QA Automation Engineer

Tuesday December 11, 2012

100 Cambridge Park Dr.
Cambridge, MA 02138


QA Automation Engineer

We're building a new, world-class team in the Boston area to create a powerful new web platform.  We need exceptional engineers who can work together to squeeze every last bit of power and performance out of modern web browsers.  Innovative thinking and a passion for technology are critical components because this is a ground-floor opportunity with seasoned, successful entrepreneurs.  This is a true start-up funded by a stable, mature company that produces products that make a difference in people’s lives every day.

We need you to help us invent, develop and deliver an innovative and reliable web platform emphasizing innovation and reliability.  You’ll work with our software architect, product manager and VP of Engineering to design and implement a robust automated testing system.  This isn’t a position that’s task-oriented, we need creative thinkers on our team who aren’t afraid to try new things that deliver exponential instead of incremental results.

What’s important to us is that you are a passionate technologist with an expert understanding of automating software testing for web applications that make heavy use of Java and JavaScript.  We’re just building our automation framework so here’s your chance to build the environment the way you think it should be built.

We’re a group of marathoners, basketball and tennis players, skiers and history buffs, and even a Boston Pops tenor, and all of us thrive on innovation and creativity.  Bring us your expertise where you can leave a mark on a great product, work for a great company that offers excellent benefits like 100% paid family medical insurance (including co-pays) and flexible schedules, all while having fun at the same time with a great team.

Required Qualifications:

*   Expert QA automation knowledge in a SaaS environment 
*   Demonstrable history testing complex web applications where DRY philosophies are an integral part of building a testing framework 

 *   Experience with internal and external testing tools to include last mile testing and performance reporting   
*   Understanding of the similarities and differences between modern browsers including IE 8+, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on Windows and OS X and how to test in multiple supported environments 
 
*   5+ years professional testing experience, 3+ in a highly automated environment where Agile processes drive the development of high performance software 
 
*   Undergraduate degree in technical field or comparable work experience

Desired Qualifications:

*   Experience in testing components in high transaction web sites

 *   Proficiency/expertise with HTML5 and CSS3   
*   Previous programming experience with Java and/or JavaScript 
 
*   Team lead experience
 
*   Familiarity with command-line operations in Linux   
*   Experience or understanding of responsive design 
 
*   Browser extension testing

Compensation and Work Environment

*   Competitive compensation 

 *   Excellent benefits, including 401k and 100%-covered health care   
*   Flexible work schedules 
 
*   Creative, family-friendly environment 
 
*   Full time positions only (no contractors or service providers please) 
 *   We produce products that really help people

 

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