Synacor: Software Developer in Test

Posted by | October 24, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Buffalo, NY

URL: http://synacor.com/

Synacor is looking for a software developer to join the Quality Engineering team
organization to focus on tool development and the next steps in our industry
leading automation framework. We want our system to test millions of test cases
each day and record hundreds of thousands of tasks, bugs and change requests
automatically but we are not there yet.
The opportunity:
The COE team within the Quality Engineering organization is
responsible for building the testing and automation framework and supporting
ancillary systems. This includes hosting of test cases and general web servers;
creating and maintaining testing APIs (such as Selenium ,Qunit, Watir and
WebDriver implementations); maintaining automation systems and servers and
computer farms for integration testing and results comparison; test cases, and
ad hoc automation of development and QA tasks. Included in the overall
responsibility is finding solutions to key testing problems including,
automating testing on mobile devices and Flash.

What you’ll need to bring to the
table:
For this position, we need developers with a strong
programming background who have experience in one or more of the following
areas:
• BS or MSc in Computer Science at a minimum 
• Programming skills in at least one of the following languages: C++, Java, PHP 
• Working knowledge of HTML, XHTML, DHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 
• Experience with Jquery
• Familiarity of Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari,
Chrome.)
• Strong scripting skills (awk, sed, perl, shell) are an asset.
The successful candidate would have the following:
• Motivation to solve difficult problems
• Good communications skills
• A structured work approach
• Experience in an LAMP based development environment
What we’ll bring to the table:
  • 100% Company paid benefits (health, dental,
    vision) for all employees and eligible dependents
  • Competitive compensation package, including stock
    option grants (for eligible positions)
  • Award winning company culture
  • Casual dress and flexible environment
  • Generous paid time off
  • 25 cent vending machines
  • Free Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
  • Monthly company connections (get to know your
    co-workers)
  • The opportunity to make a difference!
 
Synacor is not your typical 9 to 5
workplace.  Our award winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and
25 cent vending machines.  Jeans and t-shirts are typical office attire,
even for the executives.  Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made
easy with our new open workspaces.  Our leadership team understands that
the best results come from collaboration, so we hire the best and brightest and
then let them do what they do best: create cutting-edge products and provide
exemplary customer service.  Synacor’s headquarters is located along
Buffalo’s waterfront in the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to enjoy
the serenity of nature is as easy as walking 1,000 feet or so to the water. We
even have a lakefront gazebo with wi-fi connection!  And if that’s not
enough,  Synacor
pays 100% of health care premiums for employees AND dependents, offers stock
option participation, a healthy bonus potential and a very generous paid time
off policy. Working with some of the
largest cable, telecom and satellite providers, Synacor’s products and online
services reach over 25 million high-speed Internet subscribers worldwide. 
We are looking for great people to join our team and be given the freedom to do
the work they were hired to do.
 
 
 

To apply:
To apply, please visit our website: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SYNACOR&cws=1&rid=829

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