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Senior QA Engineer

Oakland, CA
Full Time
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A Mission to Reshape Science

Breakthrough discoveries once occurred when scientists like Alexander Fleming noticed a halo of dead bacteria surrounding a mold colony. But today's breakthroughs often go unnoticed because they are buried in uninterpretable spreadsheets, inaccessible data, or excessive experimental noise. Riffyn’s mission is to unlock the full potential of today’s science by delivering clean, connected, meaningful data the moment it is collected.

At Riffyn, we think beyond the conventional. We dream big. Our mission is to help accelerate the science that improves all of our lives and our planet’s quality and sustainability.

Riffyn believes there is a better way to approach research and development. And that is to empower scientists to make better decisions and faster discoveries by unlocking the power of data. Our technology and people change lives by driving advancements in biological research, medicines, sustainability, and more. If that inspires you, join us.

Life at Riffyn

Life at Riffyn is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do because we know that our work has the power to change lives. We approach our work with trust and honesty. And we’ve built a diverse team and culture fuelled by collaboration and openness.

Our employees developed our five core values — our ethos, and these extend beyond the work we do and into how we support each other. We are continually evolving to ensure that every employee feels appreciated and encouraged to do what matters for themselves, the company, and each other.

Riffyn’s core values

  • Get there honestly – have the courage to take the right path
  • Do what matters – own the why of the work we do
  • Make it fun – humor separates us from the machines
  • Work well together – trust builds the strongest teams
  • Keep evolving – challenge the status quo

The Role

The successful candidate will have a good experience in testing microservice-based applications, analyzing business requirements, designing and executing comprehensive test scenarios, and be capable of providing constructive feedback on overall product quality.

A key skill for this role is the ability to find and/or replicate bugs in a complex environment.


  • Follow a defined engineering process during the development lifecycle
  • Participate in agile estimation, taking into consideration product and process requirements during the development lifecycle
  • Review and analyze requirements, specifications, and technical design documents, provide constructive feedback
  • Design and execute test cases of various complexity and maintain associated test records
  • Ensure completeness, correctness, and usability of final products
  • Proactively work with other team members as needed to resolve issues and meet project goals
  • Identify new ideas, tools, and process improvements to help team meet objectives
  • Investigate product quality in order to make improvements to achieve better customer satisfaction

Your Background and Skills

  • 7+ years of experience in software QA field, preferably at a SaaS/product/technology company
  • Proficient at reviewing and analyzing requirements, digesting specifications and technical design documents, and providing constructive feedback
  • Designing test cases of various complexity and maintaining associated test records
  • Automation experience is a big plus
  • Ability to clearly describe a problem and record all relevant details in our bug tracking system
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle and the deliverable created during the development lifecycle
  • Strong analytical skills, creative and critical thinking ability and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to quickly learn established engineering processes, commonly used tools, and development lifecycle
  • Experience working with complex integrated systems (microservice-based applications)
  • Experience working with API and general understating of RESTful Web Services
  • General understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Good scripting skills (Python and/or Shell preferred)

Bonus Points for:

  • Experience working with Kubernetes container orchestration system
  • Experience working with MongoDB
  • Knowledge of AWS services
  • Ability to work in Linux terminal
  • Exposure or experience with JavaScript (Cypress Framework)


If you thrive in a fast-paced, down-to-earth, collaborative, and mission-driven environment, Riffyn is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime and be at the forefront of the next revolution of scientific discovery.Apply with your CV, cover letter, and any portfolio of materials that illustrate your skills (presentations, websites, data analysis, etc.).

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