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Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer

RedShelf was built to improve education. Working with the higher education community, we design products to make course materials more affordable, accessible and engaging for students everywhere. Our partnerships with leading academic publishers and institutions mean we get to make a direct impact on the education system through innovative technology.

About the Job:

As a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer you will be responsible for defining, developing, and implementing QA best practices, test plans, and additional assessments of the platform. As we’re committed to providing the best-in-class eReader, you will also be responsible for:

  • Writing an abundance of automated tests and clear acceptance criteria for development stories
  • Developing test sequences
  • Managing issues when upgrading current versions of software
  • Developing and executing pre-release test plans
  • Managing defect documentation and tracking, resolution support, and bugfix verification
  • Training development team members of testing best practices
  • Working with the development team to promote quality software standards
  • Working cross-departmentally with the Customer Service Support and Product Teams to triage and troubleshoot issues and bugs

What are We Looking for?

First and foremost, we are looking for someone who is passionate about technology and making an impact in the higher education market. Candidates should have at least 7 years of experience working in a quality assurance role in an Agile/Scrum environment and at least 7 years of experience in development due to the heavy automation and scripting aspects of this role. Additional requirements include:

  • Experience designing and maintaining automated tests for whitebox and blackbox testing, executing REST API tests, Git (or other distributed control and source code management systems)
  • Ability to identify relationships between bugs and the underlying code while anticipating potential problems and roadblocks
  • Knowledgeable of best practices for the software development life cycle
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities and deadlines while being adaptable to the changing needs of the business
  • Strong knowledge and significant experience using Selenium

What’s the Tech Stack?
Ideally, you should have experience with these technologies or some equivalent. However, we are willing to train the right candidate if you are passionate about the position and our goals.

Python, JavaScript (Ember, React, and/or Angular)
Django, Celery, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL
Ember, Mithril
AWS, Docker, Jenkins, Salt
Nose, QUnit, PhantomJS, pytest

Why RedShelf?
RedShelf's team is passionate, entrepreneurial-minded and serious about making an impact in higher ed. We are committed to our mission of improving education, and that commitment flows through in everything we do.

We offer an engaging office culture and frequent onsite and offsite events including video game tournaments, intramural sports teams, happy hours, volunteer work, and more. We also provide our team with competitive compensation packages including company stock options. 

EEO Statement:
RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.

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