March 23, 2023 | Jay Stansell

We’re Hiring: Senior Quality Engineer

Find Your Grind is growing. Join our team.

Find Your Grind helps students figure out who they are and where they want to go by flipping the script on traditional career planning and focusing on a lifestyle-first approach.

Designed for middle & high school students, Find Your Grind’s curriculum is delivered through an AI-powered approach to learning, self-discovery, and career exploration – helping students become future-ready in a rapidly evolving world.

Where You’ll Be

At Find Your Grind we’re a fully remote and distributed team. The Product and Technology departments have members in the USA and Europe, and this role required someone in any location therein. The role will also require a native speaker level of English.

The Opportunity

The Senior Quality Engineer needs to be a talented, experienced, and enthusiastic person with a “break it to make it” mind set. You’ll rely on your knowledge and understanding of the product to help us shape our APIs and UIs that drive the full Find Your Grind ecosystem. You will know what great looks like, and you will be hell bent on making sure everything you, and we do, fits that mold.

You’ll be joining Find Your Grind in our 2nd year of in-market challenges, and we are incredibly hungry for success. In this opportunity you will be working remotely to maintain the quality of our products and services, and also in supporting our customer success, product, and development teams in keeping quality front of mind.

Alongside this, you will be responsible for building and maintaining our automation suite to make sure we can deploy value in a fast and continuous manner

In an EdTech startup like ours, responsibilities are fluid and accountabilities are clear. For this role you’ll be clearly accountable for:

  • Building and maintaining the automated test suite using a mixture of tools such as Cypress, PyTest, and Selenium
  • Ensuring the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Collaborating with peers and stakeholders to help define, distill, and ship new features in an Agile environment
  • Helping to define and enforce standards around code quality and organization via peer review
  • Identifying bottlenecks and bugs, and creating detailed bug reports to enable fast fixes
  • Supporting the delivery team in all things quality
  • Creating documentation as required


  • Vacation: Everyone starts at 15 days of vacation. After your 3rd Anniversary adds 5 more days to your vacation.
  • Sick Leave: 6 Sick Days per year.
  • Holidays: Everyone gets an additional 12 days of holidays throughout the year.
  • Sabbatical: After 48 months with FYG get 4 weeks unpaid leave to explore.
  • Maternity leave: After 12 months with FYG get 8 weeks paid + 8 weeks unpaid leave.
  • Paternity leave: After 12 months with FYG get 6 weeks unpaid leave.
  • Giving back: 1 Day per year to volunteer in your community.

Where this role sits within Find Your Grind

  • CEO + President
  • Director Sales Development
  • Director Customer Success
  • VP Engineering
    • Senior Quality Engineer
  • VP Product + Learning

The Senior Quality Engineer stakeholders

  • CEO + President
  • Find Your Grind Leaders (VPs + Directors)
  • Product & Technology teams
  • Learning teams

Key attributes we’re looking for…

  • You have incredible communication and interpersonal skills 
  • You are comfortable leading meetings, presentations, and being the center of attention 
  • You’re an educator at heart that loves impacting the lives of others
  • You are a connector and leader and showcase incredible relationship building skills 
  • You can take ownership over your responsibilities, are a self-starter, but embrace a team-first mentality
  • You have the ability to always practice empathy and patience with customers while showcasing resiliency 
  • You are obsessed with the success of others 
  • You are passionate about writing well tested, maintainable, and scalable code
  • You’ve a tonne of experience in designing and implementing a testing process including exploratory, manual, and automated testing to achieve a quality product
  • You are proficient in cloud technologies and source control
  • You are passionate about the education industry and are keen to see beneficial outcomes for students and educators alike

You and your background

What styles work at Find Your Grind

The Find Your Grind Senior Quality Engineer must have the ability to work cross-functionally and be credible — a difficult trait to define but an impossible one to ignore. At Find Your Grind, we find credibility often stems from a mix of hard work and strong relationships across the organization. Put another way: people must enjoy working with you, and history will serve as a good guide!

A typical day at Find Your Grind as the Senior Quality Engineer

  • 50% feature testing, making sure everything new coming off the line is of the highest quality
  • 20% creating and maintaining the automation suite to make testing at FYG more efficient
  • 10% demoing the product to stake-holders
  • 10% liaising with the rest of the business helping triage and log bugs
  • 10% loving what you do!

What your first 90 days could look like

You’re 10 days in, and…

  • You’ve felt the love of the Find Your Grind family (You’ll meet our CEOs, Nick and Natasha, in our hiring process), and you’re loving the fact you can bring your whole self to work every day.
  • You’ve completed your Find Your Grind product onboarding as a student, identified your lifestyle matches, and have passed your summative assessments.
  • You’ve spent time with the key stakeholders and started building relationships
  • You’ve begun learning the code and product and starting to form ideas on how to move forward and improve

You’re 30 days in and…

  • Your product knowledge for educators and students is advanced, and you fully see the value proposition.
  • You’ve logged your first set of bug tickets and have worked with engineers to work out what went wrong 
  • You have created some automated tests and have been able to run them successfully giving you insights into the quality of the product
  • Your Slack game is strong and you’re naturally contributing to our positive work-culture 

You’re 60 days in and…

  • You’ve been through multiple sprints and are holding your own in sprint refinement, and planning sessions
  • You’ve begun to think through how we can do things better along two themes, productivity and performance.
  • You’ve developed your relationship with the wider team and have begun to see the alignment.
  • Automation is now front of mind and you’re looking at how to run your tests in a more efficient way

You’re 90 days in and…

  • You’ve found a key issue and caught it early
  • You’re feeling pumped that you are a key member of the team
  • You’re loving working the Find Your Grind way!

Applying for this role

Please email with your resumé and a cover letter addressing why you would be amazing at delivering the outcomes we are looking for.

Expect 4 phases for applicants who are contacted to move forward:

Phase 1, Meet and Greet

A quick 15 min call for us both to get a feel for each other’s energy and perspectives on the world.

Phase 2, Show us your skills

A short take home exercise (NOT a test) to show off what you can do when it comes to Quality Engineering

Phase 3, Discover More & Meet a peer

A 45-minute, role-based interview, where you’ll get to find out a lot more about us, and we’ll be keen to do the same with you

Phase 4, Confirmation

This phase is designed to give us, and you, time to address any final assumptions we may have about each other before an offer may be presented.

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