Senior Software QA Engineer

Seattle, Washington, United States
Software and Services

Summary

Posted:
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200184850
The Apple Media Products Engineering team is one of the most exciting examples of Apple’s long-held passion for combining art and technology. These are the people who power the App Store, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books. And they do it on a massive scale, meeting Apple’s high expectations with high performance to deliver a huge variety of entertainment in over 35 languages to more than 150 countries. These engineers build secure, end-to-end solutions. They develop the custom software used to process all the creative work, the tools that providers use to deliver that media, all the server-side systems, and the APIs for many Apple services. Thanks to Apple’s unique integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep commitment to strengthening Apple’s privacy policy, one of Apple’s core values. Although services are a bigger part of Apple’s business than ever before, these teams remain small, nimble, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience testing applications and services on tvOS, macOS and Windows systems.
  • Experience testing mobile applications and services on iOS, and Android.
  • Experience testing cloud based client/server technologies.
  • Music and/or audio applications and services experience is preferred.
  • Possess a deep understanding of SQA methodologies and practices.
  • Experience with automation and scripting tools and techniques.
  • Experience reporting and tracking bugs, solving complex problems & triaging issues.
  • Extensive use of QA tools and networking tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable and adaptable in a fast-paced and informal environment.
  • Must be self-motivated, flexible, and have strong problem solving skills
  • Highly professional, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other teams to organize testing responsibilities.
  • Experience with JavaScript, Python, SQL and/or Shell scripting is preferred.

Description

The Music Apps team is looking for an experienced QA engineer to work as part of our expanding quality assurance group. You will be joining a team dedicated to delivering the best in class music experience for our customers across multiple platforms. Your main focus will be ensuring the quality of our music applications and services as well as interoperability with the entire Apple Music ecosystem. You will be responsible for defining test approaches and plans for assigned functional areas, automating, expanding our current test cases and executing required tests. You will own complete functional areas and must be able to define qualification strategies, as well as execute functionality, compatibility, integration and reliability testing and automating for applications and services that are part of a complex mobile, mini-console, desktop and cloud client/server ecosystem. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, dynamic and detail oriented individual with a strong technical background and excellent black box testing skills. In addition, this position requires an individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Additional Requirements