Red Hat Principal Software Engineer - Ansible Tower Engineering in Durham, North Carolina
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The Red Hat Ansible Tower Engineering team is looking for a talented Principal Software Engineer to join us in Durham, NC. In this role, you will design and implement test automation, automate daily tasks, and improve overall test coverage. Using your considerable experience and leadership capability you will advise, recommend, and implement improvements to our best procedures and test automation framework. Working closely with developers you'll identify areas of risk, understand customer usage, and design and develop test automation to mitigate risks. You'll be a key contributor on the team that is responsible for the quality of Ansible Tower.
Primary job responsibilities
Design, develop, and implement test automation
Investigate and recommend strategic improvements to tools and processes to advance and expand testing capability, efficiency, and throughput
Actively participate in code reviews with the team
Define test strategy by reviewing requirements, architecture, and design documents
Diagnose complex problems and document defects of our offerings
Provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring for team members
Perform manual tests as necessary
8+ years of experience in application and automation development
Demonstrated experience writing Ansible playbooks and roles, or similar automation language like Salt, Chef or Puppet
Proficient with Python; 3+ years experience developing Python applications
Demonstrated experience in analyzing overall platform architectures and developing test frameworks, tools, and strategies to meet test needs
Experience working with continuous integration (CI) frameworks like Jenkins and Travis
Systems administrator-level Linux skills in one or more Linux distributions
Outstanding communication and documentation skills
Experience with cloud technologies, like EC2, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, or Red Hat OpenStack Platform
Knowledge and experience with CI/CD concepts, platforms, tools and practices
Motivated with the ability to motivate others and a customer-focused service attitude
The following is considered a plus:
Experience working with Kubernetes or OpenShift
Demonstrated experience writing UI automation with tools like Selenium or Nightwatch
Demonstrated experience developing Python REST clients
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification
Upstream involvement in open source projects, including submitting patches for upstream inclusion
Understand SDLC and Agile or Scrum processes
Experience with open source communities via mailing lists, bug reports, patches, etc.
Bachelor's or graduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a technology-related discipline
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Job ID 63292
Category Software Engineering