Senior Quality Engineer
ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions on one intuitive and personalized platform. ApplyBoard is a mission-driven, hyper-growth organization. It has been attracting dedicated individuals for more than eight years who are inspired every day to break down barriers to international education and take their careers to new heights at a company that will invest in their career growth. Our six core values are our compass in our mission to Educate the World and the foundation of our unique company culture. As an organization built on a foundation of diversity, it’s important that our team members are representative of the students from more than 140 countries that we support.
As the Quality Engineer, you are responsible for driving and ensuring the quality of the software. This includes the creation, evolvement, and tracking testing in concert with the establishment of appropriate test plans. The Quality Engineer will work and co-ordinate with the software engineers to measure and track the quality metrics including things such as defects and coverage. This role includes tracking the quality of issues and defects in production and ensuring that the issues are tracked and resolved appropriately.
The quality engineer will coordinate with the other members of the quality team to ensure that quality and testing is inclusive of integrations, system, and regression tests and test coverage is delivered.
This is primarily an automation engineering role.
What you’ll be doing every day:
Work with DevOPs/Development team to implement overall testing plan including unit testing, API and end to end tests
Create and execute comprehensible, repeatable, and measurable regression test suites for new and existing functionality.
Identify, evaluate, report and document defects during the design and implementation phase.
Escalate issues to Development and QA Management quickly and effectively.
Analyze, epics and stories to validate project requirements to achieve quality end user experience
Help with root cause analysis, which may identify issues in the API, DB, reporting, front end or even requirements
Improve the quality and usefulness of existing features, by refactoring, decomposition, bug-fixing and preventive maintenance
Identify and act on opportunities to improve the way we plan, develop, test and deploy our software
Lead by example in the practice and promotion of excellence in software engineering
Serve as an active mentor to less-experienced developers
What you bring to the table:
Minimum 5 years of testing experience, including at least 2 as an automation engineer.
Experience with Postman, Cypress or other automation tools like Selenium
Experience working in a TDD environment is a plus
Several years of practical experience developing and testing web-based commercial software that users love (in any modern tech stack)
Great communication skills. (Yes, everyone writes that - but we really mean it.)
Demonstrated ownership and pride in the quality of the software you work on, and the way that it succeeds in meeting the needs of its users
Work collaboratively in a team environment with Product Owners, Developers, Scrum Masters, DevOps, and IT to ensure delivery of a quality application.
Good written and oral communication skills
Bachelor of Science Degree or higher education (Computer Science or related field is an asset)
Ideally, you also have experience with some of:
Developing and maintaining products that are used by many thousands or millions of people
Typescript, Node.js, Rails, React, Python
Kafka, Amazon MQ, RabbitMQ or similar streaming or messaging systems
EdTech, eCommerce, or content-management software
Relational databases, ORM frameworks, and their alternatives
Microservices or SOA; RESTful APIs, JSON
AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, ELK stack
DevOps, Observability, Infrastructure as Code
Life at ApplyBoard:
By joining our team, you have the opportunity to:
Join one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement.
Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 1,500 team members based in over 25 countries, who speak more than 75 languages.
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities
ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,750 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and with an additional operational office in Gurugram, India, ApplyBoard has helped more than 600,000 students from over 150 countries fulfill their study abroad dreams since 2015.
In 2022, Deloitte named ApplyBoard one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada for the fourth consecutive year, ranking #30 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #170 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. ApplyBoard ranked on LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Startups List in Canada in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and was recognized as CIX’s Innovator of the Year 2022 and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Ontario Winner.
Thank you for your interest in joining ApplyBoard on our mission to Educate the World. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.