Quality Assurance Tester

R&D – Engineering /
Full-time /
At Instructure, we believe in the power of people to grow and succeed throughout their lives. Our goal is to amplify that power by creating intuitive products that simplify learning and personal development, facilitate meaningful relationships, and inspire people to go further in their educations and careers. We do this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. And that's where you come in:

About the role

As a Quality Assurance Engineer, your role is key to maintaining top-notch quality and performance for our APIs, web apps, and interfaces. You're part of one or two small cross-functional teams working on product and tech delivery. Your job involves creating a detailed quality assurance plan covering everything from functionality and security to performance and stress testing. This ensures our products meet both functional and non-functional requirements.

What you will do:

    • Oversee the creation and execution of test strategies, plans, cases, and summary reports, ensuring the alignment with team objectives and risk management policies.
    • Lead manual acceptance API and UI/UX testing, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of systems and data.
    • Develop, document, and maintain functional test cases, data validation, and automated scripts.
    • Execute and evaluate manual and automated test cases, documenting results and collaborating in an Agile environment with rapidly changing requirements.
    • Identify security vulnerabilities such as injection attacks, authentication bypasses, and conduct comprehensive security testing.
    • Serve as a Quality expert on your team assisting with troubleshooting and defect resolution.
    • Coordinate with your delivery team to explore automating manual testing and supporting user acceptance testing.
    • Operates within an environment utilizing tools such as Drone.io, AWS cloud technologies, GitHub, SumoLogic, Grafana, Selenium, and JMeter or K6 among others.
    • Contribute to release management processes, working closely with your team on deployment and version control tasks.

What you need to know/have:

    • Experience in implementing and improving quality practices in a microservice, cloud architecture environment. 
    • Proficient in software development and delivery practices with a deep grasp of software quality and CI/CD release management .
    • Demonstrated ability to drive a quality assurance program and manage change effectively.
    • Experience with security testing and understanding of security standards and challenges.
    • Proficiency in SQL and experience with a variety of testing tools (e.g., Selenium, JMeter, K6, Postman).
    • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams, including remote and geographically distributed members.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
    • A continuous learner, keeping up with new practices and technologies in quality assurance.
    • Experience in an Agile, Lean, DevOps organization and culture.

Definitely a plus:

    • Bachelor's in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
    • Quality Assurance and Testing Certifications, such as ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) Certification, Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), or Certified Software Tester (CSTE).

Get in on all the awesome of Instructure:

    • Excellent benefits and perks, because we want you to be happy and healthy: access to our Modern Health Platform, PTO, maternity/paternity leave, childcare assistance, fitness and well-being allowances
    • iMacs or Macbooks
    • Most importantly, you get to work with a tight knit team who embrace innovation and are committed to being excellent at what they do
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.

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