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IndustrySearch, Web 2.0, Consumer, E-commerce
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Software Development Engineer in Test: Query and Statistics

at Redfin in San Francisco, CA   —   Apr 07, 2014   |  
Overview
Engineers in our test team work on the widest range of technologies in Redfin's business and have strategic impact, using advanced techniques for assessing scalability, performance and quality. Projects include data acquisition, search, data mining, AJAX user interface and test frameworks.

As the final arbiter of what services we release to our customers, test engineers are involved with every phase of product development, from design to support, with significant exposure to the business requirements behind every new release of our website. The best test engineers are also contrarians, people who think for themselves, trust only what they can measure and always see how things could break or improve. They are wicked-fast learners, who love new challenges, and aren't put off by complexity. And, of course, they are able to put themselves in the customer's shoes.

What makes Redfin a special place to work in testing is our unique commitment to the role: many of our best engineers are focused on quality, building tools and automation for exhaustively characterizing the entire code-base; the quality team influences the design of every feature we bring to market, sets the standard for engineering best practices, and informs major product decisions.
Responsibilities
Review product designs to ensure a high-quality customer experience;
Develop automated acceptance and functional tests;
Analyze data to understand usage patterns and performance bottlenecks;
Own feature areas in any or all three tiers: web intervace, server, and database
Skills
The ability to design, understand, break, develop, and fix code (specific knowledge of Java and SQL a plus!);
Strong analytical capabilities;
Passion, and are committed to quality in engineering and productivity.
Education
A bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical field.
Compensation
* The chance to build a user experience from the ground up;
* The support and resources to learn always;
* A young, brilliant team with which to collaborate;
* An office in downtown San Francisco, close to all the action;
* A commitment to your career, so you can grow with the company.
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