[triangle-zpug] [Fwd: [Baypiggies] Quality Assurance Engineer (Unix, Perl or Python) @ Pixar Animation Studios!]

Chris Calloway cbc at unc.edu
Wed Feb 22 18:21:31 CET 2006

Another Hollywood related job announcement from Bay Area Python Interest 

Break into movie production. Do Python.


Chris Calloway
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Baypiggies] Quality Assurance Engineer (Unix,	Perl or Python) 
  @ Pixar Animation Studios!
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 14:23:26 -0800
From: Elizabeth Palmore <epalmore at pixar.com>
To: baypiggies at python.org

We are seeking an experienced QA Engineer with a passion for quality
to participate in the software quality assurance efforts for our
proprietary in house toolset.

This position requires close collaboration with the engineering staff
to define, develop, execute, and automate API level test plans and
test cases. Identify and communicate a strategy for API and other
testing methodologies, review and report on test progress, status,
and coverage, and meet test completion and delivery milestones that
you help define. Work closely with development, project management
and documentation to coordinate testing responsibilities.


• Develop and execute an API testing strategy, using API testing
methodology and programming language knowledge
• Develop and implement API tests
• Contribute to setting and evaluating milestone criteria such that
product is released on schedule with high quality
• Design and implement quality processes for a small team of senior
software developers
• Work closely with the core development teams during all phases of
the product life cycle
• Evaluate completeness and effectiveness of developer's unit tests


• 5+ years of experience in QA or software development
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• 3+ years of experience testing APIs and complex data structures
• Excellent design and coding skills ( C/C++ or  and a scripting
language such as Python or Perl)
• Knowledge of QA methodology, processes, and tools
• Direct experience testing software under Unix (e.g., Linux or OSX)
• Cross platform development experience is preferred (Macintosh, Linux)
• Experience with 3D graphics applications is a plus
• Experience with Objective-C/Cocoa is a plus

Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, CA
Full - Time
(Sorry, new visa sponsorship is not available.  Must be currently
authorized to work in the US)

About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios combines creative and technical artistry to
create original stories in the medium of computer animation.  Pixar
has created six of the most successful and beloved animated films of
all time: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc.,
Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.  Pixar has won 18 Academy Awards®
and its six films have grossed more than $3.2 billion at the
worldwide box office to date.  The Northern California studio will
release its next film, Cars, on June 9, 2006.  JOIN OUR TEAM!

   To apply please go to www.pixar.com. Click on "Company Info" then
"Jobs" the "Sofware Development Engineer in Test." Or send resume AND
cover letter to epalmore at pixar.com.

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