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Quality Assurance Engineer

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Category:
Other IT
Type:
Full-Time
Harvard University Information Technology

66077BR

Position Description
This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded through 6/30/26. There is the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance.

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration.  We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines - and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!

The Quality Assurance Engineer is a member of a high-performing team that focuses on the development and implementation of a world-class online learning platform (LXP). This is an ideal opportunity to work at the intersection of online education and technical innovation, and in an organization that values creativity, collaboration and diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

The Quality Assurance Engineer is part of a team responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining the test automation suite of the LXP platform while establishing and using industry-class quality assurance practices and workflows. The Quality Assurance Engineer will be tasked with identifying and automating manual test cases to ensure a accelerated CI/CD pipeline. The Quality Assurance Engineer will contribute to a culture of collaboration and openness within the team and with partners.

Typical Core Duties:
  • Design, develop, and maintain automated test scripts to ensure quality control standards are met.  
  • Update and manage the automation infrastructure to ensure scalability and reliability. 
  • Work closely with engineers and product managers to understand product requirements and functionalities, ensuring a high level of test coverage. 
  • Identify, document, and track defects found during testing.  
  • Continuously improve test automation strategies and coverage, integrating new tests within CI/CD pipeline. 
  • This role is also responsible for other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Required:
  • Ability to design, develop, and maintain automated test scripts for various types of software applications. 
  • Experience with testing tools such as BrowserStack, Percy, Grafana K6, Playwright.
  • Understanding of CI/CD processes and tools like Github Actions. 
The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
  • Experience with WCAG accessibility standards and accessibility testing.  
  • Familiarity with cloud services like AWS. 
  • Knowledge of security testing tools
Certificates and Licenses
  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in an office setting
Additional Information

Please provide a cover letter with your application.

Please note:

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening. 
  • We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship. 
  • This position has a 180-day orientation and review period. 

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Accessibility:
Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request an accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department

Work Format Details
HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business needs allow. The Work Format for this position can be flexible based on the needs of the candidate. 
  • Primarily on-site (on campus 3 or more days per week)
  • Partially on-site (on campus 1-2 days per week)
  • Primarily remote (on campus less than 1 day per week)
Travel to campus may be necessary based on business needs and the nature of work. Examples include bi-annual or quarterly Town Halls, critical business meetings or other work events.

All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

About Us

More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.  Our mission is to assure Harvard's leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology.  HUIT's core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.

HUIT's core values are: 

  • User-focused 
  • Collaborative 
  • Innovative 
  • Open 

IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):
HUIT's IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here: https://itacademy.harvard.edu/ 

Benefits
We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function
Information Technology

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
I1558P IT Quality Assurance Prof IV

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Sub-Unit
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Salary Grade
058

Department
Academic Technology

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status
Full-time

Appointment End Date
30-Jun-2026

Pre-Employment Screening
Identity

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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