Next Gen iPad Coming With Camera? Performance QA Engineer iPad Media Job Description Says So!

Written By Sam on 15 April 2010

Apple iPad is released recently and it looks like many people fell in love with the beautiful gadget. Apple iPad Wi-Fi is currently available in US and the International availability of iPad is delayed by a month because of the high demand in the U.S. Though iPad has got many features, one of the important missing feature is the “Camera”. But it looks like the next gen iPad will come with a camera. 9to5Mac has posted a Job Opening from the Apple website which gives us a clue that the 2nd Gen iPad will come with a camera. The Job Title – “Performance QA Engineer, iPad Media” and references to “strong technical background to test still, video and audio capture” and “knowledge of digital camera technology (still and video)” hints that the iPad With Camera is on the way.

Job description for Performance QA Engineer, iPad Media

Requisition Number 4933614
Job title Performance QA Engineer, iPad Media
Location Santa Clara Valley
Country United States
City Cupertino
State/Province California
Job type Full Time
Job description The Interactive Media Group (IMG) provides the media and graphics foundation across all of Apple’s innovative products, including iPhone, iPad, apple TV, iPod, iTunes, and Mac OS. Combining cutting-edge software techniques with next-generation hardware, IMG takes the media experience to the next level.

The Media Systems team is looking for a software quality engineer with a strong technical background to test still, video and audio capture and playback frameworks. Build on your QA experience and knowledge of digital camera technology (still and video) to develop and maintain testing frameworks for both capture and playback pipelines. You will work together with the development team to ensure quality. Your focus will mainly be on performance testing and developing performance measurement test tools. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of methodical testing strategies and accompanying test documentation. Day to day activities will include developing and conducting functional/system/regression testing; creating and tracking high quality bug reports; and reporting on project progress.

The successful candidate for this role is a team-oriented professional with excellent communication skills, comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and possessing good testing and programming skills. Familiarity with and interest in photography, video as well as media file formats is highly desirable. Experience with tuning of and image pipeline, including, but not limited to AWB, Color Correction, AutoExposure, FrameRate adjustments is a plus. You are proficient with shell scripting perl/phyton and familiar with basic Unix command shell. You ideally have a programming background, C/C++.

B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
3+ years experience in Software QA.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Familiarity with Mac OSX, Unix, Xcode a plus.
Solid fundamental knowledge of software testing techniques, methodologies and practices.
Good solid knowledge of photography, various video and audio media formats.
Knowledgeable with lighting, whether artificial or ambient and how it affects image quality
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work accordingly.
Experience developing complete unit tests and C API tests desired.

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Source: 9to5Mac

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