Software Test Developer

Position is at FlightAware Headquarters - Houston, TX (location).

FlightAware is looking for a Software Test Developer to join our development team. This individual will develop automated tests to detect data quality and reliability issues in our flight tracking services.

Technically, this person should be comfortable writing utilities in scripting languages and expanding existing testing frameworks. This individual will be responsible for operating and improving these testing tools to validate the behavior of our data feed interpreter, public flight tracking website, externally published API endpoints, mobile application endpoints, and other internal interfaces.

This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority. Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

A pilot, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a big plus. Benefits include medical insurance and 401K with matching.

Qualifications

  • Experience with test driven development and automated regression testing
  • Familiarity with Selenium, Watir, Tcl Expect, Sahi, or other similar automation tools
  • Understanding of XML, JSON, data analysis, and data transformation concepts
  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, Tcl, Perl, sh, etc
  • Experience with web development, a pilot's certificate, SQL a plus.

Compensation

  • Salary varies based on experience and background.
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Performance-based bonuses

About us

We have fascinating engineering problems and have released a bunch of open source projects. We’re a fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant. This profile of us by 37signals is a good overview of who we are.

We use Git for version control, PostgreSQL as our database, and Tcl as our main scripting language. We also have a pretty serious Javascript code base as well as mobile apps written in Objective C, Java, and C++. You don't need to have expertise on all of those tools, you just need to be smart and passionate about software.

FlightAware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Must have current work authorization for any employer in the US and not require sponsorship now or in the future.

Our open positions are closed to agency/third-party submissions.

Application instructions

To apply and provide a small demonstration of your technical prowess, send your application to:

https://flightaware.com/about/careers/apply?data=

by setting the content of the data variable to valid JSON with the following properties:

name: String with your name (required)
email: String with your email address (required)
position: String with the position you are applying for (required) 
urls: Array of strings with links to your resume, site, or sample projects (required)
comment: String with any comment/request you might have (optional)

You will receive a 200 response on success.