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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Software QA Engineer - Manual

Department: Engineering
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides cloud storage and backup that’s astonishingly easy to use and affordable. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with well over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 175 countries. We exited 2020 growing rapidly, and we've done it all with just $3M in total funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Software QA Engineer.

This position will be based out of our headquarters in San Mateo, California. We are conveniently located near CalTrain, and Highways 280 and 101. We also offer a flexible schedule so employees can work remotely when necessary.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Identify, record, document reproducible steps thoroughly, and track defects to resolution

  • Ability to design and execute test scenarios for new software features

  • Perform regression testing before weekly software pushes

  • Perform verification testing of fixed defects

  • Interact with developers to resolve defects, clarify functionality and resolve usability issues

  • Contribute to continual QA process improvement efforts

  • Ability to take initiative like suggesting and completing test plans without being told to do so

  • Will be testing on Mac and Windows desktops running multiple browsers like Chrome, Edge, Safari, IE, Firefox

  • Will test some native applications on Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS (iPhone)

  • Experience with performance and security testing is a plus **

The Right Fit:

  • 5+ years of QA experience
  • Enough familiarity with HTML, JSP, and the Java programming language to read engineer's source code submissions and guess which areas of the product are changing and need additional testing. – Cross platform (Linux/Macintosh/Windows) — don’t need to be an expert on all three, but cannot be afraid of any.

  • Familiarity with test automation software (such as Selenium or LeanFT) is a plus **

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family

  • Competitive compensation and 401k

  • Full-time employees receive option grants

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation

  • Fully stocked micro kitchens and strong coffee

  • Catered breakfast and lunches twice a week

  • Childcare bonus (human children only)

  • Pet-friendly office

  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development

  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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