MaxMind is interested in adding highly intelligent, motivated, creative thinkers to our management, development, and customer service teams. In business since 2002, we're a profitable and growing leader in IP geolocation and fraud detection.
MaxMind understands the value of assembling a brilliant team, and as such we focus heavily on investing in our employees. Not only do we offer competitive compensation and a satisfying work environment, we also provide extensive benefits. We want our employees to have exciting careers and be healthy while enjoying them.
MaxMind offers a team environment that is highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial. We value the input of each one of our employees; everyone at MaxMind can have an affect on the direction of the company, and there are many avenues for personal growth.
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Senior QA Engineer
MaxMind is looking for a tester/developer to help us ensure the quality of our releases. MaxMind offers web services and downloadable databases focused on IP intelligence and fraud detection. We are planning new projects as well as improvements to our existing services.
Your job will be to work with developers and product management to test changes to existing products, as well as test new products to ensure they behave as expected. You will also liaise with our support team so that you are aware of problems being reported by users. You will work with developers to triage these bug reports and make sure they are fixed in future releases.
Things that need testing at MaxMind include our website, our web services, our downloadable databases, client APIs, and more. Your job is to break them all and then help us rebuild them.
We're looking for a detail-oriented person with strong development and communication skills. Whenever possible, we expect you to automate tests using tools like Selenium, Jenkins, virtual machines, etc. When manual testing is needed, you will need to document your test plans for future use. We have made great progress in writing unit tests for new and old work, but we would greatly benefit from improved functional testing.
We're a small, privately held company (under 20 employees) founded in 2002, and we've been profitable for many years. As an employee of MaxMind, you'll enjoy the flexibility and autonomy that come with being a member of a small technical team. Since we are profitable, our focus is on exploring new ideas and doing things well, rather than rushing work to market. We're a casual, friendly, results-focused company. We want you to get things done, but it's also important to have a life outside the office. We won't be asking you to stay late or pull all-nighters on crazy deadlines.
Transaction fraud detection is a constantly changing field, and our work is never done. Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to evade detection, which means we're always looking for new ways to detect them. Our fraud detection service, minFraud, builds on top of our widely used GeoIP product, which associates geographical data with individual IP addresses. We screen half a billion online transactions each year and provide IP intelligence data to thousands of companies worldwide.
Our office is located in downtown Waltham, MA outside of Boston, five minutes walk from the nearest commuter rail line and several express bus lines. However, our development team is scattered around two continents, so telecommuting is fine.
The vast bulk of our code base is written in Perl using MySQL (but moving to Postgres) and Linux, with a bit of C where it's needed. We use free software as much as possible, and we release code back to the community when we can do so. We're trying to improve the way we do development, and we expect you to participate in that process. We are working to add more tests and documentation to our code base, and all new work goes through code review.
This position is for an experienced developer with a solid QA background. The salary range for this position is from $100-140k per year.
- Experience writing tests based on user requirements.
- Experience with testing tools such as Jenkins, Selenium, etc.
- Ability to communicate clearly with end users to interpret bug reports and document them for developers.
- Understanding of SQL databases (MySQL and Postgres, specifically)
- Experience developing on a Linux or BSD platform.
- Experience with version control, preferably Git.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
- The ability to work with a geographically dispersed team.
- Performance testing/benchmarking experience.
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