Quality Assurance Engineer

Sterling, VA | Engineering | Full-time


Who We Are:

Sestra is an innovative startup delivering smart dispensing solutions to the beverage industry. Our TapWise solution brings IoT connectivity to on-tap dispensing and brings revolutionary loss prevention to customers serving draft beverages (beer, wine, cocktails, cold brew coffee, etc.). Our patented pour control technology ensures that each and every drink is poured to the exact volume and temperature specified virtually eliminating costly over-pouring. Our Push to Pour dispensing increases speed of service and revenue during the busiest service periods. Our connected devices record all events and syncs with the cloud to provide valuable real-time analytics and remote administration capabilities to our customers.


Who We Need:

We are seeking a highly motivated Quality Assurance Engineer to provide manual and automated testing services across our multi-generational hardware and software platforms.  In this role your primary responsibilities will include (1) analyzing business requirements to create comprehensive test plans; (2) execution of manual and automated tests across data, API, and front-end applications; and (3) data(base) querying and data-manipulation to support testing scenarios.  You will be part of a small but globally disperse QA team. The ideal candidate is cool, calm and collected, thrives under pressure and is dedicated to helping us drive product improvement through establishing quality testing processes and procedures. 

Our customers rely on our TapWise solutions to provide hospitality to their guests and members. As a member of the engineering team, you may be required to support our customers during off-hours or weekends. 

What You Would Do:

  • Review and translate business requirements into comprehensive test cases
  • Create applicable test plans, scenarios, and test cases
  • Set up testing conditions to perform test cases. e.g., data manipulation  
  • Execute test cases against new features and conduct appropriate regression testing 
  • Provide accurate and detailed reporting of bugs and test execution results
  • Perform environment / build verifications  
  • Derive and adhere to test processes and procedures 

Qualities We Look For:

  • 3+ years of direct demonstrable experience with test case authoring, manual execution, and integration testing  
  • Familiarity with Agile development workflows and related tools (e.g., Jira) 
  • Basic knowledge of automation frameworks and strategies to apply 
  • Experience with GIT toolsets (Gitlab, bitbucket, etc.)   
  • Strong SQL query writing and knowledge of RDBMS systems such as Postgres and MySQL 
  • Understanding of manual testing requirements across multi-layer systems (front end, API, DB)
  • Base understanding and experience working with Linux 
  • Experience testing through RESTful APIs  
  • Experience with log file analysis 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills

Our Team Benefits:

  • Dog friendly work environment
  • Business casual dress
  • Company equity
  • 401k, Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Up to 18 personal days of time off plus most major holidays

Our Values:

  • We put our customers first
  • We take pride in what we do
  • We are problem solving rock stars
  • We grow together
  • We feel the love
  • We care about our community
  • We use our power for the greener good

Our Founder:

Sestra was founded by Lev Volftsun, a serial entrepreneur who has sold two technology companies to Cisco Systems and a third to Metaswitch, with a total accumulated value of over $1B. Our TapWise smart dispensing solutions are installed as mission-critical applications within iconic sports venues, cultural centers, hotels and restaurants across the country. The Washington Nationals, Kennedy Center, Warner Theater, Lincoln Center, Greenbrier Resort and Longwood Gardens are just a few of our local clients.