We are seeking an experienced Principal QA Automation Engineer with an unwavering passion for excellence in System Software Quality Engineering, proven skills and experience to transform that passion into continuous improvement and consistent excellence in release validation. The candidate will partner with Developers, Dev QA and other SQA Engineers to help define, implement and improve the system-wide validation and verification of our Media & Content Delivery Network Products. Responsibilities of a Senior Software Quality Engineer include leading multiple projects, mentoring talented SQA Engineers, developing System-level test strategy, test plans, creating, enhancing and executing manual system tests and automated system tests written in Perl. This individual will be faced with complex software automation and verification challenges and opportunities, with a mission to release high quality application/system software that is highly resilient and optimally performing on very large distributed networks.
As a Principal QA Automation Engineer you will:
Oversee technical scoping and design of projects, ensuring projects deliver the expected value on time with high quality
Mentoring and inspiring team to excel in their roles, leading by example and keeping enthusiasm high in tight-deadline situations
Perform manual and automated Functional, Performance and End to End System tests for Akamai's Media & Content Delivery Network Products.
Contribute to System test methodologies, test plans and highly effective test automation
Create, deploy and maintain automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios
Review bug descriptions, functional requirements and design documents, incorporating this information into test plans and test cases
About the Team
Media System Quality Assurance group is responsible for extensive testing across all the Technologies developed by the Media Content Delivery Network Engineering team. This group is knowledgeable about all these technologies and focuses on real-world, end-to-end testing to ensure all of Akamai's Systems integrate well. In addition, this group works on automated testing infrastructure, systematic and product test case tracking to increase efficiency within the Quality Assurance process.
Required Education and Experience:
Education: Master's Degree or greater in Computer Science
Strong Analytical Skills, attention to detail and Excellent Problem Solving/troubleshooting skills
Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated and very flexible
Excellent Communication and Influence Skills
Perl/Object Oriented Perl, Python, Selenium and/or shell scripting skills is a great plus
Experience with Linux internals, large-scale/distributed Systems testing
Experience working with media streaming technologies a plus: Flash/RTMP/HDS, HLS/HTTP Streaming, Silverlight/Smooth Streaming/HSS, encoding technologies (H.264/ACC, VC1, and VP6)
Akamai Technologies Inc