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Quality Engineer 5



Quality Assurance
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions on one intuitive and personalized platform. ApplyBoard is a mission-driven, hyper-growth organization. It has been attracting dedicated individuals for more than eight years who are inspired every day to break down barriers to international education and take their careers to new heights at a company that will invest in their career growth. Our six core values are our compass in our mission to Educate the World and the foundation of our unique company culture. As an organization built on a foundation of diversity, it’s important that our team members are representative of the students from more than 150 countries that we support.

The Opportunity:

As the Quality Engineer, you are responsible for driving and ensuring the quality of the software. This includes the creation, evolvement, and tracking testing in concert with the establishment of appropriate test plans. The Quality Engineer will work and co-ordinate with the software engineers to measure and track the quality metrics including things such as defects and coverage. This role includes tracking the quality of issues and defects in production and ensuring that the issues are tracked and resolved appropriately.

The quality engineer will coordinate with the other members of the quality team to ensure that quality and testing is inclusive of integrations, system, and regression tests and test coverage is delivered.This is primarily an automation engineering role.

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • Work with DevOPs/Development team to implement overall testing plan including unit testing, API and end to end tests

  • Create and execute comprehensible, repeatable, and measurable regression test suites for new and existing functionality.

  • Identify, evaluate, report and document defects during the design and implementation phase.

  • Escalate issues to Development and QA Management quickly and effectively.

  • Analyze, epics and stories to validate project requirements to achieve quality end user experience

  • Help with root cause analysis, which may identify issues in the API, DB, reporting, front end or even requirements

  • Improve the quality and usefulness of existing features, by refactoring, decomposition, bug-fixing and preventive maintenance

  • Identify and act on opportunities to improve the way we plan, develop, test and deploy our software

  • Lead by example in the practice and promotion of excellence in software engineering

  • Serve as an active mentor to less-experienced developers

What you bring to the table:

  • Minimum 5 years of testing experience, including at least 2 as an automation engineer.

  • Strong development experience with JavaScript

  • Experience with Postman, Cypress or other automation tools like Selenium

  • Experience working in a TDD environment is a plus

  • Several years of practical experience developing and testing web-based commercial software that users love (in any modern tech stack)

  • Great communication skills. (Yes, everyone writes that - but we really mean it.)

  • Demonstrated ownership and pride in the quality of the software you work on, and the way that it succeeds in meeting the needs of its users

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with Product Owners, Developers, Scrum Masters, DevOps, and IT to ensure delivery of a quality application.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher education (Computer Science or related field is an asset)

Ideally, you also have experience with some of:

  • Developing and maintaining products that are used by many thousands or millions of people

  • Typescript, Node.js, Rails, React, Python

  • Kafka, Amazon MQ, RabbitMQ or similar streaming or messaging systems

  • EdTech, eCommerce, or content-management software

  • Relational databases, ORM frameworks, and their alternatives

  • Microservices or SOA; RESTful APIs, JSON

  • AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, ELK stack

  • DevOps, Observability, Infrastructure as Code

About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education. With more than 1,000,000 students from over 150 countries helped with their journey in less than a decade, we are just getting started.

ApplyBoard’s 1,200 global team members in 30 countries assist students and our 1,500 partner institutions by empowering the international student sector with innovative technology and insights. As a five-time consecutive Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 ranked company, ApplyBoard is growing and scaling like few other companies. On top of our strong growth, our people are growing personally and professionally. ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the ApplyBoard Team and being part of our mission to Educate the World. While we are lucky to attract a high level of interest in each of our roles, only qualified applicants will be contacted and selected for an interview.

ApplyBoard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the hiring and selection process.