The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com , BostonGlobe.com , Boston.com , About.com and related properties. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
Ensure the quality of NYTimes.com mobile and web-based products and applications.
Write and execute test plans and au tomated test scripts.
Manage a team of offshore testers.
Perform manual testing as needed.
Validate and troubleshoot reported bugs and clearly communicate problems and severity to appropriate IT personnel.
Work with little supervision and occasionally mentor junior QA analysts
Act as a liaison and advocate on issues pertaining to the quality of the site including performance, functionality, layout, and cross-browser and cross-platform usability.
Triage bug reports from NYTimes.com staff, including both technical and non-technical staff and customer service.
5+ years experience in Web software quality assurance, including mobile apps.
A comprehensive understanding of the software quality assurance process, and experience developing quality assurance standards
Deep experience with QA testing tools, particularly Selenium
A demonstrated ability to take initiative and creatively solve problems without supervision
Strong communication skills with a proven ability to interact with technical, business, editorial and customer service groups.
Ability to conscientiously manage and follow up on multiple concurrent tasks and requests on tight deadlines.
Attention to detail, thoroughness, and tenacity, and an investigative drive to discover the underlying causes of technical problems.
B.S./B.A. in Computer Science, or a degree in a related field.
Above all, a willingness and ability to maintain the high quality standards of The New York Times.
The New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense
The New York Times Company - 18 months ago