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Media - Quality Engineer

Palo Alto, CA


A bit about the work:

The media team at Airtime is creating one of the most advanced platforms for real-time and streaming media in the world. We're passionate about building high-performance, high-quality software that runs the gamut from globally distributed infrastructure to low-level, device-specific optimizations.

We're looking for an enthusiastic candidate to help us ensure that we are providing our users the best possible experience when they use Airtime to chat with their friends or experience streaming content together.

  • Design, execute, document, and maintain manual test cases for projects undertaken by the media team.
  • Work closely with the development team to create test plans for new features.
  • Perform regression and acceptance testing of media components prior to release.
  • Analyze test results to identify functional areas that are in need of improvement.
  • Help drive improvements in the team’s software development processes and practices.

 A bit about you: 

  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Experience testing mobile applications on iOS and Android.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to identify subtle variations in test performance.
  • Proficiency working with command-line utilities such as make, ssh, and bash.
  • Experience using development tools like Xcode and Android Studio to run test applications.
  • Familiarity with streaming or real-time audio and video technology and terminology, such as frame rate, resolution, bit rate, and codecs.
  • Commitment to filing clear, detailed, and actionable bug reports.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, agile environment.

Preferred Skills

These are not required, but will help you hit the ground running.

  • Prior experience testing real-time or streaming audio and video systems.
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking.
  • Understanding of the ways network conditions such as bandwidth, packet loss, and delay can impact audio and video performance.
  • Experience evaluating application CPU and battery usage.

A bit about Airtime: 

Our mission is to empower people to create thriving online communities around shared interests, experiences, and passions. A goal like that doesn’t happen without an amazing team. With over 100 wonderful people in three offices across the country, we’re working hard to create the most welcoming online live social space out there, not only in our product but also in our organization.

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Airtime Media, Inc

Our mission

To empower people to create thriving online communities around shared interests, experiences and passions.

Who we are

Our company was founded by Sean Parker and is backed by Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and a host of other incredible partners. We have a world-class team in the Bay Area and Brooklyn led by our leadership team (see bios below). We're well-funded, running at full sprint, and always looking for extraordinary people who want to help us build a new way to use the Internet—together.

Airtime leadership

Sean Parker, Founder & Executive Chairman
Daniel Klaus, President
Steven Cutler, Chief Operating Officer
Prakash Ramakrishna, VP of Engineering

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