QA Engineer
Athletes’ Performance - Hollywood, CA

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Position: QA Engineer

Company Background:
Athletes’ Performance is the global leader in integrated performance training for the top athletes in the world. From our four world-class facilities in Arizona, Southern California, Florida and Texas, Athletes’ Performance trains the top Champions in Sport, including 14 2012 NFL first round picks, 87 MLB players in 2012 alone, and 3 of the final 16 teams in the 2010 World Cup, as well as elite military operators and leading teams globally. Our work at AP takes us to China, Germany, Argentina, the UK, and many places in between, as we are helping to power the performance of athletes around the world.

In addition to supporting top athletes and teams, we leverage our proprietary methodology and systems to help high school and college athletes, military personnel, and leading executives redefine what’s possible, delivering unmatched results with a world-class experience. Athletes’ Performance was named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Sports in 2011, and is a fixture in top media outlets including the NFL Network, ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, and Men’s Health.

Founded in 1999 by industry visionary Mark Verstegen, Athletes’ Performance is a thought leader in the human performance space. In addition to athlete, military, and executive programming, AP is home to a Performance Innovation Team, a cross-functional team of experts that is constantly evaluating all programming and associated technology that the company delivers while driving innovation forward internally and with our team of leading partners. AP also has a dedicated Education team that conducts our industry-acclaimed Mentorship programs both at our U.S. facilities and around the world.

Athletes’ Performance created the Core Performance brand to help people live healthier, higher-performing lives. Today, Core Performance is the leader in proactive wellness, delivering measurable results through integrated, data-driven programs that are rooted in advanced science and research for employees and corporations. CP solutions are engaging, personalized, and sustainable, yielding meaningful results for employees and a competitive advantage for employers.

Athletes’ Performance Inc. is backed by Polaris Ventures, Walgreens Corporation, and ABS Capital. Along with our world-class investment team, AP is proud to have a team of leading partners committed to supporting human performance, including adidas, SKLZ, EAS, Sheraton, Keiser, Power Plate, Intel, Tignum, Axon Potential, and Zeo.

Everyone says they’re offering a position in a fast-paced organization, then next thing you know you’re dealing with the same stuff day in and day out. That’s not the case here. We’re small. We’re fast paced. We’re growing faster than we can reliably maintain – and that’s where you come in.

Position Overview:
Do you enjoy working on applications that make a difference? We have a growing offering of products in health and fitness that are making material improvements in people’s wellness. And as we develop new products – and add features to existing products – we need to ensure that we’re building robust, reliable, and fully functional systems.

We need a Quality Assurance Engineer who will perform in active automated test creation and execution as well as performance test creation and execution. You must be able to master complex business process flow and design and execute robust and dependable testware for our applications. You will be testing systems built in PHP, Python, Java, and Flash that are delivered in web browsers, kiosks, and specialized custom-built interfaces.

So, if you’re ready to engage your skills in a dynamic environment, let us know.

Position Requirements:
We want to talk with you if:
You have an attention to detail that borders on annoying among your acquaintances but that wins respect among your friends and peers;

You have a good eye for matching specifications to reality and you can read closely to find find mistakes; you can be “pixel perfect” when called for;

You have a computer science degree or it’s equivalent and you have excellent oral and written communication skills;

You noticed the typo in the previous bullet;

You have experience writing automated test cases in Selenium and running them in Sauce; knowledge of Java and the Eclipse IDE is helpful;

You can look at a complete set of wireframes and derive a test plan from them;

You have a clear understanding of QA principles and methodologies;

You play well with others: we are just getting off the ground with a QA group that is distinct from the developers and we’re still developing processes and procedures;

You know more than just QA: you can recognize and work with Ajax, jquery, CSS;

You are disciplined enough to work efficiently, track your progress, meet your commitments, understand how to spend your time, and be responsible for your part;

You are comfortable (you might say “you prefer…”) an agile environment where proofs of concept, prototypes, and partial requirements abound;

You understand our need for quality – you’ll have some fun with our coding test, but you’ll show your finest chops so we hire you for all the right reasons: API is world-class in everything we do.

You are driven to continually improve the way you do things, and hence the way we do things – process is good;

Examples of responsibilities you’ll be shouldering on different projects:

Plan and Develop test plans and cases.

Creating and executing automated and performance test scripts in JAVA.

Maintaining automation tests.

Report status and updates.

Follow project milestones.

Participate in software development meetings


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