QA Lead

Remote

This is a full-time, fully remote role to join a globally distributed, rapidly growing government technology company. 


We are actively seeking a highly motivated and results oriented Quality Assurance lead who will work to drive the day-to-day execution of our QA practices, improve our QA strategies, enhance our test automation and guide our more junior QA specialists. 


The QA lead will work closely with our Engineering team to ensure delivery of quality software to our customers. The candidate will have the opportunity to cover all stages of testing and to use the latest technologies.


Please Note: This position requires overlap with our US/Canada team. Your work hours must overlap with the hours of 9 am - 6 pm Eastern time zone (you are not expected to work the entire time! Any full-time shift overlapping 5-6 hours in this window will work). 


Key Responsibilities

  • Work cross-functionally with product managers, designers, and developers to provide testing support for new features.
  • Ensure new features behave as expected and that test automation is created for said features.
  • Create, execute and maintain (manual or automated) tests for functional, integration, regression and API testing. Analyze results of test execution and report bugs.
  • Write automation scripts on Cypress using JavaScript.
  • Develop and implement automated testing strategies, integrated with CI/CD pipelines.
  • Partner with engineering teams to leverage automation for scalable solutions to prevent regressions and ensure reliability of product.
  • Current task allocation for QA specialists: (Manual testing 50% / Automation 50%)
  • Improve existing testing-plans, review and create new ones. 
  • Plan, develop, and execute new test strategies across our products and platforms.
  • Contribute in implementing and evolving QA processes to scale testing efforts.
  • Attend project specific meetings, kick off meetings and sprint planning meetings.
  • Work with other teams to plan, coordinate and execute integration tests.
  • Debug user/internally reported issues to identify potential patterns/ root causes.
  • Help tackle cross-platform engineering challenges and contribute creative ideas to improve quality.


What We Value

  • 5+ years of overall experience in both manual and automation tests for web applications.
  • At least 2 years of experience leading a team.
  • Experience setting up test infrastructure/architecture.
  • Have working knowledge of test frameworks, tools and libraries.
  • Hands-on experience in writing Automation scripts (Cypress, Selenium or other tools).
  • Experience formulating test plans and creating test strategies.
  • Experience in creating testing-related documentation, including test plans, test cases/scripts, and bug reports assessing quality and associated risk.
  • Hands-on experience in API Testing.
  • Experience with JIRA or other bug tracking tools.
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of JSON.
  • Familiarity with Git and version control.
  • A solid understanding of fundamental web technologies.
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks, set priorities in a dynamically changing environment.
  • Sound knowledge of quality assurance practices and fundamentals.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and an ability to think clearly on one’s feet.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams of technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.


Nice to Have

  • Startup experience
  • Hands on experience with Cypress would be a major plus
  • Have a vested interest in CI/CD practices and good development techniques
  • Proficiency with programming languages such as JavaScript, or similar languages
  • Bachelor’s degree in fields such as Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent fields


Our Culture:

We are passionate about building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are looking for teammates who care about encouraging different points of view, engaging in healthy debate, and want to work on the hard skills of practicing inclusion on a daily basis.

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