Senior Quality Engineer

Kira Systems

This job listing expired on Sept. 23, 2021, 9:14 p.m.
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. 

We are hiring a Senior Quality Engineer to join our cross-functional team of high performing Developers, Quality Engineers, Product Manager, Designer, and Researcher responsible for strengthening the connectivity of our product and the ability of our clients to put data in and out of our unique product. 

We are good at testing… but we want to take good to great! 

Our developers run their own unit tests, we have some automation suites, and 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 Senior Quality Engineer who can help us expand our test coverage in both automated and manual, but also help us strategize the most appropriate testing method. Bring your expertise and make us better, make us improve.

We expect the successful candidate to be able to think of the product holistically and question how the product works and how it can break. They are expected to craft and implement automated tests for a mission critical, scalable externally facing SaaS application.

Since our establishment we have come far and have built a powerful tool relied upon by thousands of users every day. You will be testing serious software and have fun doing it. We strive to constantly learn, question the crowd, push the boundaries of existing technology, and solve difficult problems.

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

What You Will Be Doing

  • Working closely with our developers and other testing stakeholders, develop strategies to improve Kira’s automated and manual testing processes using industry best practices that will improve testing productivity in a security-minded environment with corporate compliance implications.
  • Explore and devise approaches to integration and regression testing of modules that integrate with third-party SaaS offerings.
  • Help look at tools for system-level testing and UI testing and implement automated improvements in these areas.
  • Hands-on testing, and automated functional and API testing
  • Report on successes and failures of regression tests through automated frameworks (e.g. dashboards) and manually, and develop ways to integrate test coverage tracking with requirements management tools.
  • Plan and estimate efforts to perform feature testing over each release cycle.
  • Become a product expert and mentor other QEs to improve their understanding of the product and their role in the planning process.
  • Continuously drive improvements in how we do testing of Kira software.
  • Works closely with development, support, systems, and other Kira stakeholders involved in ensuring our software is of the highest quality.
  • Provides guidance in the preparation of technical appraisals of testing tools and software.

What You Bring

  • Ability to work independently, as part of a software team, and as a contributor within distributed virtual teams.
  • Communication, project management skills and problem solving skills across functional lines.
  • Experience with Test Management tools such as Zephyr or QMetry.
  • Experience automating integration and functional testing using tools such as Selenium and Jmeter is essential.
  • Critical thinking, an eye for detail, and have the curiosity to both find ways to find failures in the product and to understand its implementation.
  • Mastery of generating test scenarios, test plans and strategy.
  • Experience designing and performing non-functional testing, including performance, load and stress testing, in a large scale distributed application environment.
  • Knowledge of Java is required, but C# is an acceptable alternative (learning Java will be required). JavaScript, Go, or knowledge of a functional language would be a nice bonus.
  • Comfortable with Agile methodologies and fixed-cycle iterative methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of QA process, test verification and validation methodologies.
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:Chris Buchanan  - Chris is a software manager and strategic planner with over 20+ years of experience bridging the divide between the technical and non-technical teams. Having worked in both big corporations and tech startups in the software industry, Chris founded a solutions architect consultancy before joining Kira as our Software Development Manager. At Kira, Chris is leading a 6-member multi-function Agile development team that works on internal improvements and new feature development 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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