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Part-Time QA Specialist

Who we are

elevates the artistry of tattoos by blending tradition with technology – Connecting collectors with world class artists for priority booking, exclusive designs, digital certificates of authenticity, and community rewards. With Co:Create Ink the community of collectors and creators extend the artistry and narrative of tattoos beyond the limits of time and skin.
We’ve raised a $25M seed round led by with participation from Packy McCormick of Not Boring, VaynerFund, Rarebreed Ventures, and notable angels at RTFKT, Tessera, OpenSea, CAA, Coinbase and BoysClub.

The role

As Part-Time QA Specialist, we are looking for a contractor for ~20 hours/week.
This person will help ensure that our world-class artists use a world-class product. You will work closely with our product and engineering teams to ensure our application looks and performs correctly across several device types and browsers. As our first QA Specialist, you will help create the processes necessary to ensure we have a maintainable, reusable and comprehensive QA process.
For the first few months of this engagement, you will performing mostly manual testing as we look to build v2 of our platform. Once we launch v2 in Q3, this role will help build our robust automated testing solution from the ground up.

You’ll get to

Work with us to review the app and create and update a reusable, comprehensive QA checklist.
Perform QA every Tuesday and Wednesday on the weekly main release, on mobile web (primary) and desktop (secondary)
Clearly document in Slack what work has been done since the previous release version.
Clearly document in Slack the pass/fail for each checklist item.
Run lighthouse checks on the main app pages to determine if any regression in performance occurred.
Clearly communicate next steps to the engineering/product team based on the results of QA.
Update the versions of the released packages
Depending on availability, QA ad-hoc releases as necessary during the week, though usually only for urgent items.
Spend time reviewing the app functionality and code, suggesting ways to improve QA and gain more confidence on releasing.
Develop and implement our automated testing plan as we grow.

Who we are looking for

3+ years of experience in QA roles, such as testing or building processes for shipping quality software
A strong attention to details such as design, browser/device specific differences, copy and performance.
A passion for delivering polished experiences
Ability to test the application in the top browsers on physical mobile phones (ios and android) and desktop.
Expert skill level in typescript.
Knowledge of a wide range of tools, including those geared towards automated testing. Specifically we use: Jest, playwright, supabase, postgres, typescript, React, nextjs, nestjs and docker.
Excellent ability to document processes and problems
Be a team player with excellent communication skills
An “owners mindset”
A demonstrable passion for tattoos
Knowledge in some of our front end tooling - React-query, chakra ui.
Passion for shipping! Someone that loves a fast-paced environment
Strives in ambiguity. Eager to think creatively to solve problems that are less clearly defined. Taking initiative to seek out and overcome obstacles that may not have a clear path through.
History of success in remote work
An understanding of web3 and experience in testing web3 code.

How We Work:

We care personally, and challenge directly: We cultivate a BS-free culture where honesty is coupled with empathy. Our team communicates with kindness and directness, ensuring clarity and mutual respect in every interaction.
We are humble and hungry: We embrace a mindset of continuous learning and scrappy innovation. Always open to new ideas and feedback, we’re hungry for progress, relentlessly pursuing our goals with determination and resourcefulness.
We take ownership & accountability: We champion proactive ownership and outcome-based accountability. Moving beyond just participation, we focus on impactful results, taking the initiative to identify and address opportunities and challenges head-on.
We are optimistic, but realistic: We know we can be successful, but have a healthy respect for challenges we have to overcome.
We work with speed and intention: When faced with a tradeoff of fast or complete, we move fast. Though we always strive for both. Our actions are quick but not hasty, always connected to our objectives and responsive to the ever-evolving needs of our artists and community.

What We Prioritize:

Artists' Needs Above All: At our core, we prioritize the welfare and prosperity of artists. We're dedicated to innovating solutions that amplify artists' earnings and recognition, always placing their needs at the forefront of our endeavors.
Community Collaboration: We believe in the power of community. By fostering a collaborative environment, we ensure that artists, collectors, and community members have a voice in shaping our platform, aligning everyone’s incentives for mutual success.
Technology coupled with a respect for tradition: Honoring the rich traditions of tattoo art, we blend respect for history with a passion for innovation and emergent technology. Our approach involves understanding the past to skillfully craft the future, using technology to enhance and preserve the essence of this ancient art form.

About Co:Create

Co:Create Ink brings the artistry of tattoos into the digital age – offering collectors and enthusiasts unprecedented access to world-renowned artists and their creations. With Co:Create Ink, collectors get priority booking with some of the world's most coveted artists and obtain digital certificates of authenticity for the pieces they own. Blending tradition with technology, Co:Create Ink not only preserves the art's legacy but also opens new avenues for monetization and personal expression, ensuring each piece tells a story that lasts beyond time and skin.
Co:Create Ink is the initial venture by the team at Co:Create, a team committed to recognizing and rewarding the contributions of community members and to building a more equitable internet, one where shared ownership is paramount.
We are a woman-led company and believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates of all protected classes are encouraged to apply and we offer equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law.

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