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This position is located in Sebastopol, CA.

Safari Books Online is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join our team in Sebastopol. The ideal candidate will provide Quality Assurance of web-based software products in an ecommerce environment.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Perform Quality Assurance testing of web-based and ecommerce software products, including acceptance, functional, integration, regression, and post-implementation testing.
  • Define, develop, implement, and execute test plans that include the use of automated scripts to validate functionality against requirements.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive test automation suite and associated environment.
  • Interpret and provide feedback on product requirements documentation, and associated test and schedule implications.
  • Provide feedback to product managers on product usability, functionality, and quality.
  • Serve as escalation resource for support staff in analyzing software defects reported by customers.
  • Develop and document clear and concise defect reports, and validate bug fixes.
  • Monitor, track, and report test and coverage status and statistics.

Technical Abilities:

  • BS degree in computer science or related technical field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge of web-related standards and technologies, including HTTP, HTML, XML, XSL.
  • Familiarity with basic security and networking concepts and technologies.
  • Familiarity with programming/scripting languages, e.g. Java, JavaScript, Perl.
  • Knowledge of popular mobile devices and platforms.
  • Ability to quickly absorb product specific technical information in a rapidly changing environment.

QA Experience:

  • Five or more years related work experience, with at least 3 years in a software QA role.
  • Fluent in SQA concepts, methodology, and tools, including programmatic-level testing and automation.
  • Experience with full lifecycle test management in an ecommerce environment.
  • Broad experience in software testing, automated testing, best practices, and related technologies.
  • Ability to develop, execute, and maintain test plans and test cases.
  • Experience with automated testing of web based applications (front and back end systems)
  • Experience with scripted automated testing of web and mobile applications.
  • Experience with load and performance testing of web and mobile applications.


  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage changing priorities and evolving workflows.
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, sense of urgency, and with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization and from various backgrounds.

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