Intermediate Quality Engineer

Kira Systems

Posted 1 year, 10 months ago
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-time
We’re Kira Systems. We’ve built machine learning software that enlightens the world’s enterprises by enabling them to truly know what’s in their contracts and documents. We’re deliberate in our decision making, clear on our mission and – most importantly – passionate about pairing the power of human know-how with a powerful product. 

We’ve got an HQ in Toronto, but we’re a global workforce. From building trusted partnerships with our clients to delivering an employee experience that is second to none, our people are at the center of all that we do. 

Kira Systems is hiring an Intermediate Quality Engineer to join our cross-functional team of high performing Developers, Quality Engineers, Product Managers, Designers, and UX Researchers responsible for developing new features as well as maintaining our flagship product. 

We are currently good at testing …. but we want to take good to great!
Our developers test their own code, we have some automation suites, we do new feature testing and run well organized internal Beta programs with every release. So, to take us to the next level, we need a talented Quality Engineer who can help us expand our test coverage, both automated and manual, and also help us strategize the most appropriate testing method. We expect the successful candidate to be able to work with code, just as we expect our developers to do testing. Our application has a clustered architecture using Clojure and ClojureScript, and deals with high volume workloads in unpredictable bursts.

This is currently a remote role since we have been working from home due to Covid-19.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Review requirements, specifications, and other deliverables for testability and for scope of testing effort
  • Develop and execute test plans and test cases based on requirements
  • Own our Product Manual QA phase, where you will verify newly developed features meet product and design acceptance criteria
  • Leverage test infrastructure to automate end-to-end tests, including both functional and visual tests
  • Log defects into defect management tool with clear descriptions following documented processTriage and help to resolve end-to-end test failures
  • Execute release regression testing to ensure our software is of the highest quality
  • Continuously drive improvements in how we do testing of Kira software
  • Work closely with development, support, systems, and other Kira stakeholders involved in ensuring our software is of the highest quality.

What You Bring

  • Ability to work independently, as part of a software team, and as a contributor within distributed virtual teams.
  • Communication, collaboration skills and problem solving skills across functional lines.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and fixed-cycle iterative methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of QA process, test verification and validation methodologies.
  • Experience with Selenium is required.  Knowledge of Cypress may be helpful.
  • Knowledge of Java or C# for the purpose of writing automation scripts.
  • Experience with Test Management and Test Automation tools is essential.
Meet your hiring team:
Talent Acquisition Specialist: Mirae Lee - Mirae has been in Talent Acquisition at Kira Systems for the past two years. Mirae has supported many departments at Kira Systems including the Development team.
Hiring Leader: Danielle Gaudet - Danielle has brought extensive end to end  software development experience to Kira Systems, focusing on enterprise solutions in a cloud and serverless environment. Danielle is also an experienced leader and certified Scrum Product Owner. At Kira, Danielle is an Engineering Director for Kira's flagship Workbench product.

Team Fit Interviewers: 
William Lim - William joined Kira Systems in 2019 after spending a few years working in the financial sector. He has spent the last year at Kira mastering Selenium and Cypress and is currently deeply involved in testing Workbench product at Kira Systems.

Thomas Mattacchione - Thomas came to Kira Systems in January 2018 after spending a few years in media startups. Thomas is an experienced full stack developer and a passionate functional programming developer who is focused on solving the problem holistically.
Values Fit Interviewers:Our values are universal at Kira Systems, so you might meet some people from a completely different part of the company. We do this to give applicants a chance to meet people outside their immediate team, and to give them an opportunity to ask questions to a diverse group of “Kirans.”  

Meet our Founders: During your interview process, you’ll have the opportunity to meet one of our founders. Take a look at their LinkedIn profiles to learn a bit more about Noah and Alex.

Why join Kira Systems? 
We’ve got a dream team. Kira Systems is filled with smart, curious, independent, and self-motivated people. Together, we make up a culture that values diversity of thought, creative thinking and fun.
There is room to grow.We work on challenging problems. It’s hard (in a good way) and it gives ample opportunities for growth. We also believe in the power of learning. We provide an annual learning budget to all Kirans, as well as regular learning sessions hosted by internal and external experts. 
The future is flexible. While we’re all remote right now, we have a number of fully remote team members around the world. Covid-19 has reminded us that our health and well-being come before anything, which means you have flexibility when it comes to designing your work day. It also means that we have a flexible vacation policy that allows you to take time off when you need it. 
We’ve always got your back.Literally. Got a knot in your back? We have a comprehensive health and benefits plan for you and your family, as well as access to Employee Assistance Programs. We’ve also implemented “Kira Days” in the past year, otherwise known as “company shut-down days.” These provide an opportunity for everyone to step back and recharge at the same time. 
We are award-winning! For two years in a row, we’ve been named one of Canada's Top 10 Best Workplaces for Companies with 100-999 Employees by Great Place to Work Canada. We’ve also been named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital.

Kira Systems believes that at the foundation of our success are the people who work here. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe our diversity is a driver of success at our company. Any race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status are welcome here. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

Please be aware that due to the nature of our business all successful candidates must clear a background check before beginning employment.

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