Invitae - medical genetics & DNA sequencing
Sr. Software QA Automation Engineer (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 18, 2018
Invitae is an incredibly great company to work for! The work environment is very positive and open. Everyone in the company is approachable and willing to listen and collaborate.
Titles and ego's are minimized, left at the door and everyone is expected to contribute their input, opinions, decisions, and hard work. There's lots of training and innovation inside the company. They put 100% trust in you, but also expect 100% out of you as well. It's a balance of working independently and collaboratively when needed.
Invitae is an agile company running on 2-week sprints, and focused on feature releases, revolutionizing the medical genetics industry.
They have the best 360 review system I've ever worked with in my 21 yr career in software.
On a typical day I'd meet with the with software developers and/or testers to problem solve the testing process, train current testers on the automation framework, maintain our CI/CD process or work with DevOps to streamline issues and functionality. On other days I'd have meetings with our offshore teams, or project managers and SQA team leads to optimize the test management process or strategies.
The benefits are robust, very good healthcare coverage, lots of free food/weekly lunches, reimbursement of commute expenses, flexible hours and work remote policies, generous high-quality swag and the newest laptops, and peripherals
the direction of the company is not always easy to understand, the growth of the company has possibly been a bit too fast