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The Document Foundation – Quality Assurance Engineer

by Chrissie Himes Contributions Published on May 12, 2014 04:57 PM
The Document Foundation, the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks a Quality Assurance Engineer to start work as soon as possible.

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks a Quality Assurance Engineer to start work as soon as possible.

The role, which is scheduled for twenty hours a week, includes amongst other items:

  • stress testing LibreOffice development builds daily on multiple platforms
  • help onboarding new QA contributors
  • help community outreach to encourage more people to join the QA team
  • confirming bug fixes
  • triaging unconfirmed bugs on master
  • running master to try to find regressions early in release cycles
  • keeping a continuous overview and reporting on the state and progress of LibreOffice QA as seen on its bug trackers, mailing lists, and other communication channels (e.g. IRC)
  • creating, improving, and keeping up-to-date and understandable documentation, howtos and introductions for volunteers to LibreOffice QA

The role requires the following:

  • An established relationship within the quality assurance team as well as with other teams including developers, marketing, and users
  • Ability to build and run LibreOffice daily on different platforms
  • Understanding of many of the features within each component and ability to learn other features quickly
  • Stress testing each component daily
  • Understanding of BugZilla
  • A general understanding of LibreOffice code
  • Ability to write automated tests to ensure consistent quality in future releases
  • An understanding of quality assurance procedures
  • A firm understanding of bibisect – both the code and how to use it

Highly proficient in written English, with good spoken English, a working knowledge of other languages appreciated.

The work time during the day is flexible, apart from some fixed times when availability is required (e.g. during meetings, which usually take place at 1500 or 1600 UTC once per week). Applicants are also expected to be available at least two days per week.

TDF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Suitably qualified Members of The Document Foundation (“Board of Trustees”) are preferred over other applicants.

The job is offered on a freelance basis. Work happens from the applicant’s home office, which can be located anywhere in the world.

TDF is looking forward to receiving your applications, including curriculum vitae, your financial expectations, and the earliest date of your availability, via e-mail to Florian Effenberger at no later than May 31st, 2014. You can encrypt your message via OpenPGP/GnuPG.

If you haven’t received feedback by July 31st, 2014, your application could not be considered.

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