Quality Assurance Engineer
Aljazeera - San Francisco, CA

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The Quality Assurance Engineer will be a individual with a strong passion for quality and uncanny attention to detail to ensure the highest caliber of usability for Al Jazeera America ’s digital presence. This role reports to VP of Development.

This position is responsible for assuring the quality of Al Jazeera America digital products including web-based, iOS, Android and other platform products and performing multiple types of testing, including both black and white box testing, manual and automated testing. The quality assurance engineer will be responsible for communicating bugs to the digital engineering team and working with internal stakeholders to report bugs in order to ensure user satisfaction across platforms.

  • Identify and log detailed bug reports using bug tracking software or web-based application
  • Test, validate and then deploy features developed by the development team
  • Work with the developers to address open quality issues and bugs
  • Ensuring top notch quality of every product shipped, while also understanding the value of shipping features frequently and iterating

  • Communicate with internal stakeholders regarding quality issues and bugs

  • Minimum BS in Computer Science, Information Management, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience testing web sites across multiple browsers, operating systems and devices
  • Experience with software test/build practices
  • Experience with build automation scripts
  • Experience with test automation frameworks
  • Database and SQL knowledge is a plus
  • Understanding of social media and social networks
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Written/verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with a variety of development platforms
  • Solid understanding of development processes
  • Strong technical skills and fluency
  • Very strong attention to detail and a passion for product quality
  • Detail oriented, very responsive and committed to quality
  • Understanding of Quality assurance methodology
  • Ability to quickly learn and test new coding platforms
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to developing quality work quickly

  • Al Jazeera ethics and code of conduct
  • Al Jazeera spirit
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Office work, field and abroad

  • Quality of managed digital properties
  • Ability to QA test effectively and efficiently
  • Customer satisfaction with digital properties

  • Both PC and Mac platforms
  • Mobile and connected devices

Flexibility with platforms and the desire to learn the latest coding paradigms is key. We will be supporting and developing for an Adobe CQ platform CMS web site. We are an Extreme Programming shop which utilizes Test Driven Development, occasional pair programming, and we love and use a variety of platforms, including Ruby on Rails, Backbone JS, Jasmine js, Capybara and Rspec, CI, feature flagging, Heroku, git and even little bit of Node JS.

If you have a passion for interactive development and a hunger to build the next big thing, come work with us on various interactive HTML5 web apps, TV Interactive apps and web sites, Data and Geo Visualizations and iOS and Android apps related to and supporting Al Jazeera ’s broadcast, business and innovation goals.