Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Technology - Columbia, MO Columbia, Missouri


Join our team as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer

When was the last time you bragged about where you work? At CARFAX, we do it every day. Why? Because we’re proud to work for a company with a strong mission and trusted brand. We’re proud to work with people who care about what they do and work hard every day to deliver their best. We’ve created the type of company culture where the term, “work- hard play- hard” is taken to new heights. 

We’re looking for a self-starter who is equally comfortable in not only building up the automated test infrastructure in the cloud, but also training our team on the systems that they put in place. Our ideal hire understands the different types of automated tests and knows which type is best used in the different stages of the development pipeline. In addition, we are looking for someone who is flexible, vocal, and loves to learn!

This role has an expectation of 3 days in the Columbia,MO office per week, subject to change based on future business needs.

If this sounds like you, your typical day might involve:
  • Liaising with internal teams, i.e. developers, analysts, UI Designers and product managers to identify system requirements
  • Diving into the product codebase to understand how to test it
  • Designing, developing and executing automation scripts
  • Developing and applying testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Analyzing and automating manual test cases
  • Deploying and maintaining automated test infrastructure
  • Researching the best automated test platforms available
  • Estimating, prioritizing, planning and coordinating testing activities
  • Performing thorough regression testing
  • Monitoring all stages of software development to identify and resolve system malfunctions to meet quality standards
  • Reviewing requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Monitoring quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts
  • Staying up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies
  Required Experience & Skills
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience with quality assurance standards, test planning and design
  • 3+ years of experience with automation and scripting test tools, using multiple browsers
  • 3+ years with API/Web Services testing
  • 3+ years of experience in developing test automation using tools such as Selenium
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, SQL, regular expressions, and Java
  • Strong knowledge of quality assurance standards, test planning and design
  • Experience with appium or similar mobile automation tools 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills with both technical and non-technical issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and creativity
 Bonus Knowledge
  • Familiarity with current open-source automation and scripting test tools
  • Familiarity with AWS platform (Lambda, API Gateway, Fargate, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Mobile development (iOS, Android, or React Native)
  • Familiarity with Agile software development including Test Driven Development and Pair Programming


CARFAX, part of S&P Global Mobility, helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, service and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, CARFAX provides exclusive services like CARFAX Used Car Listings, CARFAX Car Care, CARFAX History-Based Value and the flagship CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ to consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX owns the world’s largest vehicle history database and is nationally recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post and Shop, Buy, Service, Sell – Show me the CARFAX™. S&P Global Mobility is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets.

CARFAX is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CARFAX to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CARFAX will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. We are a participant in E-Verify.