Software Quality Engineer - Black Box Testing

Engineering - Palo Alto, CA, United States

Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is inspired by the beauty and ease of print media and combined with the power of social media, helps inform, entertain and inspire people every day.

The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.
Software Quality Engineer - Black Box Testing 

  • Reviews Product Requirements Document, Engineering Specs to develop test plans and test cases.
  • Perform product testing by executing test cases and test scripts for a given product area.
  • Participate in maintaining and enhancing existing automation framework for new features/enhancements.
  • Involved in documentation tasks such as drafting or updating test scripts, reviewing documentation for owned areas.
  • Works directly with developers and/or product management to understand complex workflows and have customer focused testing approach.
  • Bring original ideas and fresh approaches to each project


  • B.E/B.Tech/MCA with 2‐5 years of experience.
  • Strong experience in design and implementation of Test scripts, Test cases and Test data & UI Testing and somewhat API Level testing
  • Should have excellent bug writing skills often suggesting the technical solutions to the issues.
  • Good knowledge of test methodologies like black box, grey box, integration, localization, performance and system testing.
  • Experience with mobile tesing is required, and experience with Android platform is an added plus.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and problem analysis skills.
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Strong communication skills coordinating with internal and external teams.

Why Join Flipboard

  • Build a product that millions use and love every day, transforming how people discover, browse and share media. By joining Flipboard now, our startup culture will enable you to learn and grow while shaping the product, the company, resulting in the most impactful work of your career.
  • Team-up with cutting-edge thought leaders from Apple, Google, Netflix, Adobe, Ellerdale, Sony, Ning, Tellme, and Microsoft, Time Inc. & Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to help grow the world's first social magazine across multiple platforms.
  • CEO, Mike McCue is a creative visionary experienced at building innovative products and companies (acquired by Netscape & Microsoft).
  • Collaborative teams work together with strong purpose and vision. “Mock O’clock” held each week serves as a forum for team members to demo new ideas and projects.
  • Pick your equipment: we provide your choice of computers, screens, tablets, and peripherals.
  • Flipboard’s HQ is an open, beautifully converted art studio centrally located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.
  • Compensation including base, equity, plus generous, comprehensive benefits

Benefits & Perks:

  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Vision, dental, life, and health insurance
  • Unlimited “out of office time” for holidays, vacation, sick leave, and personal or family needs
  • Flexible hours
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Beer Fridays: casual team & friend meet-ups at Flipboard HQ
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies- you name it, we celebrate it.
  • Flipboard Sports- Basketball team, certified rock climbers, biking, or anything you’d like to organize.
  • Lots of snacks- healthy and otherwise.