Senior QA Automation Developer

<span style="font-weight: 400;">A transformer, a relationship-builder, a pitch-in wherever I&rsquo;m needed team player, we need a Senior QA Automation Developer who wants to be a leader and a doer.</span>

Toronto, ON

Cover

<div class="about-intro"> <p>Cover is a technology company and nationally licensed insurance brokerage that works with more than 30 insurance companies across the United States. Our apps ensure that our customers get the most out of their insurance, the best possible customer experience, and the best rates &amp; coverage. We're proud of our customer-centric focus, and the elegant apps we build to better serve our customers. We&rsquo;re here to build a modern, fair and sustainable insurance provider.</p> </div> https://cover.com/

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Overview: <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Technology forward and customer first. A place where any tool can be used and the end-user experience is a priority. It sounds like an unattainable utopia but at Cover, we&rsquo;re making it a reality. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cover is a technology company and a modern, fair and nationally licensed insurance brokerage that works with more than 30 insurance companies across the United States. Our focus is to ensure that our customers get the most out of their insurance</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">; and that starts with building elegant, easy-to-use apps because experience is everything. At Cover, we're breaking the mold and disrupting an old industry, aligning ease-of-use; straight-forward access to information and the end-user experience.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cover is looking for smart, collaborative, innovators to be part of our mission to build customer-centric apps that are reshaping the way that insurance is sold.</span></p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As we grow and as part of our commitment to the end user experience, we have a newly created opportunity for a Senior QA Automation Developer passionate about delivering high quality mobile applications. Someone who is ready to take a step up and build out a team in the next 12 months.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A transformer, a relationship-builder, a pitch-in wherever I&rsquo;m needed team player, we need a Senior QA Automation Developer who wants to be a leader and a doer. Whether you have a few years of working in start-ups or at larger organizations, you understand that certain aspects of code and product are better suited for Automation than others. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is an opportunity for a Senior QA Automation Developer who wants to have their voice heard by the product development team as they provide input on future design decisions that are impacted by current error cases. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you care about elegant user experiences, low crash counts and responsive applications, we would love for you to join us to push boundaries as we craft the best consumer-facing insurance products available on mobile.</span></p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you? This is a new way of working in insurance technology. No legacy systems. No tech debt. Just, how you will line up with our values: </strong></p> <p><strong><em>Innovation.</em></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> This is an opportunity to build the Automation and the testing from scratch; to innovate solutions in an environment where you have the freedom to introduce the technology and tools you know to be the best.</span></p> <p><strong><em>Efficiency.</em></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> We aren&rsquo;t bogged down in layers of hierarchy and process. What does exist is there to help everyone do their best work and have fun doing it. You will learn from and work with one of our founders. You will be part of a team focused on shipping thoroughly tested, quality code. You will be supported by your peers who will also seek your advice and opinion. </span></p> <p><strong><em>Trust.</em></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> We are building an insurance company from the ground up and we need intelligent individuals we can trust to help guide the work; people who want to be part of our growth. As we expand our presence across the US; we need to create customized solutions that adhere to regulations and governance. This creates on-the-job learning for our teams to expand their knowledge, gain new skills and stay motivated. As an early joiner, you will see the chance to move up to a lead rapidly become a reality.</span></p>
Requirements: <p><strong>As our new Senior QA Automation Developer, you have:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The experience. You have 5+ years hands-on experience building out Automation testing including work on a mobile product. You have expertise in writing comprehensive test plans and technical documentation detailing defects and issues. Ideally, you have exposure to both iOS and Android Mobile operating systems and an understanding of their respective idiosyncrasies. You know how to write repeatable, clean, easy-to-understand tests in Appium, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Espresso, XCUITest etc.). </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bonus points for the ability to code in Ruby</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The passion. You want to make a difference and see the impact of what you do working on mission critical systems. You strive for perfection and have a history of shipping well-tested code quickly.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The collaborative approach. You have outstanding communication skills. You can effectively work with designers to make sure all the error cases are accounted for and can clearly communicate issues and bugs to Developers for fixes.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The leadership potential. You want to build out a QA team from hiring to onboarding. You know how to nurture skills and provide training and support to junior members.</span></li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>Why join us</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cover is not just another app. We are both a brokerage and an insurance provider. More importantly, we prioritize the end user experience with easy-to-use technology and equally responsive customer service. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a world of instability and startups popping up; you can come to Cover and feel confident in your choice. We were created by Founders who have already built successful businesses and we are partnered with OneEleven, a global scaleup hub focused on helping the most promising, high-growth tech startups build their businesses and scale their operations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a place where Developers are front and centre; a strategic part of our success. We&rsquo;re aiming for &nbsp;50/50 gender diversity (and hey, if you don&rsquo;t fit into either side of that ratio, that&rsquo;s okay too) and global representation that makes our potlucks an international feast, we&rsquo;re a company that cares about how smart you are and who you are, not the boxes you do or don&rsquo;t check on a form. To that end, if you feel like you have something to contribute but don&rsquo;t quite meet all of the requirements we are looking for, submit your application anyway, we promise to take a look. </span></p> <p><strong>Five fast facts</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We read. As part of our Technical Book Club, we just finished reading Building Microservices and Eloquent Ruby.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We have challenging engineering work. We&rsquo;ve built an insurance rating engine from scratch.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We meet. Our co-founder has weekly open office hours and sets up one-on-one individual meetings as well as technical workshops to ensure everyone is up to speed and continuously learning. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We have a lot of fun. We have ping pong tournaments at Spin; axe throwing competitions; escape room adventures and kickoff long weekends with cocktails created by the founders.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We have unbeatable benefits. Gym memberships; daily lunch stipend and an enviable vacation policy.</span></p> <br /> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If Cover sounds like the type of company you want to be part of, express your interest here or follow us on </span><a href="https://twitter.com/cover"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong> or</strong><a href="https://ca.linkedin.com/company/thinkdata-works"><strong> LinkedIn </strong></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">to learn more about us.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cover welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.</span></p>