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Software Test Engineer (QA)

Oakland, CA / Denver, CO
Full Time
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Riffyn: on a mission to reshape science

Today’s scientific breakthroughs often go unnoticed because they are buried in uninterpretable spreadsheets and inaccessible data. Riffyn’s mission is to make science work better, solving previously intractable data fragmentation and data sharing problems in R&D organizations.

Riffyn supports global biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology and food technology firms with its patented data system, Riffyn Nexus, and scientific consulting team. Riffyn Nexus is a SaaS solution that breaks-down data silos to provide deeply integrated datasets for machine learning and faster product development.

The role

This position is open to applicants in Oakland, CA and Denver, CO (Riffyn has offices in both locations)

As a software QA engineer at Riffyn, you will design, implement, and maintain a comprehensive functional test suite for the browser-based Riffyn scientific development environment. You will be an integral member of the Riffyn team as you build tools to detect, report, and verify software defects for the on-time delivery of a high-quality SaaS solution. We take an agile, iterative approach to software development and involve QA engineers at all stages of the development lifecycle.

Riffyn is a venture-backed provider of research design and analytics software (SaaS) to biotech,

pharmaceutical, food, and chemical industries. Riffyn SaaS offers a unique “design-first” approach to scientific experimentation and product development that solves previously intractable data fragmentation and analysis issues. Riffyn provides global R&D organizations with unprecedented access to high-quality data, process design information, and integrative data analytics.


    • 4+ years of professional experience in QA automation, including significant programmatic testing.
    • Experience with Cypress (preferred), Selenium, or
    • Experience building and maintaining an automated test suite for a browser-based SaaS application.
    • Ability to implement a data seeding and management strategy/framework
    • Ability to advance complex projects with minimal day-to-day supervision.

Desired additional experience:

    • Experience in performance, scalability, stress testing, and test parallelization.
    • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
    • Experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools.

About Riffyn

Founded in 2014 by veterans from life sciences and high-performing computing industries, Riffyn is building and delivering the digital backbone to help scientists get better products to market faster. Riffyn is a venture-backed company headquartered in Oakland, California with additional offices in Denver, Philadelphia, and London.

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Midnight Wilkinson

Midnight Wilkinson is a business administration professional with over a decade of experience in both Human Resources and executive office administration. Midnight has worked in many different industries, including construction and manufacturing but has focused on technology startups for over 5 years and is continually excited by the energy in this sector. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, Midnight is committed to building a culture of growth, integrity, and balance. She grew up in San Francisco (via South America) and is now a resident of the East Bay and enjoys communing with nature as well as the joys of urban living equally.

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