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New York City    Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2020
 
   
 
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JOB DETAILS
 

ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

The Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for supporting, planning, design & execution of systems, & the testing of web & 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 theSkimms Engineering & Product teams as required to develop, execute, automate & validate test plans & results.

WHAT YOULL BE DOING

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

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

  • Strong knowledge of system testing best practices & methodologies
  • Familiarity with quality assurance principles, integration testing, regression testing, user acceptance testing, web based tools & web architecture
  • Strong familiarity with issue tracking software programs, preferably JIRA & Asana
  • Good project management skills, attention to detail & problem solving abilities
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills to present data analysis & data verification
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Familiarity with Selenium, Appium or any other automation tool
  • Able to work independently & 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 & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & 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, & 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, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & 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, & 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 & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & 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 & 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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