Software QA Specialist

Position

The Software Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for the ongoing testing and quality control of all software developed at APAX Software. This includes understanding software requirements and business objectives, writing detailed testing plans and executing those plans, performing feature specific testing during the development cycle, performing full product testing prior to production releases, and working closely with developers to assist with quality goals. This position reports to the President of APAX Software and is expected to be able to work in close collaboration.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and execute test cases and test plans

  • Work with different teams of developers on several different projects simultaneously

  • Write manual test cases that cover both the basic and exception scenarios to deliver a high quality product to users

  • Draft and execute project test plans at various levels of development

  • QA and deploy new features and products with minimal bugs

  • Triage bugs and confidently prioritize them against current and future project work

  • Understand the projects fully and the use cases on different types of devices (both desktop and mobile) from the user’s perspective

  • Define and document best QA practices to continually innovate on the position

 

Desired Skills

  • Good understanding of QA processes, tools and methodologies

  • Passion for delivering high-quality projects to users

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Technical background/understanding of how development products are built

  • Previous exposure to JIRA or similar project management software

  • Familiarity with Agile methodology is a plus

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Previous experience working in a team environment

  • Ability to work on site in Lexington, KY 5 days a week

 

Benefits

Our team loves making great applications, and we want you to join us. You’ll receive generous benefits, including but not limited to, Simple IRA match, flexible working hours, and an unbeatable vacation policy. The dress code is casual, the kitchen is always stocked with coffee and tea, and you'll work from a downtown office with plenty of comfy spaces to get things done. Working some days remotely is an option after an initial trial period reporting onsite at the main office.

 

Reports to: President