Day 3: Share a job listing that you find interesting or relevant to your career goals

If you’re looking for a new job, or are interested in learning more about different software testing roles, then today’s task is perfect for you!

Day 3 Task

For Day 3, we’re asking you to share a job listing that you find interesting or relevant to your career goals. Here are some tips for finding a job listing that’s right for you:

  1. Start by visiting popular job search websites such as Indeed and LinkedIn (p.s. Did you know Ministry of Testing have a jobs board?)
  2. Use relevant keywords such as “software testing,” or specific testing techniques you specialize in or are interested in to narrow down your search.
  3. Filter the search results based on your location, preferred work arrangements (full-time, part-time, remote), and any other criteria that align with your career goals or interests.
  4. Explore the job listings that appear and carefully read through their descriptions and requirements.
  5. Analyze each job listing based on its relevance to your goals or interests. Consider factors such as the job title, responsibilities, required skills and experience, company culture, and potential for growth.
  6. Select a job listing that you find interesting or relevant to your goals.
  7. Now it’s time to share the most compelling job listing you’ve come across with the community!

Here’s what you need to include in your reply to this post:

  • A link to the listing
  • The job listing’s title and the company offering the position.
  • A brief overview of the job description.
  • Explain why you find this job listing interesting or how it aligns with your career goals.
  • If possible, share any additional insights you gained about the company or the role.

We’re excited to see what job listings you find! Who knows, this task might be the secret sauce for you to find your dream job.


Why complete this task?

  • It can help you improve your job-searching skills. By sharing a job listing that you find interesting or relevant to your career goals, you are forced to think about what you are looking for in a job. This can help you identify the skills and experience you need to help you develop in order to be successful in your career.
  • It can help you build your network. By sharing a job listing, you are able to connect with other software testers who may be interested in the same position. This can help you build your network and learn about new opportunities.
  • It can help you learn more about different software testing roles and what they entail. By exploring different job opportunities, you will get a sense of what skills and experience you need to develop in order to be successful in different testing roles.
  • It can help you identify companies that are hiring for software testing roles.
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Here are some additional tips to help you get the most out of today’s task:

  • Be creative and have fun with it! This is a great opportunity to explore different job opportunities and learn more about the software testing industry.
  • Be specific in your search. The more specific you are with your keywords and filters, the more relevant job listings you’ll find.
  • Don’t be afraid to reach out to people in the industry. If you find a job listing that you’re interested in, reach out to someone who works at the company or in a similar role. They can give you more information about the company and the role, and they may even be able to put you in touch with someone who can help you with your application.
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Yay its Day3

So I have not created any new keywords for my search on Linkedin

I have created alerts already with keywords such as Tester, Testing jobs, QA, Manual Tester, Automation Tester,SDET, Business Analyst, Product Owner, Scrum Master etc

When I click each of these alerts I get some results of which I read the description and go ahead with the application process.

Here is a listing that I have chosen

This is for a Staff QE position at a company General Electric

I find this interesting or idea as compared to many others because the requirements of this job are very generic as opposed to many jobs that have absurd requirements that are very much tool focussed.

They have specific requirements for each category. I may or may not fulfil. But it’s a huge relief from seeing typical or badly crafted job descriptions.

I read reviews on this company on Glassdoor and Linkedin. I know a couple of folks and it’s 15 mins from home. They are offering hybrid work for some teams and remote for some folks. I like the flexibility.

I have done other research like this is for which project or team. What do they work on? Who is the manager? Team size? What will be my role? Will I be a good fit ? Career Growth Opportunities, Fun at Work which I very much consider.Good teammates etc.

So that’s how I would approach it.

Also I would tweak it depending on the role and firm too.

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Hello everyone,

I made a research with the following title: manual software testing. And I found this position: Manual Software Testers offer by Berkley Group.

Overall, this position is for manual testing and the task involve interprets, executes and documents tests, reviews results and reports on progress.

I found this job interesting because I think it doesn’t require deply knowledge of testing, so I can start preparing myself with the basics and I think it’s a good way to start applying for a job.

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I’m fascinated with F1 and the tech - this looks class! Red Bull Racing & Red Bull Technology hiring Senior Electronics Supplier Quality Engineer in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom | LinkedIn

Would definitely meet my goal in terms of getting out of the finance industry BUT what on earth is electrical functional testing and parametric testing :sweat_smile:

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Sonos, Automation Infrastructure Engineer

Brief Overview
Create and maintain the continuous integration and software delivery pipelines for Sonos. You’ll design, develop, and improve test automation infrastructure and frameworks, continuous integration engines, artifact repositories, and workflow automation. Your goal is to make it easy and efficient for software tests to be executed in an automated workflow with reliable results for our development teams. This is a critical role for a test tools and software pipeline enthusiast who wants to work in a modern environment creating a great product that people love.

My favorite company (GitLab) isn’t hiring at the moment, but Sonos has a lot of features that I like in a company and Job Description:

  • I’m familiar with the product

  • I enjoy working in customer-focused environments

  • Sonos is fully-remote (a must)

  • They seem to value collaboration, workforce wellness, continued education, and pay transparency

  • Room to grow-- I have experience with Java, but I’d learn other languages and frameworks working with them.

https://sonos.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Sonos/job/Seattle-WA/Automation-Infrastructure-Engineer_R1860?

