Apple is Looking for Macbook 3G Testers

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aznkid25, May 5, 2009.

  1. aznkid25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007

    Job description
    Requisition Number 4192857
    Job title Communications QA Engineer
    Location Santa Clara Valley
    Country United States
    City Cupertino
    State/Province California
    Job type Full Time
    Job description Communications QA Engineer

    The Comms Software QA team within the Mac Hardware Group is seeking a motivated QA engineer to perform quality assurance testing for new Apple CPU Products.

    Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

    - Testing and reporting hardware, software, and device driver bugs for Communications technologies including AirPort (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.0, gigabit Ethernet, and/or 3G Wireless WAN in a detailed, timely manner.
    - Providing the Engineering teams with thorough analysis of new and pre-existing software, hardware, and embedded firmware defects.
    - Writing test cases, test plans, and thorough documentation around well-defined functional areas, typically based upon Functional Specification Documents.
    - Utilizing available tools such as wireless packet sniffers and network protocol analyzers to help determine root cause and provide debugging information to engineers.
    - Developing test automation scripts and maintaining/expanding existing systems to offload mundane / routine testing to machines.

    Candidates are expected to be self motivated members of a fast-paced team; they must work well under time pressure and stress. Candidates must be inventive and focused in their approach to work and solving problems within project deadlines. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize time and assigned projects effectively with a minimum of intervention or supervision.

    Job Requirements:

    - Four year degree or equivalent.
    - Two or more years of Software or Embedded Systems QA.
    - Proven track record in and knowledge of testing techniques and test plan / test case creation.
    - Must possess in-depth knowledge of one or more Comms technlogies, including Gigabit Ethernet for consumer and enterprise-class workstations, Bluetooth v2.0, 3G Wireless WAN, and Wi-Fi [802.11] a/b/g/n including all associated security modes, authentication types and protocols for Access Points and Clients.
    - Working knowledge of Mac OS X.
    - Working knowledge of UN*X-based systems and command-line tools for debugging, analysis and automation.
    - Exposure to the following scripting languages: AppleScript, PERL, Tcl, Bash. Candidate must demonstrate ability to write scripts.
    - Experience and working knowledge of network analysis and debugging tools, such as Omnipeek, Wireshark, tcpdump, Spirent Test Center, Avalanche, etc.
    - Additional knowledge of Wi-Fi 802.11n client Certification and/or Bluetooth SIG certification highly valued.
    - Ability to analyze crash logs, backtraces and assist engineers by utilizing basic debugging techniques.
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    I don't see where the job posting says anything about MacBooks. Just a general network QA person as far as I can tell. Can't some of the MacBook Pro's take 3G cards also?
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Nothing there about MacBooks.

    People just assume that 3G means portables but I could easily see people using 3G with their desktop computers one day if it ever becomes stable and widespread enough. 4G is more likely, though.
  4. sosaysiburke macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2009
  5. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    Not to burst everyone's bubble, but that description could easily refer to an iPhone testing position (or some other similar OS X-based handheld.)
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007

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