Staff Firmware QA Engineer

San Mateo, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Location: Flexible (San Mateo, CA) This role offers the flexibility to work from home, within proximity to an office location.

The Role 

GoPro is seeking a top tier candidate for the Staff Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer role. This position will be responsible for supporting the quality assurance side of GoPro’s next generation camera platforms. The QA Engineer role will work closely with the development team as well as our offshore testing partners to create, manage, and execute test plans and automation test scripts as well as maintain continuous improvements to our bug database. This team member will help develop test plans according to schedule, track project and team status, manage bugs and coordinate communication with cross functional teams. The ideal candidate will be a proactive self-starter with a deep understanding of consumer devices, have a variety of experiences with embedded systems and possesses great attitude and communications skills. 

We are seeking a dynamic, highly skilled, and passionate QA Engineer to support our firmware and mobile app development activities.

 What You Will Do

  • Participate in all aspects of testing: including sanity, functional, integration, regression and performance testing.
  • Create thorough/relevant bugs within our issue tracking system.
  • Execute performance and stress tests regularly.
  • Analyze root cause failures and enhance comprehensive test coverage.
  • Record all test results for each test suite and provide a high-level summary for areas tested.
  • Enhance comprehensive Test Coverage through Test Review and failure analysis.
  • Define, develop and implement quality assurance test plans and test cases.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to create test processes, test specifications, regression tests, and build acceptance tests at all stages of firmware and software development. 


Skills We’re Excited About 

  • 7 or more years of hands-on industry experience testing embedded applications.
  • BS in CS or related field.
  • Understanding of firmware/software/hardware release cycle.
  • Ability to develop test plans, test cases and test schedules to align with both product specs and product schedule.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for building and shipping AWESOME products!
  • Strong knowledge of bug reporting and source control tools such as JIRA, Test Rail, Invision Confluence, Git etc.
  • Familiarity with testing wireless (BLE / WiFi) devices.
  • Self-motivated, team player, with a strong desire to learn new skills and grow.
  • Ability to multi-task and focus on detailed problems with the tenacity to drive issues until resolved.


Bonus Points For:

  • Experience testing camera device or similar.
  • Experience testing embedded applications for portable consumer electronics products strongly desired.


Why Work With Us?

Create your own destiny. GoPro enables you and trusts you to get your own job done, because we believe that autonomy in role brings out the best in our employees.

Live your best life. We’ve adopted remote and flexible work arrangements to support work at GoPro alongside our commitment to supporting employee wellbeing, belonging and connection with one another.

Work with leading edge technologies. We encourage employees to cultivate and use the latest and greatest technology, to provide the best solutions to serve our customers. We celebrate creative solutions that bring innovation to GoPro technology.

GoPro Highlights

  • Get your very own GoPro camera + gear
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Generous time off policy
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for new parents
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) options
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • LiveHealthy monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Innovative remote-friendly wellness classes and events
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Professional + personal development opportunities, i.e. LinkedIn Learning, technology trainings, certifications, Peer-to-Peer learning, conferences and more
  • Opportunities to get involved in the causes that you care about (annual camera donation + volunteer events)

We strive for the day that no group can be described as underrepresented at GoPro – whether as part of our brand or in our workforce. We are committed to providing a more inclusive, representative, equal, just, and happy world. GoPro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The pay range for this role is between $126,650 – $171,350. Actual pay within the range is dependent on multiple factors, including your residence location and prior work experience. Equity, benefits, and a discretionary bonus may be additional forms of compensation for this role and are not included in the provided pay range.