Software Quality Assurance Manager at FRONTSTEPS

| Greater Denver Area | Remote
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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with additional offices in Arizona and California, FRONTSTEPS is a SaaS company with a resident engagement platform to empower communities to be safe, informed, and efficient. More than 23,000 communities nationwide — that’s 4.4 million homeowners — are covered by FRONTSTEPS services! We deliver solutions that simplify how management companies, homeowner associations, builders, and security & patrol experts build, connect, operate, and secure modern communities. With a focus on mobile-first technology and best-in-class integrations, our products make it easy for community leaders and homeowners to communicate, collaborate, and drive a more prosperous community.

FRONTSTEPS is guided by the core values of 1) developing our people, 2) taking care of the customer at all times, 3) moving with purpose and urgency, 4) being open, honest, and transparent, 5) innovating and failing forward, and 6) being courageous.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Our engineering team prioritizes creating excellent systems via rapid iterations, collaboration, and peer review. We are looking for a Quality Assurance Manager who will actively mentor and contribute to the personal development of their team. You get just as excited seeing others grow and learn under your leadership as you do by executing the work yourself. You seek to improve standard practices and cultivate a culture of excellence. Most importantly, you'll work with a diverse group of people and collaborate to create the best solutions for FRONTSTEPS, Customer Support department, and Customers.

As a Quality Assurance Manager will focus on leading and developing a highly skilled team of QA Engineers and Customer Support Engineers in Test. You will be responsible for managing QA processes and ensuring best practices are adhered to.  This position may be based remotely in the U.S.  All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and evolve formal QA processes, ensuring that the teams are using best practices.
  • Establish processes to resolve dependencies and communicate clearly with stakeholders for smoother releases.
  • Build, manage, mentor, and coach a team of highly-skilled Quality Assurance Engineers and Software Development Engineers in Test.
  • Own all operational metrics for your team.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Develops, implements, and manages processes to ensure that products meet required specifications for quality, function, and reliability prior to delivery
  • Identifies and sets appropriate quality standards and parameters for products.
  • Communicates quality standards and parameters to QA team, product development team, and other appropriate staff
  • Coordinates product testing processes
  • Participates in product testing
  • Identifies and analyzes issues, bugs, defects, and other problems, particularly when problems recur in multiple products; recommends and facilitates solutions to these issues

Skills & Qualifications:

If you're on the fence about whether you meet all of the requirements for this role, please apply!

  • You have good communication and organizational skills
  • You have experience managing Quality Assurance teams
  • Experience with Automation testing tools and frameworks
  • You love fostering career growth and building a strong team culture.
  • You proactively identify problems and opportunities and generate creative approaches to solve them.
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a product manager to build and maintain a backlog of work for a team of engineers
  • You understand that celebrating accomplishments is just as important as looking for ways to improve.
  • In-depth understanding of Quality Assurance principles and Automated Testing
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
     

FRONTSTEPS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

Our office is at 12th & Broadway near Civic Center. Tons of lunch options (Torchy's, Zep's, BurgerFi), a bus stop & a short walk from RTD at 16th & CA

An Insider's view of FRONTSTEPS

How does your team reward individual success?

We established a recognition program for our teams to acknowledge peer to peer award for individuals who go above and beyond. Plus, monthly & quarterly contests for gift cards & team lunch. FRONTSTEPS Managers are invested in seeing that we continue to provide a thriving, exciting, and supportive culture which focuses on innovation & growth.

Marina Vilaysane

Director of Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m excited about the new platform that we’re launching. And we're building rich new customer experiences w/ some household brand names. We're clearly the leader in our industry, but we aren’t taking that for granted. Every client, resident & partner who sees our new products are super impressed. It’s a fun position to be in.

Matt DeWolf

President of Payments

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth is about expanding your knowledge through participation in cross-functional teams, engaging in a monthly Brown Bag lunch session or All Hands meeting, and contributing ideas on how to improve upon those processes you’ve participated in.

Sarah

Senior Manager and Controller

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

I keep my office door open as much as possible to enable anyone to provide timely feedback and seek advice when the unexpected happens. For that to be successful I build relationships with people across my organization to let them know they can come to me whenever necessary and sometimes just to chat and catch up.

Leo Haasbroek

Chief Operating Officer

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to change the conversation around HOA software and be a catalyst in opening up communication between neighbors, HOA Boards and community associations. We are building more than a company, it’s truly an effort to develop a culture of growth and excellence as a team.

Jamie Clymer

CEO

What are FRONTSTEPS Perks + Benefits

FRONTSTEPS Benefits Overview

The benefits of working for FRONTSTEPS are endless! Joining our team means opportunities to be daring and innovative ... every day! You can be part of the engagement team and foster our cool culture with events, outings, and parties. We just rolled out an awesome new program that allows employees to recognize other employees for going the extra mile. Led by employees, for employees it's just one example of what it means to be a FRONTSTEPPER! Oh, and there are a ton of other benefits like health care and beer Fridays ... KEEP reading to find out.

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
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Company-sponsored short and long term disability benefits.
Dental Benefits
The FRONTSTEPS plan covers 100% of preventative care. We have options that include orthodontia coverage.
Vision Benefits
Our competitive vision plan covers 100% of a basic exam, with a copay. Plus, contact lens and eyeglass frame benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
FRONTSTEPS offers a PPO and a qualified high-deductible plan with FSA and HSA options.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
FRONTSTEPS dress code includes Hawaiian Shirt Day, Fan-dom Day, and Ugly Sweater Day. Oh, and all the other days, you can wear whatever is comfy and casual!
Commuter Benefits
RTD pass allowance is offered to all our employees!
Company Outings
Rockies games, ax throwing, bowling ... the FRONTSTEPS team is all about exploring and taking advantage of the cool stuff Denver has to offer!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Between ping pong games & foosball, there are snacks galore in our Cantina. Boulder chips, sun chips, granola bars, fruit snacks, and oatmeal. Fresh fruit replenished daily, bubbly water, and soda!
Happy Hours
Every Friday at 4:30!
Parking
Underground parking ... FRONTSTEPS pays a generous (and I mean, generous) portion of the cost to park in our building. No need to walk outside, eveh!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Our product team demoes new features and enhancement that are releasing in the near future.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Indoor, on-site parking and gym. Supportive environment. Fun, friendly atmosphere with start-up energy and plenty of adult leadership to drive success.