QA Engineer

Charlottesville, VA
The Center for Open Science (COS) is seeking inquisitive testers to join our Quality Assurance squad as we expand our automated and manual software testing efforts. Our engineering team is mission-driven, committed to ensuring quality in the tools we provide, and understands that QA plays a critical role in the success of the organization. We are users of modern web and API practices and strong advocates for evolving QA methodologies and best practices.

Founded in 2013, COS is a non-profit organization that has pushed for meaningful change in the scientific community. We've initiated large-scale reproducibility studies, challenged the incentive models of science publication, and built the premier online framework for ensuring that science is open and available.  All of our software is free and open source, and we want to apply the same principles to science. Salary is expected to be in the high-40s.


    • Friendly, collaborative personality
    • Drive to dig deep and uncover answers
    • Effective delivery of feedback and project status
    • Thoughtful, strategic approach to balancing priorities
    • Investment in maintaining and improving processes
    • Commitment to quality

Extra Credit

    • Experience with automated testing tools/frameworks
    • Familiarity with agile development practices
    • Educational background in either computer science or other sciences
    • Knowledge of scientific research practices and workflows

COS is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Competitive salaries401(k) with employer match.

COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 6%)
Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan

15 days vacation in year one

Paid family medical leave. COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.

Modern office space and other amenities

COS promotes a flexible work environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.

Applying:  COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to You can also see more on GitHub.