Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer

About us

Carv is creating a new category of sports technology by redefining the way skill-based sports are taught with cutting-edge hardware, real-time audio instruction, AI-driven data analytics and content curated by the best instructors in their industries.

Our first product, Carv, focuses on skiing and was launched in 2016 after a record breaking Kickstarter campaign. We are growing at a rapid pace, recording over 70 million skiing turns, doubling our user-base and selling out for 4 years in a row, and we will soon deliver more hours of ski coaching than any ski school.

Carv’s smart inserts retrofit to any ski boot to measure pressure and motion, data is then processed by your smartphone to deliver turn-by-turn coaching through your headphones and a breakdown of your technique in our app.

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join our mobile development teams. We want to create the world's best ski coaching experience for our users and we need your help to get there!

About the role

You will be working with a tight knit team of people who take pride in producing high quality work. Your primary focus will be ensuring the quality of our iOS and Android mobile applications. You’ll be testing the apps on the slopes, but will also own and develop our manual and automated testing processes on both mobile platforms. This will involve writing code that tests the apps automatically when our team make changes to the codebase.

You will:

  • Take ownership of Carv's Quality Assurance processes. This is a great way to start a software engineering career. You will write both manual and automated tests for new and existing features, with a goal to streamline our release testing. The best bit? This will involve skiing!

  • Go skiing! The best way to test new features is to use them as intended, which means plenty of time on the slopes this winter.

  • Work in a cross functional team. We are a small company, but we have a tight knit and collaborative team atmosphere. You'll will be primarily working for our mobile software team, but will interact with a wide range of roles on an ongoing basis.

  • Experience the exponential growth of a start-up. Carv is a new business that’s doubling every year, which means there are huge strides to be made and new opportunities constantly arising. Come with ambition and a learning mindset - every team is learning something new every day.

Requirements

Must have:

  • A Computer Science (or similar) undergraduate degree with 1st or Upper 2nd class results, or similar proven knowledge and experience.

  • Experience in Software Development and coding in a general purpose programming language.

  • Experience with one of Swift, Objective C, Kotlin, Python, Rust, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, C# or similar

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-based environment

  • Debugging and critical thinking skills

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Attention to detail and methodological thinking.

Nice to have:

  • Good working knowledge of data structures and algorithms

  • Experience with iOS development

  • Experience with Android development

Location

Flexible between London and Innsbruck. Innsbruck is the preferred location for this role during the season.

  • Our London office is in the centre of town a short walk from Vauxhall.

  • Our Innsbruck office is in the “heart of the Alps”. Innsbruck is a vibrant, well-connected university town with ski resorts all over the local area - it’s the perfect mountain base.

Remuneration

  • £25k to £35k per year with additional equity

  • Free accommodation in the company flat in Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck ski pass, giving you access to all local resorts for the duration of the season

  • Travel between Innsbruck and London

Applications

Please send a CV and covering email to team@getcarv.com

Loved by every level of skier

  • “One of the best investments to improve my skiing I ever made.”

    Randy Babcock

    National Ski Patroller

  • “I got accurate feedback. The same type of coaching my coach would give. I was blown away.”

    Jeremy Bloom

    3x World Champion, 2X Olympian

  • “It did exactly what it said it would do. It has the potential of really educating people on what great skiing is.”

    Jonathan Ballou

    PSIA Alpine Examiner

  • “I could see my skiing improving in only a few hours.”

    Natalya Paul

    Stuff Magazine

  • “Carv shows the truth about how I stand and move vs how I think I move on skis.”

    Michael Rogan

    Head Coach, Pro Ski Instructors of America Demo Team

  • “It was the best purchase I have made in a long time.”

    Jonathon Parton

    Carv customer

  • “Best trainer ever. I learnt more in 1 hour than in one week with a real person. Can't wait for next winter.”

    Christian Müller

    Carv customer

  • “People with me commented on how much better I was skiing”

    Paula C

    Carv customer

  • “Carv was exactly what I was waiting for - instant feedback on my ski technique, and now I really understand the sensation of carving and how to improve.”

    Ruth Louise

    Verified Carv user

  • “Carv brings a new perspective to skiing. The pressure sensors allow you to see exactly what's going on. It really works!”

    Filip Filisar

    Olympian, Ski Cross World Champion

  • “I highly recommend CARV to anyone who wants to improve their skiing technique whilst hurtling down a snowy mountain every year.”

    Patricia Montgomery

    Carv customer

  • “A great and unique tool for any reasonably serious skier.”

    Richard Salzedo

    Carv customer

  • “It's something that not only can help the best racers in the world improve their time by the 1/100th of a second that matter but it can help a whole range of people ski better.”

    Alex Hoye

    Founder, Faction Skis

  • “It visualised a lot of things that you cannot see in the video. It's definitely next level!”

    Luka Krajnc

    Head coach, Slovenian Ski Cross Team

  • “I think that this is very evolutionary for Cross-Country Skiing!”

    Enrico Nizzi

    Olympian, Cross-Country Skier

  • “The whole concept of CARV is mind blowing. Amazing!!”

    John McQuaid

    Carv customer

  • “When I tested Carv, it was constantly analysing my form and reminded me to correct some of my old habits that had resurfaced!”

    Dominic Haffner

    Co-Founder, Unique Skis

  • “It’s not just what you can see, film, or even how the athlete feels. With Carv you actually know what’s happening.”

    Jernej Koblar

    3 Time Olympian, Alpine Skier

  • “The first week of use blew me away. The improvement (noted by my wife) was tremendous”

    Justin

    Carv customer

  • “Fantastic bit of kit - especially for intermediate skiers”

    Christopher Kenny

    Carv customer

  • “I found it useful for pinpointing weaknesses and easily and instantly know I was improving.”

    Xaghra R

    Carv customer

  • “A great way for skiers of any level to improve their technique”

    John

    Carv customer

  • “Instead of not understanding where the problems are coming from, it will be instant.”

    Denis O’Brien

    FFS National Ski Instructors Premier Degree France