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Principal Quality Automation Engineer


Principal Quality Automation Engineer

Competitive salary

Location: Cork, Ireland.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 Principal Quality Automation Engineer in Cork, Ireland.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

As a Quality Automation Engineer you will be a member of a team which will design, develop, test and deliver a suite of capabilities which will be part of the Next Generation Converged Infrastructure (NGCI) automation software.

  • Take an automation first approach to ensuring a high quality product is produced both from a (i) software perspective and (ii) in the eyes of our customers
  • Develop test strategies, test plans, execute end-to end customer driven test cases, developing test automation scripts, and work closely with a global development team to deliver a high quality product.
  • Together with your team, design, develop and maintain automation solutions that meet business needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, security and reliability.
  • Be comfortable doing technical debugging of potential software defects as you identify them
  • Be a quality advocate within your team and partner with software engineers in automated testing the product.
  • Maintain the defect backlog for your team in order of severity and priority and ensure high priority defects are incorporated into regular backlog grooming.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers on the team.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience developing automation frameworks and tests in a Python and other frameworks
  • Knowledge and experience of some software automation test tool sets, such as:
    • Locust, JMeter, Loadrunner, Tesng, Junit, Pytest, robot
  • Experience in Linux/Unix platform
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills in a complex environment
  • Experience and knowledge of in test automation best practices

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledgeable in Public & Private Cloud technologies and the Software Defined Datacenter
  • Knowledgeable in a subset of the following physical infrastructure domains:
    • Storage, network, compute, virtualization.
  • Knowledge and expertise in the VMware product portfolio (including vCenter, vSAN, NSX, vRealize etc.).
  • Knowledge of scripting languages and Linux platform tools like bash, python, perl, awk, sed and grep.
  • Experience in VMware based virtualization technology.
  • Strong communicator, and be comfortable communicating technically at both high and low levels.
  • Experience in Python, Service Mesh, Kubernetes & Microservices
  • Experience with system’s management technologies such as Puppet, Ansible, Salt or Chef.

BenefitsWe 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 can drive the continuous improvement of our software quality standards, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.

Job Family: Engineering Job ID: R88230

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