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Senior QA Analyst - SaaS (REMOTE)

Company: Leadr
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

What makes this job meaningful?

The workplace has changed. Today's employees expect more than just pay or title, they seek careers where they can learn, grow, be challenged, and be valued for the ideas they bring to the table.

Unfortunately, most organizations lack the tools and structure needed to create this kind of coaching and development culture across every team and every manager. Instead, their development efforts are buried in disconnected systems or compliance-based HR software.

When you join Leadr, you'll be helping us to solve this incredibly complex, yet worthwhile, puzzle of one to one people development at scale within organizations.

Leadr exists to help every manager become a coach and give every employee a voice and you will play a crucial role in turning this vision into reality.

Why You'll Be Motivated To Apply---

  • You've mastered the essential skills of testing web applications and need a new challenge.
  • At this stage in your career you want to be asked to solve problems, rather than be "told what to do".
  • You are fanatically customer oriented (even internal customers) and thrive on applying your curiosity and talents to finding how things work and why they don't.
  • You have approached "craftspersonship" level and want to work in an environment where that actually matters.
  • You prefer small teams of people who are smart with a get-it-done attitude.
  • Leadr is an early stage startup and with that comes amazing growth opportunities. Most likely you've only worked at large mature bureaucratic companies or small companies that aren't really growing. Leadr is neither of those things.
  • You're excited by our tech stack and know that it presents both an opportunity for you to dazzle us with your current skills but also stretch and grow.
  • Leadr is doing something radical and exciting. You noticed that when you checked out our website.
  • Leadr is in a solid financial position and we are expanding rapidly.

    Why We Need You ---
    • QA is critical to the organized and predictable delivery of quality updates. We value QA and were looking for someone at the top of their game to own this critical role.
    • You will enable us to ship value faster and more frequently without breaking things or disrupting users.
    • QA isnt just about finding bugs; its about preventing them. Ensuring quality exists from design to deployment.

      Requirements

      Our Tech Stack:

      At a high level our tech stack is a React frontend on top of a serverless microservice backend implemented as NodeJS AWS Lambdas with data stored in DGraph, a graph DB.

      Our SDLC and Deployment Process:

      We sort of do sprints. We push code to production sort of weekly. Now we are following a Kanban approach and ship whatever has passed QA scrutiny to production once a week. We leverage Feature Flags heavily to control when we turn features on, but also as a safer alternative to branch-mania! We are slowly picking up the pace of deployments and are working towards eventually being able to safely and reliably deploying code to production several times per day.

      To success in this role we would prefer...
      • 5+ years of commercial experience testing web applications.
      • Experience testing a B2B or B2C Saas product that was a "daily-use" type of application, with a SDLC that closely matches what we are striving towards. In that role you were an integral part of successfully and reliably deploying updates to production on a daily basis.
      • Experience with feature flags is a huge bonus.
      • Experience testing mobile applications (optional but helpful)
      • Experience managing your own test environments.
      • You have extensive experience testing web software in all manner of methods: planning, test case management, scripted, exploratory, boundary, functional...
      • You work well in small teams and are familiar with collaboration tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Discord, Slack and Aha.
      • You exude creativity and initiative to improve product test coverage and effectiveness for the entire team.
      • You've been part of a team that deploys commercial web apps built on cloud-native technologies through full CI/CD controlled environments.
      • You are passionate about what you do, you are a motivated self-starter and are always learning and developing.

        Location

        This role reports to the Lead QA. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodd-karp/)

        This role is fully remote (work from home) for anyone authorized to legally work in the US and currently residing in the US. We have found some states and districts present employment compliance barriers that prevent us working with remote workers in those states: California and New York

        Benefits

        Annual salary for this role is fixed at $90,000 and includes meaningful equity (shares options.)

        We are pleased to offer valuable market-rate salary, bonuses, and benefits. We offer PTO, sick leave, paid holidays, and we are committed to developing you as a leader and providing career growth throughout your employment with us. We promise to care for you as a person, and have meaningful conversations with you so you have the clarity and support you need to do your best work!

        What can you expect for your interview process?

        Here is an overview of the interview loop from start to finish. We'll keep communication open the entire way so you always know where you stand.
        • Complete the kick-off interview form, which is part of the application process. We take your answers very seriously and will reference them throughout the interview process.
        • We like to start out with a 30-minute 'coffee talk' meeting either by video or phone call. We'll use this time to see if we are a good fit for each other.
        • Next up we have a role-specific practical exercise. We set a time limit of two hours on this to keep this to a reasonable length of time. Our objective here is to get an objective understanding of the strength of your skillset.
        • The final interview is a meet and greet with the broader team, plus a more in-depth technical Interview. This can be done by video. We'll dig into how you would go about accomplishing the objectives we shared for the role and your past experience doing similar work.

          Finally, if you like us and we like you, we will get you an offer letter in very short order.

          About Leadr

          While the problem we're tackling at Leadr is ambitious, we have reason to be optimistic:

          Our team is loaded with talented and experienced people who share a passion for the mission. The executive team has done this before, founding and leading a startup in the payments space to hyper-growth and a successful exit in less than 10 years. Because of our strong track record for success, we're well funded with plenty of financial runway.

          Leadr is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer.

          Thank you for considering Leadr as the place to share your strengths and talents!

Keywords: Leadr, Los Angeles , Senior QA Analyst - SaaS (REMOTE), Professions , Los Angeles, California

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