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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Couchsurfing is looking for a passionate senior engineer to join our team as we continue to build our web and mobile systems that allows travellers to connect all around the world.

Experience we’re interested in

  • BA/BS or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years working as a professional QA Engineer working with both web and mobile products.
  • Automated testing experience and the good sense to know when that is appropriate to leverage and when it is not.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. The successful candidate will be challenged with improving the quality of our products by evangelizing strong testing practices throughout the organization including working with engineers to make sure they are providing proper unit and functional test coverage.

Problems we work on

  • Performance and Reliability: We have a large and widely distributed global user-base that is often accessing our service form far-off lands at less than ideal speeds. Making our site and apps are fast and available everywhere is important, making sure they work for people in a place where the only person they know is the only place they can stay is critical.
  • Invention: We are always looking to improve our processes and automate where it’s sensible so we can focus on building new features and improving the ones we already provide. Staying on top of evolving technology and choosing the best tools for the job is critical to our success.
  • Velocity: Helping us test thoroughly and quickly let’s us deploy code daily and add new features every week. While release cycles for the mobile platforms don’t allow for daily releases, proper device coverage and testing strategies are critical for shipping updates in a timely manner.

Social environment and perks

  • Great people to work with who care about building a great service and each other
  • Group lunch from our own chef
  • Ping-pong where you can play off the walls and ceiling (which has rafters)
  • Dog friendly office space
  • Hackathoning
  • Couches

This position is located at Couchsurfing HQ in San Francisco, California.

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