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Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Chicago, IL | Product

Job Description

IT | Chicago, Illinois


Sittercity is hiring due to the growth of our spirited, entrepreneurial company.  We are embracing changes as we speak to better serve families of those who use us!  Our QA team is expanding and we’re looking for a software quality assurance engineer to test existing and new features from end-to-end.  We consider QA to be our backbone team! 


Here’s Where You Fit In.  You’ll Be:

  • Supporting existing quality standards and testing efforts to ensure top-notch experience for our users
  • Running a combination of Cucumber, Selenium, and manual tests so the applications are easy-to-use and free of bugs (we don’t like them)
  • Assisting in developing automated test scripts and manual test plans
  • Understanding business requirements and translating them to Agile stories and tests
  • Working side-by-side with software developers in our agile environment
  • Actively participating in planning meetings, daily scrums, and retrospectives…you can take a seat next to our CEO
  • Identifying and communicating challenges encountered in the development and test process, and recommending changes (we like to hear from you)


What Skills We Are Looking For:

  • Motivation to make a difference
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up/entrepreneurial environment
  • Sharp eye for detail, critical thinking and best practice standards
  • Manual and automated testing
  • Passion and curiosity about QA software
  • Critical thinking especially in a fast-paced, deadline-driven culture
  • Team collaboration and good interpersonal skills



  • Cross-browser testing in cloud-based environments
  • Agile background with short iteration experience
  • We’d prefer 3 years of QA experience
  • College degree nice but we also like to hear about your experiences
  • MySQL, Linux, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Cucumber, or Selenium are a plus!
  • Testing applications on mobile devices another plus
  • Comfort using OSX and Windows side-by-side
  • Interest in continuous delivery

Office Attire & Perks:

  • Innovative, interested in you
  • Casual and fun environment
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Health, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k)
  • Great time off policies
  • Food, healthy snacks throughout the day
  • Pingpong, yoga, pilates and on-site fitness 
  • 2013 Recipient of Work-Life Seal of Distinction Award from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress
  • Work at home every Friday
  • Company events and outings
  • Much more



Sittercity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.  We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis as prohibited by federal, state or local law.  Sittercity participates in E-Verify and conducts background checks on all employees.

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