QA Technical Lead

Vena Solutions is seeking a Quality Assurance Technical Lead to help us expand our sophisticated SaaS cloud software product. You will lead by assessing our automation needs, building new and upgrading existing automation test frameworks, and designing testing plans and environments based on industry best standards. 

Canada/United States (remote)

Vena Solutions

<p>At Vena Solutions, we believe finance and data analytics should be fun - for everyone! We do data differently transforming businesses by pairing our interface with the best parts of Excel and the power of a full finance-led planning solution. Our integrated planning ecosystem streamlines workflows, automates time-consuming tasks, and frees up more time to uncover insights and build a better business.</p> <p>Founded in 2011, and with over $350 million raised in funding, we offer a cloud-native, corporate performance management platform that empowers finance, operations, and business leaders to "Plan to Grow" their businesses. Our customers across a range of industries include the Kansas City Chiefs, Coca-Cola Consolidated, WWF-Canada, and Capstone Infrastructure.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />It&rsquo;s an exciting time at Vena as we scale unbelievably fast and channel our latest round of funding into building out our product development roadmap and go-to-market strategy.&nbsp;</p> https://www.venasolutions.com

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Overview: <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p>At Vena Solutions, we believe finance and data analytics should be fun - for everyone! We do data differently, transforming businesses by pairing our interface with the best parts of Excel and the power of a full finance-led planning solution. Our integrated planning ecosystem streamlines workflows, automates time-consuming tasks, and frees up more time to uncover insights and build a better business.</p> <p>Founded in 2011, and with over $350 million raised in funding, we offer a cloud-native, corporate performance management platform that empowers finance, operations, and business leaders to "Plan to Grow" their businesses. Our customers across a range of industries include the Kansas City Chiefs, Coca-Cola Consolidated, WWF-Canada, and Capstone Infrastructure.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>It's an exciting time at Vena as we scale unbelievably fast and channel our latest round of funding into building out our product development roadmap and go-to-market strategy.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p>Reporting to the VP of Software Development, Vena Solutions is seeking a Quality Assurance Technical Lead to help us expand our sophisticated SaaS cloud software product. You will lead assessing our automation needs, building new and upgrading existing automation test frameworks, and designing testing plans and environments based on industry best standards. You will provide technical guidance to a team of Software Developers in Test on the development, maintenance, and execution of automated (and manual) tests, collaborating with Developers to ensure functional and regression test cycles capture all aspects and features.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who you are</strong></p> <p>You are passionate about software quality and customer trust with extensive experience building test automation frameworks for SaaS products. You understand architecture, backend, and frontend QA testing needs and have designed and rolled out scalable testing solutions for UI, API, and more. You are curious and focused on the continuous improvement of tools and processes. You excel at leading the technical work of a team and collaborating across a software organization.</p> <p><strong>What's in it for you</strong></p> <p><strong>Impact.&nbsp;</strong>This is an opportunity to put your name on our testing automation function, bringing technical expertise and practical insights to our team. You will have the chance to own our test strategy from end to end, building new and improving the overall quality of our testing and automation. You will influence the technical teams' approach to quality assurance, powerfully impacting our customer confidence in offerings and the rate at which we can scale our reach.</p> <p><strong>Technology</strong>. Our platform lets customers enter or import finance, accounting, HR, and other business data into our dimensional database engine and then execute planning processes using that data and our workflow engine. You will have the opportunity to introduce new tools and technologies into our tech stack, enhancing and evolving our current automation framework. You will be part of our analytics group, tracking, measuring, and scaling our performance based on data and work in close collaboration with the Architecture team.</p> <p><strong>Professional growth.</strong>&nbsp;You will have the chance to participate in our mentoring program both as a mentor and a mentee. You will join our ongoing learning and development labs and have the opportunity to take courses, earn new certifications, or purchase resources with our Education Subsidy. Whether you want to continue along the technical path, advancing your career in Quality Assurance as a Technical Manager and beyond, or move into an Architecture or Infrastructure role at Vena, we will support your growth and development.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>How you will make an impact</strong></p> <ul> <li>Assess, evaluate, and maintain. You will develop an understanding of our product and how test automation fits into the deployment phase. You will assess our current testing frameworks, tools, and processes. You will make recommendations for improvements and execute those adjustments.</li> <li>Knowledge sharing. You will attend Architecture, Scrum, and Release meetings to understand where, what, and when testing needs to occur.&nbsp;</li> <li>Develop and execute testing strategies. You will design and run functional, integration, regression testing, and automation test frameworks for front and backend functionality.&nbsp;</li> <li>Mentor a team. You will provide technical guidance to 5+ Software Developers in Test (SDTs).</li> <li>Collaborate. You will work with development teams to identify testing needs for their projects and work with business partners to build cross-team test plans. You will ensure holistic testing goals are met with each deployment and release.</li> <li>Be a Testing Automation champion. You will advocate for embedding testing at every stage of the SDLC, nurturing collaboration and information sharing across teams. You will deliver on automation initiatives, best practices, and quality standards. You will proactively identify gaps, tell us what we need, and get it done.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>What you bring to the team</strong></p> <ul> <li>The experience. You have 5+ years combined experience in automation testing, building frameworks, and leading technical work on SaaS products. You have expertise in designing, planning, and executing manual and automation testing for B2B products in a short cycle CI/CD environment. You are effective at analyzing how product changes affect testing requirements. You have hands-on knowledge of JavaScript testing libraries (or similar) and performance testing tools, as well as GitHub and Jira.&nbsp;</li> <li>The knowledge. You come with your own set of insights, lessons learned, approaches to integrating QA testing across the SDLC, and technologies. You know how to apply your expertise to level up the quality of our feature releases.&nbsp;</li> <li>The passion. You are self-motivated, self-directed, and you are excited at the prospect of working on exciting tech with other friendly and enthusiastic developers and automation testers in an Agile Scrum environment.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Life at Vena</strong></p> <p>At Vena, we believe that a positive company culture is key to success, and we are honored that overwhelming positive and supportive feedback from our teams has resulted in us being the recipient of three 2020 Comparably Awards for Small and Midsize Businesses. We have been recognized in the following categories: Best Company Culture, Best Companies for Women and Best Companies for Diversity.</p> <p>To us, this level of recognition speaks to the dedication and commitment of the people who make up our teams, and we work hard every day to nurture an environment that appreciates our people and expands access to development and growth opportunities. This includes a number of employee resource groups, including DIBS (Diversity, Inclusion &amp; Belonging) which aims to create the space and freedom to celebrate their differences;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.venasolutions.com/n4w/">N4W</a>&nbsp;(Network for Women) that addresses the interests, challenges and hurdles women from different backgrounds experience in the tech community workplace. And our accessibility group,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.venasolutions.com/va11y">Va11y</a>, that works toward actualizing barrier-free access to Vena for everyone, no matter their unique needs or learning style.&nbsp;</p> <p>Vena also actively supports a variety of partner initiatives, including bootcamps for Women In Tech Sales, as well as networking events and hackathons with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bptn.ca/">Black Professionals in Tech Network</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://ellehacks.com/">Elle Hacks</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://shehacks.ca/">SheHacks</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://womenhack.com/">WomenHack</a>.</p> <p>As a people-first organization, we offer a flexible working environment, prioritize mental health and wellness through monthly virtual sessions, and have built out a virtual social events calendar to keep us all in touch. You will be inspired by our diverse executive leadership as they scale the company and remain engaged with the teams; shifting from monthly to weekly town halls and maintaining transparent communications through the pandemic and beyond.</p> <div class="content-conclusion">&nbsp;</div>