Looking by Dan Bogan, Flickr Backend Engineer

Senior Quality Engineer - Test Automation

As a Software Quality Engineer, you have the opportunity to accelerate the delivery and improve the quality of core Flickr features and APIs. You will be responsible for designing and implementing build & test infrastructure, as well as evaluating product quality for various internal and external projects. You will be part of an engineering team that is working on problems in a number of areas and your primary responsibility as a Software Quality Engineer will be to work with the development and test engineering teams to create new test harnesses, automate testing, implement new automation tools, and create innovative automated test systems.

We have a track record of innovation to build on and a strong desire to radically improve Flickr, both for new users and casual visitors as well as the power users who form the core of the community. There's a tremendously long list of new features, programs and technologies set to come online this year. If you've ever wanted to a chance to have a big impact (Flickr has 80+ million users and 7+ billion photos), this is it.

What you'll do:

  • Build advanced automated test suites to exercise API, backend and frontend components
  • Work with the development and test engineering teams to automate testing
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies
  • Analyze complicated software system and design a strategy to test this system
  • Train and mentor other team members

You should have:

  • Experience automated and manual testing of applications
  • Experience testing high volume API systems
  • Experience in developing innovative solutions for automated testing strategies and quality assurance of our systems and products
  • Experience working with consumer facing web applications
  • Experience in improving tools for continuous integration, automated testing and release management
  • Experience with bug tracking software such as Mantis, Bugzilla, etc.
  • 3+ years of overall testing and/or development experience as well as writing test plans and test cases
  • Proven ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Resourceful, flexible, and adaptable. You have a "killer instinct" to get things done. You motivate those around you by your own contribution, commitment to quality, professionalism, leadership and teamwork
  • Computer Science background (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience)
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, including development and/or test automation experience

Nice if you have:

  • Degree in computer science/math/physics
  • Excellent coding & scripting skills
  • Highly proficient in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Deep knowledge of Internet technologies

And of course you'll have:

  • A camera
  • A passion for the web and the possibilities it affords for new forms of human interaction and community
  • A strong tolerance for office tomfoolery
  • A desire to change the world
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to legally work in the US
  • Accountability, honesty, responsibility, flexibility... and a sense of fun and playfulness

Want to apply?

To apply, please send an email to the following address flickr.jobs@yahoo.com with the job's title as the subject line. Include a cover letter and resume: bonus points if the resume can be included in the email or if it is online somewhere and you just send a link. If you have to attach documents please use HTML or PDF format.

What to expect

We strive to respond to every application we receive within two weeks. If we think you're right for the job, we may schedule phone interviews or interviews in-person in our San Francisco office.

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