Staff QA Engineer, HelioScope

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Mexico, USA

Posted on: 2024-06-18

Category: renewables

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About the company:

Aurora’s cloud-based software transforms solar design, sales, and delivery. With just an address and electric bill, Aurora empowers you to generate a full, accurate, and customizable design for every customer — and close the deal on the spot. We help power thousands of solar projects every week towards our goal of making solar accessible for everyone.

About Aurora Solar

Aurora is on a mission to create a future of solar for all. Our award-winning software puts the power of data and technology into the hands of every solar professional to make solar adoption simple and predictable. Our software has designed millions of solar projects so far, empowering solar companies to sell, design, and install residential and commercial solar arrays accurately, seamlessly, and at scale. 

We are a remote-first collaborative team of sustainable energy enthusiasts who love what we do. We’ve been named one of "The Best Mid-Sized Remote Companies To Work for in 2024" by and have been recognized for the second time as a Certified Green Business (CGB) with the city of San Francisco. We’re in this together to support the world’s transition to solar.

About the Team

The Helioscope Application pod consists of software engineers, a quality assurance engineer, designers, and engineering, product, and quality managers. This App pod focuses on subscription and team management, commercial and industrial solar project overviews, libraries, custom reports and proposals, and APIs.

About the Role

HelioScope, by Aurora Solar, is a cloud-based design and engineering platform which lowers the cost and increases the accuracy of commercial, industrial, and utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar projects. HelioScope powers our customers through the design and engineering process for tens of thousands of large-scale PV projects around the world every month. HelioScope is one of our fastest-growing products at Aurora.

We are seeking an experienced Staff Quality Engineer to contribute testing capabilities, automation experience, attention to detail, customer empathy, stewardship, and knowledge to the team and the broader Aurora Solar organization. 

Your Impact 

  • Drive quality solutions and participate in risk mitigation for both existing software and greenfield features as a key player on a fully remote team of engineers spread across the US and Canada

  • Inspire, mentor, and extend your knowledge in an environment that promotes creativity and autonomy

  • Challenge assumptions and help the team to continually optimize and improve

  • As a quality SME, collaborate with your team on user stories and epics from ideation, through implementation to delivery to ensure a high-quality, well-tested, and maintainable product

  • Collaborate with Product Management, Customer Support, Customer Success, and the rest of the HelioScope business unit to build what matters for our customers

  • Take operational responsibility for the services that are owned by your team

What You Bring 

  • 7+ years of increasing responsibility and impact on manual testing, automated testing, test strategy, creating test cases, test scenarios, defect management, and risk mitigation

  • 3+ years of automation experience (Mabl Preferred) including building frameworks

  • 2+ years partnering with quality and engineering peers and leaders to drive improvements across engineering

  • 2+ years mentoring or leading quality assurance engineers to solve quality issues and mitigate risk

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, Git, Postman, Unix, Bash, and Rest API testing

  • Strong ability to context switch between manual and automated testing providing a stable blend of traditional, hands-on testing methods and the use of automated testing tools and frameworks

  • Expertise in multiple testing methods such as clear box and backend testing

  • Proficiency with issue tracking and test case management tools like Jira and Zephyr 

  • Proactive in anticipating issues or blockers and translating them into solutions 

  • Strong ability to identify and explain the root cause of bugs and thoroughly document them

  • Strong ability to determine when manual testing is more appropriate than automated testing and the adaptability to work in both depending on project needs

  • Experience in developing and maintaining automated test suites 

  • Expertise in medium to large scale projects where you are able to quickly adapt by leveraging your knowledge of testing principles and resources

  • Proficient in identifying quality gaps, presenting solutions to leadership, gaining buy-in, and implementing those solutions while measuring impact

  • Technical or computer science background

  • Experience with SaaS applications and agile methodologies(Kanban plus)

  • Experience with fast-paced collaborative teams

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficient in leading meetings and technical presentations

  • Passion for renewable energy and sustainability

  • Language Requirement: Proficient in both written and spoken English. We kindly request that your resume be submitted in English, preferably

Nice to Haves 

  • Experience in CAD is a big plus

  • Understanding of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

  • Experience in analyzing and troubleshooting issues using observability and monitoring tools such as Datadog, New Relic, and Sentry 

  • Experience in quality and engineering metrics (DORA metrics a plus)

  • Experience in quality testing for Internationalization/localization

  • Experience in the solar or electric power industry


  • Aurora is currently hiring within the US, Canada, Mexico, and Germany with additional locations on the horizon. We’re united in our work to support the world’s transition to solar!

Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!

Aurora is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible experience for all candidates. If you require a reasonable accommodation that would better enable your success during the application or interview process, please complete this form.

For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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