A Place for Mom

  • Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

    Job Location(s) US-WA-Seattle
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    A Place for Mom is building a Quality Assurance organization that will be a highly visible part of our dynamic and growing software development team.  We are looking for a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with some automation experience who wants to work in an Agile environment with a growing team. The ideal candidate will enjoy and embrace change, and rise to the challenge of testing complex software in a fast-paced environment.  This position requires a self-motivated, assertive  individual with strong problem-solving skills who can contribute in an energetic team environment.

    This role will support both manual and automated testing activities – designing and executing manual tests as a “deep dive” of the software functionality and then handing off those test cases to SDETs for automation to extend the scope of the automation framework.

    Specific duties and responsibilities include creating, maintaining and executing test plans and test cases against our software platforms, estimating test efforts, analyzing and communicating test results, defect tracking and participating in day to day QA Activities.  You will also be responsible for deploying builds from the development environments to test and production.


    • Quickly learn and develop expertise in new and/or assigned test areas
    • Review requirements, acceptance criteria, and technical design to determine test strategy
    • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
    • Attend all scrum meetings including stand ups, spring planning, and backlog grooming
    • Write and execute detailed, comprehensive and well-structured manual test cases that outline the intended automated tests for hand-off to SDETs
    • Identify the areas to automate and provide test scenarios to SDETs
    • Perform thorough feature, integration, performance, smoke, and regression testing using a combination of manual and automated methods.
    • Identify, document, and track bugs to closure
    • Perform releases of software from the development environment to test and production


    • 5 years software test experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other technical field, or related in-field experience
    • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
    • Creativity and initiative for improving test coverage and effectiveness
    • Ability to translate requirements to testing strategy
    • Background in defining and executing performance and load testing
    • Ability to execute automated tests using tools such as Selenium, Ghost Inspector, Ranorex, etc..
    • Experienced with Agile/Scrum development
    • Experience with Windows, .Net, REST API, SQL/TSQL
    • Working knowledge of software development tools such as Jenkins, GitHub, JIRA, etc…
    • Front end and/or back end web service testing preferred
    • Previous experience with product releases/deployments preferred
    • Scripting knowledge in Python, Ruby, etc.. preferred


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