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Engineer, QA (Mobile)

ecobee, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Hi. We’re ecobee. We introduced the world’s first smart Wi-Fi thermostat and since then, we’ve helped millions of people transform the way they save money and conserve energy. With each new release, we introduce technology that brings the ease of automation and peace of mind to the home, allowing people to focus on the moments that matter most. We’re proud of what we’ve done so far, but we’re not about to rest with lots more on the go and big things on the horizon for us in 2020! 

We're a rapidly growing tech company located in the up-and-coming tech hub on the Toronto waterfront. We look to hire talented people who care deeply about our ever-changing environment and excel in their areas of unique expertise; from software and product development to marketing and sales.  We take pride in making a meaningful difference to the environment, all while being part of the exciting connected home revolution!  

Who you'll be joining

Joining the QA Chapter,  you’ll work closely with the Product Stakeholders, UX designers, Developers, and other QA Engineers in a cross-functional agile environment. You will have the opportunity to be exposed to and get your hands on a variety of tools, gadgets, frameworks, and technologies. You will learn and shape the world of IoT. 

How you'll make an impact

You will advocate quality, verify and validate software, analyze and lower product risks, and automate tests to help build great products. Your testing starts early in the cycle and your ideas and opinion matters from planning to deployment.

Due to the breadth of our product lines, you’ll be exposed to many areas of development: server, web, mobile, embedded, and voice among others. Whether you are testing a new experiment or a new release; writing and executing unit, integration, and end-to-end tests, there are always exciting things to work on! 

What you'll bring to the table

We've built the following list as a guideline for some of the skills and interests we've seen in QA Engineers - but we strive to build our team with members from a diverse background and skill set, so if any combination of these apply to you, we’d love to chat!

  • You are a critical thinker with passion for quality and software testing
  • You represent the QA team in cross-functional gatherings; advocating for quality in decision making
  • Your curiosity and resourcefulness allow you to not only find problems but to also provide creative solutions for solving them
  • You possess experience on software testing techniques, methodologies, and tools
  • You are strong in generating test automation scripts in Python or Java, and Appium
  • You are comfortable with native, API, integration, exploratory, performance/load/stress, usability, accessibility and security testing
  • You have worked with CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, CircleCI or similar
  • You are truly a tinkerer; you create your own apps and robots at home
  • You enjoy working closely with developers in an agile environment
  • You are diligent with documenting your test plans, test cases, bug reports and any other research findings
  • Bonus Points: You have a general understanding of Swift, Kotlin, Espresso, or XCUITest

What we'll bring to the table

  • The opportunity to work in a fresh, dynamic, and ever-growing industry that is the SmartHome and IoT space  
  • The visibility into a company that has an interesting mix of hardware and software consumer-facing businesses  
  • The ability to make an environmental impact, both in your day job and outside the 9-5 with programs like ecobee acts!  
  • Opportunities to learn and grow with our in-house learning enablement team, #ThinkLab and a generous professional learning budget  
  • A progressive Parental Top-Up Program (75% top up or 5 bonus days off) for all full-time employees taking Parental Leave  
  • Stock in the company as we approach #1 in the Smart Home industry!   

Changes we’ve made to ensure our employees are safe: We are doing our part to ensure that our employees (and future employees) remain healthy, safe, and at home to reduce the spread of Covid-19. In doing so, ecobee has made the decision to be a remote-first work environment until July 1st 2021.

How does this effect hiring and onboarding? Our interview and onboarding process has remained relatively the same, except that interviews and on boarding sessions are conducted through video. New employees will be starting remotely and all necessary equipment will be shipped to them.

Our recruitment team is happy to answer any questions candidates may have.

Convinced you’ll be able to make an impact? We’d love to hear from you.   

ecobee believes all people have equal value and we are committed to providing a safe space for everyone. We welcome all applicants with diverse races, genders, ages, religions, identities, experiences, etc. and we will provide accommodation to all applicants throughout our hiring process.   

Please note, ecobee does not accept unsolicited resumes.  

About ecobee

Why ecobee was born Before founding ecobee in 2007, Stuart Lombard was on a mission to reduce his family’s carbon footprint and save money. He found a lot of ways to conserve energy but most were complex and costly. However, he discovered that heating and cooling made up the majority of his home energy use. So, he tried a programmable thermostat. It turned out to be really complicated, even for someone with an engineering degree. And, unreliable. When Stuart and his family came home one winter day to find their house freezing, they'd had enough. He knew there had to be a better way and decided to build his own thermostat. A truly smart thermostat, that was easy to install, smart enough to deliver comfort, conserving energy and pay for itself in energy savings. That day, ecobee was born. We're on a mission We are focused on creating smarter wi-fi thermostats that are beautifully designed, easy to use, provide comfort and savings for families and are good for our planet.

Want to learn more about ecobee? Visit ecobee's website.