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Software Engineer in Test (SDET)

| Chicago

We are seeking a highly motivated, talented software engineer to join our QA Team. In this role, you will improve our ability to quickly and safely deploy Quill, Narrative Science’s platform for auto-generating narratives from data. You will help us maintain a great customer experience by tracking features across our web app and backend services. You will be involved in all parts of the project lifecycle, from requirements gathering through to deployment.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, manage, and improve test plans for end-to-end testing
  • Reduce manual QA effort by developing automated tests
  • Execute prepared test plans, analyze results, and provide reports
  • Triage incoming defect reports and manage clarification and resolution between reporters and engineering team
  • Identify areas for improving efficiency and coverage of test cycles
  • Research and recommend possible software testing tools
  • Participate in the definition and refinement of quality metrics
  • Work with developers to participate in solution design to ensure testability of functions and applications during implementation planning
  • Work with Product Team to break requirements down into test plans
     

Requirements:

  • Experience with end-to-end testing of web apps integrated with web services
  • Experience with performance and load testing
  • Experience with Selenium Web Driver or similar web testing tools
  • Knowledge of browser fundamentals, including: HTML, DOM, Javascript 
  • Experience with debugging in a javascript console
  • Experience writing user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Experience with various testing methodologies and SDLC processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to speak to business owners, end users, and engineering alike
  • Requires a minimum of Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using/querying databases and other data stores, such as: Mongo, SQL, Redis
  • Experience coding in Python and/or Javascript
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience using Amazon Web Services

About Narrative Science:

Narrative Science is the leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise. Quill, its Advanced NLG platform, learns and writes like a person, automatically transforming data into Intelligent Narratives—insightful, conversational communications full of audience-relevant information that provide complete visibility into how analytic decisions are made.

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Location

Located in the heart of the loop, our office provides easy access to public transportation and some of Chicago's favorite destinations.

An Insider's view of Narrative Science

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Narrative Science, teams collaborate every day. When it comes to background, experience, and points of view, we are a very diverse company, and our employees take full advantage of that. It isn't uncommon to see functional teams pulling in members from other teams to work on initiatives together or even just to get another opinion.

Anna

Senior Product Marketing Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team have a passion for customers & a drive to deliver the best results to them. They're creative problem solvers who thrive in a collaborative environment. Each customer has unique needs & high-performers in Customer Success are experts at identifying those needs and rallying every resource necessary to take care of them.

Keelin

Senior Vice President, Customer Success

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At Narrative Science, we support a spectrum of innovation ranging from our standard engineering process, through Hack Days and Hackathons, to our ongoing Incubator team. Narrative Science is only successful if we hire smart and self-motivated people, so we’re committed to giving them the support and space they need to innovate.

Nate

Vice President, Product Architecture

What are some things you learned at the company?

We are encouraged to deliver an exceptional customer experience. To achieve this goal, I’ve learned how various aspects of software engineering integrate to create a great and reliable product. I've learned how to design/implement database architecture, automated testing, and data analytics to craft our innovative products and bring them to market.

Jesus

Software Engineer

What are Narrative Science Perks + Benefits

Narrative Science Benefits Overview

We offer a full range of benefits including Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, FSA (for medical and dependent care expenses), Commuter Benefits, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, and 401k options for you and your family. Our people manage their own schedules, work hard, take time off when they need it—and come back refreshed and ready to dive back in.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Standing desks. Catered weekly lunches. Flexible vacation policy. Company events. Free eats & drinks. Free gym access & bike parking. Personal MacBook Air. Community engagement opportunities. Internal learning and development opportunities. Referral program & incentives.

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