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Dell Principle Test Automation Strategist and Lead in Bengaluru, India

Principle Software Test Automation Strategist

When your products transform the way we live and work, nothing can be left to chance. Our Test Engineering team takes charge of the testing, evaluation and validation of all our devices. We’re a team of expert engineers responsible for the development of all test cases and test tools to ensure the functionality and compatibility of our products. We’re involved in the whole testing process from preparing test and diagnostic programs to recommending changes in testing equipment procedures and designing new testing equipment.

Join us to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact as a Principle Software Test Automation Strategist on our Client Validation Engineering team in Bangalore, India.

What you’ll achieve

This role is based in Bangalore but will service and lead efforts all across the globe. This includes but not limited to test automation strategy, approach, tools enablement, and test scripting for the functional, system, and user level of testing across Dell Client Software products.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Automation Strategist will be responsible for researching, designing, specifying, directing, and implementing automation of testing for pre-production personal computer software to improve quality, efficiency, and scalability.

  • Responsible for a broad range of automation tasks from individual device or unit test to system level and solution level testing. The candidate must possess excellent understanding of hardware and software interactions, and able to apply this understanding to resolve issues.

  • Automation must be targeted to the user environment, which is primarily Windows 10, but may also include older Windows operating systems as well as Linux and Chrome OS.

  • Will define and implement a cross-functional automation strategy and utilize global resources to accomplish each automation task. The strategy will include the workflows and tools necessary to implement. The solution will require a user-friendly interface for global resources to utilize, as well as robust data collection, storage, and analysis capabilities, including AI/Machine learning where applicable.

  • Will be expected to implement SW development controls such as code reviews, version controls, and workflows that support both an Agile and Waterfall development models. The candidate will utilize skills in web development, Python, and SQL. The role requires occasional to travel to global sites, and remote direction of the activities of global resources within Dell and with partners.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Leads the Test Engineering Automation Steering Committee to determine what new test methods and tools are required for new technologies

  • Develops significant new test methods and tools for testing of new hardware and solutions products

  • Works with designers and technologists to develop automation and test tools for future technologies

  • Authors and presents to leadership innovative test process and methodology improvements from an end-to-end test perspective

  • Identifies and develops strategic test partnerships with ODMs and supplier

Strategic Influence:

Work is guided by functional Strategy…

  • Establishes operational objectives for teams of professionals across the sub-function.

  • Implements policies and defines approach to strategy achievement for area managed.

  • Decisions may impact overall business, but are mainly related to the department or work area

  • Provides authoritative advice to top management based on deep subject matter expertise.

  • Accountable for related performance objectives.

  • Initiates integrated business plans based on senior leadership strategy.


Indirectly leads a team of Engineers responsible for carrying out the objectives of the department or work area.

  • Leads teams in understanding the link between Dell objectives and their contributions.

  • Develops schedules and performance requirements.

  • Applies influence and negotiation skills to drive business results.

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders both internal and external.

  • Serves as important liaison to external contacts (customers and vendors).

Problem Solving:

  • Guided by long term objectives and business requirements.

  • Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and decisions.

  • Leads teams to solve abstract problems without precedent.

  • Diagnoses and resolves ambiguous problems.

  • Leads rigorous process and service improvement programs.

Take the first step towards your dream career

Every Dell Technologies team member brings something unique to the table. Here’s what we are looking for with this role:

Essential Requirements

  • Requires 15+ years of related experience.

  • Experience with creating and working with automation frameworks using pytest, TestNg, Junit. C#, Python scripting

  • Must have experience working on API automation (REST + python preferred).

  • Must have of experience working on automation development using any programming language preferably python.

  • Must have experience working on UI automation using Ruby or Selenium, Ranorex, WinAppDriver, Robot, etc.

  • Must have experience working on CI/CD tools like Jenkins.

  • Preferably have worked on performance testing using tools like JMeter.

  • Should have worked previously using tools like Git/Rally or any equivalent Agile tool.

  • Experience in developing and debugging in one or more of the languages Java , Python, C#

  • Must have proven experience transitioning development teams from manual to an automated test environment

  • Proficient in Agile and Waterfall development environments.

Desirable Requirements

  • Masters in Computer Science or Engineering

  • ScrumMaster certified

Here’s our story; now tell us yours

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build a brighter digital tomorrow. Our company is made up of more than 150,000 people, located in over 180 locations around the world. We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive team and have an endless passion for our mission to drive human progress.

What’s most important to us is that you are respected, feel like you can be yourself and have the opportunity to do the best work of your life -- while still having a life. We offer excellent benefits, bonus programs, flexible work arrangements, a variety of career development opportunities, employee resource groups, and much more.

We started with computers, but we didn’t stop there. We are helping customers move into the future with multi-cloud, AI and machine learning through the most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Join us and become a part of what’s next in technology, starting today.

You can also learn more about us by reading our latest Diversity and Inclusion Report and our plan to make the world a better place by 2030 here ( .

Application closing date: Feb 11,2021

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