QA Architect

Published on February 13, 2024

CardFlight creates easy-to-use payment solutions so small-business merchants can focus on what they do best: growing their business.

Whether they’re building great payment software or collaborating with a client, every CardFlight employee is committed to empowering small businesses to accept electronic payments with ease. Our team works primarily remote in over 25 US states and is passionate about delivering easy to use software to help small businesses accept payments from their customers. Joining our team means that you will be part of a fast-moving company, work collaboratively with others, and have a direct impact on making payments simpler for small businesses. 
We’re currently looking for a QA Architect that will take a key role on our location-neutral team. You will have the opportunity to unlock new ideas and solutions for our products. You will solve problems in CardFlight’s web stack (built on top of Ruby on Rails), the web front-end (javascript library called Preact, which is a lightweight version of React), iOS application (Swift with some legacy Objective C), Android application, (Kotlin, with both mobile platforms employing a MVVM architecture) DevOps infrastructure is built on AWS, and CI/CD are handled via github actions. In this role we also value an extreme bias towards accuracy, pragmatism to demand perfection without being a gatekeeper preventing action and the ability to operate in high-trust/high-ownership environment like transaction processing
What You’ll Do
Ensure Engineering Ships Quality Software
  • Identify and remediate tool and process improvements for Software Quality Engineering within CardFlight’s Engineering practice
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for QA best practices and promote continuous improvement efforts across all areas of the company, seeking and providing constructive criticism
  • Lead high-impact and complex changes that cross engineering team boundaries
  • Mentor others on automated & manual testing practices, both within QA and across teams
  • Contribute to defining strategic direction, planning the roadmap, escalating issues and synthesizing feedback to ensure team success
  • Create, maintain and execute tests that allow others in the company to make decisions with regards to product quality
  • Participate as a member of a team of engineers, helping your team to identify risks early and determine appropriate test approaches
  • Strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the testing practice by applying critical thinking and logic to your selection of test scenarios
  • Combine your expertise of technical testing skills with a thorough understanding of our platforms and applications to facilitate faster software delivery
Promote Quality across the Organization 
  • Assist operations by replicating the behaviors of potential production bugs in order to communicate with engineering effectively
  • Have a passion for learning, continuously trying to gain new insights, and incorporating new ideas into your work
  • Drive a quality culture, preventing defects as much as detecting their existence
  • Advocate for quality improvements across the organization
Team Engagement
  • Get involved with company-wide meetings and outings
  • Become immersed in the payments industry
  • Obtain and maintain a full understanding of our clients’ needs
What You’ll Bring to the Table
  • 10+ years QA and testing experience
  • 5+ years mentoring others
  • Ability to drive change and raise the performance level of other team members
  • Previous experience serving as a Lead QA resource
  • Automated testing experience with more than one tool
  • A desire to explore and create automated test scripts
  • An ability to help design and implement new solutions while also performing hands-on testing and quality functions
  • The ability to effectively handle problems and challenges 
  • Perfectionist instincts and the ability to apply them pragmatically, consistent with the demands for accuracy inherent in being a company that processes financial transactions
  • The ability to operate in high-trust/high-ownership environment like transaction processing
Why You'll Love Being A Part Of Our CardFlight Team
  • Location-neutral work environment
  • Home-office equipment stipend
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Employee Engagement (Lunch & Learns, team building events)
  • Learning & Development culture
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Competitive compensation and company ownership/stock options
  • And more!!
Our signature product, SwipeSimple, is used by 125,000+ small businesses across the country. SwipeSimple is a software solution that enables small businesses to accept payments seamlessly via phone, tablet or computer. SwipeSimple is sold through a partner network comprising financial institutions, merchant service providers, and independent sales organizations. The solution is also sold directly by CardFlight through SwipeSimple Connect.
The standard annual base pay range for this role is $150,000-$190,000. In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for cash bonus and equity awards based on factors such as experience and performance. At CardFlight, we lead with respect for one another, our customers and business partners, vendors, and prospective employees. Our objective is to ensure CardFlight team members are passionate about the growth of our company, supported in their personal growth and development, and connected to their colleagues. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.