Quality Assurance Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

Owned by Jeff Bezos, Arc XP ( https://www.arcxp.com/ ) is a state-of-the-art digital experience platform engineered to meet the demands of enterprise brands and media and entertainment companies around the world. An integrated ecosystem of cloud-based tools, Arc helps create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences to both internal and external audiences. Today, Arc powers more than 1,400 sites across 23 countries, reaching over 1.5 billion unique monthly visitors.

Built 100% on AWS, the Arc platform follows a microservice architecture. All of our software teams use devops to deliver and maintain products. Our processes are lightweight, which allows our teams to innovate quickly to bring new ideas to market. New features and products are deployed to our customer base every day.

We are currently looking for a QA Engineer to join our platform engineering team to perform sprint/story validation and release regression testing for one or two of our products. In addition to manual testing the QA Engineer will contribute to the automated test suite along with the feature software engineers as well as manage the test suites through CI/CD pipelines.

  • You are a self-starter and energized to problem-solve
  • You are organized, driven and eager to deliver quality solutions
  • You embrace the opportunity to learn and grow across multiple project teams
  • You have an aptitude for simplifying complexity and communicating ideas

  • Create testing design documentation per project team by department standards.
  • Support collection and reporting of project and software metrics.
  • Actively seeking for opportunities to enhance standard practices and improve process efficiency.
  • Work hand in hand with engineers to produce the highest quality product.
  • Be a vocal contributor in agile team ceremonies adding testing perspective on detailing story details, delivering sprint commitments, and retrospective ideas.
  • Review story acceptance criteria, User Experience (UX) designs, and produce lightweight test cases for new product development performed in the sprint.
  • Work with Development and Project Management team to ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner and testing coverage is met.
  • Test stories based on the test cases, logging defects when required.
  • Build and manage comprehensive test regression suites by adding new product development test cases on a consistent and on-going basis.
  • Perform regression suite testing based on the product release schedule.
  • Support and validate feature releases.
  • Automate the regression suite using the testing frameworks implemented by the platform engineering team using tools such as Selenium, TestCafe, Cypress.
  • Own the bug backlog for your product(s), representing the most critical bugs to the Product Owner and Engineering Manager so the bug criticality is understood, and the work is appropriately prioritized for resolution.
  • Work in collaboration with other QA Engineers to produce common quality practices across our engineering teams.
  • Work in collaboration with the Application Support Engineering team to share product knowledge.
  • Interact with other teams, and sometimes customers, of the Arc platform to gather product feedback and to improve the products.
  • Responsible for programming test conditions, testing, implementations, documentation, maintenance and suppose of system application software.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Up to 12 months of experience in software engineering field, testing new or rapidly evolving software delivered by an engineering team in an agile software development process (Kanban and/or Scrum).
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of Software Engineering Concepts and methodologies.
  • Experience maintaining and executing a regression test suite within a test case management tool such as Xray, TestRail, Zephyr.
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly driven and resourceful.
  • Strong ability to collaborate.
  • Ability to take on challenges and address problems head-on to and find a solution.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience testing cloud-based applications.
  • Knowledge in Testing methodologies, Scrum/Kanban
  • Experience contributing to public software documentation.
  • Experience with DevOps teams that own the full engineering lifecycle.
  • Experience working in a global business with customers across multiple time zones.

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 program

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

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