QA Engineer – Remote

At Black Spectacles we’re on the hunt for teammates who:

  • Are passionate about architecture and making an ambitious impact on the architecture and design community.
  • Love to work on small, remote teams
  • Owns it- comfortable taking responsibility for your work
  • Take calculated risks and encourage others to do the same
  • Take a world-class approach to everything you do
  • Makes it safe to share ideas
  • Takes care of your people

If this sounds like you, we need to talk!

Black Spectacles is an ambitious group of 25 fully remote teammates with the goal of growing to 75 over the next two years to support our purpose of helping architects thrive in their careers, trying to achieve big things to support the architecture community.

At Black Spectacles, you’ll benefit from working with a team who lives and celebrates our values every day, and you can be sure that you will regularly see and feel the impact of your work. As a fully remote company you’ll benefit from working from home year round, and from quarterly company trips to keep you connected to your team.

Black Spectacles has been recognized by Great Place to Work and Built In as a great place to work, by the American Institute of Architects for the national impact we’re having on the profession of architecture, and has been recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

To keep that momentum going strong, we’re expanding our team of enthusiastic go-getters. We’re on the hunt for a QA Engineer to ensure quality standards by performing all testing activities on our products and platforms.

You will:

  • Own the quality of our products as we plan, design, build, test, release and measure releases.
  • Test all front and back end features/changes to our products, including analyzing features and stories to come up with test scenarios to ensure proper functionality.
  • Create and execute Test Plan, including Functional Testing, Performance Testing, and Regression Testing
  • Monitor application performance, incoming customer defects and reflect changes to quality plan
  • Ensure customer satisfaction is kept high as a result of minimal errors or issues with our products.


You might be a great fit if:

  • Significant demonstrated experience in QA – manual, automation and system testing
  • Strong experience analyzing requirements, creating test plans, writing test scenarios/test cases, and hands-on testing
  • You have experience and interest in doing both automation and manual testing, with experience in at least one automation framework
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, with hands-on experience releasing software with standard CICD toolset
  • Experience using defect tracking tools like JIRA (or similar)
  • Strong multitasker capable of managing the details on multiple projects at one time
  • Risk management & mitigation

Nice to haves:

  • Experience writing SQL queries and using data management processes that assist in testing features
  • Some experience in system testing (Performance, Load, Security) and monitoring application performance using Datadog
  • Github & Github Actions code pipeline experience
  • Datadog experience
  • Experience testing mobile applications
  • Able to understand code and find root cause of customer defects
  • Familiarity with EdTech software applications is nice to have (i.e. video content, exams, quizzes, etc.)
  • Familiarity with software quality measurements


  • Chicago based, fully remote remote role
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health, Dental, Vision, Short-term / Long-term Disability and Life insurance
  • Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with Employer match
  • Employee referral program
  • Team events & quarterly gatherings

    Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.