The quality of our work is of utmost importance, and our software is no exception. As a Software Quality Assurance Tester at iFixit you will work very closely within our web development team to thoroughly test new features before deploying them live to millions of users worldwide. This entry level position is a great opportunity to get real-world experience in the software engineering industry.

You should have keen attention to detail, critical thinking skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Being able to clearly and efficiently communicate suboptimal user experiences and bugs to developers will be a critical part of your workflow.

We prefer local candidates but will consider remote for the right person. This internship is part-time during the school year and full-time while school is out of session. During the COVID-19 response, this position is included in our remote workforce.

We want you to

  • Have a big-picture view of our software
  • Think like our users and customers
  • Break our software on a daily basis
  • Enjoy finding bugs before our users do
  • Think outside of the box to come up with your own test strategies
  • Be curious about why things happen
  • Have a passion for constantly learning more
  • Be able to manage multiple responsibilities considering context switching
  • Handle a fast-paced environment; we deploy code multiple times throughout the day, every day.

What we are looking for

Must have

  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to handle changing priorities
  • Strong ability and eagerness to learn

We prefer experience with

  • Web frontend technologies
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Browser built-in developer tools
  • Unix and Linux shells
  • Git and GitHub
  • Structured Query Language
  • Other web technologies

You will play a pivotal role on our development team. You have the final say on when code should be deployed live; you will be our last line of defense against bugs.

Bonus points if you include a description of a bug you found while browsing our site.

Perks

iFixit is an awesome place to work. Here are some of our perks:

  • Macbook Pro or equivalent, and any software you need.
  • 401k plan with 4% employer match after 1 year of employment.
  • Profit sharing after a year of employment.
  • Generous stipends towards repair & wellness.
  • $400 towards a bike or alternative method of transportation.
  • A sweet pair of headphones to get your head in the game.
  • Employee discounts on parts and tools.
  • Charitable contribution matching! We'll 100% match your tax deductible.
  • Did we mention you get to work in one of the happiest places in the world? Oprah said it, so you know it's true. Our office is located downtown within walking distance to everything!

Diversity

When you go to a website like iFixit and scroll through the guides, it's easy to forget that there are tons of real people keeping all those bits and bytes running smoothly. But there are literally dozens of us! We're a diverse team, split between two continents, but we're united by a love of tinkering and repair.

iFixit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Because we are trying to teach everyone to fix every thing, we need a team as diverse as our online community. We believe that it takes people of all backgrounds to help us fix the world. Therefore, iFixit does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any of the other important characteristics that make us unique and valuable.

iFixit is committed to creating a diverse team—not only in who we hire—but through creating a supportive environment for all of our team members based on mutual respect and inclusivity.

When applying

Attach a PDF resume and a PDF cover letter explaining two things

  1. Why you're badass, and
  2. Why you're the ideal candidate for this job.