QA Engineer

| Chicago

Codal is a user experience design and development agency with a focus on blending an Agile process with the latest technologies. Our clientele has ranged from small business to the Fortune 100, but our philosophy has always remained the same: to empower brand visibility and deliver the most elegant web and mobile solutions possible.

Roles & Responsibilities
Codal is searching for a highly skilled quality assurance engineer to join our QA engineering team. With veritable experience in both designing and implementing tests, debugging and defining corrective actions, and managing cross-functional teams, our ideal candidate will ensure every digital product Codal crafts meets our world-class standards.
Candidates must have proven experience in QA and engineering team management. Other
responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing quality specifications and technical design documents to provide timely andmeaningful feedback
  • Creating detailed comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimating, prioritizing, planning and coordinating quality testing activities
  • Designing, developing and executing automation scripts using open source tools
  • Identifying, recording, and documenting bugs
  • Performing thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Developing and applying testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs 
  • Liaising with internal teams to identify system requirements
  • Monitoring debugging process results
  • Investigating the causes of non-conforming software and training users to implement solutions
  • Tracking quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Staying up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

Requirements / Must Haves

  • 2-3+ years of verifiable experience in software development and software quality assurance
  • Proficiency with software QA methodologies, tools and processes like JIRA, X Ray and HP ALM
  • Experience with writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus

Why Work For Codal
As a Codal employee, you're a member of a dedicated & driven organization, composed of industry visionaries and auteurs. We take the utmost pride in our work and are truly passionate about the services we provide. As a world-class agency, we offer all of the benefits of an enterprise company, in a friendlier, tight-knit office community.

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Technology we use

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    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
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Location

Located in the heart of River North, we've got quick access to public transit, restaurants, bars, gyms, parking garages—whatever you need, it's close!

An Insider's view of Codal

What are some social events your company does?

Whirlyball, escape rooms, softball leagues, scavenger hunts, happy hours, sendoff parties, game nights; it's tough to name an activity we haven't done as a company. At some companies, if you're not into say, kickball, you're kinda out of luck in terms of social events. Here, the variety's great, because there's something for everyone.

Payne

Front End Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is huge at Codal. Part of that is through regular, formal meetings—project managers checking in with designers, designers coordinating with devs—but part of it is informal too. I'll talk shop with different team members over lunch or coffee, either to pick their brain or just get their opinion on something I'm working on.

Shannon

UX Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

Codal was my first job after a major career change — I started as an intern, still feeling unsure of what I wanted to do long-term. Codal's leadership embraced that uncertainty, giving me the opportunity to try my hand in different roles and on different teams before settling on something that was a great fit for both of us.

Sean

Content Strategist

What is your vision for the company?

I founded Codal because I saw a lack of transparency and efficiency in digital agencies. Too many slapped a shiny coat a paint on a poorly made product, then bailed, leaving their clients high and dry. I thought there was a better way to run a purposeful, intelligent, and innovative agency, and that's been the vision ever since.

Keval

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

Well, I haven't worked anywhere else that let me stockpile a Nerf Gun arsenal in my office. Enter at your own risk

Ryan

Account Manager

What are Codal Perks + Benefits

Codal Benefits Overview

As a world-class agency, we offer all of the benefits of an enterprise company, in a friendlier, tight-knit office community.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Codal is proud to have a Party Planning Committee (less intense than the one from The Office), as well as our own softball team (we lead the league in Fun Had Out There).
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
The composition of Codal's management team matches its mission: to cultivate a diverse, representative working environment, where every voice is heard and amplified.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Codal offers fifteen days of PTO that accrue annually, plus additional PTO based on years of employment.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We love a good company outing and have them regularly, from softball games and Whirlyball to axe-throwing and escape rooms.
Stocked Kitchen
Coffee, snacks, and drinks are on us—you can even ask our office administrator to order your favorite!
Some Meals Provided
Leave the packed lunch at home on the first Friday of every month—we order out, foot the bill, and make sure to cater to our vegans, vegetarians, and dietary restrictions of all our employees.
Happy Hours
After a hard week's work, we like to wind down with a company happy hour, sometimes in-office, sometimes out! We'd love to hear your bar recs!
Pet Friendly
Pets: welcome on specified days. Pictures of your pets: welcome 24/7, all of the time, always, please
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Codal encourages our employees to learn and grow professionally, and we allow all team members to attend work-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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