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Quality Assurance Engineer

Employer: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Posted: June 2, 2014
Expires: July 31, 2014
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PLOS is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Do you want to play a role in changing the scientific publishing industry? Do you believe in Open Source software and the Open Access movement? Do you want to join a subversive revolutionary force in science publishing? Do you want to help make the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource?

PLOS is using the best of web technologies to revolutionize scientific publication. We are looking for a talented and creative QA Engineer to join the PLOS development team in our San Francisco office. You'll join a growing team of QA Engineers in helping us evolve our testing frameworks, methodologies, and priorities. We use an Agile development and testing process. The QA Engineers are part of the agile development teams and involved in the entire software development lifecycle.


Review and improve PLOS' products and journal websites. Write and perform manual and automated tests, including regression analysis and load testing. Report on test results, file and track systems bugs and assist software engineers in isolating and reproducing bugs. Encourage exploratory testing and a culture of quality. Participate in the collaboration of software releases. Collaborate closely with developers, product managers and others to correctly identify, prioritize and resolve issues. * Assume responsibility for securing final acceptance of new features and bug fixes for every release.


5+ years of relevant experience in a technical role. A solid understanding of the full QC lifecycles for software product releases. Strong experience writing automated tests or other software using Python, Java, or similar tools. Strong experience with a test automation framework, e.g. Selenium. Experience with page-object model based frameworks a plus. Experience building load and performance tests of web applications and reporting on the results. Experience with version control systems. Note: We use Git at PLOS. Experience testing complex web applications. Experience with Java platforms and MySQL a plus. Experience with JMeter, Loadrunner, or equivalent a plus. Knowledge of command line Linux. Experience using top, find and grep commands. Experience with a continuous deployment environment a plus. High level of comfort in breaking (and fixing) systems. Resilience in responding to change. * BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

About PLOS

PLOS (founded as the Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization located in San Francisco, CA, USA and Cambridge, UK. PLOS makes scientific research openly available to everyone online, free of embargoes and other restrictions. Our journals accelerate discovery by implementing innovative approaches to the assessment, communication and reuse of research.

PLOS strives to recruit talented professionals from many backgrounds and disciplines who share a passion for our mission. We offer a dynamic startup culture and open, collaborative work environment together with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. If you're passionate about making a difference in the dissemination of scientific research, explore PLOS for the next move in your career. For more information about PLOS, visit

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