Lead QA Engineer

Job LocationUS
Job TagProduct Management

The following are preferred states of residence: AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, NC, TN, TX, VA, WI with priority given to Nashville residents


UDig designs, builds, and implements technology solutions that deliver on business objectives. People join our team because they are excited to have an impact on the future of our organization, passionate about delivering meaningful results, and energized by solving complex problems. Oh, and they like working with other driven, smart, and authentic people.      

UDig is proud to be recognized as a “Best Places to Work” in Virginia and Tennessee. We’re committed to fostering a transparent environment where leadership is accessible, professional development opportunities are abundant, and you are empowered to achieve your career goals. You’ll collaborate and develop deep relationships with teammates in a flexible environment through our ‘Work from Anywhere’ remote working policy. Join UDig and accelerate your success while having fun!   

How Things Go Down as a Lead QA Engineer

A typical day might entail:  

  • Working with the product owner and development team to add the right level of detail to user stories to ensure that they are testable  
  • Leading in the definition and execution of the overall quality strategy for the product 
  • Defining, developing, and executing test plans, test cases, manual testing, and automation scripts to perform white, grey, and black box testing
  • Executing manual, automated, and regression testing on a web or mobile application
  • Supporting the development team in testing and configuration of the deployment pipeline through incorporating automated testing as part of the CI/CD strategy
  • Identifying, documenting, and tracking defects through to resolution and in collaboration with the development team, identifying recommendations for preventing similar defects in the future
  • Working with the development team to ensure the right unit testing is occurring in alignment with the overall quality strategy
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and contributing to system specifications 
  • Participating in project standups and check ins meeting and representing the product quality
  • Coaching, mentoring, and sharing with other quality assurance and engineering team member
  • Bring a focus on continuous improvement, help the team adapt and optimize in order to succeed, rather than providing a safety net to catch failures
  • Identify and recommend areas for improvement in processes and tooling
  • Contributing to internal UDig “fun/innovative” projects
  • Career and job growth through UDig-provided training  

Want to learn more? Hear directly from our teammates by checking out our ‘A Day in the Life’ blog series: https://www.udig.com/digging-in/day-in-the-life-page-schmidt/ 

Sound Interesting? Here’s the Technical Piece

Below are a few boxes you should be able to check if you’re interested: Don’t check every box? Go ahead and apply! 

  • 3+ years of experience as a QA Tester in a manual testing role 
  • 3+ years of experience as a QA Engineer or Software Development Engineering in Test (SDET), including some experience leading a team  
  • Experience working side by side with developers in an agile environment 
  • Experience developing and executing test plans/strategies 
  • Experience testing web applications, APIs, and data 
  • Experience testing web applications with multiple third-party integrations
  • Experience testing APIs using tools like Postman and Swagger
  • Experience with automated testing tools considered a plus
  • Experience testing Kendo UI web components considered a plus
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a team 

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