Extole, Inc.: QA Engineer

Posted by | September 17, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: www.extole.com

QA Engineer
Inc., the leading provider of social marketing solutions, is looking for a QA Engineer.  Located in San
Francisco, Extole provides advertisers and online stores with unique and
powerful online marketing solutions via software-as-a-service (SaaS).   Our solution drives greater consumer
engagement and word-of-mouth communication via social networks, while enhancing
brand identity and accelerating revenue. 
Extole helps brands harness the marketing
potential of the growing social channel. 
We design, deploy and optimize referral-based customer acquisition
programs, social recommendation campaigns, and other customer-powered
programs—all of which are highly measurable, proactively optimized, and designed
to leverage the power of social networking platforms. Our clients range from mid-sized companies to Fortune 500 companies
here in the US. 
Our team is made up of smart, motivated and hard-working
individuals.  We have built a fun and
dynamic work environment where we work hard and play hard while remaining
committed to beating expectations.  If
you are looking for a fast-paced, exciting and challenging position, this job
is for you.
Job Requirements: 
We are looking for a talented and passionate QA engineer who
loves testing great products.  Our team
is fast, smart and independent.  You will
work on multiple projects that include testing customer-facing web
applications, our RESTful services layer and applications that utilize
Facebook, Twitter and other third party social service APIs.
  • 3+ years white and black
    box QA experience in distributed web-based, client/server environments.
    Experience with Ruby, Maven, Ant & J2EE technologies highly desirable.
  • 1+ years of Automation
    experience desired (Segue, Mercury/HP, Selenium, etc.).
  • Java Application Server
    & Web Server experience required. Must have at least 2 years
    experience with Apache, Tomcat, JBOSS or some other Java server
  • Should be familiar with
    working in Unix shells (bash, ksh, etc.) for many aspects of standard
    system analysis, namely viewing log files, doing basic editing in vi, etc.
  • Must have experience
    with HTTP protocol based applications (IE, Firefox, etc.) and front-end
    & middle-tier technologies typically used (CSS, JSP, Ruby, PHP, HTML,
  • Must have SQL knowledge
    and experience, enough to execute basic queries and have familiarity using
    GUI based database browser tools.
  • Ruby experience highly
    desirable.  Familiarity with Ruby gems, framework, engines, etc.
  • Standard Functionality,
    Regression, System, Integration & ad hoc testing experience and
    debugging skills.
  • Should be fully capable
    of Test Case & Test Plan creation and execution, including boundary
    testing, negative testing, data type testing, positive testing, etc.
  • Knowledge of real life
    QA processes, standards and procedures as well as Software Development
    Life Cycle, both in a classic software development sense and a rapidly
    evolving and growing company sense.
  • Must have Bug Tracking
    tools experience. Understanding of the complete bug life cycle, as well as
    what constitutes valid bug metrics, important aspects of a well written
    bug, etc.
  • Solid analytical,
    problem solving skills as well as excellent written and oral communication
  • Fully capable of
    creating valid estimates regarding effort for tasks; can communicate and
    manage adjustments as well as able to effectively organize and prioritize
    multiple tasks.
  • Ideally has experience
    testing without functional requirements and short release cycles.
  • Experience closely
    interfacing with product/business and or development teams
  • Experience working in a
    dynamic, start-up environment

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Compensation DOE
  • Stock options
  • Employer paid Medical, Dental,
    and Vision plans
  • 401(k)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Generous holiday schedule and
    PTO days
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Company sponsored events

To apply: For consideration: email your resume to jobs@extole.com

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