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QA Engineer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One.


Showtime Networks Inc. is seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to assist in maintaining and improving the quality of Showtime’s streaming services.

This position, located in Showtime’s New York City headquarters, will be responsible for performing positive and negative functional testing, compatibility testing, and assuring data integrity. The QA Engineer will also collaborate with the Product and Development teams to verify, prioritize and address technical and quality issues that adversely affect the customer experience. Ideally, you will possess 5+ years directly testing and/or supporting web and mobile media applications, applications for devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV, and Smart TV applications. You will also be extremely detail-oriented and possess the ability to think outside of the box to devise creative techniques for testing. The ability to build - and work with or without - test plans or test cases is critical. Experience with Jira is a plus. The ideal person will be efficient, thorough, instinctual and will remain calm under pressure, and work well within tight deadlines and shifting priorities. The QA engineer has the ability to manage projects and understands how to balance business priorities and deadlines with the overall quality of the project.




  • Obtain a detailed understanding of the behavior of (and issues affecting) Showtime’s streaming services across all platforms.
  • Perform tests of new features and functionality on Showtime’s streaming services.
  • Prioritize and collaborate with other team members to resolve issues interfering with the customer experience.
  • Write test cases and use tracking and debugging tools to file, monitor and resolve issues.
  • Communicate clearly and frequently with all team members, stakeholders and project/product owners impacted by test and troubleshooting results.
  • Mentor team members who are less experienced
  • Provide testing and project updates to leads




5+ years directly testing and/or supporting web and mobile media applications

5+ years using any defect tracking tool (Jira a plus)

5+ years testing media apps for devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox, and Playstation

Working knowledge of Smart TV apps

Experience testing browser compatibility across both Mac and PC platforms

Expertise using developer/debugging tools such as Xcode, Charles and Wireshark

Experience writing test plans and test cases


Preferred Skills:

Strong documentation and communication skills

Efficient, thorough and instinctual

Calm under pressure, tight deadlines and shifting priorities

Articulates project status clearly and concisely

Good organizational and prioritization skills

Shows initiative and innovation


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

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