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Quality Assurance Lead

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Stellar is redefining the world of private aviation, a $30B+ industry in dire need of new, cutting-edge technology, full of fleet operators striving for a better way to run their businesses and highly-discerning customers looking for a better travel experience.  Our people are what will make this exciting transformation possible by developing innovative technology and facilitating its use.  Stellar alone has the unique potential to dominate the industry and, in the process, more than double its current size.  

As the QA Lead, you will own the testing process and execution across all components of our application.  This includes creating a plan for, and delivering, automated testing capabilities.  In the short term, you will also execute testing alongside the team.  Your goal is to provide the highest quality product possible before we hand it off to our customers.


  • Implement continuous quality improvements to the engineering organization and the quality assurance and testing process as well as release management process.

  • Share QA process frameworks, tools, and best practices that can be adopted throughout the organization.

  • Create and drive testing plan, manage execution, provide regular status reporting on progress.

Who We're Looking For:

  • Strong organizational skills to juggle many tasks without losing sight of the highest priority items.

  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives and technical team members

  • You are a natural leader and a great team player who is comfortable leading teams and presenting to executives

  • Rigorous; ask lots of hard questions and drive resolutions.

  • You thrive in the fast-paced, ambiguous environment of an early start-up, and are capable of inventing processes to improve the company.

  • You are comfortable and effective working with distributed teams

Your Background:

  • You have created and implemented more than one automated testing framework.

  • You are well versed in multiple automated testing frameworks (protractor, selenium, cucumber, junit).

  • Able to plan and lead the setup and execution of automated testing toolset.

  • Track record of demonstrated success and leadership as you have progressed into roles of increasing responsibility.

  • 6+ years of experience in enterprise cloud-computing quality assurance and testing delivery in increasing leadership roles, including at least 3-4 years as qa lead or lead test engineer.

  • Thorough understanding of software development, build, test, test automation and all phases of SDLC from coding to deployment.

  • Experienced with SaaS continuous integration/continuous delivery tools and processes (Jenkins, TravisCI, CircleCI, etc).

  • Ability to author and run MySQL queries

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or similar technical degree

Nice to Haves:

  • Worked at a high paced, fast growing, scrappy tech startup.

  • Spent time at a management and/or technology consulting firm delivering cloud or saas based solutions to customers

  • Software Testing Certification(s)

  • Working knowledge of programming languages (Java, J2EE, Javascript, Angular, React, etc.)


  • Unlimited vacation policy

  • Competitive salary & equity based on experience

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision coverage

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • 401(k)

  • FSA

  • Commuter benefits

  • Life and AD&D insurance

  • EAP

  • Catered Lunches

  • Company Social Events

  • Onsite gym

  • Get in on the ground floor of a highly-collaborative, rapidly growing start-up disrupting  the aviation industry