• Quality Assurance Engineer

    Company/Location (search) IE-DUBLIN-Dublin
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/16/2018 9:39 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Data Services Ireland Limited
  • Job Description

    The International Quality for Alexa team focuses on expanding Alexa’s capabilities on a global scale. We take on the unique challenge of understanding the nuances of how Alexa enabled devices can serve customers’ needs in different cultures and locations. If you are interested in shaping the future of Alexa for customers around the world, come and join our team.

    The Role:

    QA Engineers test code at the user level, both manually and with automated tools. Our QA Engineers use black box, gray box, and white box testing techniques; they are able to understand software internals, debug problems using log files, and write automated tests and/or user-level test automation tools. Software QA Engineers work with Software Development Engineers to understand features and technical implementation. Software QA Engineers also work with groups such as Product Management, User Experience Design, and Customer Support to understand customer usage models and develop test plans and test suites that approximate real-world environments and regression tests. Software QA Engineers are also responsible for driving the software development process toward quality-centric methodologies.

    • Evaluate device functionality and create test strategies and test cases to assess device quality for multiple regions.
    • Will work with a team of quality engineering professions to ensure the highest quality product delivery against defined milestones
    • Provide detailed status reports for a wide range of stakeholders
    • Bug triage and defect tracking
    • Test execution and automation
    • Communication with a wide range of stakeholders (users, other technical teams and management) to collect requirements, evaluate alternatives and develop processes and/or tools as needed to support the organization.

    Basic Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field and years relevant work experience, or relevant work experience
      • 5+ years’ experience in a test or development role as part of a product development organization which has delivered consumer-oriented products
      • Experience with QA methodology (test generation, planning and strategy) and tools (e.g. bug tracking tools)
      • Experience in Perl/Python/JavaScript scripting
      • 2+ years’ experience in test automation
      • 2+ of UNIX/Linux/Android operating systems.
      • Fluent in English plus a major European language, such as French, Italian, Spanish or German mandatory

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working on an Agile environment (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)
    • Experience with professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Experience working closely with development and business teams to communicate problem impacts and to understand business requirements.
    • Experience improving product test coverage and effectiveness
    • Experience in interacting and coordinating test activities amongst multiple teams
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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