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At Skimlinks, we consider ourselves a company that sells innovations. In the last year, we have conceived and built a range of unique, compelling products that have shaken up the online monetisation space, and we are keen to continue our supremacy in this space.

About the Role
We are looking for a motivated individual to become our Web App Test Engineer. They will be responsible for end-to-end testing and quality assurance for every product and interface across the Skimlinks platform.

The role will involve the following:

  • Testing all aspects of a web service, from back-end databases, scripts and code modules, to front-end design, usability, and interaction design

  • Testing functionality and usability of all front-end systems including user reporting and admin interfaces and any other user-facing systems we develop

  • Identify, create and execute functional tests and test scenarios for validating performance against requirements

  • Develop test data, execute test scripts and analyse results on testing of all aspects of our web application and APIs

  • Develop, execute and maintain SQL queries to validate completeness, integrity and accuracy of data on the backend

  • Design and develop automated solutions to increase the efficiency of testing processes

  • Track, plan and coordinate the resolution of bugs, issues and improvements to ensure defect assignments are resolved within a timely manner

  • Provide and manage Sprint QA task estimations within a scrum/agile team

  • Document and communicate project status and complex issues effectively to team members and stakeholders

  • Create and maintain a virtualized QA environment to ensure the Skimlinks platform continues to operate with all combinations of browsers, operating systems, plug-ins, ISPs, and anti-virus / phishing solutions

  • Review product specifications to provide feedback based on usability, feasibility, and complexity

  • Help define and establish new methodologies, processes, and best practices

About you
Here at Skimlinks we value dedication, enthusiasm, and a love of innovation. We are disrupting the online monetization industry, and welcome candidates who want to be a part of this ambitious journey. But its not just hard work, we definitely appreciate a bit of quirkiness and fun along the way.

  • You will have a technical degree, such as Computer Science, IT or similar

  • You are passionate about web applications and have an eye for design and usability

  • You show strong attention to detail and are able to handle multiple tasks at the same time

  • You have excellent problem solving abilities and analytical skills

  • You have a sense of humour, are ambitious, and love the thrill and madness of working in a start-up environment.

  • You are interested in the challenges facing online publishers, and have an appreciation of the culture of content creation and blogging

  • Ideally you have some experience testing and ensuring the quality of customer-facing web application front-ends

  • You have a knowledge of Selenium (or equivalent), PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, SVN and other open source tools

About the Company
Skimlinks is the London-based start-up behind an innovative service that helps online publishers make money from their editorial and user-generated content via affiliate marketing. Skimlinks is part of an overall platform that offers a variety of solutions for publishers to monetize their content effectively, ethically and seamlessly, leaving them more time to focus on their content and their community.

Our clients include the world’s leading online newspaper and content networks, including Hearst Digital, Conde Nast, Hachette Filipacchi, Future Publishing and thousands more content sites, forums, web applications and blogs.

We have won a myriad of awards, including Linkshare Technology Genuis Award 2010, Best New Business and Special Award for Technological Innovation from New Media Age awards 2009. Check out our blog for more awards and media mentions at http://blog.skimlinks.com

Skimlinks is venture-backed by strong partners: Sussex Place Ventures, The Accelerator Group and NESTA. This positions us ready to grow aggressively and innovative rapidly, to achieve our goal of being ‘the Adsense of Affiliate Marketing’ and transform the way content sites monetize their content.

We are a friendly and dedicated team, genuinely excited by the prospect of disruptive innovation. We’re looking to grow a team that shares that ethos.

Find out more about what its like working at Skimlinks http://skimlinks.com/careers

How to apply
Please upload your CV and cover letter via our apply link. Also, please answer the following questions in your cover letter:
1. Tell us your favourite web app and why?
2. Tell us about a website that you would improve – how and why?

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Career Level:

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

Job Type:

Full Time/Permanent