Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Posted a month ago
Main Location
San Francisco, CA, United States

The world is changing at an accelerating rate. But we cannot take in the information fast enough, let alone make sense of it. We are fundamentally limited by the speed at which we read and write — the speed of human thought. The challenges facing decision-makers today require a radically new technology.

Primer is at the forefront of the natural language processing revolution. Our artificial intelligence platform is capable of reading text at a rate of millions of documents per hour, extracting information and updating a knowledge graph of billions of entities. It is capable of answering natural language questions and generating the first draft of natural language analytical reports in seconds. Our mission is to empower our customers by vastly reducing the cost of curiosity. What once took days of research can happen instantly.

Our customers include some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies in the world. You can learn more about Primer's technology and the problems we solve at our blog, as well as in recent media coverage of our work.

As a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, you will work alongside the QA manager across functional teams of product engineers, scientists and designers to bring the latest machine learning innovations into production. 

From your first day, you might...
  • ...perform functional, integration, regression, exploratory, or end-to-end testing 
  • …reproduce, diagnose, and document software defects and participate in early product development activities to prevent defects 
  • ...create reports that convey the quality of a feature or release and report on associated risk to the Product team 
  • ...verify new feature requirements are met and ensure existing functionality is maintained without regressions
  • ...partner with the QA Manager to develop or evolve QA standards, guidelines and procedures


Experiences We Like:
  • The ability to rapidly pick up new technologies 
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, proactive
  • Experience in troubleshooting issues and root cause analysis
  • Experience in both manual testing and automation testing  
  • Experience with test automation tooling
    • Python / PyTest
    • Javascript /Jest
    • Selenium
    • Cypress
    • Synthetics (Datadog) 
    • CI/CD Pipelines Github Actions
    • React
  • Experience in testing both from a black-box and gray-box perspective and in pre-production environments (i.e. Development, QA, Staging)
  • Familiarity with testing or troubleshooting APIs and databases and the ability to read logs, network activity, etc. to triage issues
  • Experience with issue tracking systems, such as Jira or Trello.
  • Experience with test case management systems such as TestRail, qTest, Zephyr Scale (TM4J), Qase, etc.
  • Exposure to Agile development environments and associated activities, such as planning, grooming, retrospective, etc
  • Good understanding of SDLC -  GitHub, branches, and pull requests
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and follow-through
  • Good understanding of how browsers work - dev tools, cookies, local storage, incognito, etc.


Bonus Points:
    • Experience building a QA team and practices are a plus
    • Bachelor's degree in CS (or related) or relevant software development experienced
    • Located in Colorado or New York



What We Offer

  • A rapidly growing company, with plentiful opportunities to grow into leadership roles
  • Healthcare with Dental 
  • 401K and Vision Benefits (US)
  • Unlimited PTO (US) or 25 days Holiday (Non-US) 
  • Work from Home allowance
  • Smart, passionate co-workers who want to deliver the best outcomes
  • An honest and open environment for the exchange of ideas
  • Fortune 50 companies and globally recognized institutions as customers
  • Learning and teaching opportunities via individual book allowances, tech talks, and brown bag lunches
  • Team virtual offsites like escape rooms and company happy hours


Primer is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer