Lead Software QA Engineer

Natera Austin , TX 78719

Posted 3 months ago


Lead SQA Engineer is responsible for hands on management of SQA engineers and their deliverables. Lead SQA Engineer ensures strategic planning, development, and implementation of SQA processes and efficient scaling of the team.


  • Provide hands on leadership to Software QA engineers and play an integral role in complete end to end verification of Natera software systems and components.

  • Plan, execute, and manage complex integration-level system tests with multiple dependencies.

  • Encourage skill and career growth development within the SQA team in parallel with ongoing mentorship and support.

  • Provide continuous risk assessment and timely escalation of software quality concerns, be an advocate for process improvements, as well as individual contributor.

  • Work closely with product owners and developers to meet SQA commitments and align delivery priorities with business objectives.

  • Participate in, building, and maintaining data-driven test automation tools and frameworks using clean coding practices and functional programming methodologies.

  • Perform debugging and root cause analysis of product issues or defects.

  • Evangelize new testing methodologies, best practices and tools with goals to continuously improve test coverage through both manual and automated processes.

  • Establish tight collaboration and feedback loops between various teams to improve the release process and maximize resource utilization in a fast paced environment.

  • Directly supervise and mentor SQA engineers


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience testing both front-end and server-side functionality of complex n-tier systems

  • 2+ years of experience developing automation frameworks and harnesses using programming and scripting languages.

  • Previous experience with hands on management of SQA deliverables as well as supervising SQA engineers is desired.

  • BS degree in Computer Science or relevant field, or equivalent work experience.


  • Solid knowledge of QA methodologies, test planning, system dependencies, and product integration phases

  • Extensive working knowledge of relational databases, strong SQL skills.

  • Recent hands-on experience with front-end test automation tools and libraries such as Selenium,, TestNG, Junit, ScalaTest, Gatling and others.

  • Familiarity with scripting and programming languages, such as Java, Groovy, Python, Scala, Ruby, Perl, etc

  • Strong knowledge of Linux and command line shell scripting.


  • Duties are typically performed in an office setting.

  • This position requires the ability to use a computer keyboard, communicate over the telephone and read printed material.

  • Duties may require working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) at times.


Driven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you'll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you'll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


Competitive Benefits. Generous Employee Referral program. Healthy catered lunches 3 times per week, and premium snacks! Additionally, we offer complimentary premium coffee drinks and teas, and other beverages.

For more information, visit www.natera.com.

Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

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