Quality Assurance Engineer

Remote
Full Time
Web Design & Development Team
Mid Level

Blue Corona is a technology-enabled digital marketing company that helps need-based service companies increase their leads and sales. Blue Corona creates & implements inbound internet marketing strategies such as pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), website design and development, and marketing analytics services to measurably increase marketing performance.

In addition to its full suite of digital marketing services, Blue Corona offers its clients a full set of technology services including website creation, hosting, administration, and maintenance, platforms for analytics & insights, and integrations to business systems and third-party data and engagement platforms to provide our customers with the maximum value for their investment.

As a Quality Assurance Engineer, reporting to the Director of Web & Software Development, you will be responsible for QA activities related to websites, analytics platforms, and a variety of integrations. To be successful in this role, you are passionate about quality, have conducted quality activities at scale for multiple websites and SaaS applications at enterprise scale. You have worked with all aspects of quality execution (e.g., functional, non-functional, specifications, acceptance, accuracy, reliability, performance, scale, security, etc.) and have used quality tools for test automation, execution, reporting, and management. You have executed various quality test types e.g., smoke tests, regression tests, unit tests, coverage test, load tests, etc. You have worked with quality processes in an agile environment and have used appropriate quality tools to ensure timely execution, reporting, and continuous improvement of delivered solutions. You are conversant in working with multiple environments with CI/CD pipelines.

Responsibilities

  • Website Quality Assurance – responsible for executing comprehensive quality process for newly created websites and for websites undergoing enhancements and updates. These may include but are not limited to verification of:
    • Design and user-experience
    • Site structure and components
    • Appropriate configuration of plug-ins and other extensions
    • Appropriate setup of integrations
    • Digital marketing elements e.g., tracking, SEO.
    • Engagement mechanisms (e.g., setup of calls, forms, chats)
    • Mobility & responsive design
    • Website performance
    • Website reliability
    • Adherence to standards (e.g., WCAG, CWV).
  • Platform Quality Assurance – responsible for executing comprehensive quality process for the Reporting & Analytics platform, including, but not limited to the specification of QA criteria and the verification of:
    • User experience, functional, and technical design
    • Features & capabilities
    • User journeys
    • Data and information accuracy
    • Performance
    • Reliability
    • Scalability
    • Security
    • Adherence to standards
  • Quality Processes, Procedures, Standards, and Tools – contributing to the implementation and enhancement of the quality discipline to activities at Blue Corona including, but not limited to:
    • Developing quality acceptance criteria as part of sprint planning.
    • Developing & executing quality plans at relevant stages of the sprint cycle.
    • Planning test types e.g., smoke, functional, non-functional, compliance, etc.
    • Setup quality assurance tools for the various facets of test automation
    • Finding, reporting, and triaging quality issues to resolution.
    • Capturing & reporting key quality metrics at each sprint cycle.
    • Contributing to and updating release notes, known issues, etc.
    • Authoring knowledgebase articles as required
    • Doing user-journey walkthroughs and show & tells.
    • Defining acceptance criteria, including a breakdown by sprints.
    • Working with development in sprint cycles to execute quality using agile.
    • Performing end-to-end tests for certification prior to launch
    • Providing periodic QA feedback minimize similar issues in future QA cycles.
  • Maintain Currency & Relevancy in Quality Assurance including but not limited to:
    • Best practices in all aspects of quality – design, development, functional, non-functional, test automation, regression, etc.
    • Quality assurance tools for executing quality activities and for codifying quality processes.
    • Learning new trends in quality assurance and applying these to the enhancement of QA at Blue Corona.
    • Knowing standards in design, development, and solution deployment.

Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2-5 years of experience as a QA engineer or related role
  • Hands-on experience executing multiple quality test types
  • Hands-on experience with quality assurance tools
  • Hands-on experience with quality processes and systems
  • Experience in quality management policies, reporting, and metrics
  • Worked in agile teams to execute quality from specification to certification
  • Active in quality / development communities, forums, and other tech. communities
  • Knowledge of development standards and trends with ability to operationalize
  • Apply out-of-the-box thinking for creative solutions to challenging problems
  • Think about reusability & scale in quality execution
  • Process oriented & use metrics to drive and manage execution effectively
  • Detail oriented and driven to excellence in quality execution, and management
  • Effective communicator, verbally and in writing, bridging functional and technical topics.
  • Business oriented, connect client and company business needs with technical solutions.
  • A team player with a passion for collaboration, growth and trying new things.
  • Strong work ethic, taking ownership to get things done
  • A positive “Can-Do” attitude.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.  

Blue Corona Perks & Benefits 

  • Flexible/remote working opportunities 
  • Quarterly bonus plan 
  • Generous paid time off policy 
  • Health/vision/dental coverage 
  • Health Savings Account with employer contribution 
  • Casual dress code 
  • Company 401(k) matching 
  • Company celebrations and events 
  • Company-branded swag 

About Blue Corona

Founded in 2008, Blue Corona is a full-service digital marketing agency helping residential service companies increase their leads and sales, optimize their marketing costs, and differentiate their brands online. Blue Corona was recently named one of Inc. 500 2021 Best Workplaces and Charlotte Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (large companies), is a member of the prestigious Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame, and is a Google Premier Partner.

Blue Corona is now a remote-first company, which means work outside of an office will be the primary working environment for most employees. Being remote-first also means the locations of our employees are intentional. but flexible. Blue Corona is authorized to do business in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in Eastern Standard Time, Central Standard Time or able to work from a state where Blue Corona is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.

 

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