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Quality Assurance (Part Time)

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Punchkick QA is responsible for ensuring all functional expectations come together as gracefully as possible. Boiled down, QA is a system of checks and balances and—within an agile environment, where waterfall conditions are not apparent—the checks and balances system has the potential to quickly break down. Time management, self-motivation, thinking outside the box, and working as an integral member of several project teams are all crucial qualities for a successful QA and we encourage all candidates with past QA experience to reach out.

Summary

The part-time Punchkick QA job description can be broken down into three activities:

  • Testing
  • Documenting
  • Meetings

TESTING

The core of the QA position lies in testing and bug logging to ensure a more end-user-friendly experience. Testing encompasses everything from ensuring Acceptance Criteria is functional per specification (across the span of a project development), ensuring test cases are created per spec, black box testing, smoke testing, regressions testing, and beyond.

High-level testing tasks, testing tools, and general expected understandings include:

  • Document bugs/issues in Jira
  • Test Case creation based on documented scenarios
  • Xcode and Android Studio (to build commits/code to device and virtual tools)
  • Browsers (ex. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE)
  • iOS and Android devices (and have an understanding of the latest, minus 2, operating system versions per those platforms)
  • Versioning (at ex. A commit level), regression, bug within a bug concept
  • Distinguishing between a bug and UX decisions

DOCUMENTING

Documentation is invaluable and often becomes a cyclical cycle of never-ending considerations. That said, documentation is important, and finding the right balance, per project, is part of the role. Most Punchkick QA documentation can be broken down into two major categories: logging bugs and creating test cases. Considerations for each include:

  • For bug-logging, ensuring all bugs are logged with adequate, and enough detail.
  • For Test Case creation, ensuring all functional features are accounted for, and assessing the potential volume of regressions, per project.

High-level Documentation tasks, tools, and general expected understandings include:

  • Bug entry in Jira (a daily task)
  • Test Case creation (a per Sprint cadence task)
  • Excel, Google Sheets, LICEcap, Sketch, VMs, Charles, SourceTree

MEETINGS

Meetings at Punchkick aim to serve a very specific purpose. Be it Sprint Planning, Sprint Retro, a 15 minute daily stand-up, the goal is to ensure the team regroups to assess specific projects. The open office environment runs parallel with this idea—being open and willing to converse with team members, in such an environment, is a must.

High-level Meeting tasks, tools, and general expected understandings include:

  • Ensure Jira is updated daily
  • Ensure Test Cases are updated (ideally, per a Sprint cadence)
  • Come with answers and questions, and leave with answers (so, come prepared with an understanding of your projects at at least a Sprint level).
  • Are comfortable (and capable) talking to clients, and all Punchkick team members (APs, SMs, Dev, Design, Marketing, Business)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • ZendFrameworks
    • .NET CoreFrameworks
    • ASP.NET CoreFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • KissmetricsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AfterEffectsDesign
    • Adobe xDDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

Punchkick is located across from Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue in the beautiful Smurfit-Stone Building, overlooking the park and Lake Michigan.

An Insider's view of Punchkick Interactive

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a new mom, juggling being a parent and my career, seemed intimidating. But I was wrong. Punchkick is supportive of my new schedule and encourages me to focus on my family. Their support not only motivates me to work harder, but gives me confidence that I’ve chosen the right place to call my work home.

Sarah Hertzberg

Director of Client Success, TUX

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The best ideas at Punchkick come from within our team, and one of the best things I can do to foster creativity is to actively help Punchkickers surface their ideas and run them through our internal advice channel. Getting feedback and support for big ideas or sweeping change can seem intimidating to some, but it definitely doesn’t have to be.

Zak Dabbas

Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

Punchkick offers the opportunity to work with so many different technologies. No one project or client is the same. As a result, you get to work with numerous frameworks, languages, and tools throughout the year. I really enjoy the fact that I get to learn something new every day I come into work.

Gary Sperka

Full Stack Developer

What are Punchkick Interactive Perks + Benefits

Punchkick Interactive Benefits Overview

Punchkick runs flat, meaning that we have no managers, and individuals and teams support each other in making decisions. While we have core business hours, we support our team members in their personal and professional lives through comprehensive benefits like medical, vision, and dental coverage, FSAs, dependent care credits, commuter benefits, work-from-home Fridays, annual cost-of-living salary increases, and 401(k) matching with immediate vesting.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Employees have several health insurance options to choose from.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our office building includes a gym that employees gain complimentary access to for a one-time fee, as well as corporate rates with Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Onsite Gym
Our office building includes a gym that employees gain complimentary access to for a one-time fee, as well as corporate rates with Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Punchkick offers 3% matching with immediate vesting on 401(k)s.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Our core hours are 9am–4pm with work-from-home Fridays, but we support remote work when life demands it.
Remote Work Program
Every Friday our employees are free to work from home.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Generous PTO
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Punchkick observes all major holidays and supports observation of all religious holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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