QA Analyst

QA Analyst

At NextCapital

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Location: USA Only (offers sponsorship), TELECOMMUTE

ABOUT US

NextCapital is the leader in enterprise digital advice. NextCapital partners with world-class institutions to deliver personalized planning and managed accounts to individual investors, whether they’re saving for retirement in a 401(k) or IRA or investing in a taxable brokerage account. Our open-architecture digital advice solution provides better outcomes for our partners and individual investors by offering integrated account aggregation, analytics, planning and portfolio management, and customizable advice methodology and fiduciary roles.

***At this time, NextCapital does offer work sponsorship for this position***

 

JOIN OUR TEAM

We're looking for talented and highly motivated reliability specialists to join our team. You’ll execute manual testing scripts and design and execute exploratory testing plans to ensure the reliability & scalability of our digital advice platform. Ideal candidates are strong problem solvers who like to think critically about a problem and operate with a high attention to detail. Learn more about NextCapital at www.themuse.com/companies/nextcapital

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Staffed on the Reliability team, you will be charged with becoming an expert in software quality and risk mitigation strategy Design & execute manual software tests after each software deployment
  • Learn the detailed functionality of a broad array of end-user and internal features
  • Gain knowledge of the entire system and recognize pain points and gaps in test coverage
  • Work with designers, developers & product managers to deliver high quality software
  • Work with Technical Leads to triage reported software defects
  • Communicate with various stakeholders about the status of critical defects
  • Engage at varying levels of technical detail depending on the audience
  • Define metrics and processes that can be used to validate projects are ready to be released

 

Requirements

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in manual software testing.
  • You are skilled in bridging the communication gap between teams, contributors and leadership within a larger organizational ecosystem
  • You are a creative and proactive problem solver and feel comfortable proposing multiple solutions to a variety of issues in a real-world environment
  • You are highly organized and are known for driving projects from start to finish
  • You break down complex problems into concrete deliverables
  • You bring order to a system characterized by disorder
  • You value iterative progress over perfection
  • You have a desire to learn the underlying workings of a system
  • You persevere through challenging obstacles to meet your goals
  • You are comfortable operating in a dynamic environment with a high level of uncertainty
  • You are self-motivated and have experience maintaining your workflow independently
  • You are enthusiastic about the details of how different parts of a complex software system fit together, and becoming an expert in those details

WHERE THIS MAY TAKE YOU

  • Take on a leadership role in terms of testing practices and measurement of quality at NextCapital
  • Step into a position of leadership within a team of developers and other designers, owning work management and reporting.
  • Become a thought leader in subject matter expertise within a specific area of our software platform and database.

 

Benefits

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • Have a direct impact on the growth and scale of the company
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment & learn from FinTech’s best & brightest
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match, and top notch health benefits
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic cools down, participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, Thursday After Hours (cards, video games, treats), company outings, wine tastings, fantasy sports leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Relax with monthly, company wide, guided meditation sessions
  • Participate in women in tech events and service days at local organizations
  • Enjoy “Summer Hours” whereby our firm is ‘closed’ every Friday afternoon from April 23, 2021 through Labor Day
  • Enjoy the flexibility of working fully remote, partially remote, fully physical, or a mashup of each. And whatever you choose, enjoy a newly built-out office on Michigan Avenue with a view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan
  • And, yes, in our physical space, you can sip locally roasted coffee, kombucha, or craft beer at your modular sitting/standing desk
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