Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (“FMIC”) is located in Scottsdale, AZ. Our brand mission is to accompany each player at every stage with products and brand experiences that fuel the pursuit of musical expression. Within Fender Global Research & Development, we are focused on building products that resonate with our customers.

An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

We are looking for a QA Engineer, Software to work on guitar and bass amplifiers. You will have a chance to learn from our current testing practices, and to join us in discovering what comes next.

You are a Tester who:

  • Is a self-starter with a proven history of continuous learning
  • Knows music gear, and is excited by the prospect of working on guitar and bass amps for a living
  • Thinks logically, and acts based on the facts
  • Has experience creating test scripts for software projects
  • Believes everything can be automated

What you’ll do:

  • Participates as a member of a product-focused SCRUM agile team
  • With guidance from the QA Lead, implements test plans for embedded software products 
  • Writes test scripts for repeatability and catching problems early
  • Collaborates with hardware team to define and build lab test units
  • Executes any manual testing required
  • Documents bugs while writing clear steps to reproduce the issues
  • Help maintain automated builds and software releases
  • Propose, document, and implement better ways of doing things

What you’ll need:

  • 2+ years professional software testing experience
  • 1+ years scripting experience (python, java, C#, or other high-level languages)
  • Experience using Linux, including the command line
  • Associate’s degree or higher. CE/CSE, CS, EE preferred.

Bonus Points:

  • Music related hobby projects
  • Experience using CI tools like TeamCity, Jenkins, Github Actions, or Circle CI
  • Experience using automated testing tools like Catch2, PyTest, Appium, or Robot Framework
  • Automated display testing
  • Android and iOS testing experience
  • BLE, WiFi, and Bluetooth Streaming testing experience
  • Experience with scripting languages like BASH and python
  • Experience with Git or other version control systems
  • Experience debugging embedded systems
  • Familiarity with embedded peripherals like GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI, ADC, etc
  • Familiarity with USB device classes such as UAC2, HID, and UMS
  • Understanding of DSP fundamentals, familiarity with amp modeling and effects algorithms

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

 

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