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Software Developer - Test Co-Op.

QA Engineer
Rakuten Kobo Inc.
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Software Developer - Test co-op

About Rakuten Kobo Inc:

Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s most innovative eReading services offering more than 6 million eBooks and audiobooks to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides people with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders to suit any Reader’s style including Kobo Clara HD, Kobo Aura H2O, and Kobo Aura ONE; along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading and audiobook listening app for Apple® and Android®. Kobo’s award-wining eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.


Position Description:

Kobo’s eReader Devices test team is looking for a exceptional Coop Software Test Engineer to join our group for for an 8 month work-term contract.

We are seeking an individual that has "build it to break it" attitude with the ability and desire to push products to their limits and ensure they meet the software meets the highest quality standards. As a member of the eReader team, you will write and execute test plans and test cases. You may also have the opportunity to work on other platforms like Android and iOS and be part of QA automation team where you can contribute by building and maintaining the automation test cases.


Duties and Tasks/Essential Functions:

·       Perform hardware verification  

·       Participate in new product introduction projects and suggest testing plans and coverage

·       Store and analyze testing data

·       Test both software and hardware aspects of all Kobo Devices

Experience/Skills Required:

·       Familiarity with Windows, OSX and Linux Operating Systems

·       Understanding of Web services and the technologies behind them (i.e. RESTful API)

·       Experience with Multimeter, Oscilloscope, and Bench Supply

·       Experience with Soldering

·       Experience with Arduino or ARM technology  

·       Nice to have experience in C++, Python, Java, SQL, and Git

·       Basic understanding of testing methodologies and tools


Nice to Haves:

·       Experience with Selenium is an asset


To Learn More About Kobo:

·       Go to the site: http://www.kobo.com

·       Get the behind-the-scenes look: http://news.kobo.com/blog

·       Follow us on Twitter @: http://twitter.com/kobo


Rakuten Kobo Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Accessibility accommodations for candidates with disabilities participating in the selection process are available on request.  Any information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Rakuten Kobo would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this role however only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.


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