Senior Quality Assurance Automation Engineer - Remote

Herndon, VA /
Software Development – Quality Assurance /
SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.

SemanticBits is a mission-driven company which works side by side with customers to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn't happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. We are looking for a seasoned Software Test Engineer who will be a key driver to make this happen.

SemanticBits is looking for a test automation guru with 7+ years of experience testing web-based applications.  This position will have a heavy focus on developing and maintaining new automated tests for our current test suites built on Cypress. Our applications are developed using modern JavaScript technology for the front-end (React) and the back-end (Drupal).  Automated and manual experience testing and validating web interfaces and APIs based on these technologies is preferred.  Experience with integrating automated testing into CI/CD processes is required. This position is open to a senior-level to principal professional depending on experience.


    • Work closely with the leadership team on a large, complex program involving numerous, integrated software products
    • Define and maintain test plans and test specifications for functional and automated regression, and performance testing
    • Ensure the overall quality of all aspects complex software system, including data, APIs, and web application
    • Identify gaps in test approach, strategize on a plan to fill the gaps, and then execute that plan
    • Design and maintain automated test scripts covering fundamental front and backend functions in the application
    • Practice TDD within the application development team
    • Work with IT Developers to improve automated testing where possible
    • Work with developers and other automation engineers to create and maintain automation frameworks
    • Create and manage defects through the product life cycle
    • Generate test reports and traceability matrices
    • Translate high-level business requirements into test scenarios
    • Work closely with engineering teams to discuss risk and risk mitigation 
    • Shaping the overall QA process through application of best practices and new approaches to testing workflow


    • 7+ years of experience in a software testing role
    • Hands-on experience with different types of testing (System, Regression, Smoke, Performance, Load, etc.)
    • Experience building automation frameworks from scratch in Cypress, Mocha, Chai
    • Knowledge of sql/no-sql database concepts preferred and testing of ETLs
    • Hands-on experience testing and debugging web-based software including use of in-browser development tools
    • Hands-on experience with API testing tool such as Postman, Insomnia or PawHands-on experience with front end automation tools such as Cypress, Selenium, NightwatchJS, Puppeteer, or Playwright
    • Experience in micro-services based Architecture and messaging protocols preferred
    • Solid understanding of Software Configuration Management concepts and methodologies
    • Web Accessibility (508) experience
    • Proficient in at least one source control tool (Git)
    • Experience with Load, Stress, and Performance testing with tools such as, Jmeter or Goose
    • Experience with devops processes and setting up local environments with tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Jenkins.
    • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools(JIRA/Confluence)
    • Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, and analytical skillsStrong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Candidate must reside in the United StatesBachelor's degree (Computer Science strongly preferred) and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience
    • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have:

    • Experience working in the healthcare industry
    • Federal Government contracting work experience
    • Prior experience working remotely full-time

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

    • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
Competitive salary
Three weeks of PTO
Ten paid holiday days
Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
401k retirement plan with matching benefit
100% paid short-term and long-term disability
100% paid life insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Casual working environment
Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

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