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QA Automation Engineer, Zoro


CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013


Position:              Quality Assurance Automation Engineer                                         
Location:             Chicago, IL
Reports to:         IT Director

In the past nine years, Zoro has progressed from a six-person organization operating out of a 2,000 sq. foot facility and offering fewer than 100,000 products to a 400+ person organization offering more than 4,000,000 unique products in a new 60,000+ sq. foot facility. 

Imagine what we could do together in the next nine years.

Job Description:
We are looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) Automation Engineer to develop and execute manual and automated tests to ensure product quality.

QA Automation Engineer responsibilities include designing and implementing manual and automated tests, debugging and defining corrective actions.  He/She will also review system requirements and track quality assurance metrics (e.g. defect densities and open defect counts.)

The QA Automation Engineer role plays an important part in our company’s product development process.  Our ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting tests before product launches to ensure software runs smoothly and meets client needs, while being cost-effective.  If you have an engineering background and enjoy providing end-to-end solutions to software quality problems, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you will monitor and test all stages of software development to identify and resolve system malfunctions to meet quality standards.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough functional, regression, cross browser  testing
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software
  • Track quality assurance metrics
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies


  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Proven work experience in software development
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
  • Proven work experience in system testing automation
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • eCommerce experience is a must
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus


Technical Skills:

  • Cypress
  • Selenium
  • Postman
  • TestRail
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Git/BitBucket
  • Jira Confluence
  • Python
  • SQL


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