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Push the edge of impossible

This is what we do. Every day. Not satisfied with simply what is, we take initial concepts and intentions and push them beyond what’s expected to create actively engaging experiences that stand apart from the competition. If you live on that same line that teeters between impossible and revolutionary, you may just be the one we’re looking for.

Our Smashing Values

We are a band of artists, engineers, creators, and mischief-makers that harness the power of play to make things that matter.
The Business of Fun
Forget the tired “work hard, play hard” corporate jargon. Wouldn’t you rather work in an environment that is so enlivening you can’t believe you actually get paid to be there? Thought so, and it might look something like this: buzzing around the office via scooters, the not-so-infrequent tequila Friday, and most importantly, working with the mantra of making things that matter. We also have the best digs in town. Located right next to Pike Place Market, you’ll likely find Smashers wandering around the market grabbing some of the freshest food in Seattle, buying flowers, or jogging along the waterfront. Bonus points, you can’t beat our view.
Got the Chops?
QA Engineer (Contract)
At Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with Global 500 companies to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, VR, websites, internet-of-things, etc.). We take complex challenges and use a combination of business strategy, user experience design, and technical aptitude to craft cutting-edge solutions that transform the lives of end-users. Our team is comprised of fun, curious, and brilliantly eccentric individuals collaborating in an environment that nurtures creativity and exploration. Designers at Smashing Ideas are knowledge-seekers, user-champions, strategists, and storytellers. What excites and unites us is crafting relevant and meaningful solutions that delight people, clients included.

We’re looking for a motivated QA Engineer on a contract basis to join our team. This role is responsible for testing and analysis of simulation software, web applications, and mobile applications to ensure quality standards and adherence to functional requirements through manual and automated testing. Working closely with a project team, the QA Engineer is responsible for identifying defects and risks as well as assisting the development team in preventing or resolving quality issues.

Responsibilities

  • Work with QA documentation, including test plans and test cases.
  • Perform functional, performance and content testing and analysis of applications.
  • Write, isolate and regress technical and content related issues
  • Assist with user and acceptance testing.
  • Contribute to continuing improvement of QA department processes, tools and standards.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in QA
  • Experience in testing iOS or Android mobile products.
  • Ability to rapidly identify and document technical issues
  • Able to work independently or in small teams effectively.
  • Ability to handle shifting schedules and multiple projects with flexible hours.
  • Demonstrable understanding of test plan and test case creation
  • Experience with development tools including Mobile (XCode, Android SDK), test management systems, issue tracking systems (JIRA, Bugzilla), Git, SVN, Build management (Jenkins, Test Flight) and profiling tools.
  • Experience with API testing tools (Charles, Postman or similar)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills

  • Integration and regression testing for mobile applications.
  • Experience with test automation tools (Appium preferred)
  • Working knowledge of automated unit testing methodology and tools.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies.
  • Experience in interpreting wireframes, design comps and functional requirements.
  • Experience isolating issues through logs, analysis tools and code reviews.
  • Experience working on a mass-market product from start-to-finish
  • Thorough understanding of the deployment processes for mobile applications

Personal Qualities

  • Collaborator:  Ultimately you will become part of a team and build a positive relationship with both coworkers and clients to facilitate better communication.
  • Detail-oriented:  You will be responsible for many small aspects of projects large and small. A desire to thoroughly understand a project quickly is key.
  • Proactive & Organized: You see what needs to be done, and you are on it. You know what stage each of your projects is in and communicate regularly with all team members to ensure each project receives the attention it needs.
  • Tenacious: Success depends on rooting out the source of defects and finding the right answer, not necessarily the most obvious possibility. Do you habitually dig deep to find answers?
  • Adaptive:  Able to pick up and use newly introduced tools and technologies and respond to the needs of the problem in front of you.
  • Communicative:  You will be responsible for relaying a great deal of information. Being able to convey ideas in their simplest form as accurately as possible is essential

*Smashing Ideas is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse team and inclusive environment.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position.

***Principals only, please. No recruiters.

SDET (Contract)
At Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with Global 500 companies to build groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, AR/VR, websites, internet-of-things, etc.). We take complex challenges and use a combination of business strategy, user experience design, and technical aptitude to craft cutting-edge solutions that transform the lives of end-users. Our team is comprised of fun, curious, and brilliantly eccentric individuals collaborating in an environment that nurtures creativity and exploration. Put simply, we solve hard problems and make some really cool things.

Smashing Ideas is looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our team and work on a groundbreaking simulation project – we can’t tell you who the client is, but trust us, it will positively impact a lot of people. If you enjoy collaborating with others, working with purpose, and like to push the edge of impossible, read below and apply to join our community of mischief-makers. We take pride in the things we build and hope you do too. This is a contract position through September 2019, with possible extension or full-time opportunities depending on project expansions and additional company work.

Here is a bit about what you will do and the roles you will fill:

As an SDET…

  • Write test automation code to fully test the simulator and accompanying configuration tool
  • Write unit tests to support simulator and tool development
  • Work with developers to manage our continuous integration (CI) system
  • Coordinate and facilitate out release management process
  • As our first full-time SDET, you will lead and mature our automation process and standards at the department level

As a Tester…

  • Author test plans, test cases, test results and all standard QA documentation
  • Perform manual testing: component, integration, functional, performance, content, etc.
  • Assist with user and acceptance testing
  • Advise development to optimize testability of the project
  • Investigate the root causes of the issues you find

As a project team member…

  • Actively participate in the agile and scrum process
  • Coordinate between project teams and external testing teams
  • Be the Ambassador of Quality

Who you are:

You desire to thoroughly understand a project and are proactive and organized: you see what needs to be done and you are on it. You know what stage each of your deliverables is in and communicate regularly with team members and the client to ensure each deliverable receives the attention it needs. You know that success depends on rooting out the source of defects and finding the right answer, not necessarily the most obvious one. You are able to investigate and use new tools and technologies, responding to the needs of the problem in front of you. Being responsible for a great deal of information, you are able to convey ideas in their simplest form as accurately as possible. Ultimately you will become part of a team and build a positive relationship with both coworkers and clients to facilitate better communication.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • 5+ years of experience in QA (with at least 2 years of experience as an SDET)
  • Complete knowledge of basic QA documentation (test plans, test specs, test cases)
  • Agile/Scrum experience. (Do you know the difference between Agile and Scrum?)
  • An understanding of the deployment processes of desktop, mobile, and web applications
  • Ability to work independently or in small teams effectively
  • Experience working in a continuous integration environment (preferably with Jenkins) is a must
  • Experience with Development Tools (Unity, Visual Studio), Project Management Systems (JIRA, Git, Quality Center), and Build Management Systems (Jenkins, Nevercode, Test Flight).
  • Intermediate level knowledge of at least one major programming language (preferably Python, but some familiarity with C# and/or C++ would also be useful).
  • Unit Test creation experience
  • Unity 3D experience is a huge plus
  • Experience with simulation testing is also a bonus

*Smashing Ideas is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse team and an inclusive environment.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position.

***Principals only, please. No recruiters.

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