Quality Assurance Specialist (Remote)

Remote   |   Full Time

Upswing is a mission-driven company that partners with colleges and universities to improve nontraditional student outcomes. Over 28% of students using Upswing are working while in college, and 43% are Hispanic or Black, and many are first-generation students. Our platform doesn't cost students a thing; the school enlists our help to support their students. We're looking for individuals who care about education and equality of student resources to come join our team! 

We're currently partnered with more than 70 colleges throughout the country, where Upswing helps over 700,000 students succeed throughout college. You'll get to work with a team of motivated, intelligent, and fun people at Upswing - all working toward the same mission of student success and retention.

Recently, Upswing was honored by being featured on Fortune's Impact 20 list of young companies "making people's lives better." We’re backed by organizations like Lumina Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Strada Education, and Stanford University.

About the Role

As a QA Specialist you will assist in building products and features that are focused on improving student success. The Upswing product & engineering team utilizes the Agile development methodology to define and build software, so thorough and efficient testing is a critical part of our ability to deliver a seamless experience to students around the country. 

You will be working closely with other development and product team members in order to help get you up to speed so that you can hit the ground running with our tech stack, development process, and knowledge of the product.


  • Cross-functional communication of bug reproduction, status updates, and troubleshooting recommendations
  • Perform functional testing of software functionality and usability
  • Complete regression testing and document defects/bugs caused by new code and system functionality
  • Automate testing by writing automation scripts to run for functional and regression testing 
  • Contribution to prioritization of bug fixes and feature requests
  • Development of User Acceptance Test cases
  • Develop a deep understanding of how the Upswing products work and continuously refine your product knowledge


  • Understanding of the Agile software development methodology
  • Experience writing unit tests
  • Automated testing through tools like Selenium, Cypress, Mocha or others
  • Experience working on a software development team
  • Passion for higher education and making a social impact

Bonus Qualifications

  • Familiarity with JavaScript and object-oriented programming
  • Tech startup or small company work experience
  • Experience working in a remote environment

Upswing Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k program with company match
  • Unlimited PTO and flexible working hours
  • Annual Wellness, WFH, and professional development stipends
  • Fully remote organization 
  • Two in-person kickoff events annually
  • Mission-driven, passionate coworkers with an awesome remote team culture

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