Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst

Location: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia | Department: Software Development | Type: Full Time | Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview

At SproutLoud our people and culture are central to our incredible growth. Perhaps that's why in 2016 SproutLoud was ranked one of the 50 Innovative Companies to Watch by Silicon Review. In 2015, we were named among the 50 Most Promising Google Technology Solution Providers in the country by CIO Review, among the Top 10 Marketing Automation Solution Providers nationwide by Marketing Tech Insights, and ranked No.1 for Local Partner Execution by Forrester Research in 2015. SproutLoud has also been recognized as one of the Fastest-Growing Technology Companies by Deloitte, Inc. 5000, Inc. 500 and the South Florida Business Journal multiple times between 2010 and 2016.  

Headquartered in Medellin in the great Poblado, SproutLoud develops its own technology to service the local marketing needs of large organizations. We help our clients manage their brands and distribute their marketing resources locally - through sales channels, franchisees, chain-retail locations, dealer networks, value-added reseller (VAR) programs, and field employees/offices - with a comprehensive distributed marketing solution. SproutLoud solutions manage brand compliance, increase speed to market, automate manual tasks, and provide robust reporting and business intelligence.

Overview:

The Quality Assurance Analyst will be responsible for helping to ensure that new products and features are functioning as expected prior to production release. As an integral part of the team, you will work closely with designers, product managers, and developers to maintain a high level of quality across SproutLoud services.

The QA Analyst must have an interest in all aspects of quality assurance, and can work well within a cross-functional team, have excellent communication skills, and be comfortable in a fast-paced, fluid environment. Projects will range from small-scale proofs-of-concept to large-scale consumer facing experiences, back-end applications, DevOps automation, analytics, and internal tools.

Summary

  • Serve as member of development team involved in analysis, design, implementation, and support for SproutLoud’s applications and systems
  • Design, write, and execute test cases
  • Write descriptive defect reports
  • Develop testing strategies to effectively and efficiently test new capabilities and bug fixes, balancing thoroughness and speed to market
  • On occasion, use SQL to verify data integrity
  • Work in an agile team environment
  • Work in a continuous integration environment
  • Interact with stakeholders and management to make key decisions with regards to the application functionality
  • Show a keen eye for detail and the ability to adhere to deadlines within a fast paced environment
  • Make key decisions and judgments on own

Requirements

  • 2+ years Progressive QA experience
  • 1+ years Developing test cases (manual and automated) and test software components
  • Experience testing web based applications
  • Experience writing SQL queries
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Not required, but a plus

  • Programming skills (sufficient to write automation scripts, and unit test)
  • Experience collaborating on QA projects
  • Experience working with a test case management and defect tracking system
  • Experience with Unix/Linux environments
  • Experience with PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Agile Development
  • Experience with Automated Testing Tools
  • Experience within Start-Ups with successful track record in testing web applications - both automated and manually

Benefits and Perks

At SproutLoud, we continue to cultivate an environment that aspires to be one of the best places to work - period. SproutLoud pays the full cost of some benefit programs with our team members. Benefits include health-care coverage (Poliza de Seguro Sura), transportation/parking benefit, maternity and paternity benefits, professional development, generous paid time off (PTO) policy, employee and client referral programs, and wellness initiatives. We also have fun along the way - a partially paid gym membership, community involvement events, creative recognition programs, breakfast Fridays, BBQ/picnic summers, annual kick off events, monthly happy hours/team building activities, casual dress code, etc. And because we believe in keeping the innovative spirit alive over the long haul, we provide a paid four-week sabbatical leave after every sixth year of service for team members to recharge, renew and reboot.

Having a career at SproutLoud means you are on a team that helps each other win. You will be in an environment that is 100% jerk-free, and share values with others who are accountable, care, inspire, elevate and grow. Come grow with SproutLoud!

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