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QA Automation Engineer

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We're based in Eugene, Oregon, but are open to remote candidates in U.S. time zones who can be highly collaborative while remote.

We’re a growing company looking for people who exemplify our values: appreciate one another, succeed together, strive for balance, seek to improve, and immerse yourself in users’ needs and goals. Our work environment is flexible and personal, offering excellent work-life balance and an ever-improving benefits package, and our inclusive team is working to build an increasingly equitable workplace. We’re excited by the opportunity to have you grow with us!

Job Overview: 

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Automation Engineer to drive the planning and execution of automated software testing across the company.

The QA Automation Engineer will work closely with company leadership to define and develop an automation framework that can be duplicated across multiple projects. They will then work closely with the QA team to identify appropriate test suites for automation and write the appropriate scripts. 

In addition, the QA Automation Engineer will be responsible for educating members of the QA team in the basics of test automation so that they may assist in maintaining and updating test scripts related to their projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Directors of QA and Engineering in planning and developing a company-wide automation strategy
  • Converting test cases and suites into executable automated tests using approved tools and technologies (e.g. Cypress)
  • Working with the SRE and engineering teams to integrate automated testing into the build release process
  • Creating technical bug reports based upon automated testing results
  • Maintaining and fixing automated tests as projects evolve
  • Maintaining and updating automated testing framework
  • Performing API and performance testing
  • Teaching and mentoring QA Analysts in understanding and updating automated tests

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years experience in quality engineering and software test development
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Experience with common web languages and automation frameworks, including JavaScript, Python, TypeScript, Cypress, Selenium, Jasmine, etc.
  • Experience in planning and executing automation test frameworks
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Familiarity with common issue tracking tools (i.e. JIRA, Bugzilla, etc.)
  • Experience with virtual machines
  • Strong background in system and application level testing
  • Working knowledge of networking essentials
  • Experience testing client and server applications
  • Expert troubleshooting and reasoning skills
  • Self-Starter - ability to quickly learn new tools and products
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with all project roles, across multiple project teams
  • Flexibility to work with changing priorities
  • Excellent time management skills to multi-task across multiple projects and releases simultaneously

Strong Plus / Success factors:

  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Experience with performance, load, and/or security testing
  • Ability to accurately identify real world software use cases
  • Have a passion for software quality and enjoy partnering with developers to solve issues and create solutions

About Concentric Sky

Founded in 2005, Concentric Sky has a dedicated staff of more than 70, and we’ve delivered more than 300 custom enterprise software products, mobile applications, and websites. We have exceptional domain knowledge in education, particularly digital badging and skills-aligned workforce development. We design software for the future, looking for opportunities to apply machine learning and advanced data technologies. 

In addition to working on numerous client projects at any given time, we also develop our own Badgr (info.badgr.com). The Badgr SaaS ecosystem is one of the most widely used micro-credentialing platforms in the world, trusted by over 12,000 organizations spanning 100 countries. 

We’ve also worked extensively on open standards development, including as lead developer of the Open Badges 2.0 Specification on behalf of the MacArthur Foundation and as a lead contributor at W3C, IEEE, and IMS Global. 

Compensation and Benefits

We’ll work with you to establish mutually agreeable compensation that reflects your skills and experience, the job market, and other factors. 

We support generously flexible work schedules and great work-life balance, and we have an operations team devoted to keeping us happy and comfortable — and when in the office, well fed. 

We continually improve employee benefits, currently offering paid time off including parental leave; excellent health, dental, and vision insurance; employer-paid short-term disability and life insurance; a 401k plan; and an FSA plan, including annual employer contribution.

If you want an excellent opportunity to put your skills to work, learn some new ones, and be part of a team that values you, send us your resume and portfolio. No phone calls, please.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Concentric Sky, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

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