At Google, our philosophy is build it, break it and then rebuild it better. That thinking is at the core of how we approach testing at Google. Unlike roles with similar names at the other companies, Test Engineers at Google aren't manual testers -- you write scripts to automate testing and build tools so developers can test their own code. As a Test Engineer, you navigate Google's massive codebase, identify weak spots and constantly design better and creative ways to break software and identify potential problems. You'll have a huge impact on the quality of Google's growing suite of products and services.
You use your knowledge of testing and testability to influence better software design, promote proper engineering practice, bug prevention strategies, testability, accessibility, privacy, and other advanced quality concepts across products.
Develop test strategies.
Automate tests using test frameworks.
Write moderately complex code/scripts to test systems.
Take responsibility for monitoring product development and usage at all levels with an eye toward improving product quality.
Create test harnesses and infrastructure as necessary.
BA/BS degree in computer science or equivalent practical experience.
3 years of experience developing test automation in C++, Java or Python.
MA/MS in Computer Science.
6 years of relevant experience, including 3 years of industry experience.
Deep knowledge of test methodologies, writing test plans, building test cases and debugging.
Extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux environments.
Deep knowledge of internet technologies.
Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire great people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Ad Words to Chrome, Android to You Tube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.