamic environment, and like working with happy, authentic, talented people, you’ll enjoy a career with Palomar!

What will you get in return? 

  • Full Suite of Medical Benefits 
  • Long Term Financial Incentives – STOCK! 
  • 401k with 3% automatic Employer Contributions 
  • Competitive PTO + Holiday Program
  • Hybrid Work Environment 
  • Work From Home Stipend 
  • Professional Development Assistance  
  • Headspace Paid Subscription
  • Career Exploration Opportunities
  • Regular company-wide social events (even virtually!)
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Diversity at Palomar

At Palomar, we are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion in all facets of the organization. We have built an open culture that celebrates the diversity of our workforce, while actively championing equality and inclusion practices that make us a company people want to work with and work for.We believe that diversity, equality and inclusion yields greater organizational creativity and productivity, which helps us serve our customers and partners more effectively. Delivering on our diversity commitment returns greater value to our shareholders and ultimately makes a positive impact to the communities in which we do business and to the people who live in them.#PalomarPride #Insurancejobs #hiring


Palomar will consider reasonable accommodations to ensure a qualified applicant with a disability can be considered for the position. Palomar will also consider necessary modifications to the physical work environment, or to the way a job is usually performed, so an individual with a disability can perform the essential functions of the position. Additional accommodations will be considered that enable an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment like those that are enjoyed by other employees without disabilities. For more information about our company, visit us at Palomar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

No phone calls or agency solicitation please

CCPA Job Applicant: 

Pay Range: $90,000-$135,000

The above pay range is for all US-based roles based on function and level, benchmarked against companies of similar size and scope. To be compliant with local legislation as well as provide greater transparency to candidates, we disclose salary ranges on all job postings regardless of the desired job location. We also offer a competitive annual discretionary bonus program and the opportunity for annual long-term incentive stock grants. In addition, we offer a highly competitive benefits package. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate experience and qualifications, and may vary from the amounts listed above.