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Quality Assurance Engineer
 
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Employers Who Are/Will Be Hiring

Many companies, small and large, hire QA Engineers. Most testing is done internally, so contract work is not readily available. Some of the companies hiring QA Engineers at the time of publication are Adobe Systems, Acuson Corporation, Macromedia, Axis Technology, Telocity, Inteliant Corporation, Rational Software, Digital-Impact, and 3Com Corporation.

    
 

Recommended Job Search Strategy

1. Develop a resume that includes a list of all programming tools you are familiar with.

2. Have an ASCII version of your resume available to submit electronically.

3. Check the Internet for job openings.

  • EastBay Works - www.eastbayworks.org
  • Caljobs - www.caljobs.ca.gov
  • Headhunter.NET - www.headhunter.net/scripts/jobfind.asp
  • Classified Gateway - www.sfgate.com/whoshiring
  • JobHunter - classifieds.sjmercury.com
  • Monster Board - www.monsterboard.com
  • Yahoo! Classifieds - classifieds.yahoo.com
  • Bay Area Jobs - www.bayareacareers.com/resources.html

4. Contact potential employers directly via their company website.

5. Check the Classified section of your local newspaper. For additional information on this occupational field, contact the following:

  • The staff at your local One-Stop Career Center
  • IEEE Computer Society - www.computer.org
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - www.acm.org (Bay Area Chapter: www.sfbayacm.org)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) - www.acm.org/sigsoft
  • Association for Women in Computing - www.awc-hq.org (415) 905-4663
  • ACM Special Interest Group in Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) - www.acm.org/sigplan
  • Software QA Book List - www.a-ten.com/z/sqa.html
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