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Posted 8 months ago

Senior Quality Engineer

at Axios

Anywhere, United States

Quick Take: Axios is a new digital media company that gets you smarter, faster with news that matters. We’re building a Quality Engineering team and hiring a Senior Quality Engineer!

Why it Matters: The quality team’s mission at Axios will be to ensure our technology is of the highest quality for our readers and clients every day. The quality team will integrate tightly into our cross-functional product teams to refine requirements for our products and to ensure the systems delivered line up.

Go Deeper: The Senior Quality Engineer’s responsibility is to ensure Axios’ products align with our business needs and are bug-free.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Participate with product managers and the rest of your squad to define and refine requirements
  • Provide feedback to the squad on the potential risks and mitigation tactics of their intended approach
  • Utilize both manual and automated testing strategies
  • Write and execute test plans
  • Manage bugs, including identification, logging, tracking and triaging
  • Work with the team to manage risk and reduce it to an acceptable level
  • Work with engineers to implement test automation

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:

  • 5+ years in Software Quality Assurance or Quality Engineering
  • 2+ years testing web applications
  • Experience writing test automation
  • Experience testing in an Agile environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptionally collaborative
  • Obsessive attention to detail

We’ll be even more excited if you have:

  • Worked in environments using Ruby, Python, Node and/or Javascript
  • Experience testing services and working with Docker containers
  • The ability to set up test environments, deploy code, use the command line
  • Experience working in a Continuous Integration environment

Don’t forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend