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Dell Software Quality Engineer 2 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Software Quality Engineer

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Software Quality Engineer on our Software Quality Engineering team in Hopkinton, MA.

Our Software Quality Engineering team ensures that our next-generation software is of the highest quality. We conduct a wide range of quality control tests and analyses to ensure that our software meets or exceeds end-user requirements. We debug software products, oversee the development of test plans, ensure system tests are documented, analyze the results, provide feedback to developers and make sure that all problems are resolved. We also select testing specifications for new products and ensure testing procedures comply with industry-specific standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Team member to design, develop, document, implement, and execute automation tests for our high end storage platform This includes writing/debugging test cases in Perl, Python within our test frame infrastructures.

  • Team member will also be using Dell's multi-platform interfaces for managing storage array systems. The focus is on the test development and automation of test cases requiring constant interaction with both product developers, automation and test engineers. Debugging and failure analysis are a must for the successful candidate. In addition, the candidate should exhibit self-sufficiency, high levels of motivation, and the ability to quickly and thoroughly learn new and complex topics. Concentration will be on data migration, replication technologies and storage tiering.

Essential Requirements

  • Strong test automation knowledge in Perl and/or Python on Linux, UNIX and/or Windows operating system platforms

  • Proven ability to deliver quality portable Perl and Python

  • Ability to work effectively in fast paced multi-team test development environment

  • Has cross-platform analysis and troubleshooting ability

  • Possess working knowledge with both UNIX, Linux and Windows file systems

  • Ability to write detailed technical documents including test plans, functional specifications

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Education requirement– Technical BS degree and undergraduate or graduate work in engineering and computer science or equivalent.

  • 1 - 3 years’ experience required, preferably in storage testing and software development.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working in remote/virtual teams

  • General knowledge of Enterprise Storage Software is desired

  • Client/Server testing experience welcomed

  • VMware experience is desirable

  • Working knowledge of software IDEs and debugging tools

  • Knowledge of computer system performance analysis and measurement

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