Seeking QA Engineer to join NV Access

Use your software development and testing skills to empower blind and vision-impaired people globally through technology. Work from home, anywhere in Australia

  • Opportunity to gain experience through diverse aspects of a software development organisation.
  • Open source development – global, life-changing impact
  • Flexible working conditions – work from home

NV Access is a global non-profit organisation, based in Australia, dedicated to the ideal that access to technology should not incur an extra cost for blind and vision impaired users. The purpose of NV Access is to lower the economic and social barriers associated with accessing Information Technology for people who are blind or vision impaired. NV Access develops the free, open source NVDA screen reading software for Microsoft Windows, enabling more than 70,000 blind and vision-impaired people across the globe to access computers.

We are now looking to appoint a software tester to join our small team. Your work will focus on supporting development of our core product through testing, triage and development of automated tests for the NVDA screen reader. The accountabilities of this role include the following and more:

  • Quality assurance for NVDA, including triage, testing, debugging, and determining the cause of bugs either within NVDA or 3rd party software.
  • Writing of both end user and technical documentation
  • Interaction with and provision of assistance to the NVDA development community
  • Working with other software projects to improve accessibility, including filing bug reports or requesting required features
  • Contribution to and interaction with accessibility communities
  • Occasional provision of technical support to end users
  • Assisting with research and development of future projects

Your key attributes will be:

  • An understanding of testing processes and bug isolation.
  • An interest in testing and community engagement
  • Ability to pick up new concepts and technologies quickly and follow agile development methodologies
  • Understanding of/keen interest in accessibility
  • Good communication skills
  • Self motivated
  • Solid grasp of issue tracking and version control
  • Able to communicate with people in different time-zones / language and cultural backgrounds.
  • An understanding of software project management, including triage and planning
  • Highly desirable attributes are:

    • Experience in accessibility development
    • An understanding of object oriented programming and design
    • Python development experience
    • C++ development experience
    • Windows technical knowledge
    • A university degree in information technology (or similar)
    • Contribution to open source projects
    • Experience developing automated tests

    To apply for this position, you must be allowed to work in Australia and be prepared to work full time from home.

    This role is a 12 month contract. However, a permanent position is negotiable.

    Salary range is AU$70,000 to $80,000 + super + salary packaging benefits.

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