Senior QA Analyst

The Achievement Network - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time

Senior QA Analyst

Location: Flexible (Boston, MA or East Coast preferred)

Position is available: Immediately


As the Senior QA Analyst, you will have the opportunity to drive critical QA efforts across teams to ensure that we deliver quality technical products. The Senior QA Analyst will be responsible for owning our QA strategies and procedures. To do this, the successful candidate will work to develop a deep understanding of our internal and external applications, internalizing & documenting cross-dependencies, and engaging with stakeholders to create, document, and execute effective regression testing strategies as well as functional testing strategies for new features. The Senior QA Analyst will leverage a combination of strong hands-on testing, relationship-building skills, and delegation where possible to motivated stakeholders in order to manage the execution of testing plans to facilitate timely deploys.


  • Take ownership of coordinating QA efforts across cross-functional teams
  • Work closely with Engineering, Product Management, and Program Operations to ensure effective, efficient, and well-documented testing strategies and procedures that can be easily delegated
  • Develop and execute test scenarios; define & hold teams accountable for well-documented test cases for new features
  • Review results for conformance to requirements
  • Track time spent on tests; review & revise testing strategies to maximize ROI; recommend investments in automation of specific high-value test cases to Engineering
  • Find & report bugs and take ownership of issue resolution
  • Reproduce and document defects, assesses impact to customer
  • Assist in the confirmation of problems reported and assist Engineering staff in understanding problems and desired resolution
  • Mentor other staff engaged in QA efforts
  • Engage with team members to achieve product delivery goals


In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • You are passionate about the power of Quality Assurance to increase efficiency and quality of software products
  • You have 7+ years of deep, hands-on experience with QA
  • You have developed strategies and executed system test plans for web applications
  • You have demonstrable experience creating QA procedures and strategies, developing buy-in for this strategy from cross-departmental stakeholders, and managing work across teams to execute on these procedures & strategies
  • You have previous experience or domain knowledge in education and have a passion for achieving educational equity in the United States
  • You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • You have previously been an active contributor to successfully maturing a QA team to meet the needs of a growing organization
  • You have previous experience coordinating QA with integrated 3rd party platforms
  • You have management experience
  • You have experience with automated test tools, and can make recommendations to forward an automated testing strategy
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree

WHO WE ARE Achievement Network (ANet) is a nonprofit dedicated to educational equity. We help schools boost student learning with great teaching that's grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country. Founded in 2005, ANet now serves over 700 schools educating over 230,000 students across the country. Our support has consistently helped our partner schools—both district and charter—achieve breakthrough results for their students.

ANet has received multiple awards and recognitions, most recently receiving the highest ratings (Tier 1) on our math and ELA formative assessments from the Louisiana Department of Education, the only organization to receive such high marks. We were also named to The NonProfit Time's “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and in the 2018-19 school year will be launching the Breakthrough Results Fund, a four-year collaboration to prove what's possible in instructional improvement.

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


ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks of vacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; a paid floating holiday; paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

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

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