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Senior Quality Assurance

| Greater LA Area
Rival is building a sophisticated operating system to reshape all aspects of live events, and we're looking for engineers who like solving tough challenges. Ticketing is just one aspect of our platform; by managing inventory and truly digitizing the ticket by linking it to identity, our operating system will drive commerce, intelligence about fans, beautiful consumer experiences, and enhanced security.
This is one of the few remaining industries that has not been meaningfully changed by technology in 30 years, because it's a difficult problem to solve. We are using leading edge technologies to build a large-scale platform that solves the many challenges of bringing millions of fans together for the music and sports that they love.
We have a unique advantage in that our leadership team has a proven track record and deep relationships with the venues we'll be supporting. With investment from Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures, sports teams from every major league in the US, and the leaders of Instagram, Twitter, Slack, and Stripe, we have the financial runway to build this platform the right way, from the ground up.
We’re looking for people who are passionate about building things, enjoy continuing to learn and grow, and who value open communication and collaboration. This role will work in our dog-friendly office in Playa Vista, however we are open to remote employees on a case-by-case basis. We have competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and a 2-week minimum PTO policy.
About the Role
As our first manual QA team member, you will work with every engineering squad at Rival to ensure that our product launch in 2019 goes smoothly. We are looking for someone with deep technical expertise, and while this role will not have an automation component, you will work closely with our engineering team on ensuring the quality of our enterprise and consumer facing products. You will be helping ensure that the product we are building meets requirements and functions in a way that will support a global platform, from requirements gathering and development, to release and maintenance. As for the tests themselves, you’ll be helping with backend tests, regression tests, sophisticated asynchronous UI tests, ad hoc testing, and tests across the platform and on multiple clients.
We are building an ambitious technology platform in a highly collaborative environment where engineers, product managers, and designers work closely together using the agile methodology. As a member of the quality team, it is up to you to get to know the system inside and out so that you are able to recognize when the product deviates from requirements, and take steps to assess the reason and prioritize accordingly.
About You
- 2+ years of QA testing experience
- Strong knowledge of testing on a variety of platforms – desktop, mobile, mobile web
- Experience managing software release processes and pushing high quality code
- Familiarity with the concepts of continuous integration and continuous delivery
- Understanding of API functionality
- Experience working on distributed systems
- Experience with AWS
- Experience with Git
- Experience querying databases, especially SQL
- Efficient, clear, and effective cross-functional communicator
- Comfortable with Agile methodologies
- Experience with Docker and Postman a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Please do not include these in any public listings.

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Playa Vista, CA 90094

An Insider's view of Rival

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is laid-back, collaborative, and fun. We're passionate about live events, so we always have concerts or classic sports games playing in the background while we work. We welcome real-time feedback and open communication, so you can always find the team meeting outside on our deck or walking to grab coffee in our Playa Vista neighborhood.


Team Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

While there is a strong sense of ownership, no one is possessive and everyone is willing to help you when you hit a speed bump or need guidance along the way. There is a real sense of respect across the team from executives down to the most junior employee.


Senior QA Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Rival has taught me a ton about business strategy. As an academically-minded engineer, I've always seen business as a place to apply new ideas. But our executive team’s candor has given me a new level of understanding. The context adds a layer of meaning to my work, and it helps me make better technical decisions.


Staff Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

To bring the magic of tech to the most iconic consumer experiences on the planet - sports and music - and be an agent of change for an industry that badly needs it. Fandom and passion for what we do is in our blood. I want Rival to be a place that lets our people thrive, do their best work and transform the world around them.



What's something quirky about your company?

We have every flavor of La Croix stocked in the fridge daily and our snack game is ‘100’. Also, we name our development environments after our dog friends, who often roam the office and brighten everyone’s day!


Product Manager

What are Rival Perks + Benefits

Rival Benefits Overview

Rival respects your whole life. Whether you’ve got kids or you’re a dog parent or you direct musicals (yes we do all that), we know there’s more to you than work. Here are some of the ways we support our squad:

* Medical, Dental & Vision benefits with generous employer contribution
* 401k
* Dog-friendly office in sunny Playa Vista
* Fully subsidized lunch and dinner
* Flexible PTO
* Friendly and focused work environment

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 85% of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 85% for annual eye exams with $30 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Rival's health insurance policy covers up to 85% of premiums for employees and their dependents
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Rival provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We live for LIVE and try to catch a game or concert together at least once a quarter
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted regularly
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
We love our office pets!
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $15,000.
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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