We are seeking an experienced QA Engineer with a passion for quality to participate in the software quality assurance efforts for our proprietary in house toolset.

This position requires close collaboration with the engineering staff to define, develop, execute, and automate API level test plans and test cases. Identify and communicate a strategy for API and other testing methodologies, review and report on test progress, status, and coverage, and meet test completion and delivery milestones that you help define. Work closely with development, project management and documentation to coordinate testing responsibilities.


• Develop and execute an API testing strategy, using API testing methodology and programming language knowledge
• Develop and implement API tests
• Contribute to setting and evaluating milestone criteria such that product is released on schedule with high quality
• Design and implement quality processes for a small team of senior software developers
• Work closely with the core development teams during all phases of the product life cycle
• Evaluate completeness and effectiveness of developer's unit tests


• 5+ years of experience in QA or software development
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• 3+ years of experience testing APIs and complex data structures
• Excellent design and coding skills ( C/C++ or and a scripting language such as Python or Perl)
• Knowledge of QA methodology, processes, and tools
• Direct experience testing software under Unix (e.g., Linux or OSX)
• Cross platform development experience is preferred (Macintosh, Linux)
• Experience with 3D graphics applications is a plus

Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, CA
Full - Time
(Sorry, new visa sponsorship is not available. Must be currently authorized to work in the US)

About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created six of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Pixar has won 18 Academy Awardsฎ and its six films have grossed more than $3.2 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio will release its next film, Cars, on June 9, 2006. JOIN OUR TEAM!

To apply please go to www.pixar.com. Click on "Company Info" then "Jobs" the "Sofware Development Engineer in Test." Or send resume AND cover letter to crshonda@pixar.com.