Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

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Job Description

Arc XP is a cloud-based digital experience platform that helps enterprise companies, retail brands and media and entertainment organizations create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences. A division of The Washington Post, Arc XP has powered the digital transformation of customers across the globe, currently serving over 1,900 sites in more than 25 countries that reach nearly 2 billion unique visitors monthly.

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior QA Engineer to join our platform engineering team to perform the sprint/story validation and release regression testing for one or two of our products. In addition to manual testing the QA Engineer will contribute to the automated test suite along with the software engineers of the product team.

  • Attend and participate in agile team ceremonies adding testing perspective on detailing story details, delivering sprint commitments and retrospective ideas.
  • Have a deep understanding of how our platform and client solutions are built, including how your team's product(s) is architected, implemented, and hosted on AWS.
  • Review story acceptance criteria and UX designs and produce lightweight test cases for new product development performed in the sprint.
  • Present test cases to product and engineering team members for test case acceptance.
  • Test stories based on the test cases, logging defects when required.
  • Utilize common debugging and performance analysis tools to uncover root cause of bugs; AWS Cloudwatch & Insights, DataDog, Splunk, Catchpoint, mPulse and others.
  • Work closely with engineers to produce the highest quality product while minimizing back-and-forth between QA and Engineering.
  • Maintain and build a robust test regression suite and adding new product development test cases into the regression suite on a regular and on-going basis.
  • Perform regression test based on the product release schedule.
  • Automate the regression suite using the testing frameworks implemented by the platform engineering team using tools such as Selenium or Cypress.
  • Own the bug backlog for your product(s), representing the most critical bugs to the Product Owner and Engineering Manager so the bug criticality is understood, and the work is appropriately prioritized for resolution.
  • Work in collaboration with other QA Engineers to produce common quality practices across our engineering teams.
  • Work in collaboration with the Application Support Engineering team to share product knowledge.
  • Interact with other teams, and sometimes customers, of the Arc platform to gather product feedback and to improve the products.


Minimum Qualifications
  • 10+ years' experience testing new or rapidly evolving software delivered by an engineering team in an agile software development process (Kanban and/or scrum).
  • Experience maintaining and executing a regression test suite.
  • Experience implementing testing-as-code within CI/CD pipeline with a QA automation framework such as, Selenium or Cucumber.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience testing cloud-based applications.
  • Experience contributing to public software documentation.
  • Experience with devOps teams that own the full engineering lifecycle.
  • Experience with monitoring the health of production applications in an on-call rotation.
  • Experience analyzing application and cloud environment performance.
  • Experience working in a global business with customers across multiple time zones.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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