Senior QA Engineer

Beltsville, Maryland, 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 and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
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The Government Relations Software Engineering team is responsible for the engineering and design of our enterprise-level SaaS application used by Government Relations and PAC professionals. We are passionate about building high quality, performance optimized software that is reliable for our clients and employees. 

The successful candidate will offer experience with enterprise level applications and be passionate about being a quality advocate.  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:

  • Contributes to team efforts to implement quality assurance standards and be involved in all parts of the development process
  • Write automated tests ranging in scale from specific unit tests to full system regressions 
  • Encourage open, collaborative team dynamic
  • Work closely with developers, product owners, and other QA members to verify requirements and business rules
  • Ensure tests verify both ”happy path” base cases and common edge cases, user errors, and security vulnerabilities 
  • Document testing steps and results thoroughly 
  • Integrate tests into continuous integration pipelines and monitoring frameworks 
  • 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 
  • Communicate with team and management about deadlines, roadblocks, and status 
  • Keep up to date on relevant technologies, methodologies, and tools 
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and respond to shifting priorities

You will be a great fit if you have the following:

  • 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 verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience working with multiple languages and platforms 
  • Experience with continuous integration and build automation 
  • Experience with source control platforms such as Git, Bitbucket
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology, tools, and techniques 
  • 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 
  • Knowledge of one or more automated testing frameworks/tools (Selenium, Cucumber, etc.) 
  • Experience with Bamboo or similar build automation system 
  • Familiar with JavaScript, and one or more JS frameworks (Angular, React, Node, etc.) 
  • Familiar with one or more object-oriented language (Java, C#, Python, etc.) 
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