Senior QA Engineer at Aurora Solar (Remote)

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About the role:

Aurora Solar is a fast-growing Series D company on a mission to create a future of solar energy for all. Aurora makes the software that is enabling society to transition to a world powered by solar power. It’s our goal to have every solar installation in the world pass through our software, which has already been used to design millions of solar projects. Named one of “The Best Midsized Remote Companies To Work for in 2023” by and awarded #1 Solar Software platform by Solar Power World, Aurora is disrupting the energy industry and changing the course of history.

We are looking for well-rounded software quality engineers. You will own the quality of many features of the product – from the testing strategy, the implementation of a manual test plan and test cases and their executions to status communication and beyond. You will advocate for our customers and help deliver great value in terms of quality, usability, and functionalities to our customers.

We are a passionate and diverse team that aspires to be the best place for the best people and we’re looking for talented individuals to accelerate our exponential growth as we continue to scale. If you are looking for a stimulating and fulfilling role, come join us!

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with key stakeholders to understand the project details - objectives, scope, timeline, etc., and formulate the test plan
  • Manage the implementation and the execution of the test plan by tracking progress, bugs, impediments, and trade-off and provide regular status updates
  • Communicate the release status with all stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Analyze and triage production issues and communicate with all stakeholders accordingly
  • Helping to establish quality standards to be universally applied; recommending quality improvements

What we value:

  • Ability to partner with PMs and Engineers to develop a comprehensive test plan and test strategy based on the feature’s “happy path” acceptance criteria
  • Ability to test SAAS-based applications on multiple platforms - desktop and mobile devices
  • Ability to understand database schema and write SQL to retrieve data to support testing
  • Passion for renewable energy and sustainability
  • Ability to perform and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Hands on experience with Automation or Computer Science Background
  • High interest in Automation Development and Implementation
  • Nice to have: Cypress Automation Experience with JavaScript

At Aurora Solar, we tie our base pay ranges to level and location. In the United States, this means that your base pay ranges will fall into one of three geographic pay zones depending on your location. 

In most cases, we target the midpoint of our salary ranges for new hire compensation. This placement is reflective of full proficiency in a role. Base pay is ultimately determined based on a number of factors including skills, qualifications, and location. This role is eligible for additional variable compensation and an equity grant, which will be discussed in your initial recruiter conversation. 

Our current base pay ranges in each zone are:

- Tier 1 San Francisco, New York City: $105,500.00 - $149,000.00
- Tier 2 Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC: $97,000.00 - $137,000.00
- Tier 3 All Other US Locations, including Colorado: $88,000.00 - $124,000.00

Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!

For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Our mission at Aurora is to create a future of solar energy for all. We aim to reflect that inclusivity in the people who imagine and build our product by creating an environment where diversity is cherished and where anyone—regardless of background—can thrive. We strive to always do better and know that by empowering people, we can power the planet.

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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Albuquerque, NM
Ann Arbor, MI
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Baton Rouge, LA
Birmingham, AL
Boise, ID
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Colorado, CO
Columbus, OH
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Dayton, OH
Des Moines, IA
Detroit, MI
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
Greensboro, NC
Hampton Roads, VA
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Huntsville, AL
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Lexington, KY
Lincoln, NE
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles, CA
Louisville, KY
Madison, WI
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
New York City, NY
Ogden, UT
Oklahoma City, OK
Omaha, NE
Orlando, FL
Other US Location
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
Pensacola, FL
Peoria, IL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, ME
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Provo, UT
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Reno, NV
Richmond, VA
Rochester, NY
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Bay, FL
Tucson, AZ
Tulsa, OK
Washington DC
Wichita, KS
Wilmington, NC

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • CSSLanguages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • GraphQLFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

An Insider's view of Aurora Solar

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At Aurora, work-life balance means flexible PTO and work schedules. It’s a shared understanding that we all get our best work done when our mental health and well-being are top of mind. It’s managers who encourage us to take time to care for loved ones when needed and a company that values me as a professional and a mother.


Workplace Experience Program Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work with designers and engineers within my cross-functional team, as well as folks from customer success, sales, business development, and senior leadership. The problems we solve are often inherently difficult and are always focused on supporting our customers to get more solar onto roofs, which feels like a great thing to spend my time on!


