Quality Assurance Lead (Spokane Valley, US)

Quality Assurance Lead (Spokane Valley, US)

Job Description:

Are you a person that enjoys learning and discovering how things work, and how they help address a problem or a need?

Are you interested in learning how mission critical software is built and tested?

Are you passionate about public transit and smart cities?

If you said “yes” then we want to talk to you!

As a member of the Trapeze Back Office Solutions team, you will have the opportunity to understand, use and test transit critical mission software. You will be working with the individuals building software products and solutions that are helping move millions of people on a daily basis across North America and the world.

We’re looking for passionate and creative individuals to help us shape how we test our enterprise-grade software.  You will use your technical and analytical skills to help us test key areas of our software as well as to define creative strategies to ensure we’re testing high value areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure QA goals and objectives are met by QA team members
  • Work with the development manager to ensure QA expectations are met
  • Work with Director of Development Operations -
  • Test and/or validate development tasks during the sprint cycle
  • Manage defect review cycle
  • Design and develop product specific test cases 
  • Manage test data and test environments as required
  • Help design, implement and review test scripts
  • Work with other team members to identify test and coverage plans
  • Collaborate with product owners on defining quality test plans and test approaches
  • Support automation developers as required to increase automated testing coverage
  • Coordinate with other technical teams in identifying test coverage requirements
  • Execute integration and regression testing as required
  • Support the product release team as required

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Strong understanding of Agile software development test practices
  • Experience in functional and unit testing
  • Strong understanding of client-server architecture, three-tier application architecture and SPA architecture
  • Hands-on experience testing web, mobile and desktop applications
  • Experience in defining test plans, test cases and execution plans
  • Hands-on experience in validating software specifications against business requirements
  • Experience in identifying high value test areas in software products
  • Hands-on experience using MSSQL and Oracle databases and relational databases concepts
  • Ability to understand and read software application code
  • Familiarity with C++ and .NET programming languages
  • Familiarity with Angular, HTML 5, CSS 3 technologies will be considered an asset
  • Familiarity with common network protocols
  • Experience with Accessibility (WCAG) testing would be considered an asset
  • Experience testing/leveraging cloud technologies would be considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related discipline
  • 3+ years experience in a software testing role or related discipline
  • CQPA\CSQE\CQE certification from ASQ or ISTQB Foundation Level Certificated Tester would be considered an asset

About Trapeze:

Here at Trapeze, we strive to ensure that our employees succeed in all aspects of their career. Our culture provides individuals with the ability and opportunity to collaborate, learn and grow. We encourage our employees to openly contribute ideas, whether you are a student, graduate, or current member of the team. From day one, you will be assigned tasks that are meaningful to both the success of our business and your career development.

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