Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Software Qa Engineer - Ws/Mac Vacancy | NVIDIA Careers


Job ID 1438968
Location US, CA, Santa Clara


- Conduct software compatibility tests with applications, hardware, operating systems, and network environments.
- Maintain databases of known test defects.
- Design test plans, and execute test procedures.
- Help in verifying/ automated testing tools.
- Help develop or specify standards, methods, or procedures to determine product quality or release readiness.
- Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers.
- Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes.
- Document test procedures to ensure replicability and compliance with standards.
- Identify program deviance from standards, and suggest modifications to ensure compliance.
- Install and configure recreations of software production environments to allow testing of software performance.
- Investigate customer problems referred by technical support.
- Monitor program performance to ensure efficient and problem-free operations.
- Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems.
- Perform initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source.
- Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.
- Provide feedback and recommendations to developers on software usability and functionality.
- Test system modifications to prepare for implementation.
- Update automated test scripts to ensure currency.
- Collaborate with field staff or customers to evaluate or diagnose problems and recommend possible solutions.
- Coordinate user or third party testing.
- Conduct historical analyses of test results.
- Provide technical support during software installation or configuration.
- Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks.
- Visit beta testing sites to evaluate software performance.

- Detail oriented
- Self starter
- Possess a high degree of motivation
- Familiarity with Mac OSX a must.
- Experience with Design/CAD apps desired: Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, etc.
- Must be familiar with system architecture/understand system components/how to install components/drivers/OS.

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