Software QA Test Engineer at DDN Storage in Columbia, Maryland

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Software QA Test Engineer

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Office: Columbia


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DataDirect Networks ( 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.

Job Description

We are currently seeking aSystems and Test Engineer Lead

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

    Guide Manual Testing Team with Respect to SFA releases and its testing scope.
  • Hands on experience with manual testing including hardware interaction in the Lab.

  • Review acceptance criteria, set up test environments, and execute test strategies and test plans against SFA projects

  • Work with other test and development engineers to create and execute test cases that are flexible and reusable across SFA hardware storage platforms

  • Coordinate with project team, developers and other test engineers on defects and issues, provide pertinentdatafor root cause analysis and verify test and production build changes for resolutions

  • Work with developers and test engineers from multiple locations across the globe.

  • Work with Test Architect, Test Leads, Test Engineers and Developers/Designers to understand and provide solutions for any challenges that could impact the delivery of SFA projects

  • Work with system architecture/design team to understand future products to ensure test architecture is adequate

  • Troubleshoot equipment issues and support development & QA teams withsystem setup, administration, and configuration

  • 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

  • Drive process improvements within the local test organization

  • Participate in CLCA process with the QA test lead 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.

Qualifications for this role are:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field(Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or another related technical field)

  • Storage industry experience must.

  • 15+years' experience in QA and manual test execution.

  • Linux.

  • Basic understanding of Bash or Python Scripting.

  • Understanding of all phases of the development life cycle

  • Familiar with QA methodology, functional and structural testing techniques

  • Experience using source code control systems (GIT preferred)

  • Experience using bug tracking systems (Jira preferred)

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.

DataDirect Networks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, sex stereotyping, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.