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About Prodigy

During the Covid-19 pandemic Prodigy is operating, hiring, and onboarding remotely.

Since being founded in 2011, Prodigy Education has grown from 3,000 local users to more than 100 million registered users worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing EdTech startups in North America, Prodigy connects students, parents, teachers, and school districts with resources with the goal of promoting a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account for Prodigy’s popular Math Game for grades 1 to 8. Prodigy also provides online math tutoring via certified teachers who adapt their style and lessons to teach students in the way they learn best. Visit www.prodigygame.com, and see for yourself why teachers love Prodigy https://bit.ly/3hue7MC. Follow us @ProdigyCareers on Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin to see what it's like to work here!

Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning!

Our Engineering team builds and operates a high performance, scalable, reliable, and, secure technology platform that will allow us to transform education and deliver effective learning experiences to every student in the world. We do this by building for tomorrow, failing fast and early, and empowering each other to make things better. Interested in learning more about what we're working on? Visit the Prodigy Engineering blog at https://medium.com/prodigy-engineering

Here at Prodigy, we are working hard to achieve our mission of helping every child in the world to LOVE learning. Our Engineering teams are scaling rapidly as we continue to hit our product and growth milestones, and it’s an exciting time for the company! 

As a QA analyst you will be working directly on development squads to give feedback on upcoming features, investigate issues raised by our Customer Support team, help develop new technology and testing practices to help Prodigy rapidly adapt to the changing technological and social landscapes, and help us be the most user-obsessed company we can be.

Your Impact:

  • Dig deep into new features, ensuring they are easily understood, fun, and effective in their outcomes
  • Learn new techniques and technologies to ensure we're building the right way
  • Identify new opportunities to transform Education across the Globe
  • Represent every student, helping us learn more about how to build the best products for everyone

Who You Are:

  • 3+ years of experience in writing and executing tests on new and existing software
  • Familiar with SCRUM/AGILE methodologies, and able to look for opportunities to make your team better
  • An effective communicator, able to work remotely with distributed development teams
  • Great time management skills - we have a lot of priorities, and you'll need to be able to effectively prioritize and re-prioritize as things change
  • Passionate about automation and obsessed about reducing repetitive work and driving testing efficiency on the team.
  • Obsessed with inclusivity. We want all students to love learning.

Our Core Technologies:

  • Backend: Node.js, GraphQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, AWS, Lambda
  • Game: HTML5, Canvas, WebGL, Phaser, Pixi, Typescript
  • Frontend: React, Reactive Native, ES6
  • JIRA, Confluence, Browserstack, Jenkins, GitHub, CircleCI, Cucumber, Playwright, Postman, Zephyrscale

Bonus Points For:

  • Agile workflow experience
  • Experience in the educational software space
  • A strong passion for education

What We Offer:

  • A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
  • Full health benefits from day one (1)  for you and your family, fully covered! 
  • We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all full-time permanent employees
  • Learning and development budget for all full-time employees to use towards career growth and development opportunities 
  • We recognize 9-5 is not for everyone! We offer flexible working hours that will allow you to schedule your workday with a bit more freedom! 

  • While we operate 100% remotely, for the time being, we understand the importance of togetherness. We offer frequent and fun team and company events, to stay connected and in the know.

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Department: QA

Location: Oakville, Ontario

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Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply! We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us, and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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