QA Automation Engineer-Backend Systems

Engineering Boston, Massachusetts

We are currently seeking a Software QA Engineer to join our QA team. This team partners with Software Development to build, qualify and deploy Wayfair’s internal catalog of tools and systems. Our team is expanding and is an integral part of our software development cycle. You will be responsible for advocating for the quality and usability of our internal systems, be a strong partner to our Business and Engineering stakeholders, and help Wayfair customize its systems to deliver on our customer experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Advocate for the quality of our internal software throughout the development cycle.
  • Define, compose, and evaluate test plans.
  • Write moderately complex code/scripts to test systems, implementing test harnesses and infrastructure as necessary.
  • Work with business and engineering stakeholders to understand how development changes affect ongoing test automation efforts.
  • Define/Implement QA process with new teams.  Work on improving processes with existing teams.
  • Collaborate and communicate with management and development partners regarding test status, progress and issue resolution.
  • Triage test failures and produce triage reports.
  • Gather metrics such as test coverage based upon automated test results.
  • Creatively try to break our internal tools before the stakeholders.
  • Propose design improvements and advocate for our end users.

Who you are:

  • BS in Computer Science, Math or similar Engineering discipline.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a Quality Engineering, or similar, role.
  • At least 1 years and strong knowledge of relational databases and SQL querying tools.
  • At least 1 years of strong experience with PHP or any other scripting language, including development and/or test automation experience.
  • Selenium, Cucumber  or any other UI automation tool knowledge.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment.
  • Advanced skills with test case design and management
  • Experience collaborating directly with engineering and product managers.
  • Be strongly motivated to apply technical skills to solve tough problems with automation.
  • Passionate about implementing best practices in testing.
  • A strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks and work autonomously.
  • Adaptive personality and ability to function in a fast-paced environment.


About Us:

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.