Lead QA Engineer at Flywheel.io | Powderkeg

Location: Remote U.S.

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Quality Assurance

About the Position

Flywheel is seeking a QA Engineer to serve as a team lead for our XNAT QA team. Successful applicants will have leadership experience along with a passion for collaboration, risk analysis, preparation, and execution. This role requires integrated thinking along with technical experience working with a variety of technologies for the testing of Java APIs and web application frontend.


Our engineering, customer solutions, and product teams work with the QA team to develop best practices for ensuring a quality and performant platform. The development team operates within a lightweight Agile process and is empowered to alter it as needed to achieve team and company objectives. We’re highly responsive to customer needs and constantly strive to make a positive contribution to the biomedical and life sciences communities we serve. Team members are recognized and rewarded when advocating for customer success and satisfaction over other concerns.

We value self-motivated, creative individuals who work well in a collaborative environment – constantly generating and sharing new ideas and solutions with the team. Flywheel has a comprehensive benefits package and encourages a balanced work life and home life.


  • Directly lead and manage a small team of QA engineers tasked with both manual, exploratory testing and writing and maintaining automated regression tests.
  • Mentor other engineers and share knowledge in a variety of forms.
  • Maintain and improve automated test suites, leveraging TestNG and Selenium frameworks.
  • Work closely with the engineering and product teams to develop innovative solutions that meet client requirements and mitigate risk.
  • Participate in requirements and design reviews to provide perspective and ensure changes will be testable.
  • Investigate, log, track, and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization.

What would make you a great fit

  • 5+ years of experience in Software Quality Assurance, preferably in medical, financial, or similarly regulated industry.
  • Direct experience in full-cycle QA: test planning, test designing, test scripting and execution, defect reporting, and triaging.
  • A proven track record of elevating and mentoring other engineers.
  • Deriving satisfaction from clearing roadblocks for others.
  • An innate curiosity and creative approach that goes beyond the test plan.
  • Clear, concise, and persuasive written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated experience with presenting best practices to internal audiences.
  • Ability to develop and enhance automation frameworks independently in Java and Groovy, covering both UIs and APIs.
  • Successful application of QA Metrics and status reporting.
  • Proactive relationship management with Software Development and Product teams.

About Us

Flywheel is the leading research data platform that's transforming the way biomedical and imaging data are managed at leading life sciences, clinical, and academic institutions globally.

Flywheel provides a comprehensive research data solution with all the tools needed for curation, imaging processing, machine learning workflows, and secure collaboration. By leveraging cloud scalability and automating research workflows, Flywheel helps organizations scale research data and analysis, improve scientific collaboration, and accelerate discoveries.

Company Values


The alchemy of effective teamwork happens when we each take ownership of both the menial and the magical every day. We’re serious, but never stuffy. We keep our cool under pressure because we assume best intentions and maintain perspective. This allows for true teamwork, with a dash of irreverence.


We are tenacious and united in our pursuit of solving our customers’ biggest challenges, and no challenge is too big. Diverse backgrounds across our team make us more effective as we listen, absorb, collaborate, and iterate to innovate.


We’re obsessed with uncovering the why of any given. Having an open mind allows us to be quick to fail and quick to adapt. We relentlessly pursue continual improvement through learning and imagining new possibilities.


We’re fueled by grit, boundless energy, and a deep belief that we are doing cool shit. We don’t hesitate to stand up and speak out because we trust that through tough, honest discourse we can drive change and make a real difference for our customers and our mission.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Lead QA Engineer
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  • Employment Type
    Full time
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