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QA Lead


This is a Contract position in North Las Vegas, NV posted October 18, 2022.

At InStride, we’re pioneering a new approach to workforce education.

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Role Overview InStride is seeking a hands-on and proactive QA Lead to ensure the appropriate practices and processes are established to balance InStride’s tactical and strategic needs, and to ensure high reliability and timely delivery of our products.

Responsibilities Lead end-to-end test plans, ensuring that all objectives are met and solutions work as expected Collaborate with QA and production team members to deliver high-quality experiences to our partners Build and manage testing estimates, schedules, timelines, bug analytics/metrics, and mitigation plans Collaborate with our TPMs to interface with other QA resources and the development team to track defects during feature development Drive the development and execution of test specs, test cases, and suites for new features Deliver clear reports to leadership as features under test move through each development phase Continuously improve tests and processes with a drive towards innovation and process improvements Take ownership of issues and drive them to resolution Balance priorities between short term results and long-term infrastructure improvements Develop and maintain test case repository based on specification Review requirements, specifications, user documentation, help files, and other project documentation to assure quality of the products and tests to be developed Define and communicate accurate test plans/test scripts and provide qualitative and quantitative status/defect reports in a timely fashion Attend daily scrum meetings, weekly team meetings, and sync meetings to review tasks for weekly QA team reports Ideal Profile 7 years testing web, mobile, cloud-native and hybrid applications, and deep familiarity with micro services 5 years of experience working within an agile workflow in a CI/CD environment 5 years of experience collaborating with and working in cross-functional teams including product, user experience, project management, etc Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science related field and/or work experience Strong communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, patience, and a real passion for product quality Passionate about the customer experience and how it can be improved Comfortable working within a constantly evolving, fast-paced environment while driving top issues to resolution Able to dive into technical minutia while being able to communicate issues to a non-technical audience Passion for quality and quality-focused technologies for both software and data Familiarity with Agile frameworks and regression testing Analytical mind and problem-solving proficiency with the ability to document and troubleshoot errors Comfort with ambiguity and a “no job too small” startup mentality InStride is a Los Angeles based company, but for certain roles we are open to hiring remote employees.

If you are looking to apply to one of our remote opportunities, please know that InStride is only able to employ candidates from the following states.

Arizona California Florida Illinois Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Missouri Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New York Ohio Texas Washington Wisconsin InStride is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant’s criminal history.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Please discuss your requested accommodation with our HRBP.

Effective November 1, 2021, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation.

If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the People & Talent team in writing.

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