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Quality Engineer II 

EOE StatementAscentis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Quality Engineer II will work as part of an agile team on our Payroll product designing and executing test plans and test cases, in automated fashion when possible given technical and economical constraints. Centered around our cultural norms you will passionately deliver products that meet or exceed the quality standards set for our solutions compliance, functional and performance requirements.

Cultural Norms:

What are the general responsibilities of the position?

  • Review user stories and requirements and provide feedback related to testability and effort estimate from a quality assurance perspective.
  • Identify, record, document and track bugs found internally and reported externally to the development organization.
  • Maintain test plans and strategies to ensure continuity of release quality and ensure proper test coverage of product functionality based on risk, importance, and criticality of product features from a customer point of view.
  • Create, maintain, and execute automated tests to increase test coverage in the products.
  • Ensure that testing activities allow applications to meet systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify existing or potential issues.
  • Prepare and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas.
  • Collaborate with software/systems R&D in application testing, such as system, unit, load, and acceptance testing methods.
  • Make recommendations for improvement of applications to software engineers and product owners.
  • Prepare and manage release notes, as well as validate the quality of release content.
  • Track quality assurance metrics, such as defect density and open defect counts, as required by Senior QA Engineers or Architects.
  • Stay current as regards to new testing tools and strategies.
Position Requirements

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3-7 years of experience working and delivering quality software products.
  • Experience writing test plans and test cases.
  • Hands-on experience with white box and black box testing.
  • Experience with HR/Payroll software is a plus.
  • Knowledge of TDD and/or BDD concepts
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Self-starter and ability to think outside the box.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with SOA architecture
  • Experience with automated testing platforms and languages a strong plus
Location Minneapolis  
About the Organization The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!


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