QA Automation Engineer

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Who are we?

NowPow is a women-owned and led technology company that powers communities with the knowledge people need to get well, care for others, and manage with disease. The multi-sided Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform seamlessly integrates with electronic health records to identify patients’ self-care needs, generate highly matched referrals, share referrals with community partners, and track referral status to close the loop on care. By making community resources visible to the people who need them the most, NowPow nurtures healthier, more vibrant communities.

The Role

The QA Automation Engineer will work with the engineering team to lead, plan, and help execute our agile testing strategy with our releases. Also, a key responsibility of this role will be transitioning the NowPow team from a manual testing strategy to an automated testing strategy. The successful candidate will be a creative and resourceful self-starter with experience in both test automation and manual testing of SaaS solutions in an Agile Development environment as well as be excited to take on new challenges, be able to plan and implement test strategies at a high level and be ready to jump into the details of the test execution.

Responsibilities:

Own and lead NowPow’s test automation strategy:
  • Develop a test automation strategy with the Engineering team
  • Design, build and maintain a test automation suite
  • Drive adoption of best practices in code health, testing, and maintainability.
  • Build tools to automate and facilitate the regression testing process
  • Analyze and decompose complex software systems and collaborate with and influence others to improve the overall design
  • Mentor team in Automation best practices and help to build the team’s automation skill
Help NowPow to build great software:
  • Work with the Engineering and Product team to lead, develop, and help execute the test plans for each NowPow release
  • Develop Test plans and Test cases for the functional areas to be tested
  • Execute test cases during the development sprints and document results
  • Provide feedback for improving development processes
  • Accurately determine, assign, track and manage project task, activity, documentation, time information per internal standards
  • Mentor team in best practices and industry standards

Please note: Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, NowPow has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely at this time. This is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities’ and the CDC.

Requirements

  • BS or MS in computer science, or equivalent, required
  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience in a related role
  • 2+ years of experience conducting regression, functional, and performance tests in an enterprise software development environment
  • C# experience, required
  • Experience in test automation and the ability to write and build testing code, required
  • Microsoft .NET 2.0, 3.5, 4.0 experience (ASP.NET, C#, ADO.NET) preferred
  • Experience with Test Driven Development and Unit Test Frameworks a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Track record of superior performance
  • Comfortable absorbing new technologies quickly
  • Passion to build great software

How to apply: Please submit application and resume via the included link. NowPow is not accepting candidates from recruiting agencies at this time.

Benefits

Why NowPow?

We work at NowPow because we care! NowPowers are passionate about our mission and are excited about the opportunities and challenges we face. At NowPow, we cultivate a culture of collaboration and respect, where everyone is a valued team member.

Our people and our culture are important to us and make working at NowPow special. We invest in the self-care of our team and provide competitive benefits to support this. We celebrate our successes every week with a company wide happy hour on Fridays and recognize those who went above and beyond in their work. Outside of work, we have fun through company events such as laser tag, ice skating and heading to the ballpark for beautiful weather and a baseball game!

We are looking for highly motivated and hard-working individuals to join our team and help us connect health care to self-care. Apply now to join our growing team!

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What does your typical day look like?

I kick off the day with our team stand-up and spend the rest of the day focusing on our integration projects, working with both our Engineering and Implementation teams. The collaborative atmosphere at NowPow encourages team members to work closely on tasks and ensure that we create seamless and quality integrations with our customers.

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We also take great care of our NowPow community!

Competitive Benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance for our team and their dependents—and there’s no waiting period to enroll. We also offer parental leave, dental and vision coverage, as well as health savings and flexible spending accounts. Want to contribute to your 401K? We’ll match it.

Generous Time Off. We have generous paid time off (PTO) days and celebrate 10 paid holidays a year. On top of that, we offer “Life Time Hours” for events that can’t be scheduled outside of regular working hours and additional paid “Self Care Days.” We don’t just preach self-care, we practice it.

Remote Work & Casual Dress. Every day is a casual dress at NowPow, but especially Wednesdays. That’s our company-wide remote workday. We believe the option to telework once a week improves your productivity, creativity, and morale.

A Culture of Innovation & Collaboration. NowPowers are smart and passionate about our mission, and we encourage everyone to contribute to our company’s continuous innovation. Our NewPow Innovation Challenge has fabulous prizes, too.

A Committed & Connected Community. Our Culture Club represents every department and is dedicated to planning game nights, contests, community volunteering, and other fun activities. We also host News & Nosh every Friday—a Happy Hour where we reflect on the week and enjoy snacks and drinks (from our always-stocked kitchen).

Culture
Volunteer in local community
NowPow Gives Back is a group dedicated towards advancing our social mission by providing opportunities for staff to donate time, money, or effort to causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
NowPow has a Culture Club that is an interdepartmental group of NowPow team members dedicated to strengthening company culture and engaging employees in making NowPow a great place to work.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NowPow's health insurance policy covers 80% of the monthly premium.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
NowPow provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Guideline. We match 100% of contributions up to 1% of an employee's annual salary.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave. Of the 12 weeks, 10 weeks shall be compensated at the employee’s regular, biweekly pay.
Remote Work Program
Remote Work is an opportunity to work away from the office. NowPow offers 1 common remote workday every week on Wednesdays.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NowPow employees receive between 10 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 days per year for Self Care Days. Self Care Days can be used for self-care of any kind, including personal development, volunteering, or physical and/or mental rejuvenation.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
NowPow has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and of course, lots of LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We like to end each week on a good note. Every Friday from 4-5pm different departments take turns hosting “Nosh,” an hour of hanging out, reflecting on the week, and enjoying snacks and drinks.
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Brown Bag Lunches occur once a month and highlight the many interests of our employees. Brown Bags are an opportunity during the workday to learn about a new skill or topic from your colleagues.
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