Senior QA Engineer

The Achievement Network - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time

Senior QA EngineerLocation: Flexible (Boston, MA orEast Coast preferred)Position is available:Immediately

THE OPPORTUNITYAs the Senior QA Engineer, you will have the opportunity to designand develop automated tests and be responsible for ensuring wedeliver a defect-free product to our partners. You will workclosely with the Engineering and Product Management teams todevelop and execute automated test plans and scripts against all ofANet's technical products.

The Senior QA Engineer will have a development mindset andunderstanding of automation best practices. They will collaboratewith the Engineering team to design, develop and expand automationtest frameworks, automated tests, integration tests, build smoketests, test tools, performance testing, unit testing and ensurefull end-to-end automation from product initiation to productionrelease.The Senior QA Engineer will report to the Vice President,Technology.


  • Take ownership of automated testing efforts for our internaland partner-facing web applications and supporting technology
  • In close coordination with Engineering and other stakeholders,facilitate the research, selection and implementation of softwaretesting tools and technologies, and testing techniques andprocedures
  • In collaboration with Engineers and Product Managers, createand maintain documented processes that ensure a cohesive testingstrategy
  • Develop and execute test scenarios and automated functionaltests
  • Review results for conformance to requirements
  • Optimize test coverage and evaluate test results. Document testscenarios as executed
  • Diagnose automation and manual issues, report bugs and takeownership of issue resolution
  • Reproduce and document defects, assesses impact tocustomer
  • Assist in the confirmation of problems reported and assistEngineering staff in understanding problems and desiredresolution
  • Work closely with Engineering, Product Management, and ProgramOperations to ensure effective, efficient, and stable tests
  • Manage directly and indirectly other staff engaged in QAefforts
  • Continuously look for ways to improve testing coverage andtesting efficiency
  • Engage with team members to achieve product delivery goals

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRINGIn order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstratethe following:

  • You are passionate about the power of Quality Assurance toincrease efficiency and quality of software products
  • You have 5+ years of deep experience in the judicious use ofautomation to increase testing efficiency and impact
  • You have 5+ years of experience in multiple programminglanguages, preferably both back-end and front-end
  • You have 5-10 years of experience using automation tools forAPI and UI testing
  • You have management experience on a QA team that works acrossdepartments
  • You have experience with Cypress, Java, goLang, and Angular1
  • You have previous experience or domain knowledge in educationand have a passion for achieving educational equity in the UnitedStates
  • You are motivated by working in an environment where we liveout our core values daily and are eager to examine personalarchetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race,class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity andPeople Matter values

WHO WE AREAchievement Network (ANet) is a nonprofit dedicated to educationalequity. We help schools boost student learning with great teachingthat's grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on thesuccessful practices of educators around the country. Founded in2005, ANet now serves over 700 schools educating over 230,000students across the country. Our support has consistently helpedour partner schools—both district and charter—achievebreakthrough results for their students.

ANet has received multiple awards and recognitions, most recentlyreceiving the highest ratings (Tier 1) on our math and ELAformative assessments from the Louisiana Department of Education,the only organization to receive such high marks. We were alsonamed to The NonProfit Time's “Best Nonprofits to WorkFor” and in the 2018-19 school year will be launching theBreakthrough Results Fund, a four-year collaboration to provewhat's possible in instructional improvement.

ANet is a dynamic, values driven, team-oriented organization thatis committed to the growth and development of all staff members.Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join anexceptional team of colleagues committed to helping schools driveexcellent teaching and learning by investing in each other andlearning together.

WHAT WE OFFERANet offers highly competitive compensation based on priorexperience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits inorder to best support our people. Benefits we offer include:health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the costof these benefits for employees and their families/domesticpartner; 3 weeks of vacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet);10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and NewYear's holidays; a paid floating holiday; paid sick & personaldays; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuterbenefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; shortand long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personalaccident insurance.

HOW TO APPLYWe are now accepting applications for this position, which will bereviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue“Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete abrief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letterin which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet andhow your skills and experience meet the qualifications of theposition.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization.We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals ofall ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply toour positions.

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