At SPINS, we believe there’s more than meets the eye to data. As the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics and consulting for the Natural, Organic and Specialty Products Industry, we strive to transform raw data into intelligent and actionable business solutions. Our mission is to maximize the value of information for growing the natural products industry. We carry out our mission by providing information, insight and a common language for the industry with which to understand and analyze consumer, retail and broad marketplace dynamics.

Quality Assurance Engineer at SPINS, LLC
  • Accountable for quality of all software releases to production via thorough application and data testing.
  • Serve as the voice of the customer in the development process by utilizing Consumer Packaged Goods industry data expertise.
  • Understand point of sale data and use it to derive complex calculations.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert in testing Manufacturer and Retailer sales measures.
  • Understand the business model and design, and execute test cases for Business Intelligence application, and ensure all requirements are met.
  • Perform database testing for complex sales measures by querying Big Query database.
  • Perform functional validations for Business Intelligence tool and ensure requirements are met.
  • Run Hadoop jobs and validate the data using Hive and Big Query.
  • Adapt to fast paced technologies and share the expertise with the team.
  • Evaluate documentation to ensure adherence to Quality Assurance methodology and standards.
  • Ensure smooth integration and/or rollout of IT systems into the operational environment by coordinating closely with the affected functional and technical teams.
  • Assist in identification of software quality assurance and testing process improvements in conjunction with other key IT processes.
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance Manager to identify opportunities to enhance test efficiency and implement Automation processes.
  • Execute the quality assurance strategy for the IT organization.
  • Assist in establishing policies and tools to enable achievement of quality assurance goals.
  • Perform test activities to deliver upon prioritized initiatives to ensure success.
  • Continuously assess the quality of work products, data, and the definition, and maintenance of quality standards.
  • Coordinate and execute testing associated with IT projects, as well as regression and performance testing programs for strategic solutions.
  • Function as a subject matter expert in software Quality Assurance.
  • Apply a robust automated test approach for regression and performance testing of key IT systems.
  • Ensure smooth integration and rollout of IT systems into the operational environment by coordinating closely with the affected functional and technical teams.
  • Telecommuting permitted one day per week subject to manager’s approval.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field, or the foreign equivalent degree.
  • Five years of experience with Quality Assurance Testing in IT with focus on quality and on-time delivery.
  • Five years of experience testing Business Intelligence web applications, including experience with Qlikview, Cognos, Business Objects or SSRS.
  • Five years of experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry with demonstrated expertise in analytical data validation.
  • Five years of experience testing data analytics and manufacturer performance measurements.
  • Four years of experience testing in Unix or Linux environments.
  • Four years of experience with database testing, writing and debugging SQL queries.
  • Experience with the Agile development process.
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Why work with us
SPINS is a diverse group of positive professionals with a commitment to advancing the Natural, Organic, and Specialty Product Industries. We pride ourselves on building meaningful relationships with each member of our team and fostering professional development. As we continue to grow our team of industry experts, innovators, and leaders, we strive to provide best-in-class experiences for our clients, partners, and team members while working to improve access to healthy living across North America.
Culture
Our company culture promotes individualism and encourages thought leadership while creating new applications with leading-edge technologies in a highly collaborative environment.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive Benefits Package: We offer a variety of plans to fit our employees individual, domestic partner and dependent care needs, including: BCBS Medical, RX, Dental, Vision, Biometric Screenings, FSA for medical and commuter expenses (SPINS contributes 25%!), Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability and 401k (traditional and Roth) options.
Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and two weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).
Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.
Location: We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.
Fresh and Healthy Snacks: Our kitchens are stocked weekly with natural and organic foods like fresh fruit, tasty snacks, and a huge selection of coffee and tea options.
Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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