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Cambridge Mobile Telematics QA Engineer- Backend Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) - ( - is looking for a QA Engineer to help us test our backend services.

You will be joining a small, dynamic team of outstanding software engineers, QA engineers, and product managers who are working to build software to help make drivers smarter and roads safer. CMT pioneered the development of smartphone telematics services and big data analytics to offer a behavior-based program to automotive insurance companies and, more broadly, the connected car ecosystem. We are the market leader with key mobile telematics and big data expertise, yet we are always striving to learn more and innovate further. CMT was founded in 2010 but we are still small and maintain a startup culture – often experimenting and nimbly adjusting to the needs of our customers and the market.

As a QA Engineer at CMT, you will translate requirements into testable hypotheses and then find ways to test them. You will become the expert in at least one aspect of our product, and you'll help the team ensure that this piece is working well as part of the whole. You'll debug both technology and business processes, sometimes in the same day. You'll expose hidden assumptions and hidden risks, helping the team navigate around problems and deliver the best software possible. As part of a small team, your contributions will be important and visible. Your role will provide significant exposure to a number of exciting new developments in mobile sensing, IoT firmware, and large-scale analytics / machine learning.

A typical week might include designing and executing tests of a new feature or a new backend component, designing and performing regression tests for new backend releases, logging bugs, meeting with the product team and developers to work out design details, meeting with the hardware team to learn about new firmware changes, and analyzing logs to look for clues about the cause of unexpected behavior.

The ideal candidate will have experience performing exploratory or hypothesis-based testing and troubleshooting complex systems. The ideal candidate will also be curious, adaptable, and self-motivated.

Current members of the QA team have a wide variety of backgrounds, with degrees in biology, humanities, and physics. Your ability to figure out new technology and find bugs is more important than your major or your previous job titles.


  • Collaborate with our Product team to review requirements; provide timely and meaningful feedback

  • Collaborate with our Cloud, Hardware, Mobile, and Data teams to review implementation details and documentation

  • Perform exploratory testing and document results

  • Identify, record, document, and track bugs

  • Perform regression testing when bugs are resolved


  • BS or MS degree in a Science or Engineering subject, or equivalent experience in a technical role

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to take minimal direction and figure out the details (e.g., by reading documentation, experimenting with the software, or asking questions)

  • Admin-level skill in Linux

  • Advanced Python knowledge

  • Experience with SQL

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services


Cambridge Mobile Telematics' (CMT) mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer. Since its first product launch in 2012 that pioneered mobile usage-based insurance, CMT has become the world’s leading telematics and analytics provider for insurers, rideshares, and fleets. CMT’s DriveWell platform uses mobile sensing and behavioral science to measure driving risk and incentivize safer driving, while its Claims Studio reduces the claims cycle time with real-time crash detection, crash reconstruction, and damage assessment using telematics and artificial intelligence. CMT has over 50 active programs with insurers and other partners, improving safety for millions of drivers every day around the world. Started based on research at MIT and backed by the SoftBank Vision Fund to fuel its rapid growth, CMT is headquartered in Cambridge MA. To learn more, visit ( and follow CMT on Twitter @cmtelematics.

Our Benefits Include:

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

  • Retirement Plan (401k match)

  • Life Insurance (Basic & AD&D)

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)

  • Parental Leave

  • Short Term & Long Term Disability

  • Work From Home

  • Flexible Scheduling Options

  • Stock Option Plan