Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer


Pittsburgh, PA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 03/20/2021
  • Website: govini.com
  • Company Address: 1061 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Govini

Govini transforms the business of national security through data science and machine learning.

Job Description

Govini is a decision science firm dedicated to transforming the business of national security through data science and machine learning. Through its data and analytic platform, Govini delivers objective, decision-grade information at scale to the national security enterprise, so that leaders can better direct investments to innovation and modernization. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Francisco, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Job Description
We are seeking an exceptional QA Engineer to serve as our quality champion and join our team as a core member supporting our company’s product development process. You will work hand-in-hand with our engineering team to identify elements that are in need of improvement and revision, whether this involves minor performance glitches or apocalypse-level bugs. You will be responsible for performing both automated and manual testing and producing associated documentation to assist with finding and correcting problems in the future. Through focus testing and automation you will identify high-impact areas to enhance our platform quality, maintain excellent user experience, and drive new feature functionality.
In order to do this job well, you must be naturally curious and an eager problem solver. You love to break things and are obsessed with the details. You’re uber-smart, challenged by figuring things out and producing simple solutions to complex problems. Knowing there are always multiple answers to a problem, you know how to engage in a constructive dialogue to find the best path forward. You’re scrappy. We like scrappy.
This is a team member position, working onsite in our Pittsburgh, PA office.

Scope of Responsibilities

    • Help to create, design, and development of all aspects of our automated testing, including creating and running automated regression test scripts. 
    • Formulate detailed test plans; create test cases, test scripts, test data and expected results for both manual and automated testing.
    • Assist in managing development/DevOps processes towards a CI/CD workflow, aligning to a continuous release-based focus.
    • Work directly with development team to iteratively plan, test, and release high-quality feature development.
    • Effectively understand requirements from customers and work with the internal team to design solutions to meet their requirements.
    • Generate team metrics and information that improve development practices. 
    • Proactively identify opportunities to reduce risk and improve performance. 
    • Manage and Track the defects/bugs using JIRA and coordinate defect review meetings to prioritize defects.
    • Coordinate with development team for feature release and defect management.


      • US Citizenship is required
Required Skills
      • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
      • Must have prior experience working in a product organization
      • 3+ years of software QA testing experience, including expertise in testing methodologies, experience with standard QA and development tools, and the ability to operate within short release cycles
      • 3+ years of Software QA automation experience working with the following technologies: Selenium, JavaScript, Python, PostgreSQL
      • Minimum of 3 years hands on experience in developing regression and functional test plans, managing defects, and implementing automated testing
      • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving skills
      • Demonstrated ability to balance long-term roadmap vision with the unavoidable shifting of short-term priorities in an agile, startup environment
      • Exceptional written and verbal communication with both client-facing and technical team membersHigh degree of ability to work autonomously with little supervision in a fast-paced environment
      • Self-motivated and organized
Desired Skills 
    • Proficiency working with java applications
    • Experience with performance/stress/load/volume testing
    • Experience working with Federal information such as budget and contracting data
    • Experience working with DoD/National Security organizations
    • Experience in or exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment
    • Understanding of technological infrastructure involved in building data products
We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance.  If you thrive in ambiguity, are a self-starter, and care about solving technology problems in the national security domain, we’re eager to hear from you.
Govini is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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