Perch is creating the next generation Consumer Products company by becoming the first technology-based scale operator of top eCommerce microbrands. Microbrands selling through marketplaces like Amazon are already transforming global retail - Amazon’s 3rd party marketplace alone was $300B in 2020. Perch is disrupting and accelerating this space by acquiring great brands and making them even better. We look for successful, profitable businesses that sell top-ranked products with differentiated customer feedback. The Perch platform integrates those businesses into a scale operating company and accelerates the products to the next level of sales and profitability. We are a key resource for entrepreneurs who want liquidity and a key partner for Amazon and other retail channels by offering exceptional products, great customer service, and great value.
It is our belief at Perch that quality is an end-to-end commitment, from inception to delivery we strive to ensure our product is held to the highest possible standards. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to take a holistic approach to quality within the engineering organization at Perch, from refinement of tickets and requirements, to design and execution of test plans, and finally to delivery and triage of issues.
As an integral member of the Engineering team, you will have the unique opportunity to help define and guide how Perch thinks about testing and automation, leading and championing best-practices while building a culture that is committed to quality and repeatable processes through automation and infrastructure as code.
- Player-coach capable of designing and creating test strategies (test plans and test cases) for individual product releases, with a keen eye for validating business requirements, operational needs and real-world customer insights
- Ability to develop and organize scripts, tools, documentation, and test data sets in a version control system
- Quick to identify and troubleshoot issues that team members are having with various tools and support systems
- While our focus is entirely on automation, there may be a need for hands-on testing in various platforms such as customer web applications, from time to time.
- 5+ years of experience as a QA Automation Engineer, Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Software Developer, or similar Automation role
- Ability to engage with product and business teams outside of engineering to promote quality efforts, and to support early engagement QA efforts when scoping tickets, defining requirements, and building product roadmaps.
We are looking for entrepreneurial and collaborative team members to help build out scalable systems. You will be someone who can lead by example, who likes the idea of ownership over our testing and automation efforts, and is energized by the challenge of helping us to create the best technology platform we can to grow our business. You should be prepared to work directly with leaders in product and engineering, and demonstrate an ability to understand the trade-offs required to balance speed vs. perfection. No eCommerce or Amazon experience is required – we believe that with the right set of underlying capabilities, you can learn the industry context quickly.
Perch is one of the fastest-growing eCommerce companies in Boston. Perch acquires and develops great eCommerce brands. We are backed by amazing investors (SoftBank, Spark Capital, Tectonic Ventures, and Boston Seed). Our team has deep expertise in eCommerce, technology, and M&A. We are disrupting one of the largest and most exciting spaces of eCommerce and are building an industry-shaping platform. Our aim is to have a workplace and company that positively impacts the lives of others, including our employees, their families, the entrepreneurs and vendors we work with, and our end customers.
Perch is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
For U.S.-based roles - Please contact us by email at [email protected] to receive salary range and total compensation for this position. Compensation is based on several factors, including, but not limited to, work experience, technical skills, certifications, etc. A summary of benefits we offer our U.S.-based employees can be found here.What Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Means to Us
At Perch, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on our customers, teams, partners, and the community around us.
We believe we can maximize this impact by seeking out diverse experiences and perspectives and by promoting empathy and learning through allyship. We understand diversity is an engine that powers innovation and problem-solving. Our commitment to equity and inclusion fuels us to delight our customers. We trust that our shared success will come from building an organization where people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, ages, and backgrounds feel valued, celebrated, and empowered.
We know this vision requires continuous effort, and we are committed to putting in the work to ultimately reach our highest Perch.