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Senior QA Automation Engineer

Date: Dec 20, 2018

Location: Santa Monica, CA, US, 90403

Company: Hallmark


Hallmark Labs is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc based in Santa Monica, California.
We currently operate two digital subscription services, Hallmark Movies Now and
Hallmark eCards, as well as ongoing initiatives in personalized, print-on-demand
greeting cards.  We are a diverse team of innovators, creators and influencers
leveraging Hallmark’s deep experience in creating meaningful connections and
progressing it into the digital age with cutting-edge technology.
Are you great at what you do and passionate about your work?  Are you honest and
Are you a self- motivated, go-getter that likes to have fun?
If so, you are in the right place.

 reqid: 24488 

Who we’re looking for:


We are looking for someone who not only loves building high quality software, but is also passionate about getting stuff done. You might have worked at large top name companies, but you prefer small nimble companies with tight knit cross-functional teams that focus on getting stellar products to market quickly. You have the skills and experience, but you still love to learn - and you want to work with super talented folks to build great products.


What we need:


We are looking for a seasoned software quality engineer that is driven, takes ownership and is solution oriented to be a key member of a stellar team working on a dynamic product line for the company.


What you’ll do:


  • Ensure timely, effective, and quality delivery of software into production
  • Work with other engineers in an agile environment to drive improvements in code quality via code reviews, whitebox, graybox, and blackbox testing (automated and manual)
  • Collaborate across teams and departments in order to prevent, report, track, and resolve defects
  • Participate in creating and clarifying User Stories, and in planning Sprints
  • Dive into hard problems and successfully deliver great results on schedule
  • Create and maintain automation test scripts
  • Create and maintain test plans


Additionally you:


  • are comfortable with speaking up for quality when under pressure to release
  • thrive in a fast paced environment where you need to balance high quality with continuous delivery to the market
  • are eager to learn and collaborate
  • are a “rebel with a cause” who looks beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
  • believe quality not only involves the end user functionality and usability, but also performance, reliability, and security
  • consider yourself a software engineer focused on quality first and foremost
  • have a track record of projects completed on time - you excel at getting things done
  • are comfortable with testing Service-oriented architecture (SOA), micro services, and REST APIs, as well as functional, systems integration, and browser compatibility testing
  • can picture both the technical and business objectives and challenges when you read high level requirements
  • know various test frameworks like the back of your hand and choose which ones to use based on the project or objective at hand, not just because one is popular at the moment
  • enjoy heads down testing


Basic Qualifications:


  • 4+ years of software testing experience
  • 2+ years of automation coding experience (not record/playback)


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 4+ years of software testing experience
  • 2+ years of experience coding in a software language
  • Experience with Selenium and Cucumber or Robot Framework
  • Experience with page objects and OOP principles
  • Comfortable working on small, cross-functional, fast paced teams
  • Comfortable with testing RESTful API services
  • Some experience writing SQL queries
  • Comfortable with maintaining solid documentation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with TDD and BDD is a plus
  • Experience using gitflow is a plus
  • Familiarity with performance tuning applications using tools like JMeter or is a plus
  • Familiarity with coding in one or more of the following languages is a plus: Javascript, Ruby, or Python
  • Comfortable mentoring other QA Engineers


This is a progressive role that will be filled at the level based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.


Excellent medical benefits
401(k) match up to 5%
Life insurance policy for every employee, at no cost
Fitness reimbursement
Cell phone and home internet reimbursement
Carpool and parking pass cash-out program
Generous maternity/paternity leave
Employee assistance programs

Fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and delicious snacks and beverages
Monthly catered lunches
Soft serve machine 24/7
Great eateries close by, oh, and we’re near the beach!

Massage chairs and bicycles
Onsite free parking
Company events
Flexible PTO
Flexible work hours/work from home
Professional development
Education reimbursement


Hallmark Labs is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles