Senior QA Engineer

Chicago, Illinois, USA Engineering Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit www.cision.com and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
 
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This role is responsible for the testing, deployment, and support of commercial software, ensuring it meets all business and client requirements. 

You will help us by:

  • Lead efforts to create and implement quality standards for both your team and the organization as a whole 
  • Write automated tests ranging in scale from specific unit tests to full system regressions 
  • Ensure tests verify both the ”happy path” and common edge cases, user errors, and security vulnerabilities 
  • Integrate tests into continuous integration pipelines and monitoring frameworks 
  • Document and perform manual testing steps, when needed 
  • Compose (or automate creation of) bug reports with all info needed for engineers to identify or recreate issues 
  • Execute build scripts and evaluate production readiness of builds 
  • Contribute to internal and cross-team discussions and engineering decisions 
  • Act as a product/customer advocate during planning and design discussions 
  • Participate in Scrum activities ensuring QA and testing are considered as early as possible on all stories 
  • Encourage an open, collaborative team dynamic 
  • Communicate with team and management about deadlines, roadblocks, and status 
  • Mentor other QA Engineers across the organization 
  • Keep up to date on relevant technologies, methodologies, and tools 

You will be a good fit for this role if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science or similar field 
  • Minimum three years of professional experience developing automated software tests 
  • Able to test at all levels of an application or service, not just user interfaces 
  • Strong debugging skills: able to determine root cause of failures and suggest specific fixes 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience working with multiple languages and platforms 
  • Experience with continuous integration and build automation 
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology, tools, and techniques 
  • Understanding of modern software architecture and methodologies 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment: learn rapidly and master diverse technologies and techniques 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

You will be a great fit for this role if you also have:

  • Expert level knowledge of one or more full stack automated testing frameworks (Selenium, Cucumber, etc.) 
  • Professional experience with Jenkins or similar build automation system 
  • Experience with JavaScript, and one or more JS frameworks (Angular, React, Node, etc.) 
  • Experience with of one or more object-oriented language (Java, C#, Python, etc.) 
  • Comfortable in both Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems and virtualized test environments 
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