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Desktop QA Engineer

Desktop QA Engineer The project & role Status seeks to accelerate consumer adoption of the web3 ecosystem forward through products, research, the creation of developer tools, and support of the

Desktop QA Engineer
The project & role

Status seeks to accelerate consumer adoption of the web3 ecosystem forward through products, research, the creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community. Our core product is an Ethereum-based app for mobile and desktop platforms that enables communities to create 100% decentralized group chat spaces, and allows users to message, make payments and browse and transact on the decentralized web. Status also builds foundational infrastructure for the Ethereum ecosystem as a whole including the Nimbus Ethereum client, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol which is a continuation of Whisper. Everything Status creates is built in the open and released under permissive open source licenses.

We’re a remote team made up of ~90 core contributors and a growing number of community members scattered around the globe. We care deeply about open source software, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization’s priorities.
After a pause during which the Status team focused on our mobile application, the development of Status Desktop was restarted in 2020 with a clean sheet QT / QML UI codebase.
Status Desktop is currently in beta for Mac, Windows and Linux platforms. Current product focus is on the privacy-centric messenger and group chat functionality, and we’ve just kicked off development of our new ‘multi-chain from the ground up’ crypto Wallet. ÐApp browser and blockchain node functionality will follow next. Status desktop is currently built using Nim & QT for the frontend, and it shares a common backend with Status mobile that is written in Go. We are aiming to transition the QT front end from Nim to C++ and upgrade from QT5.14.2 to QT6.2 in the next few months. As we work in the open and are fully open source you can get a better idea of who we are and the work we are doing by browsing our team wiki here and taking a look at our Status Desktop, Status Desktop QML component library and Status Desktop and Mobile Go backend GitHub repos. You can find more information about our desktop effort in this blog post.
The desktop team is looking for a QA test engineer to help us create a Status desktop product with consumer level quality. In this role you will be working closely with designers to fully understand the design vision for the product, and working with the product and devs to identify, reproduce, document and communicate the bugs and issues that need to be solved. The desktop team is spread out in North America, Europe and Australia, with crossover work hours being the European timezone afternoon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Work is async using Status, Google Meet and Github, typically in Scrum Sprints.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
  • Identify, record, document and track bugs (functional bugs, perf. issues, ensuring implementation matches designs, janky transitions, etc…)
  • Help developers with extra testing of the new features to help them identify issues and root causes
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan your testing activities
  • Participate in the prioritization of the backlog of bugs/feature
You ideally will have:

Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role!

  • 3+ years as a QA test engineer
  • Experience in testing Qt/QML applications
  • Experience in testing desktop applications for Windows/OSx/Linux
  • Experience in creating test strategies and manual test execution
  • Experience with open source development workflow (including github)
  • Self motivated, strong sense of ownership and result oriented autonomous worker, you’re willing to try new builds/features as many times as it’s needed to make sure they finally work 🙂
  • Good communication skills in English
  • A strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principle.

Bonus points if:
  • You show a strong interest for blockchain and have a good understanding of Ethereum
  • Have experience designing and implementing scripted automated testing tools, and in particular Froglogic Squish
  • Have worked in a distributed environment that values asynchronous communication.
Compensation:

Status compensates people with above average salaries in fiat or crypto, plus a grant of Status Network Tokens vesting over a three-year period. More info on SNT here here: https://status.im/snt-utility/

Get to know us:
Status desktop – why and what ? blog post

Questions about this role?
Feel free to get in touch, we are more than happy to discuss the role in more detail.

About Status.im

As a team, Status is completely distributed since inception. Our team is currently 85+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members scattered all around the globe.

We care deeply about open source, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization’s priorities.

Department

Engineering

Employment Type

Full Time

Location

Remote, Worldwide