Lead Quality Assurance Automation Engineer – Remote

 SemanticBits - Company site
 May 19, 2021
 United States
SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We deliver using Agile practices to help the government solve their most technically challenging problems. The systems we develop are used to improve the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people and revolutionize the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. SemanticBits is a remote-first employer and has been named a Top Workplace in 2021. As a government contractor, SemanticBits requires that candidates must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain a religious or medical exemption.
SemanticBits is a mission-driven company which works side by side with customers to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. We are looking for a seasoned Quality Assurance Engineer who will be a key driver to make this happen.
SemanticBits is looking for an experienced Lead QA Automation Engineer with 7+ years of experience testing web-based applications. This position will have a heavy focus on converting manual test plans to automated tests and developing and maintaining new automated tests for our current test suites built on Ruby, Cucumber, and Selenium. Ability to understand complex systems and data both from the user perspective and technology perspective and independently investigate problems. Automated and manual testing experience on web-based applications is required.  Experience with integrating automated testing into CI/CD processes is preferred. This position is open to a senior-level to principal professional depending on experience. The ideal candidate will have prior experience building and maintaining automated test frameworks, is passionate about technology, committed to quality, analytical, has excellent communication skills, and is looking for high impact opportunities.


  • Work closely with the leadership team on a large, complex program involving numerous, integrated software products
  • Define and maintain test plans and test specifications for functional and automated regression, and performance testing
  • Ensure the overall quality of all aspects complex software system, including data, APIs, and web application
  • Identify gaps in test approach, strategize on a plan to fill the gaps, and then execute that plan
  • Design and maintain automated test scripts covering fundamental front and backend functions in the application
  • Work with engineering teams to practice TDD to leverage test automation for regression testing
  • Work with IT Developers to improve automated testing where possible
  • Work with developers and other automation engineers to create and maintain automation frameworks
  • Create and manage defects through the product life cycle
  • Generate test reports and traceability matrices
  • Translate high-level business requirements into test scenarios
  • Work closely with engineering teams to discuss risk and risk mitigation 
  • Shape the overall QA process through application of best practices and new approaches to testing workflow
  • Collaborate with independent validation and verification (IVV) testing teams on overall test strategy for the program.
  • Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in a software testing role
  • 2+ years experience in a lead role
  • Hands-on experience with different types of testing (System, Regression, Smoke, Integration, Performance, Load, etc.)
  • Experience building automation frameworks from scratch
  • Knowledge of sql/no-sql database concepts preferred and testing of ETLs
  • Hands-on experience testing and debugging web-based software including use of in-browser development tools
  • Hands-on experience with API testing tool such as Postman, Insomnia or Paw
  • Hands-on experience with front end automation tools such as Cypress, Selenium, NightwatchJS, Puppeteer, or PlaywrightRuby, JavaScript, C#, or JAVA programming experience is a plus
  • Experience with Behavior Driven Development frameworks like gherkin
  • Experience with automated cross browser testing using tools such as Saucelabs or Browserstack
  • Experience in micro-services based Architecture and messaging protocols preferred
  • Solid understanding of Software Configuration Management concepts and methodologies
  • Web Accessibility (508) experience 
  • Experience with the JAWS accessibility tool is a plus
  • Proficient in at least one source control tool (Git)
  • Experience with Load, Stress, and Performance testing with tools such as Artillery.io Locust.io, Jmeter or Goose
  • Experience with devops processes and setting up local environments with tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Jenkins.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools(JIRA/Confluence)
  • Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and seek ways to improve overall team quality
  • Candidate must reside in the United States
  • Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science strongly preferred) and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary in a fast paced environment.
  • Committed to quality and an enthusiasm for testing.
  • Passionate about technology and end user experienceHighly collaborative
  • Experience effectively communicating with technical and non technical stakeholders across all levels of the organization.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience
  • Prior experience working remotely full-time
  • Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

  • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
  • Benefits:
    Competitive salary
    Stipend for work station set up
    Four weeks of PTO
    Eleven paid holidays
    One floating holiday
    Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
    Employer HSA contribution
    401k retirement plan with matching benefit
    100% paid short-term and long-term disability
    100% paid life insurance
    Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    Three weeks parental leave
    Casual working environment
    Flexible working hours
    SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.
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