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QA Automation Engineer

Redwood City, CA | Engineering

Job Description

About Wildfire Interactive:
Wildfire is a social media marketing software company positioned squarely on top of the social media revolution. We provide an all-in-one social marketing solution for large brands, small businesses and agencies looking to grow, engage and monetize their audiences across social channels. Wildfire is the industry’s de facto innovator for achieving results: our platform has powered more than 200,000 social promotions, and helped thousands of brands manage content and streamline their communications across the social web. No company knows better how to get Likes, fans, and followers, and drive sales. We work with 27 of the World’s Top 50 brands, and count among our clients companies like Pepsi, Virgin Atlantic, Nestle, and Microsoft.

Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Wildfire has offices around the globe: in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, London, Paris, Munich and Singapore. We’ve grown our team from 5 to more than 250 (the largest team in our industry), in just over two years. We are a 2x winner of Facebook’s fbFund, a TechCrunch Crunchies Award nominee, and was named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Times.
About the Job:  
If you are the type of person who has a passion for great software, if you find yourself creating scripts that automate as much of the manual work and testing that you have to do, if you are strong-willed, quick-witted, have patience and attention to detail, and want to join a smart, rapidly growing start-up with a ton of talent, then we are looking for you.  We are a collaborative, tight knit software engineering organization with high levels of technical depth, programming skill, and a true passion for Agile and sustainable development.

As a QA Automation Engineer, you will help develop our test automation infrastructure that is used by all of our QA Engineers who work in Scrum teams, helping them deliver features faster, across a variety of our products. You will provide mentorship and guidance, ensuring that the QA Engineers derive value from our test automation library.  You will serve as the keeper of quality standards, ensuring that our test infrastructure continues to be agile and efficient, and prevent it from becoming burdensome to the engineering team.

Your will be responsible for providing expertise and direction in terms of how to implement an effective automated testing solution. As such you must have the technical knowhow and experience necessary to make informed decisions about technologies which the teams will put in place. You must have the technical ability to implement an effective automated testing solution which is cohesive in terms of the methodology, tools and technologies currently in use by each team. You will also provide mentorship and support to the team to ensure that the test automation infrastructure is reliable, effective and trustworthy, therefore, you must be confident in your own ability to deliver and be able to communicate your ideas to team members.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with QA Engineers, Software Engineers and Product Owners to understand our products, define appropriate test scenarios, and provide test infrastructure support
  • Write behavior-driven automation tests for multiple products
  • Report issues, troubleshoot problems, monitor resolutions

What We’re Looking For:
  • Solid knowledge of behavior-driven test automation practices
  • Minimum 3 years QA Automation experience including at least 1 year of solid experience with Ruby and Cucumber
  • Very strong coding skills in a higher level language like Ruby, Java, Python or similar
  • Experience with Capybara using Selenium driver strongly preferred
  • Experience with cross-site integration testing
  • Experience with social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter is highly desirable
  • Genuine enjoyment of software testing and problem solving
Benefits & Perks: 
  • Competitive pay
  • Individual & dependent health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Life, AD&D, S&LTD insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401k plan
  • Stock options
  • Casual dress workplace
  • Free CalTrain (GoPass)
  • Free access to ClubOne Fitness (on-premise)


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