Testing Lead

Within NYC Opportunity, the Enterprise Data Solutions (EDS) team supports meaningful data integration that allows City agencies to increase efficiency and access to benefits and services. To do this work, we use proven strategies to responsibly bring together data. In addition, the EDS team develops technology and applications that allow for independent rapid on-demand matching capabilities that operate within strict legal frameworks.

The Testing Lead will be part of the Data Strategy team. The Testing Lead will test a diverse collection of web sites, applications, and integrations. They will work closely with design, data and technology team members to enhance and expand our current products and create new services to decrease poverty and increase opportunity for New Yorkers.


  • Work with Analysis and QA team to plan and execute testing for many functional and non-functional areas of the product.
  • Create test cases execute, and automate test scripts (where applicable) for existing and new projects and changes.
  • Review all pertinent information about projects including requirements, user stories, technical design documentation, design and UX comps.
  • Work with the larger team to provide technical, risk assessment and usability counsel when developing specifications for new products.
  • Provide clear, complete testing updates including testing status, bug reporting and tracking to the team.
  • Collaborate on multi-disciplinary projects, working with development and taking independent ownership of sub-projects.
  • Create accurate testing time estimates as part of project planning and scheduling process
  • Work with other QA engineers and developers to continually improve testing efficiency, expand coverage, and increase product reliability.

  Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in technology or equivalent preferred with 3-5 years of professional testing experience.

If you're a recent graduate of a developer bootcamp, we recommend you check out our UI Development Fellow position.

This position may require applicants to take a civil service exam. To learn more about the civil service process, visit the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services

  Skills We're Seeking

Knowledge of SQL, MySQL, HTML, PHP, Linux, JavaScript, and experience with API testing.

Experience testing large web-based applications.

Experience with test automation tools such as Selenium and UFT.

Experience with common open source CMS Platforms (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal) a plus.

Ability to think creatively, embrace new approaches and pioneer innovative solutions to intricate issues.

Experience using any Issue & Project tracking and test management tools including JIRA and Zephyr.

Experience with agile and SDLC processes.

Experience and knowledge of Content management system (CMS) development, deployment, and maintenance.

Commitment to the mission of advancing greater equality and opportunity.

  How to Apply

Please fill out the application form. The form will prompt you to upload a resume and portfolio.

Applications are due on a rolling basis and successful candidates will be invited for an initial phone screen.

Due to the volume of applications received we may not be able to respond to every application.