Cloud - Software Engineer - Test Infrastructure


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About the team

The Elastic Cloud QA Frameworks team’s primary focus is to empower teams within Elastic Cloud with the tools and guidance to verify product quality so that we can release with confidence. We enable testing at every phase of development, with tools and feedback loops that identify quality risks as quickly as possible.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to design and implement tooling, frameworks, and systems for writing tests, running tests, and reporting/analyzing test results. We want you to find creative shift-left solutions to help engineers identify issues fast, before they become customer-facing incidents. Our aim is to release software frequently, and boring releases is the mantra for this group. We need you to efficiently scale quality verification of those releases across both our on-prem product and our rapidly expanding cloud offering. This role requires coordination across several globally-distributed engineering teams within Elastic.

What you will be doing

  • Manage a variety of projects related to testing frameworks, tooling, automation, continuous integration, deployment methodology, and much more.
  • Design and develop reliable and performant test frameworks.
  • Demonstrate and promote their usage across customer zero: our engineers.
  • Enable shift-left thinking through continuous integration and delivery.
  • Work with our other Engineering Productivity teams to improve our development workflow.
  • Utilize the Elastic Stack for testing and introspection of Elastic Cloud.
  • Collaborate across functions and mentor other engineers on a quality mindset.

What you bring along

  • You have a software engineering background with prior experience working as a quality engineer, developer, or software engineer focused on developer productivity.
  • You have strong experience with programming in a statically typed language like Java, Go, or Scala.
  • You have experience in delivering continuous integration in a SaaS environment.
  • You are passionate about software quality, developer productivity, and release processes.
  • We would love for you to bring some experience with QA tools integration, but would be happy if you are ready to learn.
  • You have operational experience with any of the major Cloud providers.
  • You possess a discerning attention to detial, and good humor for subtle jokes.
  • You are unafraid to dive into an unfamiliar problem, and have a strong desire for learning and growth.
  • You believe that a diverse company is a better company, and want to work with talented colleagues all over the world.

What would be great

  • Experience writing or maintaining a test framework
  • Background with Python/Pytest or JavaScript/Cypress
  • Experience managing a Selenium Grid infrastructure
  • Proficiency in performance testing
  • Familiarity with Docker or Kubernetes and knowledge of their ecosystem

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As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

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