Software Quality Assurance Engineer - flexible on experience requirements
October 10, 2011 4:14 PM

This job posting may be less formal than most. I am not a recruiter or part of human resources. I am a software engineer and we have been having a bit of difficulty hiring QA people for the project I am working on, so I thought I'd reach out on my own in places the company may not normally use (like here).

The official job description that we're hiring for is shown here as "Quality Assurance Engineer - End User Client SQA", but we are being a lot more flexible in our requirements than that indicates.

Have a Computer Science degree but no QA experience? We will consider you. Have QA experience but no degree? That's not a problem. Have unrelated computer experience from some other aspect of the field? We will consider you.

Part of this job is admittedly repetitive: tasks like install a piece of software on a bunch of different versions of windows and mac OS and make sure it installs correctly on each one, then repeat the same thing except this time do it as a user who lacks administration rights on the computer.

Other parts of the job are more interesting -- for example, writing scripts to automate the above so that it can be done automatically. And even beyond that, there's the task of coming up with what things are worth testing in a piece of software before it is released to the world at large.

If you can program at all you are ahead of the curve here. Even if you can't, that doesn't mean you couldn't be useful in this position.

There is room for growth in QA towards doing things like building software for automatically testing large systems, or towards management.

Akamai is a good place to work with many benefits including those on this page.

If you think this position might interest you, please email me at my included email address.

payscale: $60,000 - $75,000/year
job type: full-time
posted by tylerkaraszewski to Software/QA/DBA/Etc

This job has been filled.

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