Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Love Training & Coaching Software and Test Teams? Come Work With Me!

Telerik’s Test Studio is looking for someone to help us make teams using Test Studio be awesome. We’re extremely passionate about ensuring our customers succeed over the long-term with test automation – and a huge part of that success hinges on getting Test Studio users great training in the early phases of their adoption efforts.

We’re looking for someone to join the Telerik team full time to help deliver training and coaching engagements for our customers. As a trainer you’d be spending 25% – 50% of your time on the road at customer sites. We’ve got upcoming training engagements all across the US and internationally as well. You’d also be delivering training via online webinar sessions, and you’d be helping to evolve our existing training curriculum and materials. You’d also be responsible for helping create other content like blog posts, white papers, and videos.

We’ve got a very different philosophy about training for our customers. Training is NOT a revenue stream for us; it’s explicitly about ensuring our customers’ long-term success with Test Studio. Moreover, our onsite training engagements quickly move from an overview of Test Studio into working with the customer teams to write tests in their own environment. You’ll quickly be flipping the switch from trainer to coach during these sessions!

It’s also not just all about Test Studio, either. It’s about becoming an influencer and thought leader in the automated test space. The folks here in this corner of Telerik are awesome about helping improve testing overall, not just via our product. This means you’ll have the opportunity to stay (or get) familiar with other testing tools. (I still spend plenty of time talking about and presenting on WebDriver/Selenium as well as gabbing other automation tools, too.)

What kind of person are we looking for? You’ll need to be passionate about helping customers succeed long term with automation. You’ll need to have enough self-confidence to say “I don’t know” when confronted with something new to you – and the self-motivation and drive to follow up on the accompanying “but I’ll find out and get back to you!”  You’ll need to have exposure to development and testing in real environments – but you don’t need to be an expert in either. (Obviously expertise helps…)

We’re looking for this position to be staffed up in either Austin, Texas, or Hudson, Ohio. Preference would be Austin – the ability to coordinate closely with our Test Studio team down there is a tremendous advantage.

Working for Telerik is amazing. Working with Test Studio at Telerik has evolved into pretty much my dream job. I get to train and coach customers, I get to learn from wicked smart folks in the industry, and I work along with some incredibly awesome product and sales folks.

Interested? Ping me directly at my work email address. I’d love to chat with you.

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