Dovetail Hiring Senior Software Tester or Test Engineer

Wanna be our Tester?  We’re pretty decent now, but we could be awesome with the right tester on the team.  Here’s the job posting:


Dovetail Hiring Senior Software Tester or Test Engineer

Work for one of the most progressive software development shops in
the US. We’re building a new software product line using pioneering
practices and technologies, such as:

  • WatiN
  • Selenium
  • StoryTeller (acceptance testing framework)
  • Test-driven development
  • Continuous integration

Who we’re looking for
Dovetail Software is staffing a new team for an innovative software
project. We’re looking for someone who can help us achieve the most
usable, highest quality software product. We’re looking for people who
can empathize with the user, question whether functionality actually
makes sense. We’re looking for people who can flush out defects,
inconsistencies, and mistakes in the software. This person should also
be thinking about how to automate as much as possible to constantly
increase test coverage and enforce quality throughout the development

Participation in the community (attendance of events,
avid blog reader + commenter, or maybe you even have a blog yourself)
will put you firmly in the running for this position. We’re looking for
people that believe learning and continuous improvement are primary
responsibilities of a tester. We’re hiring motivated people for a
terrific opportunity with a team of recognized software development and
agile community leaders.

Our development methodology
We are an Agile/XP shop. We work in a continuously-improving pipeline
mode, not iterations or long crushing release cycles. We have a
collaborative relationship with our customers. We place an emphasis on
usability and how people interact with our software. We write tests
before we write functional code to clarify our design intentions. We
automate whatever we can. We keep the build clean. We work in an
environment that maximizes communication to minimize the volume of spec
documents. We build software that can effectively respond to change. We
use open source tools where appropriate, and Microsoft tools where they
make sense. We have executive support and visibility all the way up to
the owner of the company.

About Dovetail Software
Serving companies since 1995, Dovetail Software develops CRM products
for global 1000 enterprises. Our product, Dovetail CRM, is a
comprehensive customer service and support, logistics management,
customer self service, and knowledge management suite. Dovetail is a
small company with big customers and great benefits for its employees.
Our outstanding compensation package includes company-assisted health,
dental, and life insurance, matching 401k, and more.

Email us and tell us why you’d make a great addition to our team:

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at
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  • Loron

    There are very few senior testers out there really.