Senior Software Quality Engineer – Aperture Platform
Department: Engineering
Posted: July 25, 2022
Location: San Jose / Remote

Who is Outward Inc?

Outward Inc. is a visual transformation technology company. Since 2012, our team of inventors, technologists, brand experts, and changemakers, have been reinventing the retail customer shopping journey through innovations in product visualizations.

Using cutting-edge 3D, AR/VR, and web technologies, Outward is bringing the advantages of automated, AI-perfected product photography to our clients — allowing them to produce a large volume of product images at the push of a button and publish them in any format — from e-commerce to traditional media.

These innovations enable a breadth of digital experiences and meaningful interactions between manufacturers and retailers of all sizes, and their customers.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (www.staging-outwardinc.kinsta.cloud). Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Role
Outward Aperture Platform’s engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how modern ecommerce participants create, manipulate and utilize product images and data. Our systems, in conjunction with a set of machine learning technologies, provide sophisticated tooling that allows capturing, processing and editing of high quality product visual and nonvisual data. Our technology streamlines digital asset creation and distribution in the ecommerce workflows, allowing participants of all sizes to compete on equal footing with ecommerce “behemoths”.
As a Senior Software Quality Engineer for Aperture Platform, you will drive product quality related activities between engineering teams, product stakeholders and customers. You will be identifying and managing risks and clearly communicating the state of product quality to stakeholders.
In this role, you will evaluate product designs and create processes, tools, and procedures to help improve our delivery processes and infrastructure in every aspect of product quality. You will work closely with multiple engineering, operations, and field deployment teams to ensure that our products meet our commitment to quality.

Lead and improve the Aperture Platform quality throughout the product life cycle, focusing on engineering quality into the delivery processes.
Drive toward consistently meeting quality that meets Aperture Platform’s standard.
Provide technical leadership, set priorities, and drive resolution of complex technical issues for a robust product quality and predictable field deployment.
Analyze engineering and field quality/reliability data to extract actionable insights and areas of opportunity for continuous improvement.
Initiate, drive, and implement innovative product, process, tools, and development/improvement projects independently and in a cross-functional environment.
Monitor, review, and present product performance data and metrics to stakeholders in a concise and clear way that enables data-driven decision making.
At least six (6) years of experience in software development /quality engineering.
Excellent knowledge of the software development lifecycle, including agile methodologies.
Strong knowledge of Python, C#, JS, CSS, HTML, SQL.
Strong knowledge of end-to-end web application flows and tiers.
Strong knowledge of web application development and testing.
Experience with UI automation technologies.
Experience with the implementation of automated testing frameworks for web applications.
Understanding of image processing, machine learning, information retrieval, distributed systems and scalable data processing is strongly preferred.
Active ownership of resolving various obstacles in testing complex systems by working across teams.
Demonstrated exceptional customer focus, ensuring that provided solutions accurately reflect the real needs of the end users.
Benefits Just for You
Medical, Dental, Vision
Paid time off
Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
Friendly, caring co-workers and management
Why you will love working at Outward, Inc.
We’re a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
A technologically and data-driven business
Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
We’re at the forefront of tech and eCommerce, redefining technology for the next generation
We’re passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
We get to be creative daily
A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
We have fun!
This position Will Not offer relocation, or Visa Sponsorship assistance.