• Senior Quality Engineer

    Location US-MA-Westford
    Posting date 1 month ago(10/30/2019 11:09 AM)
    Job ID
    Quality Engineering
  • Company description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    The Red Hat Quality Engineering (QE) team is looking for a Senior Quality Engineer to join our Red Hat Virtualization QE Test team in Westford, MA. In this role, you will develop and execute test automation for an entire offering within our extensive portfolio of innovative virtualization technologies. To do so successfully, you'll first need to be an expert in the offering architectures, how they integrate with other solutions, and the ways they're used by our customers. You’ll serve as a technical mentor for other quality assurance (QA) engineers and interact with development, partners, and management at Red Hat. This is a great opportunity to make significant contributions and improvements to Red Hat's QE processes and testing infrastructure and work with some of the brightest engineers in open source. You’ll need to have a passion for testing and a desire to learn how things work.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Learn Red Hat's virtualization technologies, tools, and stack
    • Collaborate with others, both within an immediate team and with other teams within Red Hat
    • Gain knowledge of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and create test plans
    • Develop, review, and maintain automated test scripts and test cases
    • Debug software problems and write clear bug reports
    • Provide timely, complete, and accurate testing status reports
    • Analyze, report, and track defects
    • Work with development teams to review test gaps and determine the appropriate test levels to confirm that both teams are working together to reduce an overlap

    Required skills

    • Bachelor's degree with 4+ years of professional experience or master's degree with 3+ years of professional experience
    • Expertise in programming languages like Python, Bash, and C or C++
    • Solid understanding of and direct experience with Linux environment
    • Expertise in defining and analyzing metrics and managing technical debt
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Good knowledge of operating systems, hardware, networking, and kernel concepts
    • Solid debugging, troubleshooting, and diagnostic skills


    The following are considered a plus:


    • Experience with container or virtualization technologies
    • Background in test-driven development or agile methodologies
    • Familiarity with open source offerings and technology
    • Experience working on the latest cloud technologies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure
    • Experience with continuous integration (CI) and automation frameworks

    Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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