San Francisco, United States

Sr. QA Engineer

At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

As a Sr. QA Engineer, you will ensure that projects are delivered to the highest quality from multiple teams. Your main responsibility is to work with project managers, creative leads, and other members of the development team to create and execute test strategies, negotiate test schedules, improve overall QA processes, and coordinate project outputs. You will also leverage a variety of technologies and be a champion of best practice QA thinking within the team.

Based in the heart of the SOMA district, the epicenter of the Bay Area’s technology industry⁠. Our San Francisco studio offers staff the opportunity to produce meaningful work for world-class companies in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities.

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Define and manage the QA process across multiple concurrent web projects
  • Test responsive websites across different browsers and devices (desktop/mobile/tablet)
  • Generate detailed test strategies which take into consideration multiple testing approaches
  • Test case development and execution
  • Establish accessibly guidelines and testing web experiences for WCAG / ADA compliance
  • Define and ensure test coverage for non-functional requirements
  • Provide work estimates
  • Support global rollout of content to different geographical locals

 

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • 5+ years’ experience testing large-scale, feature rich, brand websites
  • Expertise in front-end web testing and comprehensive understanding of underlying technologies (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)
  • Experience with a broad range of browser-based debugging, inspection, and testing tools
  • Validating websites against detailed design artifacts for pixel perfect layout and adherence to brand guidelines
  • Experience defining a test matrix for responsive websites across a range of browsers, devices, and manufacturers
  • Experience testing websites with authentication/registration components
  • Experience testing mixed-media content – (video/audio)
  • Experience working in agile teams and managing quality and release of sprint deliverables and how quality checks dovetail into the development process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Eager to learn new technologies and tools
  • Ability to work independently as the sole QA practitioner within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Domain knowledge of the education sector or online eLearning management systems a plus
  • Previous experience working at a digital agency environment is a plus

 

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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