Senior QA Automation Engineer


Washington, DC, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 01/22/2021
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  • Company Address: 1 Thomas Circle 8th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

About FiscalNote

FiscalNote is a technology and media company that provides information services and software that connects the world to their governments. As the premier hub of domestic and global government information, FiscalNote’s comprehensive suite of software solutions offers customers and readers policy data, news, analysis and award-winning journalism.

Job Description

About the Position
FiscalNote is seeking a Senior QA Automation Engineer to join our team. You will have the opportunity to own key aspects of our automation efforts, establish best practices and experiment with new ideas to deliver the highest quality product to our users. You will work with our development and testing teams to analyze, build and maintain automated test frameworks, test suites, and processes across the organization using FiscalNote applications. 
 About the Team
The Quality Assurance team is responsible for working within a fast paced, Agile environment to ensure quality, reliability and accuracy. As a team, we aim to be prepared to address risks to our applications’ quality and performance by reacting with speed and efficiency. We prioritize progress and improvement, both in terms of our skill sets as individuals and our team’s processes.
About You
You have a passion for software quality and are inspired by delivering the best results to our customers. You are curious, resilient and motivated to ask questions and solve problems. You have a working knowledge of manual and automated testing techniques and strategies. You’re capable of communicating what you’re thinking to both technical and non-technical audiences, taking in others’ ideas as well as expressing your own. You are flexible, supportive, and strive to be successful in a high growth environment.

What to Expect in This Role:

    • Support new product development, including the review of requirements and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
    • Design and create test cases and scripts to address business and technical use cases defined within the project’s test plan
    • Ensure the test execution results fulfill the defined test objectives
    • Participate in troubleshooting and triaging of issues with different teams to drive towards resolution
    • Recommend design and process improvements, to ensure the automation framework and procedures are scalable and extensible
    • Communicate effectively across multiple teams/external vendors to ensure cohesion and collaboration
    • Analyze data and application changes and document their impact on the performance automation task (test cases, scripting, scenario execution, etc.)
    • Ensure the appropriate testing and monitoring tools/technologies are configured accordingly with the test objectives/project team requirements
    • Perform API and back end testing, as needed
    • Provide leadership and training for team members regarding test automation, when necessary

What Sets You Apart:

    • 5+ years of experience working in an agile development environment as a QA/automation engineer
    • Strong programming skills, preferably in Python
    • Proficiency with test automation tools, such as Selenium Webdriver
    • Experience using Git, CircleCI and/or Jenkins
    • Strong understanding of agile software development practices 
    • Ability to lead and guide other engineers on the team
FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19.  New team members, along with our current staff, will temporarily work remotely (unless communicated otherwise).  
At FiscalNote, we Lead with Values
Know your Audience ∙ Find the Truth ∙  Drive Alignment ∙ Level Up ∙ Own the Job ∙ Bias for Action ∙ Support the Family 
FiscalNote is a technology-powered global software data and media company that uses powerful machine learning to provide clients with the right policy information and insights, and at the right time so that they can better navigate market risk and uncertainty and maximize new opportunities.
As the premier hub of domestic and global information for more than 5,000 clients worldwide, FiscalNote’s tools, analysis, news, and award-winning journalism delivers context, clarity, and a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world.
If your background and experience align with the competencies above, we encourage you to apply so that we can review your experience and learn more about how you can add to FiscalNote’s growth and success.
Company Benefits
FiscalNote offers competitive salaries, equity packages, and retirement accounts to ensure we’re all FN owners. We work hard, so our open vacation policy helps us ensure you’re getting the R&R you need. We offer comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance options supplemented by a flexible spending account (FSA). We have a slew of other benefits which you can check out at
FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FiscalNote is an EEOC employer.
FiscalNote uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all new employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

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