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Jobs at electric imp, inc.

QA Engineer

Location: Los Altos, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Electric Imp is a fast growing and innovative startup that makes it possible to connect all sorts of devices and products to the Internet through our software tools, cloud services, and hardware solution. Our powerful platform is accessible and scalable to a broad range of uses, providing Internet of Things connectivity solutions for the hobbyist maker all the way up to enterprise wide applications in a variety of industrial sectors. We're a small team of diverse professionals. Together we're working on something truly revolutionary, and we need your help!

This is an exciting test engineering position in the Internet of Things space.  If you love both grey/white-box testing and test automation, this is a perfect opportunity to gain additional experience on a wide variety of products and services while working directly with seasoned veterans from all departments.  We have a friendly work environment where everyone is valued equally. The QA department is involved with all aspects of product development, including influence on design decisions and project planning.

Your Opportunity:

  • Play a key role in the creation of quality products and services for a leading enterprise platform in the IoT space
  • Utilize your solid background in both white-box and black-box testing to help evaluate new features and design test scenarios
  • Add automation test cases to increase coverage and help maintain existing test suites
  • Develop new test libraries in Python to support abstraction layers with an existing test framework
  • Develop new internal QA test utilities
  • Help design new automation test suites that reduce maintenance cost while managing thousands of test cases
  • Work directly with product teams and development engineers to understand features and technical implementations
  • Utilize a defect tracking system to communicate bugs and verify fixes

Our Requirements:

  • Passion for testing, quality, bug hunting, and automation
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (any field)
  • 5+ years experience as a member of a QA team
  • Experience with both manual and automated testing for UIs and APIs
  • Proficiency with Python and familiarity with at least one other programming language
  • Experience creating libraries and writing tests with Robot Framework
  • Knowledge of industry standard testing tools
  • Aware of test methodologies and experience building and designing test cases
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Comfortable communicating across teams in both formal and informal settings

Preferred Requirements:

  • Familiarity with the Electric Imp platform
  • Performance testing experience
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