Expensify is looking for a bug hunter

Thomas Genin —  January 4, 2012 — 9 Comments

This place is awesome, our product kicks ass and our team is a mesh of rockstars who are passionate about what they do. We’re looking for all sorts of people — always engineers and sales, definitely a designer, but right now we have a desperate need for QA.

No Bugs Allowed

No Bugs Allowed

Now, we’re mostly a bunch of programmers, and to be completely honest, we haven’t had great experience with dedicated QA teams in the past. They generally fit very large, very slow organizations where it takes a dozen people to do anything. But we’re super small, very fast moving, so we need someone who can hang with that.

What exactly that is we’re not sure — after all, we’re looking for someone with QA expertise to tell us what to do. But as best as we can tell, we need someone who is comfortable with PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, and ideally a smidge of C++. Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know all of them. Unless you are a mega rockstar. But a regular rockstar would be lovely too.

Are you still interested? Sweet! Next steps are as follows:
Check out expensify.com/jobs, read more about us, the team, and get a feel for our environment. Are you as into us as we are into you?
Email us your resume and the answers to the questions below with “Sweet QA Analyst” as the subject line (jobs@expensify.com)

  1. What is the difference between QA and programming, and why do you prefer to do QA instead of becoming a programmer?
  2. What do you want to do with the rest of your life, and how is Expensify a step toward your long-term goals?
  3. Please forward this application to three people you think we should hire, cc’ing jobs@expensify.com. (Don’t worry, we’re eager to hire you and them. Indeed, good people have good friends: solid referrals here increase the odds we’ll hire you.)
  4. How did you hear about us? A job posting? Chalk on a sidewalk? From a friend? Let us know where you saw this opening.

We look forward to hearing form you!

9 responses to Expensify is looking for a bug hunter

  1. 

    Are you open to hire Non US citizens for this position, who’d require work permit to work in US or may work remotely from there own country?

  2. 

    Yes, we are definitely open to bending over backwards for the right applicant. Please send your information to jobs@expensify.com if you are interested!

  3. 

    No “rockstar” would choose to work at a company that uses PHP

  4. 

    @Steve – True, Facebook is a joke.

  5. 

    heh yeah facebook is a joke and nor has there ever been a good profitable website created with Druple, or Django or Rails. For that matter using something like spec by example to be sure you build the right thing is just a sad joke, and true rockstars program in assembly don’t you know.

    Now that we have that out of our system, you folks make me wish I lived in San-Fran instead of Seattle. I like what you are doing, Although I saw a lot excess detail in the cucumber scenarios in the win7 phone test framework stuff that lead me to your site, that stuff needs to be in the step details not your feature files. Still it’s a good start.

    Do you think someone working remotely could work with your team? or does that introduce too many communication problems?

  6. 

    Hi, Are you still looking for someone?

  7. 

    Yes we are, please visit our jobs page to find how to apply. Thanks

  8. 

    Are you still looking for Bug hunters? Do you mind if your bug hunter is not in US but in North America?

  9. 

    I love you job posting! Maybe I should apply?

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