Wikimedia Foundation is hiring a

QA Contractor - Exploratory Tester

San Francisco, United States

Status: Contract 

Duration: est. 6 mos

Location:  San Francisco or Remote 


Hundreds of millions of people access Wikipedia every month, and they do so from a lot of different types of devices and in a lot of languages. Does the prospect of making Wikipedia a better place through QA excite you? We’re looking for an exploratory tester on a contract basis who can scrutinize our websites and native apps, identifying impactful and actionable issues and regressions.

We’d like you to do these things:

  • Explore the Wikimedia projects with desktop/mobile browsers, and the native Wikipedia apps for for Android and iOS, taking into account multiple scenarios, including form factor, device orientation, language, operating system, and browser/user agent technology
  • Analyze UX with respect to platform standards, user personas, and product documentation
  • Attend daily standup meetings with software teams
  • Verify user reported issues
  • Find, document, and in detail file bugs for remediation
  • Review bugfixes to verify fixes plus ensure no unintended bugs introduced
  • Consult with software teams and outsourced testing as they plan automated and manual regression test cases
  • Coordinate with other testers in the organization on good QA practices and techniques

We’d like you to have these skills:

  • 2 years manual QA experience
  • QA experience with large consumer facing content website
  • QA experience on native mobile apps for iOS or Android
  • QA experience on the mobile web
  • Experience in exploratory testing
  • Experience in manual regression testing
  • Familiarity with QA process and methodologies
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to decipher information well 
  • Experience with bug tracking systems

It would be great if you have these, too:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computational, engineering, or user experience concentration
  • Experience writing test plans and test cases
  • Experience with test automation technology

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge sites. Wikipedia consists of nearly 40 million articles across hundreds of languages. Every month, more than 80,000 volunteer editors contribute to Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) non-profit that is funded primarily through donations and grants. It currently employs over 240 staff members.

At the Foundation, we build technology to help people everywhere access Wikipedia, across devices and in nearly 300 languages. We engineer privacy for our readers and editors so they can safely and securely explore Wikipedia. We create programs and initiatives to make Wikipedia freely available to more people in more parts of the world. We build new tools for the community of editors so they can continue to improve and grow Wikipedia. Roughly a quarter of our budget goes to supporting the community that make the site possible, including through grantmaking programs that enable volunteers and enrich the information on the sites.

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