Lead QA Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


26 - 50 people


140 2nd St
San Francisco, CA, 94105, US

Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • TypeScript
  • Vue.js
  • Heroku
  • AWS
  • Redshift
  • Google Cloud

Role Description

About Census 🔁

Census is how data teams at companies like Figma, Notion, Rippling, Clearbit, and Fivetran build better business operations.

With Census, analysts can turn their data warehouse into a single source of truth and publish their insights directly into the apps that marketing, sales, and success teams use daily. With richer customer data, these teams can build better campaigns, understand what users are doing, and ultimately drive more sustainable revenue.

Backed by a16z and Sequoia, we're a hybrid team headquartered in San Francisco who love taking annoying problems most people avoid and building elegant solutions for them. We believe that data should be used for more than just making charts. This is why we built the first integration platform that works directly within cloud data warehouses.

About the Role

As a Lead Quality Engineer, you will be a quality champion. You will empower your partner Engineering team at Census to maintain a high level of quality in our products with a large amount of scope and impact within your role. Our approach to Quality Engineering involves a small, highly talented, and leveraged team that focuses on manual testing, end-to-end testing, test strategy, and process improvements while working in an embedded manner with cross-functional engineering and product teams.

What You’ll Do

-You will ensure that Census’s software is high-quality by building product test strategies, writing and executing test plans, and communicating with the team about issues, risk, and product quality

-Identify and execute on opportunities to improve the QA process

-Educate Engineering and Product on testing and QA; partner with them to understand product quality goals and measurements

-Partner with engineering to triage inbound bug reports and reproduce reported issues

What We’re Seeking

-5+ years of professional experience

-BS or MS in computer science, engineering, or other technical degrees

-You’re excited to code 75%+ of the time - we're big on automation!

-Have worked in an industry relevant to Analytics, Data Integration, Database, Software

-Experienced interacting with executives and senior members

-Have prior experience working closely with or managing technical staff

-Passionate about their work, take ownership, and deliver results

Nice to have

-Prior experience with frontend engineering or performance testing

-You are comfortable with planning sprints

-Self-motivated, empathetic to others

-Foster a collaborative, inclusive, and outcome-driven culture that embodies our values.

-Anticipate strategic and scaling-related roadblocks via thoughtful planning with your peers.

Our benefits 🏆

Competitive salary and equity

Health, dental, and vision insurance (full platinum coverage for dependents)

401k with 4% match

Flexible time off (20+ days/year recommended)

Parental leave

Census is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion at our company. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

About Census

We're building a a new kind of data platform that turns a company's data warehouse into an operational hub to power growth across the whole business.

Company Culture

We're a tight-knit team of engineers who care about why we build software as much as what or how. We like to start by building the smallest possible version of a feature & iterate in the open with our customers. We operate the company in the open and everyone has input on the product roadmap. The line between engineering, design, product, and even sales is fuzzy. Engineers are involved in customer conversations and ensuring that their work gets deployed and activated.

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