Tender for a Quality Assurance Engineer (#201601-01)

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 20 hours a week, includes amongst other items:

  • keep a continuous overview and reporting on the state and progress of LibreOffice QA as seen on its bug trackers, mailing lists, Gerrit, and other tools and communication channels (e.g. Jenkins, IRC)
  • foster communication between QA and other teams
  • help community outreach to encourage more people to join the QA team and help onboarding new QA contributors
  • provide and regularly maintain bibisect repositories of the LibreOffice codebase
  • maintain, update and create feature patches for our Bugzilla instance
  • organize and coordinate bug hunting sessions
  • stress test LibreOffice development builds daily on multiple platforms
  • triage unconfirmed bugs on master
  • run master to try to find regressions early in release cycles
  • run release tests on alphas, betas and release candidates to identify blockers
  • create, improve, and keep up-to-date and understandable documentation, howtos and introductions for volunteers to LibreOffice QA
  • represent the QA project during weekly ESC calls

The role requires the following:

  • an established relationship within the quality assurance team as well as with other teams including development and marketing, and with users
  • ability to build and run LibreOffice daily on different platforms and operating systems
  • 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
  • use of MozTrap for running manual tests

Speaking and writing English fluently is a mandatory requirement.

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 1400 or 1500 UTC once per week).

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

As always, TDF will give some preference to individuals who have previously shown a commitment to TDF, including but not limited to members of TDF. Not being a member, or never having contributed before, does not exclude any applicants from consideration.

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 floeff@documentfoundation.org no later than March 1, 2016, midnight UTC. You can encrypt your message via PGP/GnuPG.

If you haven’t received feedback by April 1, 2016 your application could not be considered.