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IndustrySecurity, Software, Database, Enterprise, Open Source
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Sr. SQA Automation Engineer

at Hortonworks Inc. in CA 94303   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  
About Hortonworks, Inc.
Apache Hadoop™ is the principal open source Cloud Computing platform for storing, managing, processing and analyzing “Big Data”. Most leading Internet and Social Networking businesses use it, along with other companies around the globe. We believe that more than half of the world’s data will be stored in Hadoop environments within five years.

Hortonworks, Inc. is a dynamic startup, created to accelerate the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop. Together with the Apache opensource community, we are making Hadoop more powerful, more robust, and easier to install, manage and use. We also provide support and training for Apache Hadoop.
The Hortonworks Quality Engineering team is looking for talented and passionate SQA Automation Engineers, to deliver continuous improvement of opensource Hadoop and the other products that we provide to our customers. You will do this through your deep understanding of automation tools, test methodologies for distributed software, and customer focus.
This position is for a hard worker who likes challenges, and is constantly striving to improve the WAY work is done – both QE and Dev. You will have visibility in the prestigious Apache opensource community, and the opportunity to build a public reputation for your contributions. Principle, senior and journeyman positions are available, depending on your experience level.
Responsibilities include:
Develop maintainable test automation frameworks, tools and automated test suites, in response to growing feature set and customer requirements.
Work with the opensource community to scale up test automation practices, and provide robust releases.
Develop, set up, maintain and enhance production staging environments and tools.
Help tune production cluster configurations, and debug system level deployment issues.
Demonstrated commitment to best practices in SQA and software development, including modern CI processes and automating EVERYTHING. Comfortable with Agile/Scrum processes and code review.
Expert with Windows and Windows Server, with strong experience in Automated SQA practice in a Windows application development environment (preferably with Enterprise-class applications).
Very experienced or expert level in at least one scripting language (Python, batch, PowerShell, or comparable). You have to be able to actually script useful programs, with ease and expertise.
Strong Java development skills, able to read and write Java code productively.
Strong knowledge of API-level client/server testing in Java, not just Web Services testing.
Strong knowledge of current quality engineering and test automation tools and processes, including JUnit, Jenkins, Selenium, Mockito, and Subversion, or comparable products -- and familiarity with the next generation of tools that will replace these.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Doesn’t let things fall through the cracks.
Bachelor’s degree or better in CS or related field, with 5+ years experience (Senior SQA Automation Engineer) or 0-4 years experience (SQA Automation Engineer) in software test development, automation tools development, and/or data center administration.
For Principle SQA Automation Engineer, a Master’s degree and/or 10+ years experience, with demonstrated strengths in test framework architecture, SQA methodologies, feature coverage analysis, and professional commitment to the field of Quality Improvement. Able to raise quality of releases to the next level.
Preferred Qualifications:
SQA automation experience in Linux development environments.
Experience configuring and utilizing Amazon Web Services for cloud computing.
Experience with Hadoop or HBase and associated projects.
Experience with performance testing, stress testing, and advanced aspects of system testing automation.
Experienced with testing, debugging, and deploying software for highly scaled cluster applications, involving thousands of servers, or enterprise applications involving large data centers.
System administration experience with a 24x7, high-availability production environment.
Java development experience.
Bachelor’s degree or better in CS or related field, with 5+ years experience (Senior SQA Automation Engineer) or 0-4 years experience (SQA Automation Engineer) in software test development, automation tools development, and/or data center administration.
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