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Lead QA Engineer



Quality Assurance
Arlington, VA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Shift5 is a rapidly growing data and cybersecurity startup. We specialize in capturing and analyzing serial bus data in real time, providing anomaly detection and operational intelligence required to act. Our insights provide real-time alerting and historical trends to assure mission readiness and cyber survivability, and our innovative technology enables military systems to deter adversaries, protect warfighters, and maintain their competitive edge. We are a collaborative, passionate, and driven cadre of cyber security experts. Our engineers are multidisciplinary, and our team is dynamic. We’re a growing company focused on helping our customer’s fleets run smarter and safer by capitalizing on mountains of data resting right about the wheels. Come join us.

Our Values :

  • Embrace Truth and Integrity: Base decisions on data, foster open dialogue, and uphold unwavering integrity.
  • User-Centric Focus: Prioritize user needs to guide our actions and resource allocation.
  • Collaborative & Adaptable: Collaborate for excellence, learn from failures, and drive iterative improvements, recognizing every decision's significance.

Shift5 is seeking a full-time Lead QA Engineer to join our growing team. In this role, you’ll help ensure the quality of features built into Shift5’s product suite. You’ll play a critical role in testing, verifying, and providing a high-quality technology stack that:

  • Serves the user’s digital touch points into the Shift5 product ecosystem
  • Composes the middleware that drives the core engine of our solutions
  • Sustains the backend components that source, analyze and enrich the vast amounts of Operation Technology-based data captured by our hardware platform

You’ll operate in a team-based environment with engineers, product managers, program managers, and designers to ship solutions that are of highest quality and meet our customers' needs. QA Engineering will play a key role in delivering features and generating high-impact products that literally save lives. This role resides in our Product Engineering team and reports to our Director of Software Engineering.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Write comprehensive test plans for new and existing features.
  • Create regression test suites to ensure ongoing stability.
  • Write automated tests against APIs and UIs (driven by Selenium, for example).
  • Work with our Platform Engineering (DevOps) team to integrate automated testing with our build pipelines.
  • Execute manual functional and exploratory tests against the software stack.
  • Be highly adaptable and able to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Collaborative closely with Software Engineering and other adjacent teams.

We're looking for someone who is/has:


  • 8+ Years of experience in software QA and automated test development
  • Strong proficiency in creating automated tests against frontend applications and APIs
  • Experience leading a team of QA Engineers and instilling best practices
  • Experience working with software teams, demonstrating advanced skill in automated and manual testing
  • Deep understanding of QA Engineering practices and concepts
  • Demonstrated experience with REST API’s, CI/CD, automated UI test tooling (Selenium/Cypress/Playwright), Docker, Linux
  • US Citizenship

Nice to have:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • Prior experience with CANbus, MIL-STD-1553, SAE J1939, ASCB, ARINC 429
  • Active (or ability to hold/obtain a) US Government Top Secret security clearance

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and stock options in a fast-growing startup
  • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions
  • 401k with employer contributions
  • Life Insurance
  • Uncapped paid time off policy
  • Flexible work & remote work policy
  • Tax-deferred public transit benefits with Metro SmartBenefits (DC/MD/VA)

We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the diversity of our people and represents the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems. We strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Shift5 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, projected veteran status, or any other protected group or class.