Quality Engineer – Austin, TX
 
Amherst is looking for a proven QA Engineer with strong programming fundamentals and a sharp eye for details. We are interested in finding a QA engineer who is a self-starter, with a proven track record to execute at a high level. Join a team of QA engineers and developers striving to create the next wave of real estate tech.
 
WHO WE ARE
 
Amherst is a financial services and technology company empowering global investors to access the U.S. real estate market with unparalleled ease and scale.
Our technology platform manages thousands of homes and billions of dollars of investment capital. The data and software required to handle such an operation is diverse. We build data infrastructure and tools to buy, renovate, and manage homes at scale. We build consumer brands and apps to lease and sell homes direct-to-consumer. We design, prototype, and roll-out IoT devices and smart home tech to help physically manage and solve important business operations.
Amherst employs a wide variety of tech to drive innovation in U.S. residential real estate. We are building RESTful microservices on serverless cloud infrastructures. Our tools and websites are built with React.js, Next.js, Material UI, and .NET. We build native and React Native iOS and Android apps. Our BI and data teams are using Hadoop, Hive, and Presto to create the data sets that power the business.
Most importantly, Amherst has a strong, tech-friendly culture. We are looking for QA Engineers who are scrappy and fast, who focus on solutions not problems, and who aren’t afraid of a tough deadline. We want people who have a high bar and love being part of a great team.
 
WHO YOU ARE
  • A Real Pro. Testing and logical thinking is your thing!
  • A Creative Thinker. You have a serious passion for producing beautiful, well-tested products.
  • Hard Working. You aren’t afraid of a tough deadline.
  • Meticulous. You take pride in your work.
  • Knowledgeable. You deeply understand testing technology intimately.
  • Team Player. You put team success first and have a high degree of personal character.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Ship high-quality applications across multiple platforms
  • Write automation tests to improve overall code coverage and quality
  • Work cross-functionally with other members of the Engineering Team
  • Problem-solve with engineers and product members on new features
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
  • 5+ years of experience in Quality Engineering
  • Quality communication and organization skills
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving techniques
  • A collaborative mindset and the ability to work in an agile or related development methodology
  • High attention to details, edge cases, and hard to find scenarios
  • Familiarity with agile development or related development methodology
  • Ability to scope and prioritize testing responsibilities
  • Experience with automation is a plus
PERKS
  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
  • Stellar colleagues with proven track records
  • Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer, and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
  • Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • HadoopDatabases
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Our coworking space near Ladybird Lake is pet-friendly!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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