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Quality Assurance Analyst II

The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and Media Solutions agency, is excited to announce a recent opening for an experienced Quality Assurance Analyst II. In this technical position, you will be entrusted to ensure the highest standard of quality in software products from innovative journalism tools to web, mobile and email products for millions of users.


Our dynamic team consists of both other software engineers and quality assurance people. As part of this team, you will provide daily technology support for digital content production and publishing while developing (and maintaining) websites and mobile applications. Ideally, you are also comfortable overseeing the integration of software applications and tools for managing a digital news, subscription services, and advertising media business.



  • Perform manual and automated software testing on multiple platforms for products/services developed by the software engineering team including web applications, mobile apps, and supporting software systems 
  • Define and lead testing plans for IT software development and configuration projects, using Agile and continuous delivery methodology.  
  • Establish regression test cases by functional area to be executed with every code release 
  • Create and maintain test cases and build out data-driven automated test scripts based on business requirements and product design reviews  
  • Communicate product/service issues to engineering team and assist to resolve issues 
  • Provide demonstration and training on testing procedures to other team members 
  • Execute testing efforts for a number of concurrent projects across multiple platforms Evaluate code changes to determine an appropriate test strategy 
  • Assure ongoing compliance with quality and industry regulatory requirements 




  • Experience: At least three years of QA experience in testing websites across multiple browsers, testing web-services, APIs and data validation. At least two years’ experience with mobile app testing and minimum one year of experience executing/maintaining automated tests.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complicated software issues 
  • Expertise in web technologies and testing tools (e.g. SQL, Selenium, JavaScript, Postman, Git, Jenkins,  Charles Proxy/Fiddler etc.) 
  • Previous work in Agile software development using collaboration tools such as Jira and Confluence 


Desired Qualifications

  • Exposure to writing test automation in Robot (or similar acceptance test-driven development framework)  
  • Proven ability with programmatic advertising and real time bidding  
  • Experience testing CRM tools such as Salesforce 
  • Experience with REST APIs and JSON 
  • Knowledge of Python or JavaScript 
  • Familiarity with continuous delivery  


Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.



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