shopkick is seeking multiple full time QA resources for our Palo Alto office.
Shopkick is the largest real-world shopping app. It lets users treat themselves while shopping. All they need to do is walk into stores, and they earn points (like miles) that are called kicks, just for walking in. No purchase is necessary. In addition, shopkick shows users great products at stores, and rewards users for engaging with products at stores. Within three years from launch, 5+ million users signed up in the U.S., as well as 13 retail partners at over 7,000 large stores in the U.S., including Target, Macy’s, Old Navy, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, American Eagle, Sports Authority, Toys”R”Us, Simon Malls and others, and 75+ brands (P&G, Unilever, Kraft, Levi’s, HP, Intel).
Shopkick’s vision is to fundamentally transform shopping at physical stores for consumers by making it more rewarding, entertaining and personal, using mobile phones’ location awareness, unprecedented personalization capabilities, and social/viral features. It is based in Redwood City, founded by mobile and consumer experts, and funded with $20M (Series A and B) by Kleiner Perkins and Reid Hoffman/Greylock (founder and Chairman of LinkedIn, and Partner at Greylock).
Shopkick addresses the no. 1 issue of all physical retailers: driving foot traffic. Fast Company named shopkick one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Retail by Fast Company, along with Amazon.com, Apple and Starbucks. The Wall Street Journal ranked shopkick one of the Top 10 Apps among 500,000 on Apple’s App Store. Visa and MasterCard became strategic partners for purchase verification, so shopkick can now reward users for walking into stores as well as for purchases.
Shopkick is creating the future of how consumers shop.
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/technology/17app.html?src=busln
Bloomberg TV: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/81757816-shopkick-software-aims-to-boost-u-s-store-visits.html
Target national rollout: http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/rebel-brands/2012/05/23/target-fights-mobile-with-mobile-with-shopkick-app-added-nationwide.html
- 1-2 years of experience working as a QA engineer, working primarily with smartphone platforms (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc.)
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Ability to understand and discuss technical and product issues
- Ability to put yourself in the users' shoes, effectively representing them in the design and testing process.