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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 makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

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. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% 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 to join our growing team! 

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:

  • 4+ 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 should be open to learning more about each platform
  • Familiarity with test automation software (such as Selenium or LeanFT) is a plus **

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Competitive compensation and 401K 
  • RSU grants for full-time employees
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Commuter benefits
  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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