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Lead QA Automation Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Superior, CO, USA · United States
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

At Qualia, we've built the leading B2B real estate technology that transforms the home buying and selling experience into a simple, secure, and enjoyable process. Our SMB and Enterprise products bring together users from across the real estate ecosystem---homebuyers and sellers, lenders, title and escrow agents, and real estate agents---onto a single shared digital closing platform, providing greater clarity and transparency to real estate transactions. Today, through our business customers across the country, millions of consumers use Qualia to close on homes every year.


As the QA Lead, you will be responsible for leading our efforts to enhance software quality and reduce the dependency on manual testing. You will drive the strategic increase in test automation, foster a culture of quality within cross-functional teams, and ensure our software meets the highest standards of reliability and performance. Your role will be pivotal in minimizing defects, speeding up defect resolution, and making our complex codebase more manageable and robust.

You will guide the quality assurance function with a focus on automation and best practices, ensuring that our software upgrades are delivered with minimal crashes and defects. This role aims to decrease the escaped defect rate, increase strategic code coverage, and enable efficient defect resolution. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to embed a quality-first mindset, implement automated tests that reflect product knowledge, and adopt Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) practices to simulate complex configurations and environmental variability


  • Drive customer facing quality metrics and internal quality metrics definition and tracking
  • Work with the teams to improve said metrics
  • Identify most impactful test strategies, tools, processes
  • As an individual contributor:
    • Spend 50%+ of your time implementing automation tests of all sorts (E2E, Integrated, Unit, UI)
    • Design and implement test harnesses and tools that can be leveraged by other teams so that they can implement automation faster and with better results


  • Must:
    • UI automation of Web, WinForms, and WCF
    • Virtualized desktop environment (VMs and Citrix)
    • API, E2E, and integrated test automation
    • Have worked with large .NET 4.x framework codebases
    • Have experience with complex, hard to test codebases
    • Be able to apply different strategies to improve quality
    • Be familiar with automation at scale
    • Have used BDD tools such as SpecFlow/Reqnroll and Gherkin (or similar) at scale
    • Be familiar Tools, processes, and best practices for :
    • Be able and willing to personally implement automation at scale
    • Be able to coach and train other teams on best practices
  • Desired:
    • Have worked with server-side code, Rest and WCF
    • Have experience with fat client WinForms and WCF
  • While this role is based in Superior, Colorado, we're open to exploring remote possibilities for qualified candidates.

This role has a base annual salary of $120,000-$140,000 plus a competitive equity and benefits package. (Salary to be determined by relevant experience, location, knowledge, and skills of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)


Qualia is made up of incredibly bright, mission-driven coworkers who are passionate about using technology to solve real-world problems---and we're growing quickly. In order to continue building an engaging and dynamic organization, we're committed to giving everyone the support they need to do great work.

Our benefits package is designed to allow our team members to be their best selves, both in and out of the workplace. In addition to comprehensive health plans, a 401k program, and commuter benefits, we prioritize family and personal well-being through professional development, parental leave, and a flexible time off policy. Qualia offers a robust online onboarding program to train new hires, biweekly all hands meetings, and a variety of internal virtual events to keep employees connected.

We believe diverse perspectives and backgrounds are critical to building great technology, and our goal is to cultivate an environment where people feel equally valued and respected. Qualia is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, or veteran status.