LifePod Solutions, Inc. is currently seeking a self-motivated Systems and Software Quality Assurance (QA) Co-Op student who is a strong individual technical contributor to be part of a dynamic cross-functional engineering team and be responsible for assisting in testing and quality assurance of our solutions for voice user services for Caregivers and Seniors and next-gen virtual caregiver services.

 

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of college studies completed leading towards a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Management, Electrical Engineering or similar technical degree and has enthusiasm for doing software and device quality assurance work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with developers, testers, and product managers
  • Verify software features and functions as directed
  • Assist in documenting test cases and procedures
  • Ensure code quality executing test plans as directed
  • Discover, log, and verify bug fixes
  • Assist with developing automated testing suite infrastructure and test cases for web interfaces, mobile apps, and devices
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up environment with frequently changing priorities
  • Assist with technical customer support, as needed for our end-client customers and partners.


Qualifications

  • 2 years or more of university coursework in a technical field related to Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical degree.
  • Basic understanding of QA principles and methodologies, and an eagerness to learn more.
  • Ability to think critically in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to learn in a hands-on work environment, collaboration and problem-solving skills with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with internal and external customers.
  • Spanish language skills are preferred as we have a project to use Spanish linguistics this semester.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux systems (ability to navigate and execute commands on a command line) would be helpful
  • Hands-on work in configuring and testing devices, specifically smart speaker virtual assistant devices, i.e. Amazon Echo, Google Home.
  • Exposure to software and solution development using Agile methodologies, a plus.


Position Details

  • Reporting: The position reports to Head of Software Quality Assurance (QA) Team
  • Location: LifePod Solutions, 1 Lincoln Street, 29th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
  • Position will be remote, work at home (unless LifePod offices reopen – TBD).

 

Working at LifePod!

LifePod is an exciting entrepreneurial start-up technology company where we are driven by our mission of developing the first-ever virtual caregiving service!  LifePod Solutions is improving the quality of life for caregivers and their loved ones by providing voice-initiated, intelligent and connected services to support seniors as they age-in-place. LifePod’s easy-to-use voice service expands the capabilities of popular smart speakers with patented, innovative technology that provides a natural voice dialog, configured and controlled by remote caregivers using an online portal. The LifePod voice-first service offers proactive, voice-based check-ins, reminders, care plans, and encourages users to access other online services (e.g., music, weather, therapy, etc.) to enhance their day and help them feel more connected.  The LifePod team, led by veterans in virtual assistant technology, speech recognition, IoT and online services for older adults and those with special care needs, works closely with families, professional caregivers, and senior living facilities to improve health outcomes and reduce the costs of long-term care.  To learn more, visit www.lifepod.com.

 

Diversity & Inclusion

At LifePod, we celebrate the fact that our customers and end users have a diverse backgrounds and lived experiences – so we seek to listen to, to understand, to embrace and to represent difference. LifePod is an equal opportunity workplace, and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.