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Member of Technical Staff

Job Description

As a member of the Skytide's small, highly-experienced development team, the QA Lead will own the overall QA plan, lead the server and UI QA teams, and perform hands-on development of test plans and tests for server and user interface elements.

  • Ownership of QA plans
  • Technical leadership for QA team members
  • Development of test plans
  • Selection and maintenance of test software
  • Development and maintenance of automated UI tests


Required Technical Qualifications:

  • Experience developing test plans from functional specifications
  • Experience with automated UI testing tools
  • Experience with testing of web-based applications
  • Experience with Java build and test tools (for example, CruiseControl, Ant, JUnit).
  • Experience with source management and bug tracking tools (for example, CVS, Bugzilla).

Required Personal Qualifications:

  • Experience in startup development organizations
  • Ability to independently conceive creative solutions to challenging technical problems
  • Absorb new technical ideas and systems quickly
  • Ability to effectively communicate, refine, and revise technical ideas with technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Motivated to propose and complete, pragmatic, implementable solutions
  • Supports team goals by mentoring, collaborating, and assisting
  • Motivated to learn and work on new technology areas

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with QA team leadership or management
  • Expertise in stress and system testing of industry-strength enterprise infrastructure software systems
  • Experience in XML database, RDBMS, or other data management implementation testing
  • Experience with ETL, data warehouse, or analytic software


This position is based at our Oakland, California headquarters, conveniently located across from the City Center BART line.

About Skytide

Skytide provides content delivery network operators and digital media companies with the most complete operational view of their streaming video businesses, delivering the information necessary to make better-informed business decisions. Only Skytide's solutions can process massive amounts of disparate data sources and turn it into detailed reports in near real-time. Skytide is venture-backed and works with leading digital media and technology companies including: Accenture subsidiary, Origin Digital; British Telecom, Cisco; Clear Channel Communications; Comcast subsidiary, thePlatform; MTV Networks, Qwest, Telefonica, Telecom Italia and Telstra. For more information, please visit

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