Remote in the United States, Mexico, or Brazil
Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free
As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us to help spread compassion around the globe.
We are currently seeking a quality assurance specialist to join our DevOps team. In this role, you will do invaluable work:
- Develop and implement standard quality assurance plans and processes, including manual and automated tests, for Mercy For Animals’ website development environments and maintain knowledge base articles for the DevOps team
- Perform routine quality assurance testing for all new web pages built within Mercy For Animals or by external contractors
- Work with the global Mercy For Animals team to gather functional specifications and create and execute QA plans for all web products, features, and workflows created by the DevOps team, directly making corrections to deliverables or planning corrections to be made by others
- Develop and facilitate WordPress training for Mercy For Animals’ global team members, including curating existing recorded trainings and providing hands-on guidance as needed to ensure compliance with Mercy For Animals’ web standards
- Develop and lead testing processes for new software tools implemented by Mercy For Animals, working with stakeholders to ensure that a product meets the organization’s functional requirements and adheres to internal standards
- Provide support to web developers throughout the development cycle with regard to requirements, troubleshooting, and testing
- Stay up to date with QA technology trends, identifying and recommending opportunities for improvement at Mercy For Animals
- Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
- Perform any other duties assigned by team lead
Your qualifications will take our technology team to the next level:
- Midlevel relevant work experience, ideally in a product-development or service-based environment (product team or consulting experience)
- WordPress experience (preferred—professional development opportunities available)
- Experience writing automated tests, developing software or website test plans and test cases, including accessibility, functionality, and regression testing
- Ability to listen to stakeholder needs and translate them into clearly defined requirements
- Fluency in written and spoken English (Spanish or Portuguese as a first or second language a plus)
- Experience implementing best practices for testing in an agile environment (preferred)
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to consistently meet deadlines (project-management experience a plus)
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization
- Ability to operate in a highly detailed and organized manner while remaining flexible as the organization’s needs and priorities change
- Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
- Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:
I’m a highly motivated technology professional who enjoys working on multiple projects at once with a diverse group of people. I take pride in my ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders and organize their ideas into clearly defined requirements for product teams, providing support to developers and stakeholders throughout a project to ensure the end product is technically sound and meets requirements.
I approach quality assurance with structure and flexibility, understanding that while standards must be adhered to, remaining flexible with changes is essential to the success of any project. I enjoy both learning and teaching! Demoing new features and getting feedback are exciting parts of the development cycle.
Technology is ever changing, and I recognize this in my work by looking for ways to improve current processes, introduce new technologies, and learn new skills. As a team member, I strive to be collaborative, reliable, and kind.
About Your Team Leader
Your team leader, the director of DevOps, is a mission-driven technologist who joined Mercy For Animals in February 2020 after having held various technical and leadership positions in the arts and cultural nonprofit community for 13 years. She believes that a strong technology strategy and its effective implementation are vital for mission-driven organizations to maximize their impact. As a former database administrator, she is highly detailed and risk aware. As a former CRM strategist, she is always looking to the future—keeping her eye on where we want to be so we can identify opportunities and grow in the right direction.
She values a growth mindset and promotes a healthy work-life balance. And as someone who “thinks out loud,” she encourages people to voice even so-called bad ideas—because you never know where inspiration might come from.
Outside the world of Mercy For Animals, your team leader enjoys creating abstract art, spending time with her six (foster fail) cats, cooking, participating in social justice causes, and watching stand-up comedy.
Compensation and Benefits
Earn an annual salary of $60,000–$68,000 (in the United States*), depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.
*Benefits and salary outside the United States will be shared early in the interview process.
We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values.
Our Commitment to You
Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice.
Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.