Quality Engineer

Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a Quality Engineer!

Why it matters: The quality team’s mission at Axios is to ensure our technology is of the highest quality for our readers and clients every day. The quality team integrates tightly into our cross-functional product teams to refine requirements for our products and to ensure the systems delivered line up.

Go deeper: The Quality Engineer’s responsibility is to ensure Axios’ products align with our business needs and are bug-free. Responsibilities of this role include:

Participating with product managers and the rest of your squad to define and refine requirements
Providing feedback to the squad on the potential risks and mitigation tactics of their intended approach
Utilizing both manual and automated testing strategies
Managing bugs, including identification, logging, tracking and triaging
Working with the team to manage risk and reduce it to an acceptable level
Working with engineers to implement test automation
Writing and executing test plans

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills and attributes:

Experience in Software Quality Assurance or Quality Engineering
Experience testing web applications
Experience testing mobile applications
Experience writing test automation
Experience testing in an Agile environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Exceptionally collaborative
Obsessive attention to detail
A belief in and commitment to Axios’ diversity, equity, and inclusion values

We’ll be even more excited if you have:

Worked in environments using Ruby, Python, Node and/or Javascript
Experience testing services and working with Docker containers
The ability to set up test environments, deploy code, use the command line
Experience working in a Continuous Integration environment

Don’t forget:

Competitive salary
Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
Company equity
Commuter and cell phone benefit
A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

One mental health day per quarter
$100 monthly work-from-home stipend
Tele-mental health services 
OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
Virtual company-sponsored social events

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