2332 Senior/Lead QA Engineer

Location: Portland, OR

We are looking for Senior/Lead QA Engineer to champion quality initiatives in a cross-functional team environment, defining and executing tests that ensure the product meets requirements and user expectations. We are a start-up that is growing, fun to work at, and has great leadership! If you’re interested, please send your resume to We value and encourage diversity in the workplace and women, minorities, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Thank you!

Job Type: FTE

Additional Information:
The Role
Join an emerging Software Development organization as they begin the process of becoming a post-startup. You will report to the CTO and the rest of Engineering Group consists of around 7-8 Developers and a QA Engineer. This organization is primarily creating Mobile Apps.

The Situation
· Someone that can build processes and the team – They need a "Builder." There is no formal process for how QA works with Dev and vise versa, it needs to be built or created.
· Tools - can lead the effort in picking & selecting the Tools needed.
· QA owns Deployment and will have the final say on releases.
· Run the team/manage the team and Lead the hiring process.
· Engineering is about 11 total so they currently work as one quasi Agile Team - they work on what needs to be done, so in that way they're still in start-up mode.
· They don't have a lot of automation in place but they would like to layer that in as part of the growth plan for Engineering.
· For now - would need to a be a contributor but the CTO will allow the candidate to decide how much and when. On Work Break Down Structure the CTO says: "I’ll give them the latitude -- here is what to do, how do YOU want to get there?"
· If all goes well, this person could become the QA Manager or more, so this opportunity has excellent growth potential.

What we seek or expect
· Experience with Web & Mobile Testing, including Web APIs, iOS & Android
· Knowledge of SQL, Python, PHP, Ruby is helpful
· Knowledge of tools like Postman, Wireshark, Charles, Xcode, and Android Studio
· Work closely with Development and Product Management to identify requirements and create testing strategies
· Develop test plans and ensure acceptance tests verify the functionality and quality desired by users
· Help investigate and track defects and issues, and work with developers to reach resolution
· Lead the delivery of clear and concise feedback on defects, usability, and other test results
· Coordinate with team members to ensure full coverage on releases
· Evangelize and implement QA best practices
· Become a product expert and source of knowledge to others within the team
· Troubleshoot, reproduce, and document technical customer issues across our product suite, and across a variety of web and mobile environments
· Lead and mentor others as needed, helping to provide direction for professional growth.
· Help shape the strategy for the growth QA into the future including recruiting and hiring new team members as needed.
· 5+ years of QA testing experience across web and mobile products, preferably in an agile environment
· BA/BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or similar technical degree or equivalent experience