About the Senior QA Engineer Position
If you are an extremely outgoing and self-motivated Senior QA Engineer with experience testing web applications then this is the job for you! We are looking for a highly-skilled and organized tester, who loves working in a fast-paced environment, to come join our team.
This person will be responsible for testing various web and commerce applications and back-end web products for our clients, ensuring the utmost quality.
Verndale’s QA Team is small, but growing fast, and this is an opportunity to work very closely with the department leaders to help drive improvements to the QA Process.
This position will require a very strong software testing experience.
Responsible for test planning, test execution, and defect management for a variety of projects.
Write detailed test plans and test cases.
File and verify complete, easy-to-follow, accurate, and detailed bugs on a regular basis.
Manually test new and existing web and commerce applications for Verndale’s clients ensuring top-notch quality.
Responsible for identifying areas where automation testing could be implemented.
Responsible for implementing automation scripts using Selenium when needed.
Be counted on to independently deliver projects on time with very minimal oversight.
Must respond to and follow-up on requests in a timely fashion.
Attend regular SCRUMs with project team members.
Work closely with Technical Business Analysts, Engineering, and Front-end Development Teams to understand new functionality and how to best test the functionality.
Work with the Project Manager to understand QA schedules and timelines.
Provide estimates and time breakdowns of relevant tasks relative to the role.
Identify critical testing paths where time could be appropriately consumed.
Proactively keep your project team updated on project status.
Raise relevant questions and drive issues to resolution in a timely manner.
Work with department leaders to help refine the QA Process.
Minimum 4 years of experience working as a quality assurance engineer.
Minimum 2 years of experience as a Senior QA Engineer or similar role.
Must be detail-oriented.
Experience building and running regression testing, smoke testing, exploratory testing, UI testing, functional testing, usability testing.
Experience estimating tasks associated with the QA process. Experience deciding where assigned hours could be appropriately consumed.
Must be clear, concise, and forthright with both verbal and written communications.
Must be outgoing and comfortable asking questions when clarification for items is needed.
Excellent troubleshooting skills.
We are a very team-oriented environment, so you must be a team player.
Ability to stay organized, multi-task, and effectively complete your projects in our very dynamic environment.
Expert in testing web and commerce applications on Windows and Mac as well as mobile and tablet devices.
Testing experience with a variety of browser platforms, including IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
Experience understanding and performing automation testing. Experience with at least one automation testing framework.
Candidate should possess a solid understanding of front-end development (XHTML, CSS, JS) and have exposure to middle tier and back end development (WebServices, Python or C# or Java).
Although development knowledge is desirable, development will not be the main focus of this role.
Experience doing accessibility testing is a plus.
Experience doing API testing is a plus.
Familiarity with the Atlassian Suite (Confluence / Jira) is a plus.
Strong knowledge of Content Management Systems is preferred.
Knowledge of ECommerce processes is preferred.
Understanding / experience with rapid software testing methodology is a plus.
Ten great reasons to work for Verndale
1. Rapid growth company of 21 years maintaining start-up company feel
2. Laser focus on cutting-edge technology and killer service offerings to clients
3. Internal promotions that are frequent and do not take years to achieve
4. Collaborative, open, work environment and no formal dress code
5. Beautiful new building in Quito with private parking and easily accessible to public transportation
6. Company that values collaboration and communication
7. Free lunch Fridays at noon and drinks at 3 : 30 pm
8. Dog friendly office woof!
9. Flexible schedule options to support work / life integration
10. Thirteen company paid holidays, 3 weeks paid vacation and 5 paid sick days at date of hire
Verndale is a customer experience agency, purpose-built to help marketing and technology leaders connect the dots of the consumer journey.
From our offices in Boston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Quito, we design and build digital experiences, and enable marketing technologies that bring brands and their customers closer together.
We know that in order to do great work, you have to make work great. Verndale is committed to always being a company that celebrates diversity, equality and inclusion.
We strive to recruit and retain people who are committed to creating the climate of respect that is essential for individual and company success.
Verndale’s services are built around a core methodology that encompasses Growth Strategy, Experience Design, Technology Enablement, and Experience Optimization.
Learn more at www.verndale.com
Compensation & Benefits
Verndale is proud of the fun, diverse, and respectful company environment we enjoy on a daily basis. Competitive compensation, company paid holidays and personal time off make having a work-life balance possible.
For some roles working from home on an as-needed basis is a definite possibility; we believe in hiring the best and keeping our own happy and motivated.