QA Analyst at PerkSpot (Chicago, IL)

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PerkSpot is searching for a QA Analyst to join our Technology team! Founded in 2006, PerkSpot is dedicated to inspiring others to love where they work by providing exclusive access to the best discounts available - anywhere. We ensure employees see offers curated to their interests, allowing them to save on electronics, home goods, meal delivery, mortgages, travel, and all the other little-and big-things that will make life a bit easier.
What you'll accomplish:
  • Working with the Tech team to develop and enforce PerkSpot's QA standards
  • Collaborating with team members to understand, develop, and test new/existing features of the PerkSpot platform
  • Creating and executing manual and automated feature tests
  • Creating and executing regression and smoke tests
  • Documenting and reporting on all results
  • Prioritizing product issues and strategizing ways to resolve them
  • Working actively to make PerkSpot's platform the best it can be
  • Adhering to deadlines and requirements of assigned projects; working on additional projects to meet the overall needs of PerkSpot
  • Actively seeking out new QA developments and trends; using these to inform the overall QA strategy at PerkSpot

What we're looking for:
  • 1-3+ years of experience in QA and process engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • Proven understanding of manual and automated QA strategies preferred
  • Professional experience in SQL testing with expertise in writing and executing CRUD queries
  • Familiarity with Agile methods of project management
  • Understanding of user experience as it relates to product design and development
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills and a desire to learn and grow
  • Proven ability to adhere to deadlines, stay organized, and understand project limitations
  • Positive attitude and a thoughtful approach to all work
  • Experience testing Mobile applications (iOS and Android)
  • Experience testing API's
  • Experience using Selenium, JIRA, or JIRA Zephyr is a plus!
  • Experience testing React applications is a plus!
  • Background knowledge in Kanban/Lean processes is a plus!

About PerkSpot:
PerkSpot is the trusted employee discount platform that provides meaningful, personalized savings on the things that matter most. Our approach is simple, inspiring others to love where they work by offering the steepest, most intentional discounts on over 1,000 reputable brands. From local deals to big-name nationwide offerings, our 98% retention rate speaks for itself.
We are an established company with a strong foundation, growing consistently and steady. What does that mean for you? The opportunity to hit the ground running and see the impact of your work! As a leader in the industry, we're committed to doing more - developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more members engaged with our platform. Our passion is to make every place a great place to work, starting with our own.
Your first few months as a PerkSpotter:
Providing value doesn't have to wait, from day one we are open to your big ideas. In your first few months, you will...
  • Meet the team! We think our people are pretty great so we want to ensure you're introduced to all of the right team members to help you succeed. You'll spend quite a bit of time with our team of Software and QA Engineers, Project Managers, and DevOps Engineers!
  • Get to know PerkSpot! Immerse yourself in the business, engage with internal stakeholders, and participate in monthly company-wide All Hands meetings.
  • Sharpen your skills! You will become very familiar with the technology and tools that we use; JIRA Zephyr, Selenium, Postman, and BrowserStack just to name a few.
  • See your impact! Your work will serve to improve the usability and effectiveness of the tool for our 20M+ members!
  • Participate in company-wide events! Whether it's office miniature golf or a raffle gameshow, company culture is at the forefront of our business.

The perks and benefits:
With a name like PerkSpot, it's no secret that employee perks are kind of our thing. Below are a few of the many perks and benefits we offer to our people.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance effective on your first day of employment, and 100% employer-funded short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • Open PTO policy & fully-paid parental leave
  • 401(k) with company match and free financial consulting from Holberg Financial
  • WFH flexibility and home-office expense budget
  • Free lunch in the office, on-site gym access, bring your pet to work!
  • Access to our exclusive perks & discounts

How to apply:
All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume and cover letter telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don't be afraid to show your spark and personality!
All positions require a full background screening.
Offering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is a priority at PerkSpot. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • .NET CoreLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ModemizrLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Elastic SearchDatabases

Location

320 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of PerkSpot

What's something quirky about your company?

We get to bring our furry friends to keep us company and remind us that there is always someone looking up to you.

Levi

Controller

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects that excite me the most are ones where I'm able to collaborate cross-functionally to creatively market the company. With a product that is always evolving, it's exciting learning and expanding my knowledge as a marketing professional while telling the brand's story to a variety of different industries and audiences.

Courtney

Content Marketing Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

Having a strong sense of curiosity goes far on the PerkSpot Finance team. We are always pushing to dig deeper on analysis and provide the “why” behind the numbers. We want our partners across the business to have the information they need to be successful. If they succeed, then we’ve done our jobs.

Mel

Senior Manager, FP&A

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

The tech team has a lot of influence over how solutions are implemented, leading to scalable, reliable solutions which provide great value to our users. Ultimately these design decisions help grow the business by providing a great user experience!

Chris

Lead DevOps Engineer

How does your team reward individual success?

Each week a member of our team is recognized as the PerkSpot "Star" of the week. They recieve a big trophy to position on their desk for the week and receive credits to spend in our gift card platform. This person has gone above and beyond to help the company and/or support multiple teams on a special project or initiative.

Anthony

Senior Account Executive

What are PerkSpot Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot Benefits Overview

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and showers on-site.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot offers free Financial Advisory services to all our employees from an outside Financial Advisory firm.

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