Measures for Justice

Location: Full Time - Rochester, NY

Measures for Justice is a non-partisan, fast-paced, entrepreneurial non-profit on a mission to make good criminal justice data available and actionable to spur reform. While we do not advocate for any specific reforms, we do work to make change possible by increasing system transparency, trust, and accountability. We’ve got world class criminal justice data and technology chops. And a culture that demands excellence, rigor and people who like to make good ideas come to life.

To make it happen, we deploy three strategies:

  • We show people what criminal justice looks like across the country via our free, interactive Data Portal;

  • We help standardize and improve criminal justice data via work on the state and national level;

  • We help put criminal justice data to work with tools, services, and research.

Since 2011, we have pioneered a methodology to compare how different justice systems perform on the county level and led the charge to improve county-level criminal justice data. We have strong support from prominent philanthropists, in particular from leading technology entrepreneurs and criminal justice foundations from both sides of the aisle, across the country, as well as from system practitioners and policymakers nationwide.

The Job 

Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, the Quality Assurance Analyst will be responsible for ensuring the quality of innovative software products that are used internally and externally.  You will work on a dynamic, cross-functional team of developers and criminologists within a highly collaborative Agile environment. The product organization is responsible for both new product development and feature enhancement of existing products.

What You Will Do

  • Participate as a quality ambassador and eyes of the customer as a member of an agile product development organization 

  • Identify creative ways to break the products, uncover and report defects as well as validate solutions

  • Perform product performance testing, usability testing, and compatibility testing 

  • Assist in reproducing bugs reported outside of QA and triaging them with other members of the product organization

  • Build detailed test specifications (functional, environments, resources) that transition into test strategies for existing and new features 

  • Create data reliability testing designs for products being implemented at external customer sites

  • Execute detailed test plans 

  • Increase coverage of automated testing by identifying opportunities to automate existing test plans and creating automated system level test plans 

  • Participate in release processes for your assigned project 

  • Maintain open communication within the organization  about issues, risk, product quality and bugs

  • Educate your peers on testing and QA; Partner with them to set product quality measurements and goals 

  • Maintain your test environment 

  • Maintain and communicate testing timelines, schedules and status reports 

  • Provide ongoing test activity status to directors within the product organization as well as other internal stakeholders as needed 

  • Recommend improvements to the QA methodology

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in software design, engineering, or computer science

  • 5+  years working in a software QA role

  • Experience with Java and Javascript test automation frameworks

  • Experience testing web apps, desktop apps, and web-services

  • Experience developing  and executing formal test plans, data sets, and test configurations for assigned feature areas

Next Steps 


Review of applications will begin November 23 and will continue until the position is filled. 

MFJ is committed to equity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a casual work environment. Our office is wheelchair accessible.  


It is the policy of Measures for Justice to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. 

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