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Software QA Engineer -iOS/tvOS (Contract)
San Francisco, CA
Job Summary: PlayStation Vue from Sony Interactive Entertainment is a revolutionary service that brings the most modern way to experience TV and aims at cutting the cord with the traditional cable TV experience. Through the slick UI and a rich feature set, it aims at bringing the combination of Live TV along with Video On Demand and ability to DVR in the cloud to the consumers via an Over the Top TV service. The users can experience the service on PS3 and PS4 with further expansion on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV and other devices. The Sony Interactive Entertainment Software Quality Assurance Engineer will be part of this team and will work on testing new feature development and maintaining automated test frameworks on multiple platforms and devices.
The position involves testing PlayStation Vue for Apple TV. There is also ample opportunity to work on multiple other platforms that Vue supports including Web, Android, iOS, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, PlayStation4 and so on. The responsibilities include creating and executing tests, creating/resolving defects and everything else that comes with testing a product that is used by a large audience.
The ideal candidate is interested in using his/her coding skills to create automated tests and work on new automation initiatives. Depending on your skills, there is a lot of flexibility to write code and contribute to automation frameworks on multiple platforms. If you are not comfortable with coding, then this position may not be a good fit for you. On the other hand, if you like to code and are interested in testing, we encourage you to apply.
- Solid programming/coding skills in any object oriented programming language such as Java, Python, C++, Objective C, Swift, JS
- 3+ years of experience in testing applications on platforms such as Web/Mobile or TV Connected devices such as Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, PS3/PS4
- BS in CS or related field (4 years of relevant work experience in lieu of degree)
Additional Experience (Bonus Points):
- Knowledge of Xcode and Swift/Objective-C
- 2+ years of experience with test automation frameworks and automating tests
- Experience testing on Apple TV or iOS
- Previous work in a scrum/agile environment
- Experience with video streaming technologies
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