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Quality Assurance Developer

Toronto, Canada | Full-Time | QA Developer

About the Role

We are looking for a Test Engineer to join our Engineering team. The role will involve extensive work with Selenium & Python testing, as well as other testing & measurement tools.


This role will see you:

  • Work on real software that ships multiple times per week.
  • Maintain & make changes to Polar’s regression & integration test suites covering JS libraries, web applications, and backend systems.
  • Lead analysis work on a per-feature basis to determine test plans and acceptance criteria.
  • Author and manually execute test cases for features that require a human touch or have not yet been automated.

This is an opportunity to be intimately involved with all quality assurance and testing aspects of a major enterprise software product. You will work directly with developers, product managers and the company founders.


We’re looking for a proficient developer and tester – years of experience and exposure to particular frameworks or languages are less important than work ethic, skill, virtue, a strong desire to learn & improve, attention to detail, and an inclination towards our problem domain.

You should already familiar with some of the technologies and/or tools we use every day:

  • Python and Django
  • Selenium
  • JavaScript / ES6, React.js, React Storybook, Semantic UI, Grunt, Gulp, Mocha, Sinon.js, webpack, PreCSS, Less, Bootstrap, and jQuery
  • MySQL, Redis, Greenlets, Tornado, Beanstalk, Celery
  • GitHub and JIRA

Why Polar?

At Polar, we believe in high quality, scalable and beautiful software. Great software is an essential part of great media experiences and great media businesses.

Polar’s MediaVoice Platform enables publishers to build a scalable native advertising business that leverages existing infrastructure, tools, workflows, and processes. The world’s largest publishers choose MediaVoice to power their native ads programs. Our customers include The Huffington PostThe USA Today, Condé Nast, News Corp, and The Telegraph.

We’re an agile, engineering lead company. We’re home to a fun, dynamic, and innovative team who have gained a well-deserved reputation for shipping products & exceeding expectations.

Polar Highlights

  • Team of over 40 people, headquartered in Toronto, offices in New York, London and Sydney. The business has raised $14m in capital, operates profitability.
  • Customers are exclusively large publishers, including Oath, News Corp, Conde Nast, Gannett and The Telegraph. 
  • Product is a platform sold on a SaaS model to publishers, solutions are used for branded content distribution & measurement (on-site) and premium advertising formats.
  • Read more about what it’s like to work at Polar.
  • Read about how we try to cultivate a greater sense of focus, calm and peace in a modern era.
  • Read our CEO’s thoughts on how we think about our industry.


Our bright, downtown Toronto office boasts great natural light, views of the city, free snacks and drinks, a kitchen stocked with breakfast essentials, and an espresso machine to help wake you up in the morning.

To help you unwind we’ve got couches, and the obligatory beer fridge.

Core Values

Our four core values guide our behaviours and actions:

  • Awareness: understand the impact your work is having on revolutionizing the publishing industry.
  • Fearlessness: Be bold. Be brave. You are supported for all of the next big steps.
  • Leadership: No one is going to hold you back. Take initiative, inspire, and empower.
  • Growth: As the publishing industry changes and evolves, so do you and your experience, alongside.

Visit our blog to learn more about what life is like at Polar: https://polar.me/blog/culture/

How to Apply

Email your résumé to Emily Rice (Talent Experience Manager): emily@polar.me