Quality Assurance Engineer
We deliver the most advanced and flexible learning experience for certification, credentialing, test prep, continuing education, and training. Our cloud-based learning platform is designed to help education and training organizations deliver a highly engaging and effective learning experience for users who are trying to advance their careers. With almost 1M active users last year, we incorporate the latest in learner-centered technology, including personalization, gamification, data science, usability and omni-channel delivery.
We’re sitting in a pivotal time in the BenchPrep history. After just closing a $20 million series C round of funding, we’re fueled for growth. We’re ready to enhance our product offering, extend our position in the education and training industry, and scale our (humble) team.
We’re committed to helping students learn better, and that starts in our own office.
About the role:
You will join a growing quality assurance team in a profitable start-up, building green-field projects as well as improving upon existing top-of-the-line products. In this role, you'll get to drive testing process and implementation across our engineering teams. You will provide testing thought leadership in a highly collaborative team environment and help to expand and improve our automated test suites.
Some challenges you’ll tackle:
- Introduce new test techniques, tools, and practices to our teams
- Add coverage for and help maintain existing automated tests
- Work with other QA team members and engineers to mitigate and communicate risk in our deployments
About the team:
We are a team who work together with transparency and humility. We are focused on empowering our engineering teams to release new products with greater confidence. We operate based on the idea that risk can be mitigated by the availability of information and knowledge, and this information can be gathered through collaborative test practices. We come from a variety of backgrounds, spanning manual and automated test expertise across a wide range of industries.
- Be a testing professional with solid knowledge of test techniques and approaches.
- Have 3+ years of experience testing software.
- Have at least a foundational working knowledge of automation and object-oriented programming.
- Have experience working in a collaborative environment with QA and engineers to solve hard testing problems.
- Understand risk analysis and be able to communicate risk effectively to product and engineering teammates.
Life at BenchPrep:
We work at BenchPrep because we’re dedicated to the mission and each day have an opportunity to be challenged and learn. We work hard, eat well, and have lots of fun. Culture is our lifeline at BenchPrep. We tend to eat our (free) lunch together - not because we have to, but because we want to. We celebrate our people, both professionally and personally. We focus on flexibility - both in work/life balance, but also everyday in operating with agility. We care about professional development so much that we offer employees $1,200 annually to build their skills. And of course, we have all the La Croix and snacks that you’d expect to keep you moving. It’s no wonder we were selected in Built in Chicago’s 50 Best Small Companies to Work For in 2019, and Crain’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago lists.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We are looking for high performing and motivated professionals who are excited about the chance to leverage technology to impact the lives of millions of learners.