Systems/Engineering QA Engineer (Mumbai, India)

Siteplug and VEVE are business units owned and operated by Affinity.

Siteplug is a business unit owned and operated by Affinity. Siteplug proprietary technology enhances user experience for online search products such as search engines, browsers, keypads, launchers and various other mobile applications by recommending or redirecting the consumer to the most relevant website.

Users make spelling errors while entering website addresses or while they are searching for brands in the browser. These errors can drive users off course and they could end up on a competitor brand’s website or get infected with viruses by look-alike websites. Our proprietary tech auto-corrects these errors and redirects users safely to where they really intended to go in the first place. Our tech eliminates the friction brands face in attracting high intent consumers (who have been influenced by the brands communication on TV, Radio, Outdoor, Print, etc.).

SitePlug is trusted by over 1,000 brands globally for whom we are bringing back transaction’s worth over $100Mn annually, which could have been potentially lost to competing brands. SitePlug’s vision is to enhance safer and faster browsing for internet users globally.

VEVE is a business unit owned and operated by Affinity. VEVE is a performance marketing platform with its primary focus to connect brands to OEMs and Browsers through unique ad formats.

Our unique products are built to run performance campaigns for brands globally while they are intelligently designed to become a brand discovery platform in the browser environment. With VEVE, brands can tap into a pool of millions of untapped users through various moments of discovery. VEVE unlocks newer monetization avenues for OEMs & browsers and also enhances users’ online journey.

The Job: The ideal candidate for our current opening is someone who is meticulous about software quality and can understand user experience with a great eye for detail. The candidate will work with Developers, Product Managers, and various teams to help achieve high quality and timely delivery of Internet Software products of varying sizes and complexities. This candidate will plan and execute manual and automated testing throughout the development cycle and during periodic releases. Throughout the project, this person will be responsible to communicate frequently with various stake holders regarding quality status, and help identify and resolve project problems and issues to ensure the highest degree of product experience and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities

  • Need to manually test Web-based applications (websites, internal portals, client interfaces, APIs, etc) with little or no requirements.
  • You will need the ability to understand business requirements (if provided) and point out discrepancies in the same.
  • You will have to write test cases and test scenarios based on requirements (if provided) and write clean, testable, readable and maintainable code for testing various test cases.
  • Review web performance measurements, page load times, browser operations, HTML/CSS, image types, cross-browser and cross-device compatibility testing of content for design and functionality.
  • Ensure user-experience is of highest quality with an intuitive browsing experience.
  • Design and Develop relevant measurement data to keep track of QA processes. Support customer-facing teams with QA measurements, testing reports, analysis, and actionable recommendations.
  • You will be responsible for team coordination and participating in stake holder discussions and being in-charge of timely deliveries.
  • Be a trusted advisor and thought partner, providing deep expertise for QA activities.

Required Skills

  • Strong understanding of user-experience. If you don’t get user experience, stop reading further.
  • 1-3 years QA experience in a commercial software development environment.
  • Experience in testing Web applications and Mobile applications.
  • Experience in using Issue Tracking tools like Jira, Git Issues or Mantis and automation testing using opensource web automation tools like Selenium, Watir, Sahi, etc (preferred).
  • Familiarity with relational database concepts and RDBMS systems such as MySQL, Oracle, and MS SQL Server.
  • Ability to build rapport with developers and ability to work with cross-functional teams, communicate QA perspective and lead QA effort.
  • Articulate oral and written communication skills. Ability to tailor technical information for different audiences.
  • Strong enthusiasm in solving messy problems with good solution design skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, ability to self-start, share insights, ask questions, and report progress. Good interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of both *nix and Windows platforms.

Additional Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience with Web Scripting (PHP), JavaScript, AJAX a plus.
  • Adequate understanding of HTML5, DOM Scripting, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, browsers, Sessions, Cookies, JSON, XML, Android apps, iOS apps, etc.
  • Fair understanding of website development and necessary networking knowledge.
  • Time management skills.
  • Working experience with any large-scale consumer facing websites or product company is an added advantage, preferably at a popular and major internet property.

Benefits

  • Young, Dynamic, Competitive work environment
  • 5-day work week
  • Casual dress code
  • Allowances (medical, maternity, etc.)
  • Bonus- Performance, Referral, Marriage & Child
  • Big Results = Big Rewards
  • Daily Recreational Activities organized by WeWork Community (Stand Up shows, Yoga Classes, Dance Classes, Training Programmes, etc.)

About Us

About Affinity
Affinity is an ad tech company which creates user engagement products (branding and performance) for digital media. It is in the business of creating sustainable and scalable advertising/media products with special attention to user experience. Established in 2014, Affinity is now a 140+ employee company that operates 5 business units, namely - mCanvas, VEVE, Siteplug, OneDash.ai & Yield Solutions. For more information, visit www.affinity.com.