Quality Assurance Engineer

Washington, DC - Remote Flexibility /
Data Science /
Full Time
At MissionWired, we help clients create revolutionary digital strategies that advance their mission, change our country, and have a positive impact on the world. 

We’re digital-obsessed, tech-savvy do-gooders who care deeply about social change. We’ve brought digital strategies to life for nonprofit organizations working around the world, including Save the Children, Sandy Hook Promise, and Friends of the Earth, as well as progressive political organizations, campaigns and candidates. This cycle, we're excited to support the DGA in flipping and protecting governorships across the country while expanding the Democratic majority in the Senate via our work with the DSCC, Sen. Raphael Warnock, Rep. Val Demings, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Sen. Maggie Hassan.

We’re an equal-opportunity employer and take seriously our commitment to equality and equity. Our efforts to be inclusive and create opportunity don’t end when someone joins us – they begin. 

We’ve set our sights on changing the world through our work and with our clients, and representation is at the foundation of what we do. We know that diversity of thought and background makes us stronger. That’s why we’re committed to building and maintaining a diverse community.

Every new team member broadens our perspective and allows us to think bigger. We’ll be at our best when people from underrepresented communities and people with a range of perspectives and lived experiences want to come, stay, and push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Overview: We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to detect and fix robust code as well as implement preventative measures to prevent recurring defects in order to support everything from electing Democrats to combating climate change throughout the world. With us, you’ll put your skills to use for disruptive innovation that powers social good.

You’ll join an engineering team that is deeply devoted to inclusion, particularly in the following three areas: 
Process: We create a context in which everyone is empowered to contribute.
Machine Learning: We are committed to using the power of data to support important causes. 
Philanthropy: We empower diverse groups of individuals to participate in giving.  
With us, you’ll put your skills to use for innovation that powers social good. We want your ideas and your leadership. Join us. Let’s go.

You will be responsible for:

    • Developing and applying testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs;
    • Creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases;
    • Estimating, prioritizing, planning, and coordinating testing activities;
    • Investigating the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions;
    • Tracking quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts;
    • Communicating with internal teams to identify system requirements.
    • Identifying, recording, documenting thoroughly, and tracking bugs;
    • Monitoring debugging process results.

Must-have qualifications:

    • Experience with Python and one or more key data analytics tools such as Pandas, or ideally PySpark;
    • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes;
    • Ability to learn how to build and optimize data pipelines, architectures, and data sets;
    • Experience with SQL;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Intellectual curiosity to innovate on ways to solve data management issues;
    • Passion, energy, and excitement for progressive and philanthropic causes and all things digital.

Nice-to-have qualifications:

    • 3-6 years of professional experience;
    • Experience building data-intensive applications that collect data from diverse sources in the service of creating high-performance algorithms and predictive models;
    • Experience with deep-learning models;
    • Experience managing data warehouses and/or data lakes;
    • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
Salary range for this role is $85,000 to $135,000 per year, depending on experience.

If you feel you can do the job and are excited about this opportunity but are not sure if you meet all the qualifications, consider applying anyway. We’d love to hear from you!