Senior QA Engineer at Toast

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StratEx is a ground-breaking tech company that offers a variety of HR and Payroll solutions to help empower restaurant/hospitality businesses simplify and streamline their internal processes. The foundation on which we base our wide range of services is our proprietary HRIS software, eStratEx.  

We are looking for a Senior QA Engineer that will work collaboratively within an agile software development team to to expand and improve our SaaS product suite.  This role will provide both hands-on and leadership opportunities to analyze, draft, and execute, manual and automated test strategies, while creating standards and approaches across teams.  You will be working with: product to help set standards for stories and requirements, developers to help implement tooling and strategies for automation, and devops to help build and maintain a quality driven delivery pipeline.


Must Have:

  • 5+ years QA experience drafting, maintaining, and executing test strategies for both new and existing applications

  • 2+ years experience with test automation of web applications and backend systems

  • Strong experience testing APIs and backend services

  • Experience working with cross-functional agile environment

  • A quality driven approach to development with a desire to keep things simple

  • Enjoy collaborating with and mentoring colleagues

  • Passionate about technology and learning new things

  • Desire to make continuous improvements to teams and technology


Good to Have:

  • Experience with quick iterations and continuous delivery of working software

  • Experience testing and supporting production software in AWS

  • Experience with SaaS application development

  • Experience working with CI/CD tools


Other Competencies:

  • Teamwork/Collaboration

  • Systems thinking

  • Attention to detail


StratEx Perks:

  • Competitive benefits package including free employee medical coverage and 401(k) with match

  • Generous PTO policy including time off on your birthday and for honeymoon/commitment ceremony leave

  • Unlimited snacks, drinks, and games of ping pong and pool in the office

  • Casual dress code and laid back office atmosphere

  • Thursday happy hour with beer on tap at our office bar: “Pub 444”

  • Earn extra PTO through volunteer opportunities with our StratEx Serves employee interest group

  • Company-sponsored social events like StratEx Olympics, Summer Soiree, and our annual “Festivus” holiday party

  • Free onsite gym membership with monthly fitness reimbursement

  • Named Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago two years in a row

  • Named “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” three years in a row


Equal Opportunity Statement:

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at StratEx are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.


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We are located in the trendy, downtown area of Streeterville on Michigan Avenue. You can find us next to the Wrigley Building!

An Insider's view of Toast

What's something quirky about your company?

Our sticker obsession! We love collecting and trading them.


Manager of Snacks

What does your typical day look like?

6 cups of coffee, a Cliff bar, lunch at 2, and on my way home by 7!


Operations Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

I meet with my manager every week to review my personal goals and discuss how I want to grow as a developer. We also get a yearly stipend that we can use to attend conferences and purchase books that expand our knowledge base.


Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've been extremely fortunate to have great mentors and managers who encouraged me to look at situations through different lenses. This has helped me identify opportunities to carve out new career paths. Four of the six roles I've held did not exist before I stepped into them.


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What are Toast Perks + Benefits

Toast Benefits Overview

Like most tech companies, we offer commuter subsidization, full health coverage, endless snacks, and collaborative workspaces. But what makes us unique is our offerings beyond the standard spread of perks and benefits: unlimited PTO, 401(k) match, sabbatical after five years, $500 wellness stipend, fun company events, employee-led communities, peer-nominated Toasty Awards and most importantly, an environment where you can truly be yourself. If you want to get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work here, check out our instagram @lifeattoast and follow the hashtag #WeAreToasters.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Eligible employees get a summer of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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