Software Test Engineer
Become a Software Test Engineer for UW-IT's Academic & Collaborative Applications (ACA) team, and start your career in the exciting field of software development.
The ACA team is leading the effort for the campus-wide integration with the Canvas LMS as well as providing critical development and testing efforts for the up and coming Notify.UW, the course availability notifications service being rolled out by UW-IT. Our team also designs, develops and supports a wide variety of on-going projects such as the Catalyst Web Tools, Tegrity Manager, and other popular Web-based software applications used for courses, collaboration, and research here at the UW. Our mobile development effort includes applications such as SpaceScout and MyUW Mobile.
As a Software Test Engineer or STE, you will work with the development team in an agile environment to ensure that the quality of existing functionality and new features consistently meets the high standards that our users expect.
Software Test Engineers will have the opportunity to gain experience with state-of-the-art agile software development methods, such as SCRUM, a highly sought after skill that has been adopted by many software development teams worldwide. You will have the opportunity to be an integral part of our close-knit software development team, which is made up of intelligent, talented individuals who share a passion for creating cutting-edge software tools that meet the highest standards of quality. STEs have the chance to learn about user-centered design, first hand. Our team of passionate, creative user experience designers conducts extensive research and usability studies, the results of which help them create a user interface that is both innovative and intuitive, allowing the best user experience possible.
Who You Are:
You have the natural curiosity that is characteristic of great software engineers. You are driven by the impulse to lift the hood and look inside, learn how it works, then test and push limits. You are intelligent, motivated, detail oriented, well organized, flexible but driven, and know how to communicate well, as you will be an integral member of a fast-paced team. You don't settle for "just ok." You set high standards for yourself and this is reflected in your work. Most importantly, you are a team player who is willing to work hard and have fun to achieve success.
To be a successful contributor, Software Test Engineers are expected to work a MINIMUM of 10 hours per week -- preferably more as your schedule permits -- up to 19.5 hours per week. Work hours can be somewhat flexible, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. After the initial probationary period, the ability to work from home on occasion may be granted.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
STATUS: We are not currently hiring for this position.