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full time QA Software Tester

at Intrepid Pursuits in Cambridge, MA

You’re methodical. You have strong analytical skills, a penchant for problem-solving, and meticulous attention to detail. You know the difference between priority and severity, but can sympathize when they both feel urgent to someone. Maybe running a full regression helps you sleep a little easier at night. You meet challenges head-on and take pride in following through. On your watch, nothing gets out the door until it’s solid -- and that’s what drives you.

If this sounds like you, read on! Intrepid Pursuits is currently seeking a QA Software Tester to join our growing testing department.

• Define, document, and implement comprehensive test cases, test plans, and testing processes on a per-project basis
• Working with the development team to establish and document release quality standards
• Identify, document, and appropriately escalate bugs or technical problems
• Manage multiple projects at once and maintain a steadily-flowing test queue
• Evangelize and champion a best-in-class QA process for the benefit of our team and our clients
• Work with project management to define test strategy at an organizational level
• Manage and maintain a growing library of test devices
• Maintain and update a running list of supported devices and OSes, as well as known inconsistencies that may present as bugs on each
• As part of a larger launch team, approve and sign off on application release candidates

Basic Qualifications
• 3-5 years working in a QA capacity, with a keen understanding of the SDLC.

Core Skills
• Understanding of the technical nuances, capabilities, and limitations of iOS and Android platforms as well as device hardware
• Familiarity with Android and iOS-specific design patterns, interaction patterns, and platform-specific Human Interface Guidelines/Best Practices
• Understanding of application flow and logical hierarchy inherent in object-oriented programming; ability to observe patterns and help diagnose minor bugs a plus
• Sound judgment and discretionary skills in identifying, prioritizing, and escalating issues to the appropriate technical, design, or management teams
• Ability to author and execute both automated and manual tests
• Works well under pressure; exercises sound judgment in triage
• Experience interfacing with clients, ability to think critically about business priorities
• Can accurately estimate and communicate timing impact of assigned tasks

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate or have:
• 1-2 years of mobile-specific QA experience
• Experience using JIRA in an Agile environment
• Basic coding experience (in any language)
• Experience leveraging external, on-demand testing teams

Intrepid has some of the best benefits you'll find at any startup. We work in just about the coolest office in Boston or Cambridge. It's something we take great pride in.
• 401k plan with match
• 100% of health care premiums covered
• Merit-based bonus plan ~10-30% of base salary
• Great team events
• Commuter reimbursement
• 3 weeks of vacation
• Generous amount of sick time
• Annual conference budget for each employee

If you think we may be the place for you, check out our careers site at:

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Published at 20-01-2016
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