Lead Software Test Engineer InContext Solutions
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
What Problems Would I Solve?
Working within the Technology team, the Lead Software Test Engineer will lead our manual and automated testing efforts. This individual will be responsible for creating software frameworks that allow us to automate the testing of our SaaS software platform ShopperMX (web, 3D and mobile). He/She will also be responsible for creating and driving our API testing. As such, this person must understand how all features are implemented in our products so they can be tested accurately, including working with engineers to ensure features are built in such a way that allows proper automated testing. It is critical that this person have experience setting up and leading the building of testing automation frameworks. 3D testing is a new and evolving concept so the right candidate for this role should be creative and open to new ideas about how to test our products. As the lead quality assurance member of our close-nit Technology team, it is important that this individual is both assertive and thorough as our advocate for continuous quality; this person must be confident in identifying issues with software in the product pipeline and be comfortable standing behind our final products for their accuracy and client satisfaction. Candidates must be ambitious and have the desire and ability to make a difference in a fast growing environment. You need to take quality to heart, and think about it from a user?s mindset. You must be willing to stand up to that quality and hold others accountable to it.
Who Would I Work With? Who Would I Work For?
The Lead Software Test Engineer will report to leadership within the Technology team, which is made up of a talented group of 14 engineers, developers and designers. He/She will work with various members of the Technology team in the day to day. This person will coordinate with the product development team to ensure the seamless rollout of new products while also working alongside our team of developers to identify and fix bugs in our current product pipeline. The Lead Software Test Engineer will also act as a mentor to our Quality Assurance interns and should be excited about the opportunity to mentor and develop new team members as the QA team grows.
When will I start? What will I make?
Ideal candidates will be local (based in Chicago) and have availability to start a new full time position in the next 2-4 weeks. The interview process should take no more than 1-3 weeks from initial phone interview to offer letter. We are happy to discuss compensation including base salary, bonus targets and equity in the first interview.
InContext is all about people. We are committed to finding, training and growing fun, interesting and ambitious people who demonstrate integrity, intelligence and the ability to make things happen. Candidates must possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of quality assurance testing, ideally within the market research or software space, to be a fit for this role. At the same time, however, they must be a strong cultural fit, sharing our commitment to building a world class company. Following are specific required qualifications:
Bachelor?s degree from a recognized academic institution
5+ years of Software Engineering on a QA team with demonstrated capability of building testing automation frameworks
Knowledge of QA methodologies, test case writing, test tools, and Agile processes
Experience testing web and mobile applications
Experience testing 3d is a plus
Experience with API testing
Experience managing suites of automated test cases (smoke, regression, load, etc.)
Experience using the latest test automation and scripting frameworks, such as:
Selenium and Selenium Grid with C#
Cucumber and/or Robot
Jmeter and/or LoadRunner
TestDirector, Test Manager
Demonstrated leadership in QA organizations
Strong analytical and logic analysis skills
Capable of troubleshooting, problem solving and root cause analysis
Highly organized and detail oriented
Possess strong communication skills
Is intelligent and passionate about what they do
Is friendly and likeable. We wouldn?t hire someone we wouldn?t like to sit next to on a plane for 12 hours.
Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the position title and location in the subject line of your email.
InContext Solutions has developed the most advanced online 3D technology to deliver insights to the biggest brands in the world. We are both a technology company and a market research firm. We invent and perfect software to solve our clients? problems faster, better and more accurately than the competition. We believe success comes from bringing smart, talented people together and providing strong leadership to help them do what they do best. Our company culture is unique and rests on three core principles: Attracting and Keeping the Best Talent, Delivering the Best to our Clients and Creating and Maintaining an Exceptional Work Environment.
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