Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Department: Engineering
  • Type: Full Time
  • Min. Experience: Experienced

Sprout Social is looking for a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with an extensive background in exploratory and automated testing, who is eager to work with the latest technologies in a fast-­paced startup environment.  You will use your test design, exploratory testing and technical skills to find issues in our software and keep our customer experience top-notch. We build software with small, cross-functional Agile teams, of which Quality Assurance Engineers are a part. Expect to work daily with developers, product managers and designers.  

Companies like Adobe, Pivotal Labs, Google, Marvel, and Evernote rely on Sprout to create stronger relationships with their customers through social media. Our software must be tested early and often, for the benefit of our 19,000 customers. We’re looking for smart, creative, and driven people to build great software with us. If you’re a software tester that is passionate about quality, and you can design and implement test solutions, we’d love to talk with you.


  • Test planning and design for all features developed in your Agile team
  • Implement processes with your Agile team to prevent bugs
  • Complete or direct other team members in exploratory test sessions
  • Create and maintain automated tests based on user stories and risk
  • Mentor other team members on QA methodology and technical skills
  • Contribute to testing culture at Sprout by mentoring others, process improvement, and staying up to date with latest testing methodology and technology

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years experience, some of which is in testing web apps
  • Can articulate and apply the social science in testing
  • Strong test design experience in an Agile environment
  • Familiarity with API testing tools such as Postman
  • Java-based Selenium automation and Cucumber, with a focus on test expression
  • Desire to develop an array of technical skills (SQL, scripting languages, performance testing...)
  • Strong work ethic and natural curiosity
  • Jenkins experience preferred
  • Context driven

About Sprout Social
Sprout Social powers open communication between individuals, brands and communities through elegant, sophisticated software. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and committed to both customer and team success.

Team Sprout is a group of very talented, smart and passionate people with broad interests and backgrounds. We’re proud to regularly be recognized for software, product and company culture achievements. Our team’s shared belief in Sprout’s mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment and fun. We have built a benefits program to match the strength of our team. This program includes:

  • Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families, including generous company contributions
  • Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships
  • High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best
  • Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop
  • Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance
  • Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team
  • Breakfast and lunch options onsite, and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine
  • Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members

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