Quality Engineering Test Lead DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN.com) is a world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high-growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.
We are currently seeking a Quality Engineering Test Lead to work in Columbia, MD on DDN's IME program.
Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
Technical owner of the complete test suite for the DDN IME product.
Serve as the key point of contact for all Test/Quality aspects for IME releases
Participate in cross functional teams to develop, communicate and execute a comprehensive system level test strategy.
Drive Test scoping of new features and releases with input from development, product management, and test engineering.
Develop use cases to ensure all functional and feature requirements are captured during the design and development phase.
Automation/Jenkins expert who will focus on creation of automated test cases and track the execution and triage using our ALM toolset. Project requirement is 100% automated test cases.
Support appropriate technical meetings/scrums and message progress/status/concerns
Review solution requirements from a QA point of view and participate in feature test scoping for input into the development of the product roadmap.
Lead retrospective sessions for each release iteration and drive any process improvements identified
Participate in CLCA process with the L3 organization and drive test action items identified to improve the process release over release.
Analyze project metrics to provide data on gaps and areas for improvement as well as data to base future schedules on.
Lead, train, and mentor team members in the QA process
Qualifications for this role are:
Minimum of 5 years in senior technical leadership position on a systems level QA team.
Storage industry experience desired.
Strong grasp and experience in SW test design, execution, automation and metrics.
Demonstrated ability to lead technical contributors
Demonstrated ability to work across complex organizations and collaborate on technology sharing
Extensive experience in Linux based SW development
Experience with scripting languages (Bash, Peel, Perl, Python)
Experience with Agile software development process
Excellent written/verbal communication skills
Excellent time management skills, with the ability to independently prioritize, multitask, and work under deadlines in a fast paced environment
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels
Strong team player with proven leadership skills
Highly effective analytical, problem solving, decision making and influencing capabilities
Minimum of BS or MS; computer engineering, or computer science or related technical field.
Experience with Jenkins and Rally highly desired
Experience in geographically distributed teams is highly desired.
Experience with performance testing and analysis a plus
DDN Core Characteristics
DDN has a very strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities:
Self Starter - Takes independent action to identify and solve problems. Seeks out relevant information needed to make decisions. Gets involved with new initiatives.
Success/Achievement Orientation - Delivers quality results consistently. Targets, achieves (or exceeds) measurable results. Sets challenging goals, focuses on critical priorities, and is accountable.
Problem Solving - Recognizes problems and responds with a systematic assessment that identifies and addresses cause of issue. Practical, realistic, and resourceful.
Innovative - Builds and improves key business processes that enhance the effectiveness of DDN. Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, and solves problems creatively.
DDN takes pride in developing and promoting talent as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. By fostering a diverse business environment, DDN welcomes opportunities to learn from each other, our customers, investors, suppliers, and business partners.
Thank you for your interest in joining DDN!
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