ESSENCE OF THE ROLE
Catchafire is looking for a Manual Quality Assurance Testing Lead to plan and coordinate testing across our development activities by developing reusable and precise test specification cases, processes, and standards. He or she will be responsible for developing and executing manual and automated tests, regression testing, investigating and assisting in problem analysis, and resolution of delivered software components.
It's an exciting time here at Catchafire as we double-down on our goal to develop world-class products and launch them successfully to our audience of passionate volunteers and inspiring nonprofits.
Note: this role is primarily a Manual testing role.
Our dream candidate lives and breathes testing and has a natural drive to understand and improve how integrated technology platforms work. We believe strongly in automated testing - and also rely on manual and functional QA for prioritization, escalation, and to assure that we maintain high standards for our platform. Your work will reflect on the amazing products that help deliver impact to the nonprofit sector.
Lead priority quality assurance for new features and optimizations
Create and maintain scripted tests, based on product specifications and user data, to maintain the right combination of operating systems and browsers (based on user data)
Oversee macro QA process across product, design and development seeking continuous improvement and optimization
Manage the discovery and inbound reporting of bugs in collaboration with the Customer Success team - determine criticality and communicate effectively
Participate and coordinate in overall automation efforts helping to build a practical approach to automated functional and regression testing
Participate in story-point estimates with a keen eye toward QA complexity
Build and execute a practical regression testing strategy for critical back-end elements and happy paths on the platform
Manage QA overage coordination with external QA crowdsourcing platform
Contribute to as-is documentation to drive test scripting and product development
High degree of efficiency and motivation in work habits in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Committed to meeting testing deadlines.
Comfortable working in a rapid release / continuous integration environment
Desire and ability to learn new skills and improve upon current skills in a team-focused agile environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills, with both technical and non-technical team members.
Your finger is on the pulse of the best-in-class technologies and tools available in the marketplace for agile development
You are motivated by the Catchafire vision and have a natural hunger to understand our products and our users’ experiences
5+ yrs experience as a QA analyst or similar role
Proven experience working with data reports and verifying data
Proven experience testing and working with APIs and back-end systems
Working experience writing SQL queries
Some experience with automation testing platforms
Experience with ticketing systems, such as Trello, Jira & version control repository, Github, Bitbucket, etc...
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Comprehensive benefits including medical & dental
If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers @ catchafire.org. Please specify "Quality Assurance Lead" or “QA Lead” in the subject, and please include short answers to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Catchafire? (2) What is your personal philosophy on work? This position is based in New York City.