Rackspace VMware Senior Software Developer in Test in Remote, United States

Job Overview

Overview & Responsibilities

Rackspace is looking for Software Developers in Test (SDT) to join our Quality Engineering Organization. As a Senior SDT you will be given the responsibility of writing test automation for various products in our VMWare practice area. In this role you will write test code using Java, Python and our testing framework.

Our Quality Engineering Organization brings engineering talent to the forefront and works closely with development to continuously deliver code to our customers that is reliable, scalable, and functional. We are looking for technical development engineers that have experience in testing and who will help us continue our mission of providing a high quality experience for our customers, while working in a collaborative, dynamic and fun environment.

This position will report directly to VMware QE manager, and is based in San Antonio.

Job Complexity:

• Designs and implements test frameworks and tools

• Writes and executes automated test scripts using a pre-defined framework

• Writes positive and negative smoke and regression test scripts to test product functionality and integration with dependencies

• Tests APIs, user interfaces, web services and/or web applications

• Writes performance, load, and stress tests

• Conducts code reviews of more junior SDT's tests

• Medium to high level of contribution to Openstack test suites, as applicable

• Provides input for solving problems and recommends or executes a well-defined remediation plan

• Participates in design and architecture reviews

• Collaborates with other quality and development engineers to build, evolve, and maintain a scalable continuous build and deployment pipeline

• Conducts technical phone screens for QE openings


Required Experience/Skills:

• 5-8 years of development test automation experience

• BS in Computer Science or technical related degree or equivalent experience

• Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, and apply them accurately through an evolving, dynamic environment

• Strong knowledge of web protocols, networking, and systems

• Demonstrated working proficiency of one of the following languages: Python, Ruby, Java, or C+• Experience with Linux, such as Red Hat or Ubuntu and/or Windows

• Demonstrated working proficiency of Unix shell scripting

• Strong understanding of XML, XSD, JSON, WSDL, and SOAP

• Demonstrated working proficiency with a UI automation tool such as Selenium, QTP, or Silk

• Demonstrated working proficiency of refactoring code and iterative development

• Strong knowledge of open source tools such as curl, JMeter

• Strong knowledge of continuous integration and delivery concepts

• Working experience implementing test code within a continuous integration and delivery pipeline

• Demonstrated proficiency in creating technical documentation

• Strong knowledge of performance, load, and stress testing

• Experience working within an agile development process (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) from the test design, test automation, and execution perspective

• Ability to analyze and translate requirements and development stories into test scripts

• Excellent knowledge of QA processes and methodologies

• Strong knowledge of Cloud computing concepts

• Excellent knowledge of object oriented programming

• Strong attention to detail

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Excellent time management skills

Desired Experience/Skills:

• Strong understanding of software/testing methodologies such as TDD

• Experience working in Cloud computing

• Strong understanding of CI/CD pipeline

• Strong knowledge of Ansible

• Experience working with VMWare products


Req # 34854

Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio



Category Quality Engineering, Software Development, VMWare