Quality Assurance Engineer

Kibeam, Inc.

Posted: 3 months ago

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Position type
full time
Job source
Remote ok
Job location
Remote USA

Kibeam is an ed-tech startup developing a completely novel, AI-enabled, hands-on technology to tackle the global literacy crisis, helping young children develop essential reading skills while nurturing a lifelong passion for reading and learning - without screens. We are committed to empowering families and driving a quantum leap in literacy and education around the world. We are seeking an experienced QA Engineer to help bring to market our innovative Kibeam Reader device. 

This role might be for you if:

You are experienced in consumer electronics quality assurance, with interest/experience in children’s education, development, and growth. You are a lifelong learner and are driven by the significant impact your work has in getting the best products to market. You embrace cutting technologies like AI, ML, CV and bring exceptional communication skills, adept troubleshooting abilities for complex issues, comprehensive testing expertise in mobile/tablet applications, backend/database firmware, and consumer electronics, and a drive to elevate both personal and team performance. If you're ready for a fulfilling career move, this could be the perfect fit for you!


  • Isolate, reproduce and track defects in our mobile application, database and peripheral device
  • Produce reliable bug reports that clearly identify the issue, steps to reproduce and how the product failed to meet production requirements or customer expectations
  • Perform educational content testing with validation of skill codes
  • Verify the implementation of bug fixes from development team
  • Identify and run appropriate regression tests based on bug fixes or new functionality
  • Define smoke tests for application, database and peripheral to run against all new builds verifying minimal functionality standards are met
  • Create functional test cases and test plans for new feature areas based on specifications
  • Execute and log results of functional test suites across functional areas
  • Conduct effective ad-hoc or exploratory testing
  • Work closely with development and production teams to understand product requirements, implementation in product, and to reproduce issues
  • Explore, reproduce and document issues identified by community focus testers
  • Perform ML model detection recordings for the engineering team
  • Provide support for executive level demos       

  • 4-5 years working as a quality assurance analyst or similar role testing mobile applications, and consumer products - ideally engineered for children
  • Experience with JIRA, TestRail, Miro boards
  • Experience with backend, database, and peripheral testing
  • Familiar with the software development lifecycle in mobile applications
  • Familiarity with quality assurance methodologies
  • Ability to clearly communicate and engage in remote work environment
  • Ability to work through ambiguity and evolving product requirements
  • Strong level of independence and efficiency with exceptional attention to detail
  • Flexibility with changing priorities and ambiguity that come in a start-up environment
  • User advocate with a passion for improving the lives of children and families

Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we still would like to hear from you.  We are building a diverse and balanced team that complements each other while covering the critical skills and experience.

Nice to Have:
  • Experience in testing automation based on python or java languages
  • Experience in Unity development
  • Experience in build and release management
  • Spanish proficiency

$35 - $45 an hour

A bit about our R.I.S.E. culture at Kibeam:

The R.I.S.E. acronym captures the essence of our company's culture and serves as a guiding framework for our team's actions and decisions. By embracing these values, we strive to create a thriving and dynamic work environment where every team member can contribute their best and grow both personally and professionally, while also empowering families and making a lasting difference in the world of education and literacy.

Resilience (R):Our team is characterized by its resilience, adaptability, and determination. We embrace challenges head-on, learn from setbacks, and bounce back with creative solutions and a positive outlook. Our resilience fuels our drive to achieve excellence and deliver groundbreaking products that will impact the lives of millions of young learners.

Innovation (I):Innovation is at the heart of our culture. We encourage our team members to think creatively, explore new ideas, and push the boundaries of what's possible. We are committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, constantly seeking innovative ways to solve problems and improve the experiences of our users.

Support (S):We believe that a supportive work environment is crucial for our team's success and well-being. We prioritize open communication, mutual respect, gratitude, and genuine care for one another. Our team members collaborate, share knowledge, and lift each other up, creating a strong foundation for achieving our goals together.

Empowerment (E):Empowerment is central to our culture. We trust and invest in our team members, providing them with the tools, resources, and autonomy they need to excel in their roles. We recognize and celebrate individual strengths, fostering a sense of ownership and accountability that drives us to deliver exceptional results. Beyond our team, we are committed to empowering families by offering products and services that support their role in nurturing their children's education, well-being, and development.

Location: Kibeam is a virtual, distributed team with close, continuous connection and support.  While we prefer candidates in the same time zone (west coast), we are much more interested in your skills and talents than where you work. You need to be able to work at home and join our full team (1-2 times per year) for in-person planning, activities, work and fun.

Kibeam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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