QA Automation Engineer



October 19, 2022

Job Description

Who we are: 

Nacelle is a composable commerce platform provider that allows brands and retailers to easily syndicate commerce and content data to multiple heads, endpoints and channels by transforming, storing and reindexing data in real-time. With Nacelle, companies can future-proof their business by composing the commerce stack they want — giving them the agility needed to build unique and dynamic shopping experiences, while optimizing business operations for growth. Nacelle is a venture-backed company with over $75 million raised from institutional investors including Tiger Global, Index Ventures and iNovia. For more information, go to

The role:

As a QA Engineer at Nacelle, you will be a voice of quality and a cheerleader of our organization-wide testing mindset. You will break things, build things, surface issues, and sound alarm bells when necessary. If the idea of spending all day, every day, writing relatively repetitive test cases bores you, then this role may excite you! You will have ample opportunity to design creative and novel approaches to automating the assessment of quality. We aren’t maintaining a legacy test code base here; there is bountiful greenfield work waiting for your unique perspective.

Come join a team of developers who are passionate about solving complex problems in simple and elegant ways. On a daily basis, you will be working on big data pipelines, scaling out APIs, testing deployments, and so much more. Join us!

The impact you will have:

In your first 90 days:

  • Complete your onboarding program and ramp up your knowledge on how our system works including our CI/CD strategy and our mode of operation.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of where Nacelle fits within the greater commerce industry.
  • Contribute, review, and maintain end-to-end test, tooling, and infrastructure code.

In your first 6 months:

  • Become proficient in understanding our users’ needs and where our greatest risks are and how to maintain proper assessments of these risks.
  • Own the quality assurance of vital products and features.
  • Design and build tooling that improves the development process for all of Engineering.

In your first year:

  • Influence the future of testing and test mindset across squads and roles.
  • Celebrate an exhausting and absolutely rewarding rollercoaster of a year knowing that your collaborations and contributions directly influenced the stability and reliability of our platform and products for all of our users.
In this role you will:
  • Own testing across multiple squads. Represent the voice of quality throughout the organization. This includes writing and maintaining tests, testing frameworks, automation, tooling, and documentation.
  • Analyze bug reports, highlight problems, and help identify fixes.
  • Determine priority for test scenarios and create execution plans to implement these scenarios.
  • Intentionally attempt to break all the things and then document all found issues in tracking systems. We avoid manual exploratory testing as much as possible. Our exploratory testing is semi- and/or fully automated.
  • Participate in chartering and brainstorm sessions to collaboratively design improvements, features, and products.
We would love to hear from you if:
  • You have a strong background in defining, implementing, and promoting QA strategy.
  • You posses advanced knowledge of Jest, Playwright, Cypress, or other comparable testing frameworks.
  • You posses advanced understanding of where QA automation fits into a CI/CD pipeline and the overall SDLC.
  • You posses advanced understanding of when and where unit, integration, and end-to-end testing should be used/implemented.
  • You posses advanced understanding of continuous delivery and the risks/benefits of feature flagging in a multi-tenant environment.
  • Intermediate+ in at least one strongly typed programming language (TypeScript preferred).
  • Intermediate+ in at least one flavor of SQL (PostgreSQL preferred)..
  • Intermediate+ in at least one cloud provider (AWS preferred).
  • Intermediate+ in Linux/Unix based operating systems.
We’d be really excited if you have:
  • Kubernetes experience.
  • Kafka experience.
  • Functional programming experience.

If you meet most of the criteria for this position, we would still love to hear from you! We believe in fostering talent, growing and providing training to our team as we believe great human beings come first and building skillsets can happen over time.

Benefits & perks:
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Stock options
  • Robust benefits packages which include medical, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, as well as employer-paid life insurance, and short/long-term disability
  • 401(k) with an employer match
  • Unlimited Mental Health Teledoc appointments
  • Paid parental leave
  • Unlimited PTO in addition to paid holidays and sick days
  • Monthly wifi stipend
  • Home office setup budget
  • Annual Learning and Development stipend
  • 100% Remote culture with a minimum of one company in-person retreat per year + team-specific retreats
  • Company provided laptop
  • An environment that values and promotes continuous learning, true ownership, and teamwork


At Nacelle, we strive to promote a culture where all employees feel supported and comfortable to provide constructive feedback in ways that we can continue to grow and practice our values of “forever learning, ownership, honesty and integrity, and teamwork.” 

Nacelle is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Nacelle is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who may require additional assistance in engaging in our application and interview process. Please feel free to reach out to Nacelle’s Talent Acquisition Team at if you need any assistance completing our application or need accommodations during your interview process.