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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.


  • 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


  • 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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1 North Dearborn , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Narrative Science Perks + Benefits

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) 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 lunches. Flexible vacation policy. Quarterly company outings. Free eats & drinks. Free gym access & bike parking. Personal MacBook Air (or computer of your choice). Community engagement opportunities. Internal learning and development opportunities. Referral program & incentives.

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