Quality Assurance Engineer - H1B's Accepted

Global Talent Executives Cambridge, MA

Posted 2 years ago in Engineering

Our major international client is seeking an experienced software quality assurance engineer with proven leadership and automation skills to work with the engineering and quality teams to build system-level test automation and execute automated and manual tests. The candidate will work primarily with engineers to provide SQA for development. An ideal candidate will have distributed system testing experience, strong analytical abilities, excellent teamwork and communication skills, and the ability to design, implement, maintain and extend effective system test automation solutions.

About the Team

The Server Platforms team develops and supports communications and the data collection infrastructure for our distributed platform. This infrastructure is comprised of a kernel, an operating system, and a series of core components which serve as a baseline for the rest of the our networks. These systems distribute configuration data, control information, and customer traffic to our distributed servers. They also publish, aggregate, and deliver internal system and customer data for use by internal and customer-facing monitoring, alerting, and reporting applications. These systems are among the largest in the world, which brings unique engineering challenges for developing distributed, scalable, and fault-tolerant systems.

* In-depth understanding of the SQA life-cycle from functional requirements gathering to the design and execution of automated and manual system level tests.

* Understand the developer's design spec and write unit tests against that spec.

* Perform code reviews on developers' designs.
* Design testing tools which includes developing scripts to enhance regression testing and feature testing.

* Perform and participate in all aspects of verification including requirements gathering, feature and functional testing, unit testing, regression, load and performance testing.

* Support and maintain the testnet infrastructure using either real hardware or virtual machines.

* Develop creative and thorough analyses to identify root causes of technical problems while developing resolutions.

* Design, develop, and deploy automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios.

* Qualify new hardware for both our Linux systems and Windows systems

Basic Qualifications

* Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical area.

* 2+ years work experience developing scripts and test automation with Perl.

* Minimum 1 year of experience with C or C++.
* Minimum of 1 year experience developing test plans for both functional and performance testing.
* Minimum of 1 year experience using the Unix/Linux kernel.

* Minimum of 1 year experience using a Windows based system.

* Minimum of 1 year experience with routing protocols such as HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP, etc.

Desired Qualifications

* Experience supporting testing activities for multiple applications/releases.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills.

* Experience with testing large scale, distributed network systems.

* Experience with Cygwin.

* Experience with Windows environments.

* Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving/troubleshooting skills.

* Experience with proxy servers, web servers, and caching technologies is a plus.

* Competence and self-motivation in analyzing problems and getting to the root cause.

* Ability to review bug descriptions, functional requirements, design documents and code.

* Ability working closely with developers to design test criteria and develop test plans.

* Strong understanding of QA life cycle: requirements gathering, testing definition, QA methodologies, and test execution.

* Knowledge of both the Linux and Windows kernel and their testing.

* Experience with commonly available testing packages.

* Experience with the use of virtual machines in testing.

H1B is accepted if they have enough time left with their Visa to apply for their Green Card ( Permanent resident alien A Card.

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