Archive for June, 2011

June 14, 2011

looking for a black box tester for my new team

A new position with my new team has just been posted: Software Quality Engineer – Mobile Photography Products

Position Summary
A brand new product team in the Professional Digital Imaging group is looking for an experienced black box quality engineer.
  • Ability to work in an agile development environment.
  • Work closely with developers and white-box quality engineers on the design and specification of features.
  • Perform hands-on testing of daily builds on actual devices.
  • Monitor customer feedback and ensure that reported issues are fed back to the team in the form of verified bug reports.
  • Critically think about how consumers will interact with the software being tested and turn those thoughts into bugs, action items, and avenues of discussion.
  • Work extremely well with others by both leading and following depending on the circumstance.
  • Continually research new mobile technologies and incorporate that new knowledge into your ongoing QA process.
  • Create and maintain a collection of test assets to thoroughly exercise the application.
  • Accurately file and verify comprehensive bug reports.
  • Minimum of five years software Quality Engineering experience.
  • Passion for mobile devices and other gadgets.
  • Passion for photography.
  • Ability to achieve results with little supervision or direction.
  • Flexibility to move between tasks.
  • Ability to avoid distractions and deliver against deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QE methodology, processes and tools.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Experience testing on Mobile Operating Systems.
  • Understanding of UI Automation Test tools.
  • Experience with Agile development processes.

Sound interesting? Apply!

If you are a QE who can sling serious code, I still have two white box positions open:

Computer Scientist, Quality Engineering – Mobile Photography Products (08478)
Computer Scientist, Quality Engineering – Mobile Photography Products (08481)

1:33 AM Permalink
June 10, 2011


I just approved and then changed my mind and un-approved a comment. The comment was a fair, if somewhat harsh, criticism of the Pixel Bender Toolkit. I originally decided to approve it because it was one person’s opinion and a response to something I wrote, and I don’t mind answering criticisms (even when they are worded less-than-delicately). However, I changed my mind because the writer decided not to include a valid name or e-mail to respond to.

So, that will be a rule I’m going to hold on to moving forward. If you want to post your honest opinion to something I write, I will always try to honor you and will post it; and respond. As long as your comments are:

  • honest
  • not advertising
  • not overt flame-bait
  • do not swear
  • are signed with your real name (or handle) AND e-mail address (which is not published, but lets me know that you are willing to put your name to something)

Hopefully, this should not strike anyone as draconian.

JJ, if you want to re-post with your real name and e-mail address, I will gladly approve your comment.

7:40 PM Permalink