In order to bring the best online learning experience to life, the Test & Release Engineer will collaborate with developers, product owners, and management to continuously improve and innovate our learning platform and pipeline. You will be managing both testing and release of our software to our web platforms, working collaboratively with the rest of the development team.
Solid scripting skills with experience in an advanced scripting language like Python, Perl, or Ruby.
Strong analysis and deductive skills and an ability to understand and troubleshoot complex problems.
Ability to plan out and implement software build and test infrastructures.
Solid foundation in software engineering best practices, including testing and release management.
Expert understanding of test methodologies (black box vs. white box testing, functional testing, load testing, exploratory testing, etc.).
Experience with writing automated verification tests, and knowing when tests can be automated, and when tests should remain manual.
Knowledge of open source tools including subversion, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Qt, PyQt.
Knowledge of open source testing tools like nunit, Cucumber, Cruise Control, FITnesse, Watir, or Selenium.
A willingness to continually learn new tools and methodologies and bring that information to the team at large.
Demonstrated peer mentorship and leadership skills.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Working knowledge and/or demonstrated testing experience with current CG/VFX production processes and commercial tools, including Maya, Shotgun, and Nuke.
Demonstrated testing experience with web applications, including both front end functional testing and back end white/black box testing
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or equivalent work experience.
Experience working on teams using Agile development techniques such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Test Driven Development, etc.
Experience with Agile testing methods such as Acceptance Driven and Behavior Driven testing.
Who We Are:
We’re a top animation school with students and alumni in over 80 countries
We were started by 3 animators from Pixar and ILM who found an innovative, creative and highly effective way to teach the art of character animation.
Our mission is to provide the most personal and fulfilling learning experience on the planet!
Our instructors (mentors) work at major studios such as Pixar, Disney, Industrial Light & Magic, and DreamWorks
We embrace a test-and-learn approach. We move fast and take risks in order to learn the best techniques for creating, delivering and improving everything we do.
We are made up of people who take pride in what we do AND have a ton of fun doing it!
We value community. We believe in giving to our community and sharing our passion with everyone who comes into contact with us.
We live by our values and measure our personal and professional success by them.
Why Work For Animation Mentor?
The Company: We offer competitive wages, full benefits, 401K matching and lots of growth potential.
The Perks: True work-life balance, supportive co-workers and an environment where your input and suggestions matter.
The Culture: A fun, dynamic start-up without the start-up hours.
The CEO: Formerly an animator at Pixar, our CEO is one of the most enthusiastic and dedicated people you will ever meet.
Animation Mentor - 19 months ago