Quality Engineer II

| Chicago
IS THIS YOU...
You are somebody looking for an opportunity that helps you grow and recognize your goals.
You are somebody that looks to make positive contributions to a technology team.
You are somebody that understands how business drives technology.
You are somebody who has a prosperity mindset to succeed.
If this sounds like you, then please read on... 
WHO WE ARE
Kapow, now a Cvent company, is an industry-leading event platform that allows companies to find, book and manage memorable, scalable and essential corporate events. We help companies grow revenue quickly by combining 10,000+ unique, pre-packaged experiences, national partnerships with restaurants, retailers and other special event venues, and the service and expertise of local event experts. Kapow empowers customers to drive stakeholder collaboration, boost attendance, fill pipeline, measure success and produce bottom-line results from their event programs. Based in Chicago, we operate all over the U. S. and in select international markets.
Here is where you come in. We are looking for talented engineers that want to be part of something big. If you are a self-starter looking to carve out a niche at a high-growth company, Kapow is the place for you. 
WHAT WE OFFER 
A culture of ownership, a fun workspace with a built-in bar, a prime Chicago location on the river at Wacker & Wells (just steps from the CTA and Metra), weekly team lunches (and we take snack requests), the latest engineering tech, fun off-site adventures, and an opportunity to change corporate events forever.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Identify and remove risks to quality for Kapow applications and product portfolio.
  • Drive improvements to standard operating procedures and the collection and distribution of necessary metrics to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in our QE practices.
  • Estimate, plan, coordinate and test web applications developed with the latest technologies.
  • Pro-actively engage Product and Development to understand stories and defect reports for verification. Provide thoughtful enhancements to Product.
  • Oversee and participate in the creation of simple, effective, complete defect reports based on testing.
  • Participate in exploratory manual testing, documentation of testing, and automation.
  • Coordinate and oversee the maintenance of test data 
  • Help coordinate the QE testing and release procedures for a product team.
  • Oversee and participate in the work of verification and validation of user stories implemented in web front end, back end, APIs, and supporting third-party tools.
  • Working with database technologies
  • You will be doing two-week sprints and be participating in all Agile based ceremonies.
REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
  • 3+ years of experience in all aspects of software testing.
  • Demonstrated and ability to research issues and improve processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify good test cases and document defects.
  • Demonstrated ability to write documentation around testing practices.
  • Ability to thrive in a changing agile/nimble environment.
  • Experience with testing and debugging tools.
  • Functional knowledge of application security standards and practices.
  • Extensive experience testing applications across multiple browsers and operating systems.
  • Comfort with command line and SQL tools.
Nice To Have:
  • Experience with API test tools such as Postman
  • Experience with test scripting management tools such as Atlassian X-ray
  • Experience with Selenium with Ruby bindings but Java and Python experience is fine.
  • Familiarity with development frameworks such as RoR, Spring, Django,...etc.
  • Familiarity with Agile lifecycle tools such as JIRA
  • Previous experience with exception and uptime monitoring (ie. Honeybadger) 
  • Knowledge with CI/CD tools like Jenkins and Travis CI
  • Experience with document management tools such as Confluence, Sharepoint,...etc.
  • Familiarity with ecommerce transactions.
  • Experience testing and improving eCommerce platforms.
  • Experience with Github or Stash/Bitbucket.
  • Exposure to Amazon Web Services
  • Some familiarity with Salesforce.com
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • RLanguages
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    • PardotLead Gen

Location

Located on the Chicago River across from Merchandise Mart, Kapow’s offices are close to public transportation, bars and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Kapow | Cvent

What are some social events your company does?

We have event experts and experienced planners on staff and we partner with many of the country's best restaurants, retailers and venues. So, our quarterly team outings have included rock climbing, rooftops, murder mystery parties, escape races, game nights and more. We also have monthly happy hours at our in-house bar and impromptu karaoke nights.

Olivia

Marketing

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Right now, my team is focused on scaling our marketplace. It’s been a really exciting initiative for us all to collaborate on prototyping concepts and implementing the right solution for us. It is so satisfying to work on such a tenacious team whose attitude and curiosity truly reflects in the benefits our product provides our clients.

Addie

Technology

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful members of our engineering and product team have an insatiable sense of curiosity - wanting to understand how something works, how it’s used and how it could be better. This drive for continuous improvement leads Kapeeps to develop amazing features and propose innovative ideas they are proud to work on and unlock meaningful results.

Mehul

Technology

What is your vision for the company?

Kapow is a leading corporate events technology company, backed by the leader in the industry, Cvent. However, at our core, we are powered by real event experts, melding innovative technology with flawless execution and a sense of fun. Our mission is to save our customers time, create awesome experiences and make events easy to plan and execute.

JC

GM

What projects are you most excited about?

Our product team is ambitious and imaginative, so Kapow is moving fast on lots of exciting projects. As we expand the volume and types of inventory we offer, we're revisiting and refining everything behind how we build and relate our marketplace listings. It's a fascinating challenge that's also preparing us for some very cool future features.

Jorin

Technology

What are Kapow | Cvent Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Kapow has an internal employee advisory group that fields departmental requests to maintain and enhance our culture, organizes social events, takes snack requests, and mentors coworkers.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Kapow hosts company outings Annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free, catered lunch on Wednesdays
Happy Hours
Kapow Happy Hours are hosted quarterly
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
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