Quality Assurance Engineer

New York, United States | Development | Full-time | Fully remote


Happy Cog is looking for a full-time QA Engineer in the NYC area to join our team immediately. We’re a growing interactive agency of 70+ people in Manhattan's NoMad District with great clients (like Google, Airbnb, Twelve South, Etsy, The Associated Press, New York City, St. Regis, Columbia University, and WPP) and an incredible roadmap.

You’ll be a member of our development team, working closely with our other fantastic front-end and backend developers during every phase of your projects. You’ll also be communicating directly with our project managers to understand requirements and present your findings. Your job will be fun, challenging, and interesting.

You’ll be working on a number of projects at any time; typically one large application and a few smaller projects to keep things fresh. 

You will:

  • Write scripted automation tests to ensure quality output and successful delivery of our web applications and mobile apps.
  • Utilize our continuous integration and deployment systems to automate as much of the testing process as possible.
  • Write user acceptance testing plans that will form the foundation of the development process and ultimate success of our projects.
  • Perform manual visual testing of web frontends, comparing those to visual designs and specifications.
  • Learn new technologies on the job. We do not specialize in any one language, framework, tool, or methodology – we require our engineering team to be resourceful when it comes to learning about shiny new things.

You may be a great fit for this role if you:

  • Can write high quality, well documented, and maintainable code tests.
  • Have experience with an automated testing framework such as Selenium / Appium/ Webdriver.
  • Have strong opinions on the bug reporting process, including an optimal JIRA workflow.
  • Can empathize with user needs and assure the quality of the custom solutions that we build and deploy.
  • Work on large projects with a team of multiple of engineers, UI designers, and product/project managers.
  • Are an empathetic, caring, and emotionally intelligent human being - code monkeys need-not apply.

Projects you could work on:

Vector is a growing company, and we have more projects than ever, which is why we're hiring! Every project is unique, and you'd be working on those that your skills and experience would be best suited for. Here are some examples of projects we've worked on recently so you can get an idea of what we do. We often useWebdriverIO, Appium, Ghost Inspector, Saucelabs, Jenkins, Sketch with Zeplin, Figma, InVision, JIRA, and various unit testing frameworks.

  • Automate the HTTP acceptance testing of a REST API with multiple consumers.
  • Perform functional user acceptance testing on an enterprise Content Management System with a focus on robust author experience (AX).
  • Install automated testing as a required step on a preexisting Jenkins/Github Action CI deployment pipeline.
  • Ensure feature parity between migrated systems, such as when underlying infrastructure is updated, but the user-experience is not meant to change.
  • Test multi device compatibility for one of our cross-platform (iOS and Android) Phonegap/Cordova powered mobile apps built with Angular 2 and Ionic.
  • Consult with our in-house visual design team on visual specifications or intended behavior of complex interactions/animations.
  • Test integrations with our clients 3rd-party tools and services, including eCommerce APIs and ERP systems, marketing automation tools (Pardot, Eloqua, etc.), social media APIs, and any other service that our clients throw at us.
  • Identify automation opportunities.

We offer:

  • A creative environment to do the best work of your career.
  • An amazing team of developers, designers, marketers, project managers, and the occasional four-legged office pet.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Flexible paid vacation policy.
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • Retirement plan with company matching.
  • Perks and discounts from many stores and services-- cell phone bills, hotels, rental cars, gyms, etc...

Join Us!

If you’re interested please apply as soon as possible, attention Ben Smith.

Happy Cog is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.
We embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the greater work we can create together.