Red Hat Senior Quality Engineer in Durham, North Carolina

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

The Red Hat Ansible Quality Engineering (QE) team is looking for a Senior Quality Engineer with a passion for open source software to join us in Durham, NC. In this role, you will work on a new project as part of a new initiative within the Management QE group, which reaches across Red Hat's diverse solution portfolio. You’ll need to have outstanding technical and communication skills and experience with Ansible or similar automation orchestration technology. As a Senior Quality Engineer, you’ll also need to be comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Help define and implement automated test strategies, methodologies, processes, and procedures

  • Investigate and recommend test infrastructure tools to support the quality engineering methodology, process, and procedures

  • Work with other QE team members to architect and implement automated functional testing across the Ansible solution set, including Tower and Galaxy

  • Analyze source code and work with development counterparts to propose appropriate test strategies for product subsystems

  • Develop automated tests in accordance with department policies and process

  • Create product wide test plans and strategies

  • Oversee the work of other quality engineers

  • Participate in and contribute to weekly team meetings

  • Interact with external partners and customers regarding testing strategies and results

  • Schedule and guide reviews with management and senior technical leadership

  • Provide an accurate and timely status of testing efforts and quality metrics to the broader project team

  • Plan and implement testing automation jobs and pipelines using a continuous integration (CI)

Required skills

  • 5+ years of software testing experience

  • Experience with testing web-based applications, preferably through a REST API

  • Experience with automation and orchestration frameworks like Ansible

  • Experience with solutions like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, or OpenShift by Red Hat

  • Familiarity with various deployment models including cloud, virtualization, and containers

  • Experience with GitHub, GitLab, or other collaborative code forges

  • Passion for open source technologies; previous experience with open source communities and development is a plus

  • Advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Understanding of quality assurance and engineering concepts

  • Understanding of the Python programming language

  • Practical experience using the Linux operating system including Bash scripting

  • Fluent written and verbal English language skills

  • Knowledge of CI systems like Jenkins or Travis

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Job ID 64809

Category Quality Engineering