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DataDirect Networks
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IME - Quality Assurance Engineer

DataDirect Networks

Job ID 2017-2117
Job Locations US-MD-ColumbiaJob Posted Date 23 hours ago

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
Job Description
  • Serve as the key point of contact for all Test/Quality aspects for features developed by the IME team
  • Participate in cross functional teams to develop, communicate and execute a comprehensive system level test strategy.
  • Drive Test scoping of new features with input from development, product management, and test engineering.
  • Develop use cases to ensure all functional and feature test 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.
  • 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.

  • Skills and Experience
    • Minimum of 5 years systems level test experience.
    • Experience in Linux based SW development
    • Strong grasp and experience in SW test design, execution, automation and metrics.
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a feature development team
    • Demonstrated ability to work across complex organizations and collaborate on technology sharing
    • 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 program staff
    • Strong team player
    • Highly effective analytical, problem solving, decision making and influencing capabilities
    • Storage industry experience desired.
    • Minimum of BS or MS; computer engineering, 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.

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.


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