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QA Engineer in Irvine, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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Job Description

QA Engineer |

Location: Irvine, CA


Our client is building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution.

Seeking a QA Engineer who has a passion for helping create reliable, bug free user experience and a background writing automated integration tests.

As a QA Engineer, your typical week would involve collaborating with product and the other various engineering teams to plan the build out test suites for new features. You will participate in product feature and architecture design reviews to identify concerns and risks early in the product life cycle. You will build and maintain tools and frameworks to support ongoing automated testing efforts on all supported mobile platforms and browser configurations. You will be developing and maintaining test plans, test cases, and automated tests to ensure sufficient test coverage of our mobile, web, and backend applications.

You are not expected to have experience with all technologies listed in this posting. We're looking for experienced QA Engineer that love learning new technologies on the job, think creatively to solve complex problems, and enjoy working collaboratively.



Within 1 month, you will:

  • Learn the QA process and tools that the QA team uses
  • Join your assigned feature development team and get up to speed with the current project
  • Learn about products, features, and architecture
  • Assist devs and QA with testing new features
  • Updated or added your first automated test


Within 6 months, you will:

  • Understand QA process and tools
  • Have knowledge of Acorns products, features, and architecture
  • Take ownership of testing new features
  • Develop and maintain automated tests for new and existing features


Within 12 months, you will:

  • Have deeper knowledge of products, features, and architecture
  • Recommend and implement improvements to QA process and tools


What you will bring:

  • 3+ years of experience as a QA Engineer or BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Working knowledge of test methodologies, processes, and tools
  • Experience programming in any of the following: Ruby, Python, Java, Scala, JavaScript
  • Experience with Selenium or similar web browser automation frameworks
  • Experience testing RESTful APIs
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, multi-tasking, troubleshooting, and decision-making skills
  • Must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and have excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Unix (Linux preferred)


What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Corporate gym access
  • Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks
  • Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns
  • Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers.
  • The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges.