Ascend Innovations


Ascend Innovations is looking for a QA Engineer to join our team and help us build products and solutions that enable community and behavioral health organizations to serve the most vulnerable populations. We work with clients ranging from addiction recovery boards to behavioral health organizations to align data and technology with the design of effective programs, services, and interventions.

This engineering position will work within a small team of talented engineers, interfacing with product/project managers, front-end engineers, and user experience teammates to drive final solution delivery.

🌄 About Ascend

Ascend Innovations is a community health technology company that provides data-driven solutions to help organizations solve problems within the most complex populations, including the behavioral health space. We desire to empower all communities to improve health and wellness with human-centered technology. Owned by the three hospital networks in Dayton, Ascend is uniquely positioned to build solutions around mental health and addiction, chronic disease, social determinants of health, and other core focus areas related to community health.

❤️ What We Value

Our team culture is rooted in drive, perseverance, trust, accountability, and community. A great fit for our company will exhibit these characteristics in decisions, actions, and behaviors daily.

  • We aspire to be better
  • We grow through challenge
  • We are open and honest
  • We have each other's back
  • We are better together

☕️ Perks

  • 🏝 Flexible Time Off
  • 🍼 3 months of fully paid parental leave
  • 🌎 Work Remotely or Hybrid

🧬 Who You Are

  • Proven work experience in software development with a focus on QA
  • Solid knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS (Svelte), Python (Django), and SQL (PostgreSQL)
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodology, tools, and best practices
  • Experience in writing clear and concise test plans and test cases
  • Experience with automated testing in a CI/CD pipeline using GitHub Actions and AWS
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • Experience dealing with HIPAA compliance requirements is a plus

☀️ As an Ascend QA Engineer, on a given day, you might:

    • Work with Account, User Experience, and Engineering teams to identify requirements
    • Create automated tests using tools such as Playwright and Vitest
    • Plan and coordinate testing activities and identify, document, and track open defects
    • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
    • Help with front-end and back-end engineering work as needed

    🦾 What Our Engineering Team Values

    Our engineering team values curiosity, creativity, simplicity, and craftsmanship.

    • We desire to continuously learn, explore, and experiment
    • We believe that software engineering is a creative pursuit
    • We believe even complex things can be simple and elegant
    • We desire to craft high-quality applications with care and attention to detail

    📍 Where You’ll Be

    • We are a distributed workforce, enabling our teammates to find the best work mode for them!
    • We offer flexible, fully remote, hybrid, or in-office working arrangements.
    • Our primary office is in Dayton, Ohio (EST Timezone), but we also have a presence in Columbus, Ohio.
    • For the time being, we ask that all employees be located within the United States

    ✨ Benefits Highlight

    • Competitive salary
    • Inclusive healthcare package (medical, dental, & vision)
      • 85% coverage of medical premiums
      • 100% coverage of dental premiums
      • 50% coverage of vision premiums
    • Automatic 4% 401K employer contribution
    • Health Savings Account with employer upfront bonus and match
    • Flexible working style
      • in-office, hybrid, or 100% remote, with teammates located throughout the US