Netscape Job Opening: Software QA Test Engineer

Monday June 12th, 2000

The job description:

Responsible for testing Netscape's web client product. This includes the creation of new test suites for Browser UI/UE components, maintenance of existing test suites, defining test plans and test specifications, execution of test cases, problem research, reporting and follow up for product failures. QA engineer will also be responsible for assisting to define the processes required to promote the overall quality of the product.


The successful candidate will have broad knowledge in several Internet/browser technical areas, and a solid understanding of software quality assurance practices. S/he will be expected to communicate clearly and effectively. The position calls for someone who can be an active team participant, who can provide technical leadership, is capable of identifying complex problems and choosing appropriate solutions. Knowledge in multiple operating systems - Win32, Mac and/or Linux.


2-4 years QA experience. Bachelors in CS or equivilent.

Contact: Paul Wyskoczka,

Send your info to Paul. If you have any questions regarding the group, project, or the company, you can write Sarah Liberman.

#1 Degrees

by jwb

Tuesday June 13th, 2000 3:24 PM

At my company, the techies write job requirements that do not include college degrees, and the HR people tack them on to the job postings anyway. When it comes time to hire people, nobody cares about the degree.

Do companies realize that they may be turning away perfectly good candidates by requiring degrees?

#3 Re: Degrees

by johnlar

Wednesday June 14th, 2000 10:01 AM

2-4 years QA experience. Bachelors in CS or equivilent.

The or equivilent part is really the 2-4 years of QA experience. And honestly no person comming out of college with a CS has any idea how to do QA. I only wish I knew enough about QA, because otherwise I'd be perfect for the job (have this nasty knack for finding bugs)

#2 Build bar?

by basic

Tuesday June 13th, 2000 8:50 PM

Anybody know why the build bar has not been updated since 6/7?

#5 Re: Build bar?

by gerbilpower

Wednesday June 14th, 2000 1:44 PM

I don't know, but here's a brief rundown on the current progress:

m17 nightly builds have some major bugs and regressions, mostly DOCTYPE/layout related.

m16 nightlies builds don't have this, and are pretty good.


#6 Asa's probably insanely busy

by Kovu

Saturday June 17th, 2000 1:27 PM

Now that he works for Netscape, Asa's really gonna be crunched as much of the rest of them getting M16 good enough for PR2. Hopefully he'll get some time to update it soon. Go Asa!

#4 I'll do it for Peanuts

by Crutcher

Wednesday June 14th, 2000 10:07 AM

give me $30K/year, and some medical benifits, and I'll do it. I don't have everything they want, but I got most of it, and I'm on discount.

check the resume at Http://

I'm even willing to relocate. THis is not a joke, but I think my chances are so slim I'll just leave this post here, and if anyone wants to get in contact, cool.