• Senior Quality Engineer

    Location US-MA-Westford
    Posting date 2 months ago(10/25/2019 4:41 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 us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the way multi-product test automation is built. You’ll gain a deep understanding of a complete portfolio of our solutions and related technologies, including virtualization, cloud, and storage technologies. You’ll make sure our solutions fulfill the highest possible enterprise quality, performance, usability, and supportability criteria compared to competing offerings. As a Senior Quality Engineer, you will serve as a customer advocate. You’ll need to have a good understanding of our offerings and how they integrate with other offerings, as well as knowledge of the ways in which these offerings are used by our customers. You'll serve as a mentor to other team members and advise them on interpreting interoperability requirements, formulating test cases, creating and implementing test plans, researching new features, and developing automated tests. You’ll need to have the ability to think creatively and adapt to rapid change, along with a willingness to learn new things.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Work with the full suite of Red Hat’s offerings and be actively involved in and responsible for the definition and architecture of multi-product interoperability use cases
    • Prototype test environments containing prescribed combinations of Red Hat’s offerings
    • Create and review test plans and suggest improvements for multi-product testing processes
    • Develop new automated tests, design and develop new test frameworks and automation, analyze current solutions, and suggest improvements
    • Participate in code reviews and provide input on code design
    • Work with Red Hat’s product QE teams to identify and integrate existing tests into multi-product interoperability test scenarios
    • Participate in or perform root cause analysis of issues to get a starting point to address problems
    • Take responsibility for a multi-product interoperability scenario and supervise its successful testing in a timely manner
    • Contribute bug fixes upstream and provide demos of the solutions and technologies
    • Help team lead delegate and support the team working on multi-product interoperability testing; serve as a temporary team lead in times of need
    • Mentor junior team members

    Required skills

    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or a related engineering field, or 5+ years of relevant professional experience
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Ability to design and code, or contribute code to complex test cases and code frameworks which simplify test development and automation solutions
    • Ability to assist in or perform root cause analysis of issues, possibly spanning multiple components or subsystems and develop reproducers
    • Ability to take responsibility for writing complex test plans for a feature and provide usable time estimations on completion; ability to identify potential risks connected to test development of assigned features and mitigate them
    • Solid skills and background in Linux
    • Deep knowledge of programming languages, including Python or Red Hat Ansible Automation
    • Ability to build solid relationships on the team and encourage other team members to do the same; ability to lead by example


    The following are considered a plus:


    • Well-versed in industry trends in virtualization, cloud, or storage technologies
    • Practical experience with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Docker
    • Knowledge of continuous integration (CI) and continuous development (CD) technologies

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