Principal Quality Engineer / Team Lead

Engineering - Burlington, MA, USA
Posting Date
Feb 05, 2018
Location
Burlington, MA, USA
Department
Engineering

Role

The purpose of this position is to provide technical leadership with the elements of the administrative responsibilities to a team of the Software Development Engineers in Test to deliver complex software products and networking components as part of the R&D activities associated with our next-generation, high-performance family of IPS and Firewall products.

 

Main Duties

  • Designing, automating & executing tests based on high level requirements and descriptions
  • Analyze and code complex test automation modules utilizing test automation frameworks in CD/CI environment, define data structures, and specify test and automation tools
  • Fully competent in the design, implementation, and maintenance of a test environment, including necessary equipment, configuration, and software.
  • Thorough knowledge of Java, ability to write/code test automation using Java and Java based product SDK.
  • Proficiency in Perl (other scripting languages are a plus)
  • Strong Linux or Unix Systems experience
  • Knowledge of networking & protocols, firewalls, switching and routing
  • Knowledge/experience with the perimeter security devices (Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN) is a big plus
  • Knowledge of web applications testing is desirable (JavaScript, AngularJS, JSON, RESTful web services etc)
  • Security domain/security testing knowledge a big plus

Experience and Skills

The primary responsibilities include enabling and supporting agile SDLC for the large, geographically distributed Engineering team with focus on Continuous Delivery/Continuous System Integration, automation/orchestration of the engineering processes; test automation framework utilization, design, automation and execution of the test/use cases and scenarios. The person in this position will be also providing a technical leadership and actively participating in build-up/hiring of the Software QE/SDET team:

  • Knowledge and wide application of engineering and quality assurance principles, theories, and concepts, and working knowledge of other related fields.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and experience in championing of software process improvement initiatives, test methodologies, re-evaluating and assessing existing processes
  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions, under only limited direction.
  • Accountable for delivery of subsystem, anticipate issues and addresses proactively.
  • Contributes to the development and achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
  • Represents the organization on project teams and performs technical project leadership roles; work with cross-functional teams
  • Sphere of influence is likely to extend outside of work group or department.
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration within and across work groups.
 

Benefits

In most cases, the compensation package includes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Vacation time
  • Gym membership compensation

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Posting Date
Feb 05, 2018
Location
Burlington, MA, USA
Department
Engineering