Lead Software Engineer in Test (Chicago Loop)

| Chicago
Instructure was founded to define, develop, and deploy superior, easy-to-use software. (And that’s what we did / do / will keep on doing.) We are dedicated to the fight against iffy, mothbally, shoddy software. We make better, more usable tools for teaching and learning (you know, stuff people will actually use). A better connected and more open education technology ecosystem. And more effective ways for everyone everywhere to access education, make discoveries, share knowledge, be inspired, and do big things. We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. So here’s your opportunity.
We’re looking for a Lead Software Engineer in Test who is passionate about technology and education. As an Engineering Lead, you will be responsible for providing technical direction, personnel management, and hands-on software development.

Instructure takes testing seriously and we are looking for an Lead Software Engineer in Test to help us with that. You and your team will work alongside our developers to test changes and then automate the testing of those changes. The ideal candidate will be strong in leadership, testing, and writing/reviewing code.

So if you are strong leader and mentor, and you still like coding, let's talk! There are lots of interesting, complex and challenging problems that will leverage your skills as well as your team; oh, and new things come up every day.

What you will be doing:

  • Work with product managers to flesh out product requirements and acceptance criteria.
  • Work with multiple teams to ensure we deliver QUALITY products on time.
  • Work with QA team members as a mentor to help everyone “up” their game.
  • Directly manage 5-10 Software Engineers in Test (SETs) across multiple product/project teams.
  • Write automated functional tests with Ruby, JavaScript, and Selenium.
  • Manually test new changes as necessary.
  • Ensure changes meet acceptance criteria e.g. accessibility standards, localization

Here is what you will need to know/have:

  • Ability to solve complex problems.
  • Over 5 years of QA experience.
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring others.
  • Ability and desire to work in an open and team-oriented environment.
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree preferred.

Get in on all the awesome at Instructure.

  • Competitive salary, equity, and 401k 
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance 
  • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D 
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules 
  • Gym club reimbursements and rewards-based fitness tracking
  • Latest software and tools with top of the line equipment

We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.At Instructure we participate in E-Verify and yes, in case you didn't catch it from the above, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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