Sr QA Engineer, Zoro Tools at Zoro

| Northwest Suburbs
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Position: Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Reports to: IT Director

In the past eight years, Zoro has progressed from a six-person organization operating out of a 2,000 sq. Foot facility and offering fewer than 100,000 products to a 300+ person organization offering more than 2,000,000 unique products in a new 60,000+ sq. Foot facility.

Imagine what we could do together in the next eight years.

Job Description:
The Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer is a critical part of Zoro’s Quality Assurance organization to support the development of cutting-edge, sophisticated and high-performing applications that supports Zoro’s business. This position requires an active team player and self-starter who is flexible, shows initiative and uses creativity to meet challenges in a fast-paced software development environment. The Sr. QA Engineer is knowledgeable and passionate about automated software validation and has the drive to continuously improve the software quality while reducing the overhead of software validation.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop test plans, define and create test scenarios, execute test scripts, assess test results, and report defects as directed
  • Help move test cases from manual execution to automation, while executing all manual tests where necessary
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership to QA engineers
  • Effectively work with, UX/UI, product owner, and development to gather and understand requirements
  • Work with software development teams as needed to develop and better integrate automated testing tools and test harnesses as required
  • Work with software engineers as needed to identify and resolve defects
  • Create system level test plans
  • Utilize automated testing tools
  • Complete understanding of SDLC management practices and methodologies with emphasis on software defect identification in an agile environment
  • Work with Project Manager and with multiple teams across the company
  • Work with Business Owner and Stakeholder
  • Understand business applications



  • BS/MS Computer Science or related; 5- 8 years of software validation experience, including all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • 3+ years of experience creating, maintaining and executing automated test scripts using professional quality custom developed or industry standard tools
  • Expertise in the validation of web- and non-web based multi-tiered Python applications
  • Experience with MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server and related database and query analysis tools.
  • Fundamental understanding of Linux based Operating Systems.
  • Fundamental understanding of git, branching, merging and conflict resolution.
  • Experience in code review in a collaborative software development environment
  • Knowledge of QA processes, methodologies, and industry best practices.
  • Ability to see the business application beyond the software requirements.
  • Demonstrated high level of software test skills and able to design complex test cases
  • Demonstrated skills in validating high-quality applications in an agile environment
  • Demonstrated experience in continuously improving product quality
  • Meticulous in completing tasks on schedule, with high quality, and with attention to detail
  • Experience in Agile or Extreme Programming environments
  • Solid team player yet self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Must be able to work with little or no supervision effectively
  • Experience with test automation tools such as Robot Framework, JMeter, Locust and Selenium
  • Use of software engineering tools (e.g., GitHub, Jira, Jenkins)
  • Experience with change management and configuration management

Technical Skills:

  • Robot Framework/Selenium
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • SQL
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • TestRail
  • Git/BitBucket
  • Jira
  • Confluence
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Technology we use

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  • Product
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    • JIRAManagement


One office is located in the West Loop, offering diverse eateries and steps away from nightlife! The other is in the northern suburb of Buffalo Grove.

An Insider's view of Zoro

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

We are driven and work hard, because we are growing like crazy! We are in this together because we want to be, not because we have to. On the flip side, I've never missed one of my kid's ball games, concerts, parent-teacher conferences, and when I take a vacation, I'm actually allowed to take it (of course, I'm available if you need me, team)! :-)


HR Leader

What does your typical day look like?

As a Financial Analyst with Zoro’s Finance team, my typical day starts with generating daily sales reports and sending it over to our headquarters. Then, I talk to business unit owners and gather information that would impact our financials. Zoro has an encouraging collaborative environment…everyone is easily approachable!


Financial Analyst

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Zoro has an awesome test and learn culture where you can try new things and see what works and what doesn't and, most importantly, learn from those lessons and drive improvements. We constantly look for ways to do that - whether it is tools, engagement, processes or empowerment. We share best practices, feedback and suggestions from our agents.


Director, Customer Service

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

There’s a hunger for Design Thinking and making decisions based on customer feedback here at Zoro. Working on a scrum team as a UX Architect supports this directly but I’ll even get stopped in the hall by co-workers wanting to incorporate customer insights into their own projects. It comes from a culture of succeeding through collaboration.


UX Architect

What are Zoro Perks + Benefits

Zoro Benefits Overview

Very competitive package - beyond your base salary, we offer bonuses, a 401(k) match and additional 401(k) incentive contribution, a full-scope of medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits, voluntary benefits, shuttle service, a bunch of free food (free coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and free meals from time-to-time). Our North Suburb office has a subsidized cafe inside our offices that is a breakfast/lunch spot and coffee bar, in addition to a game room, recreation area and a rock room... yes a rock room... bring your axe and rock out on a break!

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
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefit
Wellness Programs
Discount partnership with Sky Fitness.
Onsite Gym
Buffalo Grove equipped with workout bench, dumbells, free weights, a basketball court, badminton court, ping pong, air hockey, bags, golf net, outdoor volleyball, and we've even played quiddich!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
3.5% contribution by Zoro on a bi-weekly basis (whether you contribute or not). Additional 3.5% target contribution based on annual company performance.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We've won a Dave Thomas award for having a solid adoption assistance program - that's pretty cool!
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Starting at 18 days per year with carryover option of up to 5 days.
Paid Volunteer Time
We like to give back to the local community. We have team builders focused on helping a variety of philanthropic organizations.
Paid Holidays
Zoro offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We feature a range from shorts and t-shirts to those who embrace "Tie Tuesdays". Wear what makes you comfortable, but you may want to clean it up if you have an important customer in town!
Commuter Benefits
In our North Suburb office, we feature shuttle service to/from Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Deerfield stops. Also a commuter benefit program available as a voluntary benefit.
Company Outings
We've done many of these. From ball games to luaus to olympics to the zoo - Zoro finds ways to treat employees to lots of fun.
Game Room
Basketball, bags, driving range net, ping pong, badminton, video games, music room... we even played quiddich in our warehouse for our Harry Potter-themed Halloween event!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices feature coffee, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, popcorn machine, random snacking opportunities, as well as an on-site cafe in our North Suburb office.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Sometimes happy hours provided by the company, but many team members get together outside of work because they want to, not because they have to!
Recreational Clubs
Softball, bowling, and dragon boat racing team... yes, dragon boat racing!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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