Expecting a job offer? Knowing salary negotiation tactics and avoiding salary negotiation landmines are key to obtaining the job offer you deserve.

QA Automation Engineer – Carlsbad, CA

QA Automation Engineer – Carlsbad, CA

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform activities and operations related to quality assurance for the production QA team
  • Ensure that products meet or exceed quality standards set forth by the team
  • Develop and run automated test cases (functional, performance and system regression tests)
  • Participate in the software delivery process by reviewing functional and design specifications, authoring and reviewing test cases
  • Produce high-value/real-world test cases based on a thorough and deep understanding of the system, sub-components, and use cases
  • Coordinate efforts and communication with the developers and other team members to ensure resolution of defects, and managing (triage) defects in the bug tracking system that are identified through the QA process
  • Actively participate and/or commit in the execution of tasks required to meet the milestones and deliverables set by the SCRUM team throughout the release cycle
  • Monitor production system issues and provide timely response and QA support for making necessary patches and updates


  • Four-year technical degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years recent experience in software quality assurance
  • Understanding of the entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Able to work well both independently and with a highly collaborative team to ensure quality
  • Experience building acceptance/functional automated tests for white-box and/or black-box testing
  • Experience with configuration management/version control applications e.g. Perforce, Git
  • Experience working with database systems in either a quality assurance or development capacity
  • Experience with troubleshooting tools and analyzing logs using common UNIX/Linux utilities
  • Deep understanding and/or experience of internet technologies (HTTP/HTTPs, DNS, TCP/IP) and highly complex multi-tiered commerce platforms
  • Experience with troubleshooting difficult production issues e.g. memory leaks, networking problems, intermittent failures, etc. across the stack


  • Experience in Agile / Scrum methodology
  • Experience with multi-tiered commerce platforms, payment processing, and DB systems
  • Experience with test automation development and tools
  • Experience testing web services/APIs such as: REST, SOAP
  • Experience in one or more of the following technical areas desired:
  • RDBMS and NoSQL Systems: Oracle, PL/SQL, Cassandra, MongoDB
  • Programming/Scripting languages: Java, C++, Perl, Python, Groovy, Scala, Shell Scripting
  • Web and/or Servlet containers: Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat
  • Operating Systems: Windows and UNIX/Linux
  • Automation tools: Selenium, WebDriver, Geb, Cucumber-jvm, JUnit,TestNG, JMeter
  • Test Tools: Rally, Quality Center, Silk Central, Splunk, Wireshark

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15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

In an excellent article in April 2014 addition of the Harvard Business Review Deepak Malhotra, professor of negotiations at Harvard Business School, offers advice for job candidates.

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  • Don’t underestimate the importance of likability
  • Help prospective employers understand why you deserve what you’re requesting.
  • Make it clear that they can get you.
  • Understand the person across the table from you
  • Understand his or her constraints.
  • Be prepared for tough questions.
  • Focus on the questioner’s intent, not the question
  • Consider the whole deal.
  • Negotiate multiple issues.
  • Don’t negotiate just for the sake of negotiating (a pitfall for recent MBA graduates).
  • Think through the timing of offers.
  • Avoid, ignore, or downplay ultimatums.
  • Remember that your interviewer isn’t out to get you.
  • Stay at the table.
  • Maintain a sense of perspective.
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    Read the full article on HBR’s website


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