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Instrument Builder - QA Support (all genders)

Native Instruments

Native Instruments

Customer Service, Quality Assurance
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023

Instrument Builder - QA Support (all genders)


Who We Are

For over 25 years, Native Instruments has been at the forefront of sonic innovation. Guided by our mission to inspire and enable creators to express themselves, we develop integrated audio hardware and software solutions for musicians, producers, engineers, and DJs of all genres and levels of experience.


We are looking for a QA Engineer (all genders) to join our Instrument Builders team. The team currently consists of three members. Their primary focus is to build Kontakt Instruments, continually improving our instrument building platform while advocating for its monetization. Reporting to an Engineering Manager, Instrument Builders collaborate closely with product management, designers, and engineering teams to ensure optimal product outcomes. 


Located in Berlin, Kreuzberg, you will become part of an international, multicultural, and creative environment that fosters professional growth and encourages knowledge sharing.


What You'll Do

  • Help the team to release with more confidence
  • Collaborate with the engineers to design and execute automated and manual tests, and to develop tooling for testability.
  • Advocate for the adoption of useful practices in regards to code health, testing, and maintainability 
  • Breaking down complex bugs and prepare them for the software engineers
  • Owning the deployment of our software releases
  • Extracting relevant information for our product team from relevant sources
  • Collaborate with other engineers, designers and product managers to solve compelling issues in an agile environment
  • Work in an environment which supports learning and professional growth e.g. through mentoring, workgroups and communities of practice
  • Present innovative ideas in roadmap projects, hackathons and cross-Soundwide workgroups


What You'll Bring

  • Professional experience in using frameworks for automated testing
  • Practical experience in a scripting language, ideally Python and / or Lua. Knowledge of KSP is a strong plus.
  • Domain knowledge in computer-based music production or similar, and experience with Kontakt is a strong plus
  • An aspiration for engineering excellence, using knowledge sharing to learn from each other
  • The ability to see errors and mistakes as an opportunity to learn and improve
  • A holistic approach to a project, the solution you develop and the views of your colleagues
  • An empathetic approach that puts user’s experience in the center
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the desire and ability to proactively communicate in an inclusive way. Experience in communicating with larger audiences (e.g. beta communities) is a plus.
  • Enthusiasm for effective teamwork
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously in an agile environment
  • Excellent stakeholder management, effectively communicating with multiple parties for successful project outcomes and sustainable workload management.


About Us

Native Instruments embraces diversity and a respect for all people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we believe the foundation of our dynamic and pioneering spirit starts with a fair and inclusive culture. At Native Instruments we value teamwork and passion, deliver inspiring experiences, continuously innovate and empower our communities, while also serving our planet.


All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment at Native Instruments and we encourage everyone to apply – regardless of gender identity, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Help us reach our goal in making the future of music diverse, inclusive and exciting! We encourage you to submit your application without the requirement for a photograph, identifying factors or personal status information.