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How would you like to get paid for spotting bugs? OnTheGoSystems is looking for talented testers, to join our development team. Testers will put our products through extreme use conditions and expose problems during the development.

This is a full time job, which you can do from your home.

What’s a tester?

We work in teams of 2 or 3 people. Each team has a leader, who is the senior developer and one or two team members, who are pretty great developers too. Teams have responsibility for products. We’ve learned that ongoing deep testing is key to releasing stable and robust plugins. So, we are hiring testers, who will join the different development teams.

The job of the tester is not much different than this of the developers. Testers need to know the team’s product inside and out. They will participate in daily planning meetings (virtual, courtesy of Google Hangouts), where the team discusses the day’s tasks, issues and solutions.

Testers need to follow development closely. They need to understand how the product works and how it’s built. Then, get it to fail miserably. It’s not as easy as it sounds. From experience, we can tell that the earlier the testing, the easier it is to debug and fix problems. Also, far fewer problems make it to final QA and even fewer slip into the released version.

Testers will use standard tools, such as a PHP debugger, as well as in-house tools, such as code coverage metering.

A tester position is challenging and rewarding. We are looking for talented and meticulous individuals who will do this work, enjoy it and be a pleasure to work with.

Required technical skills

Testers will join our development team. The base requirements for being on this team are:

  • Fluent in PHP – you need to be able to read and follow code
  • Basic Javascript and jQuery understanding
  • Good HTML and CSS knowledge
  • Experience with WordPress. You need to know the WordPress admin inside and out.

Skills specific to this job

  • Very good communication skills
  • Good English
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly

How to apply

If this job is for you, please complete our testers position application form.

2 Responses to “WPML is seeking talented testers”

    • Actually, that problem is not a big deal. It’s more of a reporting issue. In a few cases, WPML setup failed because of very very slow connection to the DB. What changed in this release is that we’re catching it and reporting. We added this, so that we can trace the root cause of the problem and handle it fully.

      It’s a scary message, but not actually a bug. The scary message gets people to report the problem with complete debug details. The same problem has been there since day one and it’s not quite due to our code. We just want to understand the dynamics and allow graceful handling in WPML.

      When our code powers about 1/2 million sites, many different server configurations exist and we need specific debug information for these very rare cases when the DB doesn’t manage to create the new language tables.

      Makes sense?

      Anyway, we’re looking for testers.