QA Engineer at Hinge

New York City · Full Time

Who works at Hinge? We look for four key attributes in everyone we invite to join our team: You're TRANSPARENT: You invite and deeply consider challenges and criticism. You share your genuine thoughts and opinions directly. You're KIND: You’re empathetic and communitarian. You're BOLD: You proactively identify and pursue opportunity. You think big and aren’t afraid to take risks. You're SMART: You exercise excellent judgment using principles. You learn new things quickly.

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Job Description

Hinge is the friends of friends dating app that's designed to be deleted (really -- we're the #1 dating app mentioned in the New York Times wedding section). We've ditched mindless swiping to bring users an experience that mimics meeting in real life: we show friends of friends, and our 360-degree profiles are built to show off each person's personality.
Hinge is poised to become 2018's top dating app, and we need a hands-on Mobile QA engineer to help improve Hinge's iOS/Android clients and backend systems through automated and manual testing. As a key member of the Engineering team, you will have a huge impact on Hinge, by improving stability and performance of our apps, testing new features and functionality, and working closely with our Project Manager and engineers to build a world-class QA process.

Improve and maintain stability and performance of our apps while ensuring features we ship are to spec and free of bugs.

Ensure features we ship are to spec and free of bugs
Provide qualitative and quantitative feedback to the Engineering, Product and Design throughout feature development
Suggest new processes and policies that Engineering and QA can implement to ensure we’re only shipping the best possible product
Design and develop automated UI tests with XCUI, Espresso, etc
Write test frameworks for our API and mobile app performance
Utilize traffic sniffing tools like Charles to help engineers better understand problems.

Skills and Qualifications
Strong understanding of programming fundamentals.
Experience providing QA for mobile, and back-end services—especially ones as design-oriented as Hinge.
An ability to empathize with users’ unique perspectives.
Familiarity with Espresso and XCUI.
Knowledge of Git or other version control systems
A practiced eye for pixel misalignments, margin errors, and other visual details.
Capable of writing and executing manual tests for mobile apps.
A self-starter who assumes responsibility for their work, is open to feedback from co-workers and managers, and tirelessly pursuits happiness of our customers.

The Hinge Culture
Candid: You are the first person to come to someone directly with an issue, or a compliment. The team can trust you to always be honest, even when it’s not the easy thing to do. You make all of us stronger by sharing your unique perspective and caring enough to make your feedback known.
Open: You are open to change, feedback, and help - in fact you seek all of these things out. When someone challenges your ideas, you are able use their feedback as fuel to attack the problem from a different direction, and as an opportunity to challenge your own assumptions.
Empowered: “The authority or power to do something.” See something, say something, change it. You are empowered to not only speak candidly about what you want to change, but you are actually the person who acts to change it. Be a co-creator and innovator, not a commentator.
Rigorous: You approach your work with hustle and a critical eye. You’re smart. You can cut through a lot of data and noise to arrive at the right answer. You’re not afraid to explore a direction that may be wrong, because you know it will ultimately lead to further insights.
Positive: You’re a problem solver who believes there’s a solution. Even when you cannot see the outcome, you encourage others with your energy and attitude to continue without roadblocks or fear of failure.

This is a full-time position in NYC. The compensation package includes benefits.

***Please note that Hinge will not be able to provide sponsorship for an employment visa.***

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What We're Building

We believe the quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life. So when it comes to your most important relationship, it makes sense to take a more thoughtful approach. Hinge provides an alternative to swipe culture by creating smart matches and natural conversations among people who are on the same page. That’s why 75% of our first dates turn into second dates, and why we’re the #1 mobile-first dating app mentioned in the NYTimes Wedding section. Hinge is where the next generation is going when they’re over dating games and ready to find meaningful connections.

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