QA Manager at Newsela
The QA Manager will lead the charge in defining and establishing a broad set of quality expectations across functionality, performance, design, and accessibility for Newsela’s product. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, you will lead a team of QA Engineers, QA Analysts, and Automation Engineers in supporting Application Development speed and quality. You will strengthen our QA team’s best practices, ensure we’re deploying modern testing technologies, and empower your team to fully represent the user.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
Your work will directly impact the way students and educators engage with Newsela’s product, which reaches 90% of K-12 schools nationwide. You will get to grow and mentor a highly skilled QA team to ensure that Newsela’s product is accessible, delightful, and intuitive as possible for all learners. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with our CTO and engineering team to establish scalable QA practices that will set Newsela up for success and grow aggressively over the next few years. While flexing your leadership skills, you will get to contribute to team culture that is acutely focused on teaching and learning to continue improving our product.
Why We’ll Love You:
With 6+ years in software testing, you also have several years experience building and leading QA teams, both Manual and Automated testing. You practice lean and flexible software development, are familiar with kanban boards, and have a deep understanding of how QA contributes to the success of agile processes and teams. You have an adept ability to identify and prioritize current and upcoming needs of QA teams, and are able to swiftly build out new processes, systems and structures to optimize team productivity. Your passion for optimization and collaboration translates to the team culture you help to build; you love to motivate and engage your team through continuous development and mentorship, while leading by example.
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.