Quality Assurance Lead

Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 22, 2021 (8 d ago)

About Hologram

The future, as we see it, has millions of devices connected to the internet — everything from citywide bike sharing systems to smarter heart monitors to internet-connected eggs to catch turtle poachers. Hologram is here to connect anything to the internet — via our global cellular platform and network available in over 200 countries and territories. The future is connected, and we are connecting it.


About this role

Hologram is looking for an engineering lead to found a forward-thinking QA team; someone with deep experience in testing and automation, a sixth sense for edge cases, and a love of teaching and learning. You will establish best practices and develop tooling to support high-quality, high-velocity software delivery, and will hire a team of specialists that embed with existing software teams to teach them how to anticipate problems and level up their ability to catch them quickly.

What you'll do:

  • Speed up development by automating manual smoke testing of web and mobile UI
  • Reduce regressions, including major visual regressions, introduced by code changes
    • Spot corner cases
    • Produce comprehensive testing plans
  • Standardize, teach, and evangelize testing best practices to all technical teams
  • Writing testing plans for feature releases
    • Collaborate with Product to determine most important user stories/flows
  • Recruit, hire, and retain a collaborative, high-leverage QA organization

Helpful skills and experience:

  • 2 or more years experience in a Senior QA role at a fast-growing web technology company
  • Experience automating manual QA processes with automated tests written in code and checked in to version control
  • Record of collaborating closely with engineering squads
  • Experience with browser automation frameworks like Selenium and Cypress
  • Experience automating testing on mobile devices, testing data integration pipelines, machine learning models, internationalization, and for accessibility
  • Team leadership experience

What should excite you about Hologram:

  • A different kind of technical challenge. More than just another app, Hologram delivers internet to physical devices on the move all over the world.
  • We’re committed to writing software the right way, using best practices to write high quality code and giving engineers the space and autonomy to do excellent work.
  • Hologram engineers work up and down the stack, and are actively encouraged to cross-train in new areas of computer science they haven’t worked with before.
  • We collaborate across departments, working directly with designers and product managers to decide what to build and how it will work.

About the Engineering team

The Hologram Engineering team is opinionated about building secure, stable, scalable hardware and software products to delight users. We collaborate closely with other teams at Hologram, working together early and often to maximize shared context. We believe in delegating decision making as far down the org chart as we can, and cross-training so that teams can own pieces of the product end-to-end and minimize handoffs. We believe that slow is smooth, and smooth is fast. We focus on creating space for excellence through deep work and minimizing interruptions, and we deliberately cultivate the business savvy to get technical priorities recognized. We know that in knowledge work you get the best outcomes by focusing on learning, and we model our team on a teaching hospital.

How we work at Hologram

Hologram is a fun, fast-paced, and remote-first team united by our core values of ownership, transparency, and mindfulness. We trust you to do what’s best for our product, customers, and team members and empower you to make the right calls without heavy bureaucracy.
As part of our team, you'll receive:
  • Competitive, transparent pay and equity. The salary range for this role is $122,000-$165,000 for an average cost of living city. (For candidates in the highest cost-of-living cities like San Francisco and New York, compensation rises to better meet your costs.)
  • Unlimited paid time off and flexible scheduling
  • 100% coverage of your medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits (and 80% for your family members!)
  • 14 weeks of family leave
  • Unlimited books, e-books, and audiobooks for continuous learning
  • Generous home office setup stipend
We pride ourselves on celebrating everyone — Hologram is an equal opportunity employer actively working on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where underrepresented groups can thrive.
Together we’re building something great: a way to help everyone – and everything – stay online and connected.

What to expect in the interview process:

  • An initial behavioral phone screen with some of our senior engineers
  • A 2-4 hour take-home exercise (or share us on comparable open-source contributions)
  • A virtual onsite with Zoom sessions with:
    • Our front-end team for an in-depth review of your take-home (or open-source) submission
    • Product and Customer Success about working cross-functionally
    • Our CTO for a high-level discussion
All technical exercises are adapted from our previous production work. No brainteasers or whiteboards, ever.

Ready to apply?

If you share our values and our passion for connecting the world, we’d love to review your application! For any needed accommodations during the hiring process, please email recruiting@hologram.io.
Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role’s requirements.

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