Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

As our first and only  quality assurance engineering specialist, you'll be implementing and maintaining the automated and manual testing infrastructure for our Mac, Windows, and Web-based desktop applications.


  • Create, maintain, and execute test plans and a suite of manual tests to prevent regressions and identify new bugs in advance of new product releases
  • Develop and build a robust automated test system and framework that speeds and increases the quality of releases
  • Investigate vaguely reported customer problems and translate them into bugs that can be reliably reproduced by Descript's engineering team

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience testing web and desktop applications, ideally consumer-facing.
  • Full understanding of the product development lifecycle and experience writing test plans and manually testing software. 
  • Experience developing automated tests systems with modern automated testing tools  and coding or scripting experience. 
  • Experience with web and desktop test tools like Selenium, Cucumber, or Spectron..
  • Personal or professional experience working with creative tools, especially for audio and video production,  is a plus.

Candidates will also be evaluated on the following attributes:

  • Organization skills and attention to detail
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Diagnostic skills
  • Experience writing code and/or working in technical subject matter
  • QA experience - specifically, experience related to the responsibilities of this role.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that speaks to your possession of the above qualities. Applications without a cover letter will be rejected without review.

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