Software Engineer In Test

Software Engineering Chicago, Illinois

We are seeking a highly motivated, talented software engineer in test to join our QA Team. In this role, you will improve our ability to quickly and safely deploy Lexio, Narrative Science’s platform for auto-generating narratives from data. You will help us maintain a great customer experience by tracking features across our web app and backend services. You will be involved in all parts of the project lifecycle, from requirements gathering through to deployment.


  • Create, manage, and improve test plans for non-functional testing
  • Identify, design and develop automation solutions to improve team efficiency and test coverage
  • Work with developers to participate in solution design to ensure testability of functions and applications during implementation planning
  • Work with Product Team to break requirements down into test plans
  • Support your products running in production
  • Participate in the definition and refinement of quality metrics
  • Participate in projects that improve the performance and usability of our product portfolio
  • Work in an agile team, including sprint planning, daily standups and user story estimation
  • Be an ambassador for the team to both our internal and external clients


  • Experience with REST API and end-to-end testing of web apps
  • Experience with web performance and load testing
  • Experience with web security testing
  • Experience with Selenium Web Driver or similar web testing tools
  • Knowledge of browser fundamentals, including: HTML, DOM, Javascript
  • Experience with debugging in a javascript console
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to speak to business owners, end users, and engineering alike
  • Requires a minimum of Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience coding in Python and/or Javascript
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience using Amazon Web Service
  • Experience with container technologies
  • Experience with continuous delivery
  • Experience with tools like Git, Jenkins, Jira, etc
  • Experience using/querying databases and other data stores, such as: Mongo, SQL, Redis
  • Passion for improving code quality and development processes
  • Proven capability for critical thinking, problem solving and the patience to see hard problems through to the end with our clients
  • Willingness to partner with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, product and professional services team members

You will do well in this role if you:

Love making practical changes and seeing your products in use. Someone who wants to create an exceptional customer experience will fit in well on our team, meaning you naturally like to find solutions to problems and in general enjoy helping people in any way you can. You take delight in debugging unfamiliar problems. The desire to keep learning is embedded in your skill set. We don’t need you to have experience with everything yet, but individuals that want to keep learning and challenge themselves thrive in this environment.

About Narrative Science:

Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from enterprise data to drive understanding and results. Powered by artificial intelligence, our technology automatically turns data into easy-to-understand reports, transforms statistics into stories, and converts numbers into knowledge. Narrative Science works with customers including Deloitte, MasterCard, USAA, and members of the U.S. intelligence community, empowering them to understand and act on key business metrics, make better decisions, and focus talent on higher-value tasks  -- all through the power of data storytelling.