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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

What we do:
TrendKite, named one of Austin’s Top Workplaces by the American-Statesman, is at the forefront of a communications revolution. TrendKite is a growth-stage startup focused on building software to help the world's biggest brands generate, amplify, and measure the impact of their communications.
Thousands of the world’s top brands, including Google, Patagonia, Nokia, Marriott and Hershey rely on TrendKite to manage their digital PR process. The TrendKite platform takes PR and communications programs from analog to digital, enabling marketing teams to integrate their trusted earned media results into all their marketing efforts.
The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer is a technically-oriented role focused on ensuring the quality of the TrendKite product. In addition to building and maintaining a variety of application-level tests, the Senior QA Engineer will think strategically and drive QA platform and tooling choices in collaboration with product managers, development leads, and individual developers. The Senior QA Engineer will make use of their deep knowledge of best-in-class QA techniques and technologies to maintain a high quality product. This may include a mix of manual, crowd-sourced, and automated end-to-end testing. Operationally, they will monitor the effectiveness of our QA efforts, for example tracking test coverage, false positives, and test escapes. The Senior QA Engineer advises management on the risk involved when shipping a release.

What you'll do

  • Partner with Product Manager and Dev Leads to develop test strategies to support a new greenfield feature
  • Work with development teams to build and enhance javascript application tests
  • Develop and improve QA processes so we can maintain quality at scale
  • Develop end-to-end automated tests using TestCafe javascript framework
  • Integrate with CI/CD systems to ensure that tests are run as part of the development pipeline
  • Oversee junior QA Analysts or QA Engineers
  • Execute manual tests in Dev/Staging/Production environments as part of test plan
  • Develop new Rainforest crowd-source tests to cover new features
  • Execute and refine tests so they are stable and give accurate results
  • Review ad-hoc pull requests and provide additional testing for development team

Here's what we're looking for

  • 5+ years relevant experience in the QA or QE discipline
  • Ability to write comprehensive english-language test cases
  • Ability to learn complex technical application systems
  • Experience using automated front-end test frameworks (e.g. TestCafe or Selenium)
  • Familiarity with common SaaS development infrastructure and tooling (e.g. AWS, Jenkins, git)
  • 2-4 years programming in a scripting language (e.g. javascript, Ruby)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creativity in finding ways to break SaaS applications
  • Understanding of modern browsers and their differences
  • Technical skill in evaluating, building, and maintaining automated test infrastructure

Why TrendKite?
Consistently named one of the best places to work in Austin, TrendKite employs the brightest, most passionate folks in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group!
We build digital PR software for communications, PR and marketing professionals. Digital PR is an exciting, dynamic space with tremendous growth potential. As PR becomes increasingly digital, the entire industry is evolving very quickly, and we’re here to help our customers stay ahead of those changes.
At TrendKite, we pride ourselves on working together as one team, while pushing ourselves and each other to always be improving. We put our customers first in all the decisions we make. Our values are foundational to who we are as a company and drive every decision we make as we continue to build a high-growth business without losing sight of what got us here - our employees and our customers.
We’re headquartered in Austin, with offices in London and Atlanta. We offer a number of great benefits and perks to all our employees, and are always striving to make TrendKite a better place to work every day. Join us!
TrendKite is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases

Location

We are in the heart of Downtown Austin's burgeoning startup scene, directly across from the Capital Factory and a block away from Congress.

What are Cision (formerly TrendKite) Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully Stocked Fridge and Pantry- Quality lunch foods and snacks to keep you fueled
Friday Bytes and Bites- Company updates and awesome trainings for you.
Paid Parking- Worth its weight in gold in downtown Austin.

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