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We are MotorTrend.
With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, social, and live events.

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The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world.

 

Job Title:

Digital Analytics Implementation/QA Engineer

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

At Motor Trend Group data is central to measuring all aspects of the business, and critical to its operations and growth. The BI data engineering team is responsible for collecting, analyzing and distributing data using public cloud and open source technologies and offers transparency into customer behavior and business performance

 

As a Digital Analytics QA Engineer you will be designing, building and supporting data pipelines consuming data from multiple different source systems and transforming it into valuable and insightful information. You will have the opportunity to contribute to end-to-end platform design for our cloud architecture and work multi-functionally with operations, data science and the business segments to build batch and real-time data solutions.

 

The Quality Assurance Engineer will be working under the technical direction of the Data Architect. This person will support the Product / Tech Engineering team during the Software Development Life-cycle of web, mobile, and OTT applications.

 

Our ideal candidate is creative, energetic and has a desire to learn leading edge technologies and has a passion for demonstrating skill and precision in his/her work. Documents and reports on software performance issues. Communicates with developers, project managers and other development staff regarding software performance issues and testing processes. Develop test automation scripts and executes both manual and automated testing protocols.

 

Responsibilities:

· Communicates test results to others (management, QA team, development team, etc.) and provides updates.

· Evaluates testing processes and methods to ensure consistency based upon standards

· Strong understanding and interest in JavaScript

· Create automated test case scripts in Java/Kotlin and/or Swift

· Documented experience from working with web development and building websites

· Document requirements and functional specifications for moderate to highly complex automated test plans and protocols for large projects.

· Regularly interacts with technical personnel across internal groups and external vendors.

· Perform functional, regression, integration, smoke and acceptance tests.

· Oversees final checks and releases code to production; validates and signs off on complex test plans.

· Executes automated/manual tests to compare results with requirements, to verify test requirements, to identify defects, and to ensure compliance Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in large data environment

· Develop campaign code in complex environments with the heavy use of JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

· Ensure code is developed to specs and designs

· Advise on modern JavaScript frameworks (REACT, AngularJS, Backbone or Similar)

· Perform validation of campaign code in various environments

· Specification and implementation of enterprise analytics system and personalization tools at client websites via JavaScript and other web programming languages

· Technical validation of digital analytics implementations

· Technical integration of different data sources and marketing systems

· Implementation of analytics solutions in mobile apps

 

Education/Experience:

· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience

· Experience developing using JavaScript Frameworks

· Experience using REST APIs

· Experience with web optimization tools (Optimizely, Adobe Target, Maxymiser)

· Experience with web analytics (Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics)

· Experience with Tag Management Tools (Adobe DTM, Adobe Launch, Google Tag Manager, Tealium, Ensighten)

· Experience with AEM

· Comfortable using command line interfaces

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

· Minimum 2 years of progressively related years of experience in QA engineering.

· “Black box” experience testing web, mobile and OTT applications, “white box” a plus.

· Hands-on experience with API-related technologies HTTP, REST, XML and JSON.

· Experience in writing and executing test cases.

· Experience testing mobile and OTT devices.

· A self-starter with demonstrated initiative – able to handle multiple tasks and priorities.

· Able to take direction and work collaboratively.

· Coding experience in Swift and/or Java/Kotlin - Ability to read, understand and create code from scratch.

· Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Understanding of the continuous integration process.

· Excellent analytical, debugging and technical problem solving skills.

 

Physical Requirements:

· The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.

 

Equipment/Software Used:

· Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

· JavaScript Frameworks

· API-related technologies HTTP, REST, XML and JSON

· Web analytics (Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics)

· Tag Management Tools (Adobe DTM, Adobe Launch, Google Tag Manager, Tealium, Ensighten)

 

Work Environment:

· Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.

 

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

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