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It sounds like this is hardware testing (as opposed to software testing). Is that your area of expertise? Sounds really interesting.

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Here is the job I applied for a few weeks ago: The job listing has since expired…
https://za.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=e95c1c157bd82b2a&from=ja&exp=1&alid=64355d6a9e76b62e9b91ce54&utm_campaign=job_alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&rgtk=1gv4n0it5jg5u800

I applied to this job because the culture of my current company has changed, and I feel that my goals and their goals are not aligned anymore. I also would like to work remotely, as my husband, a software developer also works from home. This job was also in the Travel industry space where I have worked for many years, and I would like a change from the SAAS space.
Although I was interviewed telephonically for the position by the agency, they then ghosted me and gave no feedback as to why I was not put forward for an interview with the client. I find this highly frustrating on the part of the agency, but it is part of life when looking for a job.

I have since re-evaluated what I can still bring to my current position, and have not been actively looking for a new position. There are good reasons to stay here, but I always keep an eye on the job market and have active job alerts set up.

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haha… no its definitely not my area of expertise, was a bit of a tongue in cheek post, because I always think of the cars as kinda super computers, there must be an API in there that I can help testing with somehow :wink:

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I don’t have a job listing to share, but I find it really interesting why.

I went looking for CEO roles, and I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect to find many, but I found very few. What I did find though is a lot of head hunting results. I’ve had no need to (and I hope I never do) explore jobs at this level, but it seems very much based on being hunted or found, versus going looking for a role.

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Hello everyone,

I send my resume to the Law publications company recently for the role of Quality Assurance Engineer.
The reason i selected this company is that I’m seaking job positions at entry level and this job listing has the minimum requirements, Before i sent my resume i made an inpsection using Google and glassdoor insights. Finally i had an interview with this company and my impressions are pretty good.

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Who wouldn’t want to work for a WB Games studio? While I’m sure it isn’t nearly as glamorous as I would imagine, it seems like it would still be a really fun and interesting way to earn a living.

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I see a company called Hungryroot are hiring a QA Engineer. @jenbauer works there so that’s one reason to join. :smile:

We also strive to shift testing left by improving and breaking down Product tickets for testability, and ensuring alignment between Engineering and Product on high quality deliverables from the planning phase.

The QA team is still perfecting our methodology, so this is a terrific chance for a skilled QA Engineer who enjoys helping improve processes to make testing as efficient and effective as it can be.

This stood out on the job advert. I’ve always been a fan of testing roles where we get into the nitty gritty of improving processes.

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Yah just saw it and referred it to my friend. Hope she makes use of it.

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@simon_tomes, thank you for posting this here! I was hoping to remember to do so later, but I have my hands full. I appreciate the assist.

I just wanted to chime in that I’m happy to answer questions about culture or provide a referral. Feel free to DM me or email me at hellojenbauer@gmail.com if you like.

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Digital QA Chapter Lead for Vodafone company

Position characteristics

  • Own, lead, and drive QA experts/specialists sitting across squad/scrums/projects. Create, lead, manage, and mentor a practice of relevant experts/specialists ensuring the development and maintenance of highly skilled and motivated chapter members.

I am not thinking of changing jobs at the moment, but I really like this one job offer. This is mainly because I like QA, but I also like working with people, developing and motivating them. One thing I am not sure about is the cultural fit. I am used to working in a teal organisation with no hierarchy, so that could be a drawback.

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I saw this on Twitter. I love a process-driven organzation! Their desire to bridge product and engineering is also a strong positive attribute.

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Roku - Senior SDET - Hybrid
Roku are recruiting: https://www.weareroku.com/jobs/sr-sw-engineer-automation-sr-sdet-streaming-media-cambridge-england-united-kingdom

Seemed like a great flat structured company. Had an interview with them for different role but didn’t get it as they had stronger candidates with more react experience. Enjoyed their interview process and their people. Friendly and smart. Seems like a great company to work for. They are expanding in UK and Europe. Salary: £100K+

Jugo - Hybrid role
https://jugo.io/ also - Leeds - Head of Test role, not sure if they’ve filled it. Immersive 3D product. Interesting tech stack - Unreal, WebGL, WebRTC, AWS Chime, Cypress, K6 etc . Salary £100K+

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Something I got thinking about during Day 13’s post on negotiating salaries is the lack of equal pay across the globe.

Which led me to rediscover this handy tool:

https://gender-decoder.katmatfield.com

Finding subtle bias in job ads

Without realising it, we all use language that is subtly ‘gender-coded’. Society has certain expectations of what men and women are like, and how they differ, and this seeps into the language we use. Think about “bossy” and “feisty”: we almost never use these words to describe men.

This linguistic gender-coding shows up in job adverts as well, and research has shown that it puts women off applying for jobs that are advertised with masculine-coded language.*

This site is a quick way to check whether a job advert has the kind of subtle linguistic gender-coding that has this discouraging effect.

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I came across this role here: (Sign Up | LinkedIn)

It seemed interesting to me as a junior-level tester because:

  • I see they want someone between 2 - 5 years of experience, enabling people to prove them selves in the process
  • They show a clear understanding of what they want from a tester with a simple list of demands/requirements
    -Theres a lot of scope to learn in the world of retail
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