QA Test Engineer -

QA Test Engineer

The Philadelphia Inquirer |  Philadelphia | Other

Job Description
Perks + Benefits
Company Culture Coverage
About The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC
Since 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer has been “asking on behalf of the people” by providing essential journalism for the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region. The Inquirer, a for-profit public benefit corporation owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute, produces Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that changes lives and leads to lasting reforms. Its multiple brand platforms — including newspapers,, e-Editions, apps, newsletters, and live events — reach a growing audience of more than 10 million people a month. “In a free state, there should always be an inquirer asking on behalf of the people: Why? Why? Why?” — John Norvell, Inquirer co-founder

The candidate will be responsible for the testing of our customer-facing web site, front-end applications, APIs and other customer facing initiatives and applications. We’re seeking a quality assurance test engineer who is a self starter with a positive attitude and a passion for testing to build upon our existing reputation with an unwavering commitment to meticulous production. The ideal candidate is an exceptionally organized, methodical professional with the experience necessary to take our products to the next level with respect to accuracy, security, and safety. You will be responsible for safeguarding the quality of our products, but also fostering a “quality culture”, in which all employees become actively engaged in guaranteeing quality in both production and the finished product.

What You’ll Do

  • Work cross-functionally with Product Managers, UI/UX designers, and Engineers (front-end, back-end, full stack, IOS, Android) including off-shore distributed team members

  • Participate in and contribute to all team activities (planning, grooming, stand-ups, retrospectives)

  • Create, modify, implement and execute test cases/test plans for existing and newly developed features and modules

  • Work within automation testing frameworks using Java, Selenium, Cucumber/Gherkin, Object Oriented concepts and Behavior Driven approaches

  • Perform regression and smoke testing of software product releases and report test results

  • Automate regression testing, including continual analysis, triage, and maintenance of tests

  • Identify, investigate, and escalate quality issues

  • Bug life cycle management – defect tracking, defect reporting, defect analysis and defect verification

Who We’re Looking For

  • Preferred 3+ years software quality assurance experience in a collaborative team environment

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

  • Excellent time management / task estimation skills

  • The successful individual will possess the following skills, abilities, attributes and technical expertise

Other Things To Know

We know not everyone reading this will fit exactly what we’ve described. We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, The Inquirer is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Outings
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

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