• Senior Quality Engineer, Linux and Java

    Location US-MA-Westford
    Posting date 1 month ago(11/5/2019 7:15 AM)
    Job ID
    73869
    Category
    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 us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the way Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) works. You will work closely with global, cross-functional team, gain a deep understanding of a variety of technologies, including Java and Java Mission Control (JMC), RPM packaging, continuous integration (CI) workflow, release pipeline, test processes, and automation. You’ll make sure our solutions fulfill the highest possible enterprise quality, performance, usability, and supportability criteria. As a Senior Quality Engineer, you will research features, bugs, and security vulnerabilities and develop automated tests. You’ll need to have the ability to think creatively and adapt to rapid change, as well as the willingness to learn new things.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Work with the complete Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) solutions portfolio and be responsible for the delivery of JMC and other Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) userspace package updates
    • Develop new automated and manual tests; develop frameworks to make test development and automation easier to speed up implementation
    • Perform root cause analysis of reported and discovered issues
    • Suggest and guide improvements for product planning processes
    • Serve as an internal advocate for our customers
    • Supervise security update testing in a timely manner
    • Analyze and prioritize requirements; detect quality risks and mitigate them
    • Contribute bug fixes to upstream and provide demos of the solutions and technologies
    • Help team lead delegate and support the team working on JMC; serve as a temporary team lead when needed
    • Mentor more junior team members

    Required skills

    • 5 years of experience working in Quality Engineering (QE)
    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or a related engineering field, or relevant professional experience
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Ability to design and code complex test cases and code or contribute code to frameworks which simplify test development and automation solutions
    • Ability to assist in and perform root cause analysis of issues and develop reproducers
    • Ability to take responsibility for writing complex test plans
    • Ability to identify potential risks connected to product changes and mitigate them
    • Solid test automation skills in the area of operating systems
    • Solid skills and background in Linux OS and its security aspects
    • Active knowledge of Java and Bash languages and Java ecosystem
    • Ability to build solid relations in the team and encourage other team members to do the same; ability to lead by example
    • Knowledge of Python and C is a plus


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