Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
November 23, 2018

Under the supervision of the QA Manager, the Quality Assurance Automation Engineer understands that user experience is everything, and is responsible for helping our development team release the best user experiences possible. The primary mission is to protect our customers from bugs that might have crept in during our development process and ensure the quality, reliability, and integrity of all software products.

QA Engineers work closely with the QA Manager as well as the distributed Product and Services teams to ensure our software releases are as high-quality as possible.

This position requires loads of passion for highly-usable, modern web experiences and mobile applications; a good understanding of web application technologies; and very strong attention to detail.


  • Participate in a small, experienced, energetic team on a fast-paced development schedule

  • Author test cases for automated testing of our applications

  • Design, develop, and implement automated tests of our applications

  • Succinctly document application defects and UX improvements, and assist in monitoring same

  • Maintain and communicate testing timelines, schedules, and status reports

  • Attend design reviews, requirements sessions, and technical team meetings as requested

  • Help coordinate software releases to production environments

  • Support a team of engineers, acting as gatekeeper for their changes

Required Skills

  • 2 to 4 years direct experience working in Quality Assurance for SaaS applications in a Rails environment

  • Minimum 1 year direct experience creating automated tests using Ruby, Cucumber, and Selenium

  • Solid understanding of software testing practices

  • Ability to work effectively within a distributed team in a remote environment

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong verbal and written English skills

  • Self-motivated, with ability to work independently

  • Ability to create a quiet work environment

  • Ability to attend frequent meetings requiring verbal communication throughout the workday

  • Ability to maintain standard working hours for applicant’s timezone

Desired Skills

  • Experience writing automation for iOS and Android apps

  • Ability to author test plans

  • Experience with Git and GitHub

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree with a technical focus preferred

Role Metrics

  • Percentage of critical defects

  • Percentage of escaped defects

  • Time to test

  • Red label vs. pink label bugs

  • Use Cases

  • Quality Surveys
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