Software Engineer - Quality

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Job Description SummaryDo you like tackling some of the most difficult problems? Do you have a natural curiosity that cannot be explained? Do you love breaking things and figuring out how they work? We have your dream job! We are looking for Quality Engineers who like building automated testing solutions for cross-platform products. This is a challenging, highly technical, quality engineering role requiring analytical, innovative thinkers who can build cutting edge testing technologies and use next-generation automation techniques to successfully certify and automate testing of code that is consumed by eBay’s core mobile applications. Who are we? We are the eBAy Mobile Selling Team. We support the engineering teams that build the core Android, iPhone and iPad mobile applications. We are like civil engineers, responsible for ensuring structural integrity. Our team is comprised of senior mobile engineers and is considered the A-Team. We solve the big and difficult problems and bring the difficult problems to light. This position works within the Quality Engineering part of our team which provides cross-platform and white box testing strategies, testing frameworks, sample implementations and documentation.

What you will do:

  • Help design, develop eBay Mobile’s next generation test engineering initiatives as well as help the development of broad testing framework / unit, functional, build validation and integration testing.
  • Identify key aspects from a test perspective and then answer questions like how, when and where these key aspects will be tested (automation, scripts, manual).
  • Continuously research industry best test technologies.
  • Be able to estimate testing effort, prioritize assignments as well as to plan implementations.
  • Design, implement and articulate testing strategies, test automation and test engineering technologies.
  • Design and implement test solutions.
  • Identify project risks, quantify risk/benefit relationships and provide alternative solutions as well as risk mitigation.
  • Offer deep defect root cause analysis and root cause solutions.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and across teams.
  • Develop industry and product technical expertise relevant to eBay Mobile’s business model.
  • Execute test deliverables following software engineering principles. Innovate.
  • Participate in knowledge sharing sessions, present test engineering solutions to others.
  • Design, divide and negotiate test development with team members from Quality and Development teams.
  • Contribute meaningfully to the success of the engineering team
  • Enjoy being part of a team of humble, collaborative high-achievers
  • What we are looking for in candidates:
  • Programming experience in any major OO language, deep understanding of design patterns, and experience working in a layered architecture.
  • Passion for testing plus 1+ year experience.
  • Genuine curiosity and a customer-first mentality.
  • Experience testing web-based and mobile web applications
  • At least 1 year hands-on testing experience on iOS, and/or Android.
  • Planning skills to design test plans and test cases for larger multi- component products across multiple resources and parallel development tracks.
  • Strong work ethic – someone who takes great pride in professionalism, responsibility, and being proactive.
  • Self-starter / demonstrated ability to initiate and drive continuous improvement.
  • Strong debugging / problem resolution skills, and ability to multitask and handle multiple time critical issues / projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Experience using automation tools like XCTest and Espresso is a plus.

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