Sample Job Description: Quality Assurance Engineer

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Quality Assurance Engineer – Can you spot the errors in our posting?

strmIcon_qaEnginrThey say there’s no such thing as perfect, but you know that’s because they’re doing it wrong. If spotting errors and finding flaws were a game, you would win with one eye closed. BOOM.

Your uncontrollable need to point out others’ “FAIL” moments might explain why you were picked last in gym class, but no matter – now it’s your turn to be MVP. We need your sharp eye to spot mistakes so we can score a perfect product.

To make things fun for you, we’ve dropped a couple of errors in this job description. So as they say, “Play ball!” (Bonus points if you spot errors we didn’t even notice we made, you Quality Assurance master, you.)

What we’re looking for

ABC Company is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join its amazing engineering team. We have a website used by [your customer number] of customers, and we want to make sure each and every one of them has an amazing experience.

In this role, you’ll be the guardian of our outstanding customer experience. You will able to dive into many aspects of [insert product area], define a strategy for testing new features and functionality, and be responsible for quantifying and improving data quality across our entire site. Your job is to keep our ridiculously high-quality bar set ridiculously high, and to help us identify and execute ways to raise it even higher.

You our are ideal candidate if you want to work on challenging problems with smart people. You have a keen attention to detail and are exceptionally good at identifying inconsistencies and flaws. You can juggle several balls and not lose track of the little things. You’re looking for a role with substantial opportunities to learn, grow, and take on more (the good news is, we have that stuff in spades!).

You also meet most (if not all) of the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in or have completed your B.S. in Computer Science or a related field (or the equivalent experience of such a degree).
  • A passion for technology and a knack for details.
  • Ability to create test plans, define testing strategies, and get a kick out of uncovering those hard-to-find bugs.
  • Experience with Java or another object-oriented programming language.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Excitement and passion for [Your industry]. We’re cool; we hope you are too.
  • Experience with SQL and databases is a plus.
  • Programming experience in a Linux/Unix environment. We mostly use Java, Python, and Ruby.

To apply please click the “Apply Now” button at the top and bottom of this page.

By the way, did you spot the errors in this job posting?


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2 Responses to “Sample Job Description: Quality Assurance Engineer”

November 03, 2016 at 11:19 am, Kumar Vikram said:

Hi there,
It was fun to read. And working as tester I couldn’t stop myself to comment. So these are below things i spotted :
1. First of all that image has hyperlink, could be kept simple
2. MVP signifies many things most valuable player, most valuable product. It needs to be cleared.
3. Instead of customer numbers you could have used thousands/millions/billions of customers
4. “we want to make sure each and every one of them has an amazing experience”. Correct sentence will be “we want to make sure each and every one of them have an amazing experience”.
5. improving data quality across our entire site. Instead of site can we write website.
6. Your job is to keep our ridiculously high-quality bar set ridiculously high.. why to use negative words.
7. You our are ideal candidate. Our is extra word.
8. You have a keen attention to detail and are exceptionally good at identifying inconsistencies and flaws. instead of “and are” there should be “and have”.
9. Lastly “apply now” doesn’t redirected me to any other page and also I couldn’t find apply now button on top of this article..

Thanks

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January 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm, bmarko said:

I caught…
1. [your customer number] –> sounds awkward; maybe [your customer count]
2. “You will able to dive” –> should be “You will be able to dive”
3. “You our are ideal” –> should be “You are our ideal”
4. “click the “Apply Now” button” –> only “Apply Now” should be highlighted in red, and it should be a link at that

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