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Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Engineering & Operations | San Francisco, CA

Job Description


Are you a QA Engineer who thrives on quality and has an attention to detail that borders on obsession? If so, we are ready for you to become our yogi master and show us your ways. 

Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy and collaborative. Think of Wikia as the encyclopedia of pop culture, as we maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle. Wikia is the top global video game publisher on the Web today, with over 70 million unique visitors a month. Wikia was founded in 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, and is headquartered in a brightly colored SOMA office in San Francisco, CA.


This role requires a commitment to quality and precision across our massive platform that is fast moving and globally distributed. Our focus is to understand our end users’ needs and implement processes to ensure we reach their goals. Being proactive is imperative, as we want to be on the cutting edge of quality and spot bugs before they disrupt our platform.  Preaching testability to our developers and helping them work it into their code is what success will look like as our QA front person. You’re helping us build our QA team from the ground up, so were ready to hear your ideas and approaches to achieving high-quality low-error work.


Ideally, you were a bad ass engineer who took your own development experiences and love of quality to teach others how to build out web services. You understand that time to market and total costs of engineering are important. You have a keen understanding of test automation concepts and are ready to bootstrap the San Francisco team. You understand the nuances of web based services and how to achieve quality in a very frequently releasing world. You can define and write test plans that work in Agile environments and have run a flavor of Scrum or Kanban.


Unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work life balance. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the revenue stream of the company, technology, and products, while having fun. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive base salary, full benefits, and big play on equity. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch. If you enjoy pop culture and gaming, working for Wikia will allow you to work on what you love.


Ready to help others learn to love quality as much as you? Inquire within and let’s get you started.


Principals only. Agency and recruiter resumes will be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.