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Quality Assurance Engineer, Alexa Devices, Seattle, Washington

Created06/10/2021
Reference1538775
CategorySystems, Quality, & Security Engineering
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States of America
StateWashington
CitySeattle
Zip98101
SalaryCompetitive
Description:
Are you excited by Amazon's foray into Alexa-powered devices like the Echo, Echo Show, and Echo Dot? Come work on it. Help us build a reliable cloud Speechlet, tools that will help third party developers build better skills for customers. We are seeking an energetic, go-getter QA Engineer who will ensure customers get the highest quality skill experience on Alexa powered devices. We're working hard, having fun, and making history!

The right person for this role will 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.

Responsibilities
• Responsible for development of test strategies and creation of appropriate test harnesses.
• Will work with a team of quality engineering professions to ensure the highest quality product delivery
• Evaluate product functionality and create test strategies and test cases to assess product quality.
• Knowledge of 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 developing in a Linux environment and in utilizing virtual machines
• Expert in software quality and testing methodologies
• Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
• Knowledge of 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 in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, evaluate alternatives and develop processes and tools as needed to support the organization.
• Knowledge of industry standard test automation tools
• Experience with test driven development
• Experience automating the validating of modern user interfaces and messaging infrastructures
• Experience with evaluating and integrating open source and in house developed tool sets
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics
• Expert in software quality and testing methodologies
• Experienced in interacting and coordinating test activities amongst multiple teams

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
• 4+ years of QA experience
• Experience with functional, performance and stress testing
• Experience with continuous improvement processes, and defect prevention
• Experience breaking down technical specifications and generating QA test plans
• Experience analyzing logs to root cause a bug.
• Experience in Java/Perl/Python based automation

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Computer Science
• Knowledge of UNIX environment and Shell scripting
• Experience working closely with development and business teams to communicate problem impacts and to understand business requirements.
• Shows creativity and initiative to improve product test coverage and effectiveness
• Comfortable communicating cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settings
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age
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