Senior QA Tester, 3D Simulation & VR

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin/Remote

What is Yaak?
Yaak is developing a driver coaching platform (SafetyOS) that prioritizes safety. Partnering with our driving school customers around the world, we codify into SafetyOS their decades of experience in scoring, detecting, explaining and correcting human driving. We actually don't do anything with yaks.
Why human driving?
The year 2007 heralded new possibilities in autonomous driving. The excitement wasn't unfounded of course. We had solved driving in the rugged terrain of the Mojave Desert, with no internet connection and without supervision. Full Self-Driving seemed like a few years away. A decade, a deep learning revolution, and many $B later we are still waiting for it, if/when it's unaffordable.

At Yaak we asked ourselves how to go about building AI that is provably safe. How can we bake trust into it from grounds up? Instead of building a classic AV stack, why not build a safety-first driving platform that can score, detect, explain and correct human driving with high precision before it's allowed on public roads.
The Role

What is the place of Simulation in all this?

Our in-vehicle VR simulation kit not only scores many points in bullshit bingo for its fancy name, it also allows driving schools to provide an enriched, overarching learning experience for the students, which in turn allows us to generate more valuable data to develop and improve our SafetyOS. It provides efficient learning experiences specific to the schools' regions and tailored to the student's progress, adding to the normal driving experience by providing a safe and fun way of learning how to drive.

As Senior QA Tester for 3D Simulation & VR

  • You communicate with customers, designers and engineers to understand the functional and non functional requirements of our VR Simulator
  • You define and regularly run a structured testing plan of relevant test cases for our app and the VR driving simulator to help assure the stable and reliable high quality
  • You manage an issue tracking pipeline for both internal and external use
  • You keep surprising your colleagues with new and creative ways to break the systems
  • Through your tests, you provide the information required for the team to fix the issues you found
  • You help reproducing issues found by developers and users and gathering information to support the fixing process
You won't see hard requirements here for certain degrees or exact years of experience because we know everyone has their own unique journey. If you're brilliant at your craft, and are either an experienced collaborator or motivated to learn and excel at it, we'll know it when we see it.

You have:

  • A few years of experience as a tester in the video games industry
  • Excellent understanding of issue tracking systems like Jira, Shortcut or others
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience in collaborating with customers, designers, and engineers
  • Relevant participation on at least one shipped video game / simulation or comparable application
  • A very solid understanding of driving & traffic rules
Big plus for:
  • Experience using Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience with Unreal Automation
  • Working experience with Linux based applications
  • Working experience with VR applications
Bonus points for:
  • Working experience with embedded systems
  • Experience with automated testing concepts & systems
  • Competitive compensation package with employee stock options program
  • Yearly public transport ticket and mobility bonus
  • Flexible work-from-home policy (even when the world is pandemic-free)
  • Quarterly off-site somewhere in the world, to regroup with the team and plan
  • Work in an international team full of talented, chill and cooky people
  • Visa and relocation support

Distributed-first perks

  • Free access to corporate apartment in Berlin (Yaak HQ)
  • Company credit card for managing regular travel to Yaak HQ 
Diversity in Tech
Yaak is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. We want you on our team — no matter your ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or if you’re currently parenting the next world leader. It's our belief that the best work gets done when one feels appreciated, supported and are their most authentic self.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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