Senior QA Engineer

The Senior QA Engineer is responsible for overseeing all aspects of software and product testing within the organization. This person should have a user-first mentality approach in order to help build and scale our quality assurance processes and automation testing infrastructure for our Talent Marketplace platform.

As a member of our agile, exceptionally talented, and rapidly growing product team they will also help mentor junior members of the team. This person reports directly to the Director of Product. 
Department
Product & Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
Various
Reporting To
Director of Product

This role's hiring manager:
Rich Poplawski

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the Talent Marketplace platform is high-quality by building product test strategies (automated and manual), writing, executing, and updating test plans for all layers of application testing
  • Execute various levels and types of testing such as smoke, functional, compatibility and regression tests (manual and automated)
  • Identify, research and document bugs; suggesting possible resolutions and root causes
  • Collaborate with Product and Development Teams to analyze and understand application requirements, identifying potential gaps
  • Contribute to process improvements related to all aspects of the QA process
  • Monitor and maintain system performance
  • Mentor junior members of the team
  • Work in an agile environment with a distributed team
  • Other duties may be assigned

Skills Knowledge & Expertise


  • Highly customer-focused, obsessed with quality, with a proven record of working effectively across functional teams.
  • Experience with the latest tools and industry best practices including Front-end web application test automation (e.g. Selenium WebDriver, Cypress) and REST API testing frameworks.
  • 7 + years of hands-on testing (manual and automated) with a deep knowledge of QA concepts, automation tools(e.g. Selenium WebDriver, Cypress) and REST API testing frameworks.
  • 5 + years of Quality Assurance testing scalable web software, large-scale distributed systems, APIs.
  • Ability to develop, update and maintain high-quality test plans, cases, scripts, and automation scripts for all levels of the system.
  • Strong QA project leadership experience.
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Proactiveness, good communication, and fast learning.

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation:  We believe in equal pay for equal work. Salary for our positions are based on market data and NOT what you’ve been paid before nor your negotiation skills.
  • Healthcare: We pay 100% of your medical, dental, and vision coverage and 50% of the premium for your spouse and/or dependents.
  • Retirement: We match 4% of your salary (up to a maximum of $5,000) annually, and will contribute an additional 1% of your salary, even if you don’t make a contribution.
  • Paid Time Off We value work/life balance and trust our team members to be productive. In service of this, our Responsible Paid Time Off policy does not limit time off.
  • Parental Leave: To help support new parents in the workplace, we offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Flexible Work Schedules:  We are 100% remote through 2020 and afterward will continue to offer flexible schedules including partial work from home options.
  • Professional Development: We believe that developing our team members’ skills is a pathway to accomplishing our mission. To this end, we offer you $2,000 annually for the professional development opportunities of your choice.
  • Convivial Office Environment: Casual work attire and a fully stocked kitchen (and ping-pong!)
Accommodations
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. 
 
Equal Opportunity
Opportunity@Work is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. 

About Opportunity@Work

Opportunity@Work is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to increase career opportunities for the 71 million adults in the U.S. who do not have a four-year college degree but are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs). 

For STARs, the American Dream has been fading due in part to an “opportunity gap,” in which access to the good jobs required for upward mobility often depends less on people’s skills and more on whether and where they went to college, who they know professionally and socially, or even how they look. 

We envision a future in which employers hire people based on skills rather than their pedigree. We are uniting companies, workforce development organizations and philanthropists in a movement to restore the American Dream so that every STAR can work, learn and earn to their full potential.

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Department
Product & Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
Various

This role's hiring manager:
Rich Poplawski
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