Blue Planet Software Test Engineer (Scale)

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $125,000 - $152,000 per year
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Blue Planet Software Test Engineer (Scale)

job summary:
What will you do?

We are looking for a testing and automation focused software engineer to drive scalability improvements in the core Blue Planet Orchestration platform and supporting micro-services.

location: Austin, Texas
job type: Permanent
salary: $125,000 - 152,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelors

  • Write software that exercises the core orchestration capabilities and stresses them in step with our most demanding customers
  • Improve overall test-coverage and quality measurement driving toward faster and more confident software delivery
  • Develop test harnesses, simulations, and automation infrastructure
  • Use software engineering knowledge to find ways to break software and expose vulnerabilities to race conditions, negative behaviors, and security flaws
  • Create large scale system tests to drive improvements in scalability, performance, and high-availability
  • Work closely with the Blue Planet solution teams, internal developers, and customers to support their use of the platform to deliver complete solutions to customers
  • Participate in all phases of an agile development cycle
General Activities:

You will be working as a Blue Planet software test engineer responsible for assuring quality and scalability in the Orchestration platform.

Areas of impact:

Quality improvements in the platform translate to:

  • Improved quality and customer satisfaction for all Blue Planet solutions
  • Greater efficiency for the development team by finding problems earlier and in controlled environments
  • Simpler and faster solution development
  • Test patterns and automation that can be leveraged by all solution teams
The core Blue Planet Orchestration platform is a critical layer in the Blue Planet system as it forms the base for all orchestration solutions including Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO), Network Function Virtualization Orchestration (NFVO), and custom network automation solutions.

skills: Experience:

  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or equivalent field
  • Coding experience - preferably in languages such as Python / Java / GoLang
  • Innate skill and enjoyment from debugging, reverse engineering, and breaking things
  • Use of web services and RESTful APIs
  • Interest and ability to quickly learn and ramp-up on new languages and technologies
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
Desirable knowledge or experience in (a plus - not mandatory):

  • Knowledge of test methodologies and experience authoring test plans
  • Agile development methodologies and tools
  • Distributed, Highly-available systems running at large scale
  • Network element protocols (e.g., TL1, CLI, SNMP, NETCONF)
  • Distributed platforms which use Kafka, Elasticsearch, Cassandra or similar systems
  • Cloud environments (e.g., Docker, AWS, Openstack etc.,)
  • Database technologies including distributed SQL and non-relational
  • Basic understanding of networking including L2/L3 Switching & Routing

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