Sr. QA Engineer within Big Data, at Vertica

Micro Focus LLC
Micro Focus LLC

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Sr. QA Engineer within Big Data, at Vertica Job Description About your role The Vertica QA team, located in Cambridge, seeks a senior engineer with experience building a production systems application who can heighten the realism of our database feature testing. The Vertica Analytics Database Platform is enterprise software used by engineers in data driven organizations to build powerful analytics applications in every business vertical imaginable. As customer zero of the product, our quality assurance engineers aim to deploy the product and exercise features in a realistic manner. Your primary responsibility will be to direct our testers on the axes that most impact a presales proof-of-concept deployment and customers’ everyday workflows. Our customers want to handle hundreds of nodes and petabytes of data, and these scales present unique testing challenges. Having experience with common deployment patterns and software, ETL pipelining, integrations with cloud microservices, or load balancing techniques will all help foster an attitude of testing realism. You’ll help deploy popular software in the big data ecosystem such as Kafka or Spark, and advise our quality engineers on how to properly integrate with these systems. Vertica runs in both on-prem data warehouses and in several public clouds, which can add complexity to these deployments. Required skills Experience building a production application, preferably one that uses a database, even better if the application is analytical At least four years of experience with python or a similar scripting language Strong comfort at the Linux command line and with bash Experience with data analytics Experience with SDLC methodologies and tools Excellent communication Desired skills Intermediate database experience and SQL knowledge Experience testing and creating automated test suites Product development experience building and testing enterprise software Experience working with cross functional teams that included development, QA, documentation and product management Knowledge of AWSGCP cloud services and how to integrate them with existing applications Scripting experience and comfort with Linux will be needed to participate in the continual improvement of QA automation and test tooling. We’re a data-driven organization and always seeking to augment test metrics so that product quality and test quality can be rigorously analyzed. As such, we welcome innovation that rethinks the process from an industry or academic perspective. Beyond improving the testing process itself, you’ll offer guidance on features’ test strategies and directly assist in authoring new integration tests. The best ideas often come from fresh views, and we believe quality assurance is as much about identifying necessary improvements as it is about reporting functionality bugs. By understanding how features will be used, you’ll propose impactful extensions of features that augment usability and enable new workflows. Your experience will help drive the objectives of the software development lifecycle and have direct results on the finished product. It’s an exciting time to join the team! Vertica is growing quickly to meet the high demand for Big Data solutions, and this role offers a chance to direct quality assurance and shape customers’ experience with Vertica. About our team The best ideas often come from fresh perspectives. At Vertica, our open-minded, diverse and inclusive team is always learning from each other. We approach intellectually challenging work with a “get it done” attitude. Vertica Engineers are given significant latitude and support to pursue what they are passionate about to make Vertica an even better place. If you are excited about building great technology with a proactive team, you will find yourself in good company at Vertica. Welcome to the family. About our product Vertica is a recognized leader in analytics powering some of the world’s most data driven organizations like Uber, Wayfair, Intuit, Cerner, and more. Our columnar, MPP, distributed database delivers unprecedented speed, petabyte scale, with analytics and machine learning functions built into the core. We believe the future belongs to the fast. Join us for the ride! LI-GC2 DiceGC Job Engineering Micro Focus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected statusSr. QA Engineer within Big Data, at Vertica 1

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