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Quality Assurance Analyst

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Project Manager
Location: Berkeley, CA (Bay Area) or Chicago, IL


Independent Publishers Group is looking for a talented Quality Assurance Analyst to join our team. The Quality Assurance Analyst will work closely with the project manager to ensure the quality and integrity of all software products and applications, as well as monitor processes and procedures in product development. The ideal candidate will have the ability to troubleshoot and resolve difficult problems, explore new technology solutions, work independently, and adhere to software development best practices.  


  • Perform and maintain software builds and configuration management controls for company products.
  • Conduct testing on all software products for applicable OS platforms utilizing systems analysis techniques and procedures.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures throughout Agile software development life cycle to improve efficiency and overall quality of company products.
  • Collect metric data for trend analysis from Splunk and New Relic.
  • Report on key quality and performance metrics of the software.
  • Define and implement automation tasks that ensure better quality products and increase efficiency in QA.
  • Troubleshoot and identify the root cause of system issues with minimal supervision.
  • Deploy code updates to QA and production systems.
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities from time to time


  • Bachelors of science in computer science or equivalent on-the-job experience
  • 5+ years of experience in software development with emphasis in quality assurance methodologies and testing
  • Familiarity with GUI applications and the client server environment
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle, TDD, and Agile development practices
  • Experience with server administration including virtual machine management
  • Excited to take on challenging tasks with a small, highly motivated and talented scrum team
  • Positive attitude, reliable, self-motivated, team player with excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working as part of a distributed team
  • Demonstrable experience or certifications in the version control tools such as Git, Gerrit, and/or SVN
  • Strong knowledge of C.I. and source control concepts and best practices
  • Experience working in both Windows Server 2012 and Linux environments
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze existing software applications

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jessie Jonik at No phone calls, please.

About the company:

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) distributes content to tens of thousands of bookstores and libraries around the world, with a collection of some 85,000 unique physical titles and nearly 100,000 e-books on every conceivable subject. IPG’s focus on systems and technology, deep list of critically-acclaimed titles from small to enterprise-sized client publishers, and 40+ years of experience has made it one of the 10 largest suppliers of content to Amazon and earned it a reputation as one of the most well-known and respected brands in the book business.