CBS Corporation QA Specialist - Product Temporary in New York, New York

QA Specialist - Product Temporary

REF#: 31359


JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




Showtime Networks Inc., is seeking a Temporary QA Specialist to assist in maintaining and improving the quality of the SHOWTIME standalone streaming service and Showtime Anytime (our TVE everywhere service).

In this position, located in Showtime’s New York City headquarters, you will be responsible for performing positive and negative functional testing, for compatibility testing, and for assuring data integrity. The QA specialist will also collaborate with the Product and Development teams to verify, prioritize and address technical and quality issues that aversely affect the customer experience.

An ideal candidate will possess 3+ 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. The candidate is expected to be extremely detail-oriented and possess the ability to think outside of the box to devise creative techniques for testing. The ability to create -- and work with or without -- test plans or test cases is critical. Experience with Jira is a plus.


  • Obtain a detailed understanding of the behavior of (and issues affecting) the SHOWTIME standalone streaming service and Showtime Anytime across all platforms.

  • Perform tests of new features and functionality on the SHOWTIME standalone streaming service and on Showtime Anytime.

  • 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.


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

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

  • Experience testing LID and game console 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

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

  • Experience writing test plans and test cases

  • Strong documentation and communication skills

  • Experience with MongoDB a plus


SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF, and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at and

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, 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®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events


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