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Technical Architect- Quality & Automation



IT, Quality Assurance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Cohesity is on a mission to radically simplify how organizations secure and manage their data, while unlocking limitless value. As a leader in data security and management, we make it easy to secure, protect, manage and derive value from data—across the data center, edge, and cloud. At Cohesity, we're a group of builders and go-getters who are committed to doing the right thing. We encourage you to come as you are, as our differences make us stronger.

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About our Team

Quality Engineering & Automation - is responsible for enabling an automation first, approach to high quality & reliable releases. The technical director is accountable for designing automation solutions and architecting modern approaches to enabling automated validation of loosely coupled, microservices based custom built and enterprise technology platforms. This technical director leads and provides technical direction and guidance to teams delivering functionality across multiple business areas.

Leads teams in performing functional and automated testing of software to ensure quality and stability before changes are deployed to production systems. This position drives close interaction with application development teams, business users and other technical teams within the organization and throughout the software development lifecycle.

Primary duties of this position include designing frameworks and driving delivery of automation solutions at the platform level across multiple teams. This candidate will be leading innovation in automation to enable agile and reliable delivery across multiple teams. Prior experience with enterprise applications in data protection, data platform, data security and supporting API platforms is required.

Key Skills

  • Ability to lead complex solutions in designing automation frameworks, engineering approach and techniques to enable highly automated, consistent delivery of features with high quality
  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and efficient test automation frameworks and test architectures.
  • Technical understanding of enterprise systems, cloud computing and APIs platforms
  • Demonstrated track record and interest in staying current with modern technologies, frameworks, integration and design patterns and related automation
  • Ability to lead, design and implement proof of concepts and provide appropriate technical guidance to the wider team as needed in defining technical and automation approaches.
  • Expertise with applying test engineering methodologies, test-driven development, Agile software delivery and operating in product-based delivery squads
  • Expertise in cloud native, loosely coupled, microservices based platform, and related tools and best practices for automation is required. This will be a key contribution of this role to layout the automation approach that enables squad independence and agility without compromising reliability of delivery
  • Experience leading test engineering activities for large enterprise systems and cloud solutions.
  • Ability to operate with an automation first mindset to enable and enhance Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery capabilities
  • Experience with 3rd party integrations and SaaS based functionality is a plus
  • Ability to operate as an SDET and enhance the level of automation to ensure quality of our customer facing experience
  • Ability to lead as well as take on a hands-on role in all aspects of \ test engineering while leading/directing/reviewing the work of the test engineers on the initiative.
  • Participate in various POCs (Proof of Concept) to keep the automation framework and technology relevant and current to product offerings
  • Collaborate effectively with software engineers, product owners, Test engineers and other stakeholders to ensure quality of product delivery
  • Ability to define, automate and validate test cases to ensure requirements are met across all layers of the technology stack – UI/API/Services

Additional Skills

  • Experience driving test engineering in data protection and data security highly preferred
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision on Test engineering strategy, architecture & frameworks
  • Comfortable doing presentations to technical and non-technical audiences or medium sized groups.
  • Work in close interaction with developers in verification and validation of features in new and existing applications
  • Effectively communicates in product squad & partner teams, business users, product owners and other stakeholders
  • Research testing trends and self-motivated to stay current with industry best practices

Tool & Frameworks Used

  • Python, Pytest, Java Script, C++, go lang, understanding of design patterns, Selenium, Rest API, C++, go lang, Playwright

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or advanced degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 12+ years progressive experience in software engineering or Quality Engineering roles in high volume Data protection Data Security, Data Platform on prem and SaaS experience
  • Good analytical skills and strong hands on programming experience
  • Experience with Test Engineering concepts, methodologies, and ability to apply them as appropriate to the SDLC
  • Object Oriented Design & Programming expertise is required to ensure design, implementation and maintainability of appropriate test frameworks and automation
  • Good collaboration, communication & problem solving
  • Experience with Cloud platform & related technologies are a plus
  • Experience with Data platform, Cluster architecture, corresponding API platform related test engineering and automation frameworks in an Agile model is required.

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