Jr. Mobile QA Tester (6-month Temp) at Geocaching HQ

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Job Description - Junior Mobile QA Tester


About Geocaching HQ

We are the global headquarters for the game of geocaching. Our apps and Geocaching.com website enable a community of millions of people to join in a real-world treasure hunt.

Our mission (and yours, should you choose to accept it) is to inspire and enable adventure, exploration, and community. Basically, everyone’s job here is to enable millions of people to have fun outside. How cool is that?


Position Overview

As a Mobile QA Tester at Geocaching, you ensure that quality assurance processes and best practices are in place, and are followed, with respect to all aspects of operations and projects.  You will work with our awesome team of developers and designers to deliver high quality custom applications. You must be self- motivated, and able to balance the need for quality delivery now while improving tools and processes for the future.


What You’ll Do

  • Work with QA Lead to contribute to team QA processes and apply them in an Agile work environment
  • Perform day-to-day testing of new mobile app features and comprehensive regression test suites before releases
  • Create test plans and processes for our established mobile apps as well as in-development mobile projects. Collaborate with team members to understand deliverables and requirements
  • Participate in cross-team testing efforts for features that span our products
  • Identify opportunities for improving our ability to identify bugs and optimizations early in the development process, communicating bug status to stakeholders
  • Create and support documentation and planning for feature testing
  • Effectively collaborate with team members to define clearly testable acceptance criteria
  • Possess strong attention to detail to accomplish a wide variety of tasks as needed

Qualifications & Required Skills

  • 1+ years experience in QA (1+ in Mobile QA ) or comparable background
  • Strong testing and troubleshooting skills for both iOS and Android
  • Experience crafting test plans and test cases based off business and functional requirements
  • Experience testing API-driven apps strongly preferred
  • Hands-on exposure with manual and automated test case execution
  • Familiarity with Charles and Postman preferred
  • Working knowledge of JIRA and other task tracking software preferred
  • Experience testing native and React-native mobile apps preferred
  • Familiarity with geocaching is always a plus! 

Behaviors

  • Leads by example and exemplifies our Company’s values in actions and behaviors
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, displaying strong interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits tact and proper judgment under pressure and in sensitive situations
  • Desire to learn and take on new concepts, systems, and technologies
  • Self-directs and is proactive in testing. Attempts to root-cause and reproduce an issue before writing it up.
  • Displays strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortably moves between formalized testing plans and ad-hoc testing
  • Uses independent judgment to plan, organize, and prioritize workload

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  

As we navigate the situation around the current COVID-19 pandemic, Geocaching is first and foremost committed to the safety of all employees. We will continue to follow state and local guidance for the gradual re-opening of our offices.  At this time, nearly all employees are working remotely. We’re anticipating that the Jr. Mobile QA Tester role will also be remote for the time being.  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for long periods of time. In this position you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualification for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.

Geocaching HQ embraces a diverse and inclusive workplace. Authenticity is one of our core company values and we strive to celebrate our differences. We encourage everyone to apply.

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Location

837 N 34th St. , Seattle, WA 98103

What are Geocaching HQ Perks + Benefits

Geocaching HQ Benefits Overview

In addition to two hours of paid geocaching outings a month, employees enjoy a variety of benefits including a stocked outdoor gear closet, communal eating space with catered lunches and endless snacks, unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets, outdoor activity reimbursement, internal geocaching program with global travel opportunities, healthy work/life balance, learning & professional development opportunities and budget, and comprehensive health coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee fun committee (affectionately coined, Lackey Council), Encompass (diversity, equity, and inclusion focus), Green Team (to continue our environmentally-conscious practices), and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Geocaching HQ's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
0-2 years: 3 weeks (120 hours) 2-4 years: 4 week (160 hours) 4+ years: 5 weeks (200 hours)
Sabbatical
4-week paid sabbatical every seven years
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dog-friendly office, squad/club opportunities (cork squad, Green Team, keg squad, etc.), 4-week paid sabbatical every seven years, ping pong/foosball/shuffleboard tables, and commuter benefits.

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