Quality Assurance Engineer - Audible on Alexa in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About Audible:

Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 350,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

About the Role:

Audible is looking for an experienced Quality Assurance Engineer (QAE) to join our work on the future of Audible on Alexa. We’re looking for creative, open-minded software quality assurance engineers to help test technologies that continuously improve the Audible listening experience.

The Quality Assurance Engineer will need to oversee the entire development process, which includes software testing, from start to finish. Qualified candidates will ensure all aspects of quality including functionality, performance, accessibility and security. Candidates will need to define test plans, test suites, test cases as well as utilize automated tools to optimize the STLC. Your responsibilities will include continuously monitoring and increasing test coverage, performing exploratory testing, automating repetitive tasks and working side by side with software development engineers to deliver high quality product to the Audible customers.

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

    • Scripting experience (preferably Jave or Python)
  • Experience with functional, performance and security testing in an SOA environment

  • Expert Knowledge of QA Methodologies and software development life cycle

  • ideally somewhere between 3-10 years of experience in software quality and/or testing

  • Experience using automated tools and frameworks.

  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting/problem solving skills

  • Experience working closely with member of both the product and development teams to communicate problem impacts

  • Ability to work independently and own and drive software quality efforts

  • Ability to understand technical specifications

  • Experience validating high quality consumer facing applications on embedded communications platforms

  • Scripting proficiency

  • Experience validating consumer user interfaces

  • Experience testing devices or physical items

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, at scale

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science


We have a comprehensive benefits package but here are some of the fun perks:

+ + All the snacks you can eat

  • 25% fitness reimbursement

  • Frequent company sponsored events

  • Weekly catered Happy Hour

  • Free lunch every day with many options for even the strictest diets

  • Transit/Parking reimbursement assistance

  • Tuition assistance

  • Annual Amazon discount

    Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minority/ Female/ Disability/ Vet

AMZR Req ID: 536360

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