Staff Software Quality Engineer

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Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Dublin, D, IE

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students’ potential and extend teachers’ capabilities.

HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit

Staff Quality Engineer – UI


About The Team Your Joining Here in HMH, Quality Engineering is a core function within all of our autonomous agile teams. We have a highly collaborative, continuous delivery culture. All teammates contribute to the quality of the product and take responsibility for the build pipeline to production (DevOps) and you will too. We’re a technology-forward company. For you this means, working on exciting modern automation tooling (Gatling,, RestAssured among others) and automation processes, as well as acceptance testing (UI/API), performance and security testing, monitoring, metrics, etc.


Primary Responsibilities

As a Staff Quality Engineer in HMH, you will be working with our product development teams to enhance and maintain best practices and tooling for our entire application stack. We follow a strict Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery approach, deploying to production multiple times a day. Our main UI technology is React our backend is primarily implemented in Java Springboot.

Your role will be to guide the teams in following our testing strategy and developing this strategy further, always with a focus on delivering new code to production quickly, while still keeping the quality bar high


Education & Experience

· 10+ years of experience in a software engineering role

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science OR equivalent work experience


Required Skills and Experience

- Excellent understanding of testing tools including:

  • In depth experience with at least one UI automation tool such as Cypress, TestCafe, Protractor or
  • Familiarity with integration testing a front-end application using tools such as React Testing Library and Mock Service Worker.
  • Strong understanding of testing approaches such as TDD and BDD.
  • Understanding of Contract Testing (e.g. Pact).
  • In depth experience with working with REST and/or GraphQL based APIs.
  • Experience with web performance testing (frontend performance and load testing)
  • Experience managing and lkeading people and / or projects across different teams. 


- Strong understanding of how a modern web application is developed and deployed, including:

  • Strong understanding of the architecture of a modern web application.
  • Excellent understanding of the guiding principles behind Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment and experience implementing CI/CD pipelines with a tool such as Jenkins, CircleCI or Travis
  • Experience with using monitoring tools such as the ELK stack or Datadog

- A strong background in testing and quality practices

  • Has developed at least one test strategy/test approach for a team or multiple teams
  • Experience with initiating proof of concept projects for testing tools and driving them to conclusion.

- Proven experience and ability as a thought leader in teams.



The Information Technology organization is transforming to realize our mission: Become a leader in HMH’s digital transformation, and as a strategic partner, innovate and deliver highest value, competitive advantage solutions across all corporate and business functions. Our ambition is to be a digital leader through innovation and develop and deliver leading edge technology such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence to solve some of HMH’s greatest operational business challenges. Our professionals will have business relevant skills to connect our HMH partners to technologies that propel the businesses to deliver the greatest value for HMH and our customers.

We are building a team of IT professionals with an insatiable appetite to learn, a relentless focus on customer service, a technological curiosity toward future possibilities, and a creativity in solving business challenges with leading technologies. Our team will find ways to work together, create a sense of community where it’s safe to take risks and learn together, develop our careers, and all have an opportunity to work on new technologies. We will work together, learn together and have fun together. As a team, we will lead HMH’s digital transformation.

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