Khan Academy is looking for a passionate Quality Engineer to help change education – join us on our mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
You’ll be joining the QA team in creating test plans, verifying new features, and creating automated tests for the current product. This role will include test planning, test development, and test execution in support of project goals in collaboration with our current QA Lead. In addition, you’ll be working closely with product and support teams so you're able to advocate for the best possible experience for our users. Someone with a strong combination of testing, communication, and automation experience will excel in this role.
Our testers help keep our development efforts honest by advocating for our users.
We’re fun, quirky people that come from a variety of backgrounds. Our team includes people from Google, Apple, Facebook, Mozilla, Microsoft, Pixar, Fog Creek, and tiny startups. Khan Academy attracts talent from some of the top organizations in the Bay Area; our team includes individuals who attended private universities and community colleges, as well as folks who didn't graduate from college. Together, we’re a small but strong team, deeply invested in your future.
Work with a single product team to own test development and execution while balancing engineering priorities with user needs
Use creativity & deep field knowledge to find, document, and track bugs
Communicate with stakeholders so the most crucial user-facing issues are prioritized
Extend the current e2e test suite using Selenium
Embrace, champion, and extend an ethos of quality software development through an organization measured withshipping beats perfection
5+ years of relevant experience, including 2 years of practical experience in automation tools (Selenium preferred)
Good documentation and communication skills so that you can coordinate with current testing efforts to grow and improve our testing processes
At least one year experience working with and creating automated tests using Selenium and running tests using a service like AWS.
An unencumbered glee and exceptional proclivity for breaking things
A passion for software and engaging learning experiences, as well as desire to change the world
An ability to work across the team, including educators, designers, engineers, product managers, to improve our product quality and reliability
A great intuition for how users like to learn and obstacles that could stand in their way. You have the motivation and courage to tackle any new subject you put your mind to, and not let go until you've mastered it