Quality Assurance Manager - IT E-commerce (12345) Duluth, Minnesota

Salary: USD100000 - USD115000 per year

Header: Quality Assurance Manager to Pioneer Excellence at our office in Duluth, Minnesota & Beyond!

ARI is growing and we take PRIDE (yes, an acronym that does stand for something) in what we do.  That’s why our customers keep coming back for more. We build intuitive eCommerce enabled websites, nifty electronic catalogs, generate and manage leads, as well as drive customers to your site through effective search engine marketing. It’s a complete solution. Our target markets are: outdoor power, power sports, marine, RV and appliance segments. 

Our company is growing because we take PRIDE in what we do, this is who we are:

People Oriented. We work hard and we play hard. We love a team-oriented environment where people are invested in and respected. 

Rapid Innovation. Good ideas are like rocket fuel, they keep us moving at increasing speeds. 

Initiative. No waiting around at ARI.  We look for people who are not afraid to see a problem, suggest a solution, and then carry it out! 

Delivery and Execution. We finish the job on time and on budget.  Early and under budget is nice too.

Embrace the Customer. If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re customer-centric and eccentric all at the same time. And to be clear, we don’t give customers hugs, we give them results. 

Does this sound like you?

You’re an experienced QA Manager who will be giving technical advice to a team in analysis, design, testing, and deployment of ARI customer applications. You will be ultimately responsible for making sure that all final products are free of any bugs and is exactly what the customer asked for. 

We want to talk to you if. . .

  • You are passionate about software quality.  You know what high quality software looks like, and you know how to test software in order to achieve that great quality.
  • It drives you nuts when you find yourself using shoddy software, and you instinctively imagine how it could have been improved.
  • You like solving puzzles, riddles and figuring out how stuff works and more importantly…how to break it.
  • You understand that testers and developers are two different breeds of people. 
  • You could discuss for hours the various ways to load test a web application.  Same goes for other testing stuff like unit, functional, integration, regression.
  • You’re not afraid to answer the really challenging questions like “How do we test stuff that’s in the cloud?”
  • You’re not afraid to put the brakes on a release if something’s not quite right.
  • Have the “gift of gab” and like striking up intelligent conversations.
  • Have a strong understanding of different software development life cycles.
  • You know what good documentation looks like, and how      important it is.
  • You love processes.  Processes are how things get done, and they can always be improved.  Always.
  • Oh yeah, and you have to know how to manage a team.  That’s kind of important for this role.  Keep reading if you have experience leading teams of brilliant testers, and if you know how to help them accomplish great things while still loving their work. 


  1. Make a PDF version of your resume. Put your best foot forward and make sure it looks nice.
  2. Make a Word Doc and answer the following questions:
    1. What is one of your favorite non-fiction books? What did you learn from it?
    2. So your CEO corners you and asks why QA is important.  After all, shouldn’t developers be able to write good code by themselves?  How do you answer?
    3. What are the top three QA metrics/graphs that executives love to see?
    4. Describe how a QA team should interact with a software development team following the Agile Scrum methodology.  And what would the right ratio of developers to QA people be?
    5. That’s it, email resume and Word Doc of answers to paquet@arinet.com or alisa.paquet@titus-us.com

                 Look forward to hearing from you. A'Lisa Paquet'

ARI Network Services, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.