About the role

We have an endless list of features that need to be tested! We are now putting a solid QA team in place to complement our fantastic development team.

We want to make sure that we always have our best foot forward and that's where you come in! You will be a key member of our software team who will have the opportunity to shape your role and career progression. Legible is a platform that is creating accessible reading and collaboration, the work done here will have a real-world, positive impact. You will immediately make a significant impact on the quality of our product. If this sounds like the perfect job for you, then we would love to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing

  • Review requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Design and execute effective, detailed, comprehensive test cases and processes to ensure consistent high-quality product deliveries
  • Perform ad-hoc testing for quick fixes and priority deployments for web-focused applications
  • Identify, record, thoroughly document and track defects
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a test automation suite
  • Perform comprehensive regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Assist with the tracking of test metrics

Some key things about you

  • Driven to find defects and potential issues
  • Very detail-oriented, articulate, and mindful
  • A keen eye for quality and strive for perfection
  • Strong independent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Passionate about quality software, open-source and curious about new technologies
  • Collaborative approach when working closely with product, design, and development
  • Interest in social impact and care for the product being created
  • You enjoy a fun, easy-going environment, and bring positive energy to the team

Key experience and nice-to-haves

  • 4+ years of QA experience (must have)
  • 2+ years of demonstrable automation experience (web apps & mobile apps)
  • Computer science, engineering, or related education (or equivalent experience)
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Front-end and back-end application testing
  • SQL database testing
  • Performance testing of APIs with tools such as JMeter
  • Creating test scripts in either Java, Python or JavaScript
  • Browser automation tools such as PhantomJS Puppeteer, Playwright
  • Web API testing
  • End-to-end testing using Jest or Cypress

Cover Letter

Resumes are great, but they don’t share your personality, your passion, or your story. We really would like you to include a cover letter and here’s what we’d like to know:

  • What should we call you (maybe it’s a short form of your name)?
  • What are your pronouns?
  • Is there anything about Legible that you connect with?
  • And tell us something fun about you. Are you a former bowling champ? Do you love Dungeons & Dragons? Maybe you’re a competitive knitter. Or perhaps you have family in a far-off country that means the world to you. We want to know.

About Legible

Come and join us on our mission is to empower and connect authors and readers through open access to a global reading and publishing platform. Legible is making books beautiful and accessible.

At Legible, we’re transforming the world of stories by not just creating a new and beautiful eBook platform to experience, but by making stories truly accessible. That means being available to everyone, everywhere, on any device, as well as working with assistive technologies, and making sure local and meaningful stories aren’t buried by search bias. Surrounding that, we’re going to be creating fantastic new ways for authors and readers to connect, with features to delight publishers big and tiny alike.

To make that magic happen takes amazing people. Sometimes that comes in the form of someone with untapped potential who needs to be given a shot, who wants a place where they can be heard and engaged, and sometimes amazing people come in the form of those seeking to quietly lead by example, sharing wisdom and wanting to mentor others.

We believe in the value of having a diverse team. Different backgrounds, upbringings, lifestyles, and perspectives make us stronger, wiser, and more capable. If you’re looking for somewhere that wants you for the awesome person you are, and not just what you can do, we just might be the place for you.

Our Community Values: Accessibility, Sustainability, Beauty, and Integrity

Why Legible?

Legible is a startup with a heart - a company that values equity and diversity at its very core. It is somewhere you can come to grow and experience different areas of the business. We are a small but mighty team, who are just turning the page on a new and exciting chapter of growth.

We offer:

  • A flexible working schedule
  • Great paid time off package, including a paid winter break!
  • Positions you can grow and make your own
  • A multitude of avenues for career growth and change
  • An open-door policy, you can bring things up with confidence
  • An inclusive working environment - anyone and everyone is welcome at Legible
  • Community Values - We work together as a team to better our community. We are invested in making a difference

At Legible, we strive for diversity and inclusion to create a genuinely healthy and equitable workplace for everyone. We are committed to the ongoing process of building a culture of respect at every level, ensuring that everyone feels safe, supported, and valued.

“Systemic racism is a machine that runs whether we pull the levers or not, and by just letting it be, we are responsible for what it produces. We have to actually dismantle the machine if we want to make change.”

—Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

Let's be real: employee handbooks always talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but in the actual day-to-day, employees indulge in microaggressions toward BIPOC colleagues, claim that “sexism goes both ways,” and so on. At Legible, we know that oppression is systemic and structural. Cis privilege, non-disabled privilege, white privilege, male privilege—these are real and have consequences for people. We're aware that being marginalized at work causes real distress, especially when accountability doesn't seem to exist.

How is Legible going to dismantle the machine and what makes us different? It starts here, everyone has an opportunity to join Legible and make a difference - our hiring process is fair and equitable. As a company, we will be devoted to providing regular training and info sessions to our employees to ensure that we are aware of our privileges and will work to address microaggressions on a daily basis. One look at Legible.com will show how committed we are to diversity and inclusivity. We are a company that will beautifully entwine, celebrates, and support diverse cultures and varying beliefs.

A few years ago, an interviewer asked Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway smash-hit Hamilton, why his cast was so diverse. Miranda replied, "That's just what happens when you go looking for the very best people!" At Legible, we couldn't agree more!

Legible recognizes the right for human beings to self-identify. You are valued, safe, and supported.

To be considered for this position, you must be eligible to work in Canada and pass a Background Check.

Compensation for this role is $80,000 - $90,000 per year - salary is dependent on experience.