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YouNow // live-video broadcasting social network
New York City    Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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About YouNow

YouNow, a live streaming community of over 52 million registered users, is looking for a QA & Release Manager to join our team. We are a small team working on a cutting edge social video service that impacts millions of users & content creators & has the potential to alter the digital media landscape.

Job Description

The QA & Release Manager is responsible for ensuring quality of existing & new features throughout the development cycle -- planning, design, implementation, iteration, release & maintenance. Facilitate & coordinate smooth releases as well as monitor afterwards, all while working closely with our tight-knit product engineering team. This position is perfect for someone who is a self starter & independent but also enjoys working on a team, & who has a strong sense of ownership over the quality of the product & platform.


  • Define & perform functional & UI testing for new features team is working on
  • File & assign bugs found during testing
  • Raise concerns during planning of new features on scopes affected & what tests will need to be conducted
  • Schedule & conduct group tests as needed
  • Write up test cases for third party testing service (we are using Applause)
  • Review & triage reported bugs
  • Define regression & integration tests, run before releases
  • Analyze which parts of regression & integration tests are more susceptible to bugs & focus on those areas
  • Identify if an incoming reported bug has been recently released to production, label as such & determine how to prevent in the future
  • Help with organizing & tagging releases in project management tool (in our case Jira)
  • Coordinate & monitor rollout of releases on all platforms, mobile, web & backend. Pay special attention to dependencies among the platforms
  • Analyze & identify potential issues based on metrics after release


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred
  • 2+ years of experience as Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Experience testing on iOS, Android, Mac & PC platforms
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience making api calls with tools such as Postman, proxying & editing requests in tools such as Charles
  • Understanding of SQL scripts & able to write SQL queries, MySQL & Redshift (PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with a variety of different testing techniques such as UI Testing, Usability testing, Performance testing, Test Driven Development Strategies & other
  • Ability to code automated tests using one or more automation tools
  • Experience with web security technology

Ideal Candidate

  • Critical thinking, analytical & problem solving abilities
  • Team player
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Proactiveness & initiative
  • Sense of ownership over your own & teams performance
  • Interpersonal & communication skills
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