Sr Software QA Engineer
Do you want to make the Internet better? We do too. And we’re always looking for people with great ideas. We need free spirits and straight shooters. Creatives and critics. Nerds with nerve. People who love the Internet, but can see its cracks and future, too. At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.
AOL Advertising is revolutionizing the way online advertising works. We operate on the cutting edge of media, giving clients a diversity of means to reach global audiences that consume AOL content on a daily basis. AOL is uniquely positioned in the marketplace to work with brands to move their stories forward given our focus on original content, sophisticated distribution models and social marketing approaches. Simply put, we tell the story, take it places and get people talking.
What we do
AOL drives results for both brand and performance marketers. Through the combination of brand building content, a social and viral platform, an affluent and influential audience and scaled advertising experiences – we are well positioned to help brands achieve their online marketing objectives through the purchase funnel. Simply put, we tell your story, take it places and get people talking.
How it works
AOL Advertising is revolutionizing the way online advertising works. We operate on the cutting edge of media, giving clients a diversity of means to reach the affluent, influential audiences that consume AOL content on a daily basis. AOL is uniquely positioned in the marketplace to work with brands to move their stories forward given our focus on original content, sophisticated distribution models and social marketing approaches. We are creating high impact experiences that engage consumers around preeminent content brands and powerful editorial approaches. We are taking a cross platform approach to programming that enables our experiences to move from one form to the next like our consumers do. Lastly, we are driving conversation inspired by content, driven in no small part by the Huffington Post, which is core to the DNA we have in the social content space.
We are THE global partner of choice for premium publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to maximize the value of their online brands. How does the Group work together?
o ADTECH – manages and optimizes delivery of display, video, mobile, and rich media campaigns from a single ad management platform.
o Advertising.com – monetizes inventory and optimizes campaigns with the industry’s most advanced technology and premium ad network.
o Advertising.com Sponsored Listings (ASL) – completes text ad monetization services for publishers and advertisers.
o AOL Premium Formats – drives engaging experiences and captives audiences with premium formats.
o AOL Video – monetizes your video content and seamlessly integrates premium video content to partner sites.
Advertising is a results business and these results are easily defined thanks to premium platforms such as AdLearn – the technology at the heart of Advertising.com that processes up to ten billion transactions per day. No other advertising solutions produce the kind of results we attain.
Duties and Responsibilities
Thoroughly tests AOL Advertising technology products and applications
Participates in design and code reviews as appropriate
Identifies and documents bugs within assigned projects
Collaborates with other team members in day-to-day tasks
Owns tasks in test plan development and automation testing
Analyzes and troubleshoots issues with software and environment
Installs code into QA environment and maintains environment integrity
Works directly with development and system administrators in troubleshooting problems
Works with other teams on integration and end-to-end testing
Supports production code installs as appropriate
Meets and adapts to changing deadlines
Completes nearly all tasks independently and as part of a team to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
Conveys fundamental aspects of job through strong verbal and written communications
Solves complicated problems requiring some independent thinking
Understands team’s strategy and objectives
Serves as an individual contributor and may serve as team lead
Serves as mentor to more junior team members
Collaborates with global QA teams to perform job duties
Required Skills, Abilities, and Education
Bachelors degree in a technical field
At least 5 years of experience in a testing environment
Possesses working knowledge of at least one operating system and/or framework (Linux/UNIX)
Solid experience and understanding of Web Services (XML, WSDL, SOAP, REST, etc.)
Experience with performing difficult DB queries
Manual UI testing experience with Web applications
Experience with Apache/Tomcat applications
Experience with various browser tools (HTTPWatch, HTTPFox, Charles, Tamper, etc)
Solid experience with automation tools (Selenium, etc.)
Solid experience with using open source Test Case Management tools (TestLink, etc.)
Significant experience in working on multiple projects in parallel, dealing with a high profile and rapid turnaround pace, and being able to interpret company priorities into personal priorities are a must
Solid experience with Agile methodology
Solid experience with Issue tracking systems
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
Strong communications skills (written and verbal)
Significant experience working with global teams