Software Quality Assurance Intern

Job Description


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An immediate opening exists for a Computer Science student interested in gaining a deep understanding of Software Quality Assurance at Blacksmith Applications.  We are a high tech company offering business process workflow products to the Consumer Packaged Goods industry via a SaaS delivery.  The QA Intern will work part-time on specific projects at the company’s headquarter in Lawrence, MA.  Working hours are flexible but we are planning for 15-20 hours/week at the office.


  • Write, prioritize, review and execute test plans for a web application
  • Report quality issues and suggest improvements based on end user’s point of view
  • Work as a member of the scrum team including planning, estimating, and verifying user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Effectively communicate status, metrics, and issues on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to identify, document, track and resolve quality issues



  • Working towards a Computer Science Bachelor’s degree, preferably a junior or senior
  • Good working knowledge of Windows operating system
  • Ability to work 15-20 hrs a week in Lawrence, MA

Special Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

  • Understand and experience in QA: helpful
  • Competency in Microsoft Excel
  • Good verbal and written English skills

Key Competencies:

  • Basic understanding of software development
  • Enthusiasm for creating great software
  • Interest in quality assurance
  • Ability to respectfully speak up on quality matters
  • Basic understanding of good UI design with meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, independent thinker with good troubleshooting skills
  • Desire to learn and stay current with new technologies
  • Nice to have: Ability to automate the testing process

Timeframe: This position is available immediately, will continue indefinitely and has significant potential to be expanded into a full time position for a successful candidate.