QA Analyst

KIPP Foundation

Posted: 11/19/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Information Services/Technology

Primary domain: Education

City: San Francisco

Postal code: 94105

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

Great education transforms lives. KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a non-profit network of 209 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating more than 88,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Position Overview

The QA Analyst/Engineer will own the
testing strategy and quality of database products across our data systems.  He/She/They will join a team that supports
the assessment, development and
implementation of a vision to build efficient, effective, and flexible national
data systems to support data collection, verification, and reporting across the
entire KIPP network.  The role will focus
on data related to our students, staff, and schools as our organization
supports each student’s academic path, college and career decisions, and beyond.  As we take on new data streams to better
understand our students’ journeys, the QA Analyst will be responsible for
ensuring our new database features fully meet business needs, pressure testing
that edge cases in new data streams are covered by requirements as well as in
implementation and monitoring the quality of our existing systems.  He/She/They will also work with a nationwide
community of data specialists at our schools and regions to ensure data quality
issues are solved in KIPP Foundation systems in a timely manner.   

 The QA Analyst reports to the Director, Data
Systems and manages the quality and persistence of database products. He/She/They
is a member of the Research and Evaluation team, and works collaboratively with
the Information Technology, Insight and Analytics, KIPP Through College, and
Talent teams as well as other business units throughout the organization.

note that this is a grant funded position set to end March 2024.

Responsibilities and Duties

The responsibilities include, but
are not limited to, the following:

Own the quality database products
through the testing of new product features

in close collaboration with both our Product Management and Engineering teams
to ensure products meet requirements and ensure timely release of new features

plan for testing, execution of test cases/scripts, analysis of actual results,
and defect tracking

and maintain QA documentation including test cases, test scenarios, scripts,
plans, and expected results based on requirements

and execute a plan to identify, collect and load necessary test data to
effectively run test cases

Provide another lens for
design feedback prior to integration from a technical and end-user perspective

Execute development,
implementation and testing of processes for collecting new data streams

Document issues and recommend
improvements on product features and data loading processes

in and verify data profiling analysis of new data streams to ensure edge cases
have been covered in requirements

all members of RE team in analyzing and ensuring high quality in on-going
loading processes in efforts to make collection and loading as low burden as

and maintain protocols for best practices for new data stream intake process


Support data cleaning and loading from
our schools, regions and third-party vendors

and maintain critical regression tests to ensure changes to products or data
sources do not adversely affect existing data quality and loading processes

Product Manager – Data Systems and Senior Data Systems Engineer in cleaning,
validating and loading data related to students, teachers, and schools
necessary for monitoring the health of our network from our schools and regions
and to track student achievement

Data Collection Specialist in identifying,
diagnosing and correcting data
quality and product issues identified by our schools and regions

 Provide feedback and recommendations
in other, on-going data quality efforts provided by the team (e.g. user testing
of surveys, graphical user interface testing of web collection portals, exploratory
testing of assessment platforms, etc),


Technical skills

Achievement orientation

Critical Thinking and

Impact and Influence


Experience and Qualifications

      •     This is a time limited, grant funded position

·         3+ years’ experience in a technical role

·         Passion for KIPP’s mission and values

·         Extensive experience in a SQL language

·         Hands-on experience using and testing Salesforce applications

·         Experience in python or testing automation platforms preferred

·         Excellent attention to detail and constant focus on data quality

·         Adept at working with team members in a fast-paced environment while balancing competing priorities

·         San Francisco preferred but can be remote

·         Travel up to 20% time

·         Full-time, exempt


KIPP offers competitive salary commensurate with experience.
A comprehensive benefits package, generous vacation and PTO, 401k retirement
plan with both pre- and post-tax options, as well as gym reimbursement, flexible
spending account (FSA), and cell phone reimbursement are also offered by KIPP.



Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter online. Resumes submitted via email will not be accepted.

KIPP Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


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