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Zovio Senior QA Automation Engineer in Chandler, Arizona

At Zovio, we’re doing something different, and we want you to be a part of it. To put it simply, we’re all here to meet the needs of today’s learners. Whether that’s by helping them get a college degree or by providing them specific, focused training, we’re all about making it possible for people to achieve their aspirations and dreams. We partner with higher education institutions and employers to make that happen.

With our mission to innovate and take bold steps forward in education as a leading education technology services provider, we are an entrepreneurially-minded organization looking to the future—but with more than a decade of experience and resources backing us up! We have a culture of Passion , Innovation and Teamwork , and are full of ambitious people that, like you, support our commitment to putting people first. If you want to know more about us, be sure to check out Zovio.com.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the engineering team to understand project objectives, gather automation requirements, design automated tests, troubleshoot issues, and implement scalable test automation solutions

  • Lead Quality Assurance teams in test automation activities on medium to large scale projects and programs

  • Verify quality acceptance of web-based and mobile applications across multi-platform environments

  • Maintain updated knowledge of the development industry and any advancements in technology

  • Triage and debug issues reported by users, customer success, and internal teams

  • Work in and maintain a test framework for frontend and backend tests

  • Assist in ongoing process improvement efforts to ensure test planning, execution and reporting is effective and efficient

  • Identify new tools and communicate/suggest new processes that improve how we perform QA efforts

  • Go beyond traditional QA and ai in the delivery of other product launches via a streamlined, agile process

  • Identify and clearly document (SOP) test automation strategies and processes for internal/external teams

  • Identify risks on release cycle data for inclusion in test reports

  • Plan, create and use automated tests scripts to verify Quality Assurance standards are met

  • Participate in ongoing quality improvement efforts by contributing ideas and feedback to quality management

Preferred Experience:

  • 6-7 years’ work experience in software quality assurance or equivalent training and education

  • Strong work experience mentoring QA personnel in test automation principles and best practices

  • Working knowledge of selenium test tools to support test automation initiatives

  • Working knowledge of various Software Development Life Cycle methodologies including Agile and iterative techniques

  • Multi-platform testing (Windows, UNIX, LINUX)

  • Constructing SQL queries and joins.

  • .NET (including C#, SQL server, Visual Studio)

  • Creating automated testing scripts (VB, Ruby, PHP, Java or C#)

  • Experience with automated performance load testing tools and best practices

  • Strong knowledge of XML, SOAP, web service technologies and Service Oriented Architecture

  • Strong knowledge of issue/defect tracking systems and defect life cycle

  • Able to implement test automation tasks that work well in a team setting

  • Working knowledge of compliance regulations for publicly traded education institutions - experience preferred

  • Strong problem-solving and technical troubleshooting skills required

  • Customer focus both internal/external

  • Experience using MS Team Foundation Server tools to create test plans, test cases, test execution, defect tracking and code repository for deployments.

  • Experience with JIRA is a plus.

  • Ability and willingness to work on a variety of projects as business priorities change; a team player willing to help others when workload allows.


  • Bachelors degree required (Masters degree or related certifications preferred)

Who you are:

  • You want to share what you know and learn what you don’t

  • You don’t settle for good , you strive for great

  • You crave change, you embrace it

  • You are bold and challenge the traditional way of thinking, bring new ideas to the table

Why Us?

  • We’re an organization changing and shaping the lives of learnings across the country. Whether directly or indirectly, you’ll be helping make a real difference in the world.

  • Our environment and culture encourages collaboration, requires communication and rewards risk-taking.

  • We try hard to provide a good work life balance. We think we’re a great place to work that also allows you to have down time with friends and family.

  • We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In fact, we offer 16 hours of paid time off for you to volunteer, in addition to your vacation days and company holidays.

  • We want you to live a healthy lifestyle, and offer wellness programs, fitness centers, and onsite health clinics.

  • Zovio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity of thought, culture, identity, and experience are important for what we’re doing. If everyone here thought alike, we’d never come up with anything new, much less anything bold or innovative. We want you to be your whole self here, and appreciate the unique nature of the people around you, too.

Zovio’s purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own.