Dell Software Quality Senior Engineer (Storage & NFS Protocol Testing) in Santa Clara, California

The Software Quality Senior Engineer is responsible for creating and maintaining software test suites for Data Domain File Systems. He/she ensures the product is well tested with high quality to catch software defects early before customers report them. He/she must also coordinate with multi-functional scrum teams to execute tests against their code to help them achieve their goals. This position requires a highly competent, results-oriented, self-directed software testing professional with a good test automation background.

The Software Quality Senior Engineer is expected to be able to work with a variety of development environments and operating systems (Linux and MS Windows). The individual should be proficient in testing methodologies, programming and scripting languages, and various automation techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review technical software specifications in order to create corresponding manual or automated test cases.

  • Responsible for implementation and execution of testing in accordance with test plan specifications.

  • Review existing DDFS functional test suites to find testing gaps and drive the development of new tests to ensure proper test coverage.

  • Write automated test scripts in Python promptly to help other QA staff perform functional and stress tests.

  • Submit detailed bug reports that provide enough debugging information for the development teams to quickly resolve all product defects.

  • Work closely with the development teams to test code changes for finding bugs early.

  • Assist in the development of tools which will be used to improve our test automation efficiency.

Desired Requirements

  • Experience in QA testing with knowledge in storage testing.

  • Experience with NFS, CIFS and/or DDboost protocols.

  • Experience with open-source I/O workload generator tools such as FIO, iozone, dbench, etc.

  • Experience in testing protection storage for backup, archive and disaster recovery is a plus.

  • Experience in working in Unix and VMware environments.

  • Ability to triage storage product failures going through logs and traces to quickly identify which components causing the failures.

  • Familiarity with Agile software development and QA processes, principles, and techniques.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of global project teams.

  • Strong analytical and communication skills.

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent engineering degree

Education and Experience Level:

Typically requires 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3+ years with a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent experience

Benefits

We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you’re ready to develop cutting-edge software for a changing world, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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