Senior Product Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Following a hyper-growth year, I've developed invaluable skills to identify customer needs and pain points. Additionally, I've developed a curiosity for solving bigger, more complex problems in the solar industry. The sales team is goal-oriented and fosters a cohesive environment where each challenge is acknowledged, evaluated, and embraced.


Account Executive

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of Aurora Solar's core values is "outcome over ego", which means that anyone in the company is empowered to speak up and contribute. I have seen the magic that happens when you empower a group of incredibly talented people to solve challenging problems that matter. That, to me, is what makes Aurora Solar a truly special place to work at.



What makes someone successful on your team?

My team is successful when we combine a really good understanding of our customers' needs, their business goals, and solar industry trends, along with deep knowledge of how our product works, and ways to come up with creative solutions that can achieve our customers' goals.


Senior Business Solutions Architect

What are Aurora Solar Perks + Benefits

Aurora Solar Benefits Overview

We strive to be the best place for the best people, and that includes the benefits and perks we offer our employees. As a result, we look to offer a holistic program to support and address physical, emotional, financial, and social needs. We offer 100% coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurance, stock options, 401K benefits, generous parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents, work-from-home stipends for home office setup, internet, and co-working memberships, flexible time off, and wellness programs.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
We have a diverse leadership team and workspace. Our diverse team brings us a great breadth of new perspectives which allows us to continuously facilitate innovation.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a number of Diversity ERGs that are safe spaces for employees to connect and discuss shared experiences and initiatives.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Diversity is essential to our Talent Team. We practice inclusive interviewing, track diversity metrics, and implement consistent interview processes for all candidates.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We provide options for Dependent Care FSA, Healthcare FSA, and Limited Purpose FSA. Employees can contribute up to $3050 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of preventative services expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% of the plan costs and includes routine eye exams.
Health Insurance Benefits
We cover 100% of the plan cost for employees and 90% for spouses/dependents across medical, dental, and vision.
Life Insurance
We offer life insurance with a payout of 1x an employee’s annual salary up to $250000 and employees also have the option of purchasing additional life insurance.
Wellness Programs
Our wellness program includes benefits such as a healthcare concierge service, healthy lifestyles programs, and Wellness Wednesdays where we bring wellness education and activities to employees.
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
We offer mental health days and an Employee Assistance Program for 24/7 access to online resources and unlimited phone counseling for stress, grief counseling, depression, and relationship conflicts.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
All full-time employees are eligible to participate in our 401(K) plan and participants are automatically enrolled at 4% of their base salary.
Company Equity
All full time employees receive equity grants which vest over a standard 4-year period with a 1-year cliff. Employees with a tenure of 2 years have an extended exercise window of 10 years.
Performance Bonus
Every full-time employee receives variable pay in their compensation package that's either tied to individual performance, MBOs, or company performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Aurora Solar provides 14 weeks of parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents. All parental leave is paid at 100% of base salary.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We are a fully remote team located across the U.S. and Canada with stipends available for home office setup, internet, and co-working space subscriptions.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our flexible PTO policy encourages team members to take time off when needed for vacation, short-term illness, mental health, or any other reason needed to unplug.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Take days off if you are sick, they do not count against your PTO.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We keep it casual and informal so our employees can work comfortably in their workplace.
Commuter Benefits
Set aside up to $300/month on a pre-tax basis for commuting and parking-related expenses.
Company Outings
It’s important for us to get to know the people we work with on a personal level so we host company outings and summits for team members to meet each other on a regular basis.
Stocked Kitchen
For our team members who choose to come to our headquarters, we have a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, and all of the flavored water you can handle.
Happy Hours
Our workplace experience team organizes company-wide virtual and in-person happy hours. Individual teams are also encouraged to host their own happy hours at their own discretion.
Pet Friendly
Your furry friends are always welcome to make an appearance on Zoom! We even have our own dedicated pet directory and pet slack channel. If you have a pet, we want to know about it!
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Employees are provided with a MacBook Pro along with a $500 stipend to set up their home office to create their peak working environment. An additional $150 is provided each year after.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Aurora Solar offers employees professional development opportunities to continuously harness new skills and be more involved in the organization.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Our people are our best asset and we want to learn from their experience and celebrate the diversity on our team. We have a variety of lunch and learns hosted by our employees and outside speakers.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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