Manual QA Engineer at GigSmart

| Greater Denver Area
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GigSmart is a growing mobile technology company operating within the gig-economy. We use innovative technologies to build our apps that allow businesses who have urgent labor needs to source skilled workers within seconds so that they can be working within minutes. GigSmart also connects charities & non-profits with volunteers looking to give back!

Role

GigSmart’s QA engineers play an important part in our company’s product development process. The QA Engineer will perform manual testing before product launches to ensure our software runs smoothly and meets client needs. They will develop and execute exploratory and regression tests to ensure product quality. This position requires heavy manual testing. We are looking for someone who is excited to tap glass each day to solve unique software problems.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct manual testing of our mobile applications throughout the software development life cycle
  • Manage bug list and effectively estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities for release cycle planning
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases; analyze results
  • Implement processes, practices, and tools that are efficient, flexible and consistent and allow for clear action items
  • Produce and present weekly defect reports for broader audiences
  • Lead software gate reviews from development onto Product Owner
  • Uncover risks and obstacles to the development team
  • Identify, record, thoroughly document and track bugs
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Evaluate product code according to specifications
  • Help troubleshoot issues and train users to implement solutions
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development life cycle

    Key Results:

    • Effective and clear test cases
    • Market-leading product quality
    • Clearly defined specifications and defect descriptions
    • Efficient Delivery of Services (Quality, Low cost)
    • Promote Continuous Improvement

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
    • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
    • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
    • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
    • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus

      Educational and Professional Requirements:

      • 2+ years of Agile/ Scrum Software Development
      • Mobile, web or other software QA testing experience preferred
      • Worked with both remote and local teams in conjunction
      • Experience in all aspects of QA from test case development to manual regression device testing

      Expectations of a GigSmart Employee

      • Be positive
      • Work hard
      • Innovate
      • Have passion
      • Continue to learn
      • Exceed expectations
      • Collaborate
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      Technology we use

      • Engineering
      • Product
      • Sales & Marketing
        • JavascriptLanguages
        • ElixirLanguages
        • ReactLibraries
        • React NativeFrameworks
        • PostgreSQLDatabases
        • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
        • MixpanelAnalytics
        • IllustratorDesign
        • InVisionDesign
        • PhotoshopDesign
        • SketchDesign
        • BasecampManagement
        • TrelloManagement
        • GitLabManagement
        • WordpressCMS
        • HubSpotCRM
        • Constant ContactEmail
        • SendGridEmail
        • ZoomInfoLead Gen

      Location

      Our amazing downtown office isn't being used much during COVID-19. When it's safe to reopen, we'll welcome our team back with plenty of snacks!

      An Insider's view of GigSmart

      What’s the vibe like in the office?

      My transition into working from home has been smooth and comfortable. While we aren't in the office, I still feel really connected to my team. We have been able to continue to focus on our individual goals and tasks with GigSmart’s success in mind. I am thankful GigSmart has given me the ability to continue working safely during this time.

      Landon

      Client Success Representative

      What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

      Our small and growing design team faces many unique challenges on a daily basis. Our biggest challenge, and most exciting, is working creatively on realizing GigSmart’s vision by creating an innovative and memorable product that is focused on improving the lives of millions of people.

      Marina

      Junior Product Designer

      What makes someone successful on your team?

      At GigSmart we view individual success relative to the success of the product development team as a whole. Passion, collaboration, and having the drive to learn are some individual characteristics that ultimately lead to both individual and team success. Our team is always learning and pushing each other to innovate.

      Tara

      Senior Product Owner

      How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

      Being accessible means creating a culture where team members know there is no such thing as being "interrupted." All feedback is welcome, and when it is received, I do my best to acknowledge and respond to it quickly. Doing so builds trust which helps improve the overall dynamic of our team.

      Mitch Catino

      COO

      How does the company support your career growth?

      The opportunities to grow as a developer seem endless with new challenges daily, and an incredibly smart and dedicated team to learn from. Whenever I've expressed interest to learn another part of the tech stack or business, GigSmart has provided me the time, tools, and training to do so.

      Josh

      Senior React Developer

      What are GigSmart Perks + Benefits

      GigSmart Benefits Overview

      We are a start-up offering the same great benefits you'd get working for a large corporation!

      Culture
      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
      Pair programming
      Open office floor plan
      Diversity
      Documented equal pay policy
      Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
      Mean gender pay gap below 10%
      Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
      Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
      Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
      GigSmart employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
      Disability Insurance
      Dental Benefits
      Vision Benefits
      Health Insurance Benefits
      Life Insurance
      Pet Insurance
      Wellness Programs
      Onsite Gym
      Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
      401(K)
      Company Equity
      Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
      Generous Parental Leave
      We provide up to 2 weeks of paid parental leave when an employee has a new addition to the family!
      Flexible Work Schedule
      GigSmart provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
      Remote Work Program
      GigSmart is currently remote as an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances, we allow employees two days to work remote per month.
      Vacation & Time Off Benefits
      Generous PTO
      GigSmart employees typically earn at least 15 days of PTO per year.
      Paid Holidays
      Perks & Discounts
      Casual Dress
      Commuter Benefits
      Employees are able to make pre-tax payroll deductions to be used for commuter expenses
      Company Outings
      GigSmart hosts company events on a quarterly basis.
      Stocked Kitchen
      Snacks, coffee, cold brew, pour over & tea.
      Some Meals Provided
      We have team lunches at least once per month.
      Fitness Subsidies
      There is a free onsite gym available for all employees!
      Professional Development Benefits
      Job Training & Conferences
      GigSmart offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
      Lunch and learns
      We are starting provide virtual lunch and learns for our team.
      Cross functional training encouraged
      Promote from within
      Mentorship program
      We encourage internal mentorship.
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