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QA Engineer - Cloud

at Aspera in Emeryville, CA   —   Jun 30, 2014   |  
Aspera’s unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. At the root of Aspera’s success lies our innovative, patented, highly efficient bulk data transport technology: fasp™ (fast, adaptive, secure protocol). This technology is unique and core to all Aspera high-performance file transfer software. Consistently ranked first in every WAN transfer throughput benchmark it was ever evaluated in, fasp outperforms software and hardware WAN acceleration solutions alike.

Aspera is profitable, privately held and headquartered in Emeryville, California with satellite offices in the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. Over 2,000 customers across all industries that need to move large volumes of data in industries such as enterprise IT, games and software development, government, legal & eDiscovery, life sciences, media & entertainment and oil & gas rely on Aspera software to move extreme data sets at high-speed over global distances.

High-profile users include James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment who relied on Aspera software for moving massive visual effects files across continents during the production of Avatar, Netflix who receive all their video content directly to their cloud infrastructure via Aspera On Demand and BGI, the world’s largest genome research organization where Aspera solutions are used to enable global collaboration between scientists across the globe.
What will you be doing:
In short you will be ensuring that our cloud integration products have great usability and are as bug free as possible.
In a little more detail the position will involve the following:
Testing multiple Aspera products that integrate with Cloud infrastructure;
Participate in the design and implementation process of new and existing products;
Create, maintain and execute tests cases;
Define and implement automated test cases;
Reviewing software documentation to ensure technical accuracy;
3+ years experience in testing cloud integrated applications;
Experience reviewing and commenting on product specifications;
Experience with one or more cloud storage platforms such as AWS S3, MS Azure, Google Storage;
Experience automating with Ruby (including RSpec), Python or Perl;
Experience with test strategy planning, test plan development and execution;
Experience with both white box and gray box testing approaches;
Ability to work on multiple platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac);
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Must be a self-starter, a self-motivator, and a team player. Must possess a "can do" attitude.
Strong understanding of software engineering principles;
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