Grin, Inc.

QA Manager

Job Locations US | US-CA-Sacramento
ID
2022-1311
Category
Engineering
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Overview

GRIN is seeking a QA Manager, with hands-on testing experience, who has worked with enterprise-level SaaS platforms. The right person for this role has strong attention to detail, drives to obtain a high level of quality, and strives to launch products in an Agile environment without compromising on standards of excellence. They will collaborate with the design, development, and product management teams to build well-organized test plans and new product releases.

 

The QA Manager will be responsible for building and managing a highly capable team of QA engineers to ensure we are shipping high-quality products and features, in a fast-moving, progressive work environment. This role will be both responsible and accountable for the rigor of quality in our software from the perspective of various users.

 

As a manager at GRIN, you will help maintain the GRIN culture while influencing the trajectory of an ambitious tech startup. We are a fast-paced, fun organization going through rapid growth and solving technical challenges at an exponential scale. This is a rare opportunity to join a high growth startup that is looking to give you a career-changing impact on the business.

 

Company Overview

GRIN is the pioneer behind the world’s first Creator Management platform, designed for the next generation of brands who recognize that, in the creator economy, authenticity is everything. Our platform supports every brand’s journey to connecting with consumers through authentic creator relationships and is listed #1 across all top review sites including Capterra, G2 Crowd and Influencer Marketing Hub. Thousands of the world’s fastest-growing brands – including SKIMS, Warby Parker, Allbirds, Mejuri, and MVMT – use GRIN to make creators feel like trusted, empowered partners and work with them to build their brands into household names. Together, we are revolutionizing the Creator Economy.

 

GRIN is headquartered in Sacramento, CA, yet has a “Remote First” work policy and culture, meaning remote work is the default. We are a highly collaborative environment, and support one another during core hours through both Slack and Zoom communication channels.

 

Culture

Our culture is a team-first mentality built on the Core Values of Integrity, Humility, Take Action, Think Big, and Ownership and shared by every single employee. At GRIN, we expect everyone to do the right thing, which instills trust and allows us to tackle the big issues and make things happen. We move fast because in our industry, time is our biggest opponent. We aren’t afraid to ship quickly and make changes down the road. We empower our employees to make decisions with no red tape and no fear of reprisal, as long as they take ownership and adapt along the way.

Responsibilities

Who You Are:

  • A hands-on manager who leads by example and works closely with the team to take them along in all situations celebrates successes and learnings. 
  • Demonstrates an ability to jump into problems in all areas of the system, determine root cause, and clearly document issues.
  • Able to evaluate solutions implemented using third-party integrations.
  • Able to navigate often conflicting constraints and make rapid choices in a fast-moving and quickly-growing company.
  • Passionate about helping QA Engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers. You don’t shy away from performance conversations and you recognize the relationship between constructive feedback and career growth.
  • Constantly looks for improvements in software development, testing, and general QA processes
  • You are very organized. With many people doing many things in a fast-moving company, strong organizational skills—both for yourself and for the team—will be required.

 

What You'll Do:

  • Build, lead, and hire a high-caliber team of QA engineers while being a hands-on leader.
  • Be responsible and accountable for establishing quality standards and assessing the software quality at GRIN.
  • Track Internal QA Metrics to maintain quality standards and prevent regression of bugs
  • Interact with product and development teams to translate requirements and/or technical specifications into test cases
  • Support continuous improvement processes, analyzing problems, recommending actions for effective resolution, and implement them with industry-standard best practices
  • Define and direct the overall test strategy and test plans for the applications, and presenting them to the key stakeholders

Qualifications

What You'll Bring:

  • 8+ years of software quality test planning, test case creation, manual testing, creating issue tickets, and collaborating in an Agile QA process.
  • Experience managing a QA team in a Saas environment.
  • Experience testing large-scale applications, SaaS applications in the cloud (AWS a plus!), or large, distributed systems.
  • Experience performing integration testing with ecommerce platforms is a plus.
  • Experience in software environments that have a high volume of daily production releases is a plus.
  • Able to motivate a team, recognize good talent and bring the best out of your team.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • 16 days of PTO + 10 Sick Days + paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Home Office set up
  • Employee Stock Option Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401k Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tons of growth opportunity

…and much more!

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