QA Engineer at Newsela
As a QA Engineer at Newsela, you'll be tasked with ensuring that the software we deliver to our end users meets top standards of quality and reliability. You'll work directly with a product owner and engineering team to own the test cases for a given set of functionality, and assist colleagues in non-technical departments with not only understanding how those areas are supposed to function, but also contribute to the ideation, iteration, and on-going development of existing and new functionality.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
You'll be able to own quality assurance for a large slice of Newsela's surface area, while still retaining some breadth-first ability to explore and discover other parts of our applications. You'll also have the opportunity to branch into other disciplines (automation, project management) as part of the role. Your work will directly enable teachers and students to use Newsela’s platform seamlessly and effectively in the classroom and remotely, ultimately helping improve the educational experience of K-12 students around the U.S.
Why We’ll Love You:
You have 4+ years experience in quality assurance, and possess a strong understanding of the landscape of quality assurance, including regression testing, visual testing, and accessibility testing. You have demonstrated skills in documenting technical features for both product and engineering audiences, and are adept in assisting your teammates in their own documentation. You are also able to self-organize testing work within a product team with limited direction. You love organization and communication and are happiest when those around you are well informed; you can translate and explain technical problems and solutions to non-technical staff and end-users. You see areas lacking clarity as a challenge to be surmounted with documentation and good practice. You always put the user first before all else.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.