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Functional Software Test Engineer

Location: Boulder, Colorado
Position: Functional Software Test Engineer

Job Summary

amplifire is seeking a Functional Software Test Engineer to help ensure seamless deployments of amplifire’s e-learning platform. Working closely with the software development team, the ideal candidate is a resourceful team player with exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills. Willing to take smart chances and make a positive difference, this engineer will focus on reducing software defects and increasing velocity and the percent of automated regression. The candidate will work closely with the QA Director, to define and implement the strategic and tactical improvements necessary, to continue and enhance the quality and productivity of amplifire’s product development process.

Essential Functions:

  • Through test case analysis of user stories, create actionable manual tests
  • Create regression, load, and performance testing
  • Analyze and communicate test results; following through with verification of resolved bugs
  • Help define and drive improvements in the quality of the product development outputs

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Proven experience testing in an agile development environment where quality is a collaborative effort
    • Experience testing Java software applications using test automation tools
    • Entry level experience coding in Java
    • Strong desire to learn with an ability to pick up new concepts and technologies quickly
    • Ability to be flexible, proactive, accountable, decisive and successful working in an environment of change
    • Bachelor’s degree in CS or a related field (or 4 years relevant work experience in lieu of a degree)
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Web-application technologies, Selenium (or other open source test automation tools), PostgreSQL
    • Knowledge of testing relational databases

*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to careers@amplifire.com. Please include your name and the position title in the subject line (no recruiters please).

Position: Software Engineer

Location: Boulder, Colorado
Position: Software Engineer

Job Summary

amplifire is currently seeking a Developer with both Java and UI experience to build, maintain, and support our main Learning application, amplifire. The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong development background, solid business knowledge, and shows great flexibility to work with business partners and product owners regarding projects and individual requests. This candidate will work in a team environment. This will be a hands-on position requiring solid technical skills, analysis/troubleshooting, and excellent communication skills. This position will be based in Boulder, Colorado.

 

About You:

You are a user interface and backend developer who takes great care to deliver a user experience that is engaging, compelling, and appropriate to the users goals and tasks. You are a consummate team player and thought leader when it comes to UI design, backend service development and implementation. You own the results of your work.

 

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work as a team to build and implement UI and backend services
  • Develop backend database services for use as internal and external API’s
  • Develop within Java, jQuery, CSS, HTML, and GWT
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable application code
  • Help maintain code quality, organization of our code, and automation
  • Create, build, and execute on unit and automated tests
  • Proven experience with Agile Methodology and Scrum practices

 

Skills & Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Java developer with good understanding of the Java ecosystem
  • Knowledge and practical use of jQuery within a web application
  • Knowledge of CSS
  • Knowledge of HTML
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience with web services (…preferably ReST) in an n-tier Architecture
  • Knowledge of and experience working with RDBMS and SQL
  • Understanding of Jenkins or similar continuous integration systems
  • Experience with Git
  • Understanding of SOA
  • Understanding and experience with OOAD (object oriented analysis and design)
  • Excellent communication skills with a “can do” customer facing attitude
  • Independent, self-starter who is resourceful and an excellent team player
  • Strong desire to learn with an ability to pick up new concepts and technologies quickly
  • Ability to be flexible, proactive, accountable, decisive and successful working in an environment of change
  • Preferred: GWT development experience building web UI’s
  • Preferred: Mobile development experience with both iOS and Android
  • Preferred: Familiarity with security best practices for web services and web applications

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to careers@knowledgefactor.com. Please include your name and the position title in the subject line. (no recruiters please.)

*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee

Position: DevOps/Office Support Engineer

Location: Boulder, Colorado
Position: DevOps/Office Support Engineer
Relevant Work Experience: 3+ years experience in support of Windows/Mac laptops and office networks, plus support of test and development stations.
Education Level: Bachelors Degree with coursework in Computer Information Systems, Software Applications, Mathematics, Physics or other Technical courses or certifications

Primary responsibilities of DevOps/TechSupport include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to user requests, via email and our IT ticketing system
  • Administration of Linux/JBoss test and development application servers
  • Administration of test and development Postgres databases
  • Administration and support of marketing and test web servers
  • roubleshoot and resolve technical issues
  • Administer and support the office network, Wifi, and other systems (e.g. printers)
  • Administer and support laptops (Windows & Mac)
  • Administer and support Microsoft Exchange, and other office tools
  • Create and update Jenkins scripts, shell scripts, etc., to aid in test and development processes

Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Work with the QA and Development teams, to ensure their test stations are operational
  • Troubleshoot any reported PC or Mac problems, and resolve
  • Support WordPress multi-site instance and web server, used for Marketing and Sales
  • Troubleshoot any WAN, LAN, or Wifi issues. Work with vendors to resolve, if necessary
  • Troubleshoot any printer/scanner issues, and work with vendors for resolution
  • Set up laptops, email, and other accounts, for new employees
  • Basic employee tech support, e.g. password resets, application installation and debugging, etc.
  • Office application support, e.g. Outlook/Exchange, Trello, shared network drives

Technical Requirements:

  • Familiarity with SQL
  • Expertise in Bourne, or other shell programming, in Linux/UNIX
  • Experience with administration of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS systems
  • Basic familiarity with commonly used networking equipment
  • Preference for some experience working with Jenkins
  • Experience administering Outlook/Exchange
  • Some WordPress administration experience preferred

Email cover letter and resume to careers@knowledgefactor.com. Please include your name and the position title in the subject line. (no recruiters please.)

*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee

To apply for any of our positions, please email us at careers@amplifire.com.

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