Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Amazon


Senior and Expert level
San Francisco Bay Area

Office located in Sunnyvale, CA


The largest online retailer and technology provider

Job no longer available


The largest online retailer and technology provider

1001+ employees

B2CB2BMarketplaceCloud ComputingeCommerce

Job no longer available


Senior and Expert level
San Francisco Bay Area

Office located in Sunnyvale, CA

1001+ employees

B2CB2BMarketplaceCloud ComputingeCommerce

Company mission

Amazon aims to be Earth’s most customer centric company. Their mission is to continually raise the bar of the customer experience by using the internet and technology to help consumers find, discover and buy anything, and empower businesses and content creators to maximise their success.


Who you are

  • You should have a combination of solid in-depth knowledge of Assurance, solid understanding of the operating system software, as well as knowledge of object oriented design principles
  • You should command the skill to communicate clearly and effectively
  • 5+ years of quality assurance engineering experience
  • 4+ years of delivering test frameworks, test tools, leading the QA projects and initiatives experience
  • Knowledge of QA methodology and tools, with demonstrated experience in an QAE role
  • Experience in manual testing
  • Experience in automation testing
  • Master's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or equivalent


  • 2+ years of delivering test frameworks, test tools, leading the QA projects and initiatives experience

What the job involves

  • As a QAE you will develop, execute and maintain software and scripts to the products
  • You will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive, design and develop innovative consumer products
  • You are expected to have industry-leading technical abilities that enable you to significantly improve product
  • The software that you will build should expose defects in production level code as well as defects at the component and feature integration prospective
  • Candidates will need to define suites, cases as well as design tools for unit, functional, and performance testing in a programmatic manner
  • In addition, you will also have the opportunity to propose improvements to our existing processes and tools in order to improve the team’s speed, and efficiency

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, and is well-known for its disruption of well-established industries. The company is present in numerous verticals, including cloud computing with Amazon Web Services, AI with its range of Alexa devices and a global marketplace more commonly referred to as 'the everything store'. Acquisitions include Ring, Twitch, Whole Foods Market, and IMDb.

More recently, Amazon has been focused on leading the "third wave in digital advertising". Many businesses are now shifting ad dollars to retailers, which before would have been spent with online media platforms. Amazon's seen great success in the space, with its revenue from advertising now higher than its Amazon Prime membership scheme, audiobooks and digital music combined. This growth is particularly impressive considering its digital ad rivals (like Snap, Alphabet, and Meta) have suffered declines due to wider macroeconomic factors and Apple's iOS privacy changes.

Despite its dominant market position, Amazon will continue to be challenged over the next decade, including sustaining AWS's cloud dominance in the face of Google and Microsoft. On top of this, the company's e-commerce division is facing profitability problems despite its 2023 post-IPO debt funding of 8 billion. It will need to find new ways to stay above their competitors.


Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

16% employee growth in 12 months


Company benefits

  • Employees have opportunities to own Amazon stock, participate in 401(k) plans with company match, and enroll in paid life and accident insurance
  • Financial counseling and estate planning services are also available, plus paid short-term and long-term disability if needed
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage to all our regular full-time employees, regardless of their level, tenure, or position
  • Amazon employees have free access to a network of more than 2 million caregivers, including nannies, babysitters and special-needs caretakers
  • Employees receive discounts on certain day care centers, and Amazon provides a variety of free resources for parents of children with autism, ADHD and developmental disabilities
  • Adoption assistance for qualified domestic and international adoption expenses including attorney fees, court costs, and travel
  • Leave Share program allows employees to give six weeks of paid parental leave to a spouse or partner who isn’t eligible for parental leave from their employer
  • Amazon Care's virtual services are available in all 50 states, and in-person care is active in Seattle, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Austin, and Los Angeles, with 20+ more markets coming online in 2022 alone
  • 20 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers and six weeks for parents who adopt

Company values

  • Customer obsession rather than competitor focus
  • Passion for invention
  • Commitment to operational excellence
  • Long-term thinking

Company HQ

South Lake Union, Seattle, WA


Jeff Bezos

(Executive Chairman)

Jeff is an American business magnate, media proprietor, and investor. As well as founding Amazon, Jeff founded Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company and also owns The Washington Post.

Andy Jassy

(President & CEO (not founder))

Joined Amazon as a Marketing Manager in 1997. Developed AWS with Jeff Bezos, and became CEO of Amazon in 2021.

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