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Ascend Learning

Senior Software Quality Engineer

🇺🇸 Hybrid - KS

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ April 16th, 2024


We Impact Lives Through Purpose-Driven Work in A People First Culture

Ascend Learning is the connection between a powerful portfolio of brands serving students, educators, and employers with outcomes-based, data driven solutions across the lifecycle of learning.

Our values-driven culture unifies our teams and inspires a mindset of action, innovation, and collaboration, with a relentless focus on customers.

We're always looking for talented, passionate professionals to join us in our mission to help change lives. If this sounds like an environment where you'd thrive, read on to learn more.


We are hiring a Senior Software Quality Engineer to join our Software Quality Engineer team.. The Software Quality Engineer will be responsible for ensuring our Healthcare products or services meet the established standards of quality including reliability, usability, and performance. To be successful in this role you should be incredibly thorough and able to help our company maintain the highest quality standards.


This position will work a hybrid schedule from our Leawood, KS office location.


  • Participate in all phases of testing cycle, including functional, Integration, Regression, Load and Performance testing
  • Release Planning and Deployment support
  • Create and execute functional and API testing where applicable and log bugs in Jira.
  • Execute and maintain test Automation suite and debug failures
  • Complete ownership of comprehensive test coverage of functional, API test cases, automation scripts by reviewing the requirement and test suites regularly
  • Works with team members to proactively identify, communicate functional and usability issues and risks that impede the execution and/or success of the project
  • Provides status updates to manager and core team
  • Adhere to quality standards/processes, best practices, and timelines, while working closely with both offshore team members and the core scrum team to communicate progress, project deliverables, and track work progress, taking corrective actions when necessary


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering preferred. Equivalent work experience required
  • 5+ years of experience working as a Software Quality Engineer
  • Effective communication skills, onshore-offshore coordination experience
  • Working knowledge of browsers, client-server architectures, Web, Mobile-Web, Accessibility and SQL
  • Knowledge of Load & Performance testing (Data & Traffic modeling) is a plus
  • Ability to work with a multi-site / multi-time zone / multinational team including early morning and late-night hours
  • Understanding and hands on experience with Functional / UI (User Interface) / API Automation Frameworks, Continuous Integration Tools like GIT, Bamboo, Jenkins, and Load testing tools. Hands on Experience using automated testing tools like Selenium Webdriver, TestNG, JUnit, Postman
  • Technical acumen to understand underlying infrastructure
  • Experience is in the Education Domain is a Huge Plus


  • Flexible and generous paid time off
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(k) employer matching program
  • Parental leave
  • Wellness resources
  • Charitable matching program
  • Hybrid work
  • On-site workout facilities (Leawood, Gilbert, Burlington)
  • Community outreach groups
  • Tuition reimbursement

Fostering A Sense of Belonging

We seek out and celebrate all people and perspectives and cultivate an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, feel valued and be their authentic selves. Our culture is firmly rooted in the belief that by embracing our differences and drawing on diverse perspectives, we are a stronger, more innovative, and more successful organization where employees experience a sense of belonging.

About Ascend Learning

As a tech-enabled services company, Ascend Learning is a national leader in developing and delivering data-driven online educational content, software, assessments, analytics, and simulations serving institutions, students and employers across healthcare, fitness and wellness, public and workplace safety, skilled trades, insurance, financial services, cybersecurity, and higher education. We're committed to accelerating the learning pathways that can move people into careers where they have the knowledge and skills to have an impact and help change lives in the communities they serve. Headquartered in Burlington, MA with additional office locations and hybrid and remote workers in cities across the U.S., Ascend Learning was recognized by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group as one of America's 2023 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity.

Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.