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Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a Quality Engineer!

Why it matters: The quality team’s mission at Axios is to ensure our technology is of the highest quality for our readers and clients every day. The quality team integrates tightly into our cross-functional product teams to refine requirements for our products and to ensure the systems delivered line up.

Go deeper: The Quality Engineer’s responsibility is to ensure Axios’ products align with our business needs and are bug-free. Responsibilities of this role include:
  • Participating with product managers and the rest of your squad to define and refine requirements
  • Providing feedback to the squad on the potential risks and mitigation tactics of their intended approach
  • Utilizing both manual and automated testing strategies
  • Managing bugs, including identification, logging, tracking and triaging
  • Working with the team to manage risk and reduce it to an acceptable level
  • Working with engineers to implement test automation
  • Writing and executing test plans
The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills and attributes:
  • Experience in Software Quality Assurance or Quality Engineering
  • Experience testing web applications
  • Experience testing mobile applications
  • Experience writing test automation
  • Experience testing in an Agile environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptionally collaborative
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • A belief in and commitment to Axios’ diversity, equity, and inclusion values
We’ll be even more excited if you have:
  • Worked in environments using Ruby, Python, Node and/or Javascript
  • Experience testing services and working with Docker containers
  • The ability to set up test environments, deploy code, use the command line
  • Experience working in a Continuous Integration environment

Don’t forget:
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:
  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

 

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