Software Quality Assurance Engineer

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Company :
Common App

Location :
Arlington, Virginia

Expiry Date :
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
Do you have a passion for higher education? Do you want to make a positive impact on the college admissions process? Our staff helps to remove barriers and encourage students forge their path to a better future. Common App is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year we support more than one million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, apply to our 900 diverse member college & universities using the Common App’s free online application. If you are a software quality assurance professional with agile experience and want to be part of a mission-driven non-profit that uses innovative technology to advance the college admission process, Common App may be a great match for you. Common App is currently searching for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Software Quality Assurance, our Software QA Engineer works collaboratively with a team of quality assurance professionals to ensure constituents have a great user experience with Common Apps software products. The Software QA Engineer is a member of the Quality Assurance Team, and will be expected to plan, develop, and execute comprehensive system tests, while working in an empowered and agile environment. The Software QA Engineer performs a wide range of duties, including functional, automation, security, accessibility, and compatibility tests. The Software QA Engineer also identifies and confirms resolution of defects based on an established QA methodology. This individual will also assist departments across the organization with activities as related to quality assurance.


The ideal candidate will possess a bachelors degree (or relevant experience) with two or more years of experience in quality assurance and software testing. Individuals must exhibit a solid understanding of QA methodologies, testing environments and software development life cycles. The selected individual will be proficient with technologies such as C#, Json, JQuery, HTML5, CSS, Selenium, NUnit, Jenkins, SOAP UI, JMeter, and Burp. Strong written, verbal and presentation skills, along with a proactive approach to problem solving in a collaborative, team environment, are key for this role.


Common App values our employees time, efforts, and unique perspectives. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and an extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the organization. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our staff, where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative workplace where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.