Senior SDET

  • Overview

    The world has changed. Why hasn’t insurance?

    Kin’s mission is to reimagine home insurance For Every New Normal. While other insurers struggle to handle a fast-changing world, Kin is built for the future and is prepared to meet its challenges head on while helping our customers do the same.

    Kin is proud to be one of BuiltIn Chicago’s 2021 Best Mid Sized Companies to work for, and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in North America. Simply put, our people are what make us great, and we need forward-thinking, inspired game-changers like you to join us in our mission.

    As part of the team, you'll work on small teams to develop the products and features that make Kin operate. We're a Ruby on Rails environment with Javascript front-end and PostgreSQL database, and we apply Agile methodologies to our product and software development processes. In your role, you will have the opportunity to work on more complex engineering problems while collaborating with peers in Dev, Product, QA, and other cross-functional teams. As a senior team member, you'll have the opportunity to mentor more junior engineers, and on occasion lead small teams.

  • Responsibilities

    • Write and execute test cases to ensure development outputs meet acceptance criteria, technical specifications, and product goals
    • Document software defects in bug tracking system and monitor bug resolutions
    • Investigate, test, and debug complex issues
    • Participate in code reviews
    • Write and maintaining unit tests and automated test suites
    • Analyze automation test results and present analysis
    • Participate in troubleshooting and triaging of issues with various teams to determine root cause and resolution
    • Assist with deployments, verify fixed defects, and perform automated regression and performance testing as required
    • Plan and conduct the analysis, inspection, design, test, and/or integration to assure the quality of large and complex projects
  • We Require

    • 3+ years of software testing experience
    • Background in software testing and product knowledge in the design of tests
    • Experience with QA techniques, such as black box, white box, and gray box approaches for smoke, regression, functional, user acceptance, and exploratory testing
    • 2+ years of software development / automation experience
    • Hands-on work experience with Selenium (bonus if experienced with Rspec and Capybara)
    • Experience creating XPath queries and functions
    • Hands-on experience with any of the following scripting languages: Ruby, C#, Python, Javascript
    • Experience using Git or other source code management tools
    • Experience with deployments, CI/CD tools, DVCS, and comfortable with database migrations

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