Quality Assurance Analyst at theSkimm

| Greater NYC Area
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

The Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for supporting, planning, design and execution of systems, and the testing of web and mobile application implementations. In addition, the person is responsible for implementing automation testing frameworks wherever possible. Reporting to the Director of Product, the QA Analyst works collaboratively with theSkimm’s Engineering and Product teams as required to develop, execute, automate and validate test plans and results.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Review project documentation to validate requirements, specifications, functions, performance, reliability, usability, testability, scalability and security
  • Develop test plans, test cases, test scripts and test reports on multiple projects
  • Perform testing on various web, mobile and software systems
  • Validate that user expectations are achieved during the testing process
  • Analyze quality assurance metrics and track defects, defect counts and test results

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Strong knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies
  • Familiarity with quality assurance principles, integration testing, regression testing, user acceptance testing, web based tools and web architecture
  • Strong familiarity with issue tracking software programs, preferably JIRA and Asana
  • Good project management skills, attention to detail and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present data analysis and data verification
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Familiarity with Selenium, Appium or any other automation tool
  • Able to work independently and as team member
  • Five to six years of experience in the QA field
  • Familiarity with API testing
  • Experience with multiple CMSs

WHAT WILL SET YOU APART

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Experience with tools like Postman, Charles Proxy or Fiddler is a strong plus
  • Experience with Jenkins or version control systems a plus
  • Experience in the media and/or publishing industry is preferred
  • Above average technical skills writing SQL queries
  • Experience on Linux – UNIX
  • Experience with Java, Cucumber, Maven framework a plus

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits and 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimm’s growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking and diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than 12 million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, and take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, and we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, and on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, and more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed and empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, and more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives and we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

What are theSkimm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
theSkimm provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
theSkimm offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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