Lead QA Engineer at Litera Microsystems

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Position Summary: Litera is looking for a lead QA Engineer to provide expertise on scrums teams using scrum methodology on how software is built with quality in mind and assured through manual and automated tests.

Who You Are:

  • Accountable
  • Driven
  • Energetic
  • Proactive
  • Smart
  • Emotional Intelligence

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the automation road-map to increase coverage from unit to UI tests on the team
  • Provides QA expertise through instruction of team members on how to test our software and lead by example
  • Design, code, and document automated test cases within a defined framework
  • Develop software interfaces between the system under test and the automation framework
  • Encourage integration and promote obtaining shared goals with team members
  • Establish and evolve formal QA processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted best practices
  • Willingness to promote and participate in new initiatives
  • Balances best practice decisions with delivering high business value (right vs right now)
  • Communicates unacceptable risks to quality
  • Improve standard operating procedures to ensure consistency in the way we test software
  • Lead agile planning from a QA perspective by establishing tasks/estimates
  • Ask the right questions at the right time to reduce the introduction of quality risk
  • Follow through and communicate design decisions to everyone on the team
  • Work with Architects to ensure the team's direction is in line with enterprise vision
  • Work with DevOps to ensure QA environments are configured to be production-like
  • Oversee all aspects of quality assurance including establishing metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience
  • 5+ years of relevant QA technical experience with at least 3+ years in a lead role
  • Knowledge of test case design techniques like boundary, decision tables, and BDD (Behavior Driven Development) / TDD (Test Driven Development)
  • Excellent knowledge of test automation methodologies, best practices (i.e. Page Object Model)
  • Experience with implementing a test automation framework/tools (i.e. Selenium, Robot, Capybara)
  • Experience building tests / testing software with tools that include C#/Python/Java/RSpec within desktop and web environments
  • Experience with deployment tools, build/release automation and Continuous Delivery
  • Experience with large data set creation, back-end testing (SQL), being able to validate information as it flows throughout the system
  • Exposure to Azure, Amazon AWS, and/or other cloud platforms preferred
  • Experience with troubleshooting installs, server performance and monitoring logs
  • Working collaboratively with team members in a dynamic environment
  • Passion and drive for automation and sound engineering practice 

Who We Are:

Litera, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a fast-growing software company and one of the leading legal technology suppliers in the world. Serving over 90% of the world's largest law firms, our software is used by hundreds of thousands of lawyers every day. As a company recently selected for Crain's Best Places to Work in Chicago, we believe professional development, rewards programs, open communication, and transparent leadership all contribute to a unique and open work environment. Our employees have the ability to make a direct impact on the future of the company while enjoying random ice cream and bagel parties, cold brew on tap, and an occasional ping pong match.
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Our office in Riverside Plaza looks over the river, is close to several train and bus stops and a short walk away from restaurants downtown.

An Insider's view of Litera Microsystems

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our culture is heavily focused on collaboration and growth, and everyone is approachable, from the CEO right through to the developers. Though I'm in sales, I regularly speak with our customer success, product, and marketing teams.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

The best part of working here has been the opportunity to grow and learn. I started when I was 23 and have had many different roles and responsibilities on my journey with the company.


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What is your vision for the company?

At Litera Microsystems, we know that a great culture emerges from the people you hire. We hire the best and brightest, and take pride in taking care of our employees who in return, take care of us and our clients.


VP of Human Resources

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I'm inspired by the talented group of people I work with. One of the many benefits of working with a small company is that everyone has a direct impact on the outcome of our business. There is a sense of pride and ownership.


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What are Litera Microsystems Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our benefits package goes beyond health insurance, PTO and 401ks. We provide our employees with plenty of opportunities for volunteering, flexible work hours, options to occasionally work from home, snacks in the kitchen and group happy hours.

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