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Lead Software Engineer in Test (Chicago Loop) at Instructure
Instructure was founded to define, develop, and deploy superior, easy-to-use software. (And that’s what we did / do / will keep on doing.) We are dedicated to the fight against iffy, mothbally, shoddy software. We make better, more usable tools for teaching and learning (you know, stuff people will actually use). A better connected and more open education technology ecosystem. And more effective ways for everyone everywhere to access education, make discoveries, share knowledge, be inspired, and do big things. We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. So here’s your opportunity.
We’re looking for a Lead Software Engineer in Test who is passionate about technology and education. As an Engineering Lead, you will be responsible for providing technical direction, personnel management, and hands-on software development.

Instructure takes testing seriously and we are looking for an Lead Software Engineer in Test to help us with that. You and your team will work alongside our developers to test changes and then automate the testing of those changes. The ideal candidate will be strong in leadership, testing, and writing/reviewing code.

So if you are strong leader and mentor, and you still like coding, let's talk! There are lots of interesting, complex and challenging problems that will leverage your skills as well as your team; oh, and new things come up every day.
What you will be doing:
  • Work with product managers to flesh out product requirements and acceptance criteria.
  • Work with multiple teams to ensure we deliver QUALITY products on time.
  • Work with QA team members as a mentor to help everyone “up” their game.
  • Directly manage 5-10 Software Engineers in Test (SETs) across multiple product/project teams.
  • Write automated functional tests with Ruby, JavaScript, and Selenium.
  • Manually test new changes as necessary.
  • Ensure changes meet acceptance criteria e.g. accessibility standards, localization
Here is what you will need to know/have:
  • Ability to solve complex problems.
  • Over 5 years of QA experience.
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring others.
  • Ability and desire to work in an open and team-oriented environment.
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree preferred.
Get in on all the awesome at Instructure.
  • Competitive salary, equity, and 401k 
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance 
  • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D 
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules 
  • Gym club reimbursements and rewards-based fitness tracking
  • Latest software and tools with top of the line equipment

We participate in eVerify. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Why work with us
Instructure was founded to define, develop, and deploy superior, easy-to-use software. (And that’s what we did / do / will keep on doing.) We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. So here’s your chance to get in on something awesome.
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Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels. Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. Yeah, we all have favorite things. At Instructure, these are ours. Instructure was named one of the Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in 2016 by Glassdoor.com. Bring your big ideas, and help write the next chapter of Instructure history.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive salary, equity, and 401k
100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance
Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules
Tuition reimbursement & pre-tax commuter benefits
iMacs or Macbooks
Gym memberships and reward-based fitness tracking
Fully-stocked kitchens and catered lunches
HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D

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