Quality Assurance Analyst (Automation Testing)

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Feb 17, 2023
Analyst, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Quality Assurance (QA) analyst for our Quality Assurance team.The QA team works primarily with The Post's subscriptions and flagship app engineering teams. As an analyst, you will work with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and break them into user stories, develop test plans, test cases and execute test scenarios. The analyst works with the product managers and engineering leads as quality
gatekeepers for our production environment. The work is fast paced and varied with opportunities to work with different teams and colleagues from across the company.

● You are obsessed with quality and an eye for detail.
● You want to influence the end user experience across The Post's subscription and news platforms.
● You are energized by tight deadlines.
● You have a passion to improve and iterate processes.
● You are driven to learn about new features and how they fit into the big picture.
● You are relentless to find that last bug.
● You have an aptitude to communicate across technical and business audiences.

● Participate in agile sprint team ceremonies including sprint planning.
● Conduct and participate in requirement review sessions to understand and validate requirements meet product goals.
● Plan, implement, and perform regression and functional testing of new functionality.
● Document and analyze test results and work with developers and product managers to identify and fix root cause issues.
● Drive a variety of different testing activities across multiple teams; including Functional Testing, Data Validation, Regression Testing, System Integration Testing, Automated Testing and User Acceptance Testing.
● Determine test environment requirements, support generation of test data requirements in coordination with product owners and engineering leads.
● Track and prepare reports on testing activities including testing results, test case coverage, defects discovered and their status and performance.
● Configure, execute and maintain automated testing scripts.

● 1+ years of demonstrable testing experience
● Experience in an agile software development environment, working iteratively with designers, product managers, and stakeholders.
● Familiarity with Atlassian's JIRA and Confluence
● Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills for technical and business audiences
● Sharp attention to detail with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
● Ability to multitask in a deadline driven environment
● Experience with Sauce Labs, EndTest or Catchpoint is preferred
● A collaborative spirit and ability to build strong partnerships across teams

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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