Principal QA Engineer

Location: India/Remote
Type: Full-time or contract

Your opportunity and activities for which you’ll be involved with Optiva::

  • Responsible for the quality of the products, and making it function in public and private cloud environments
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and reproducing technical problems, documenting and following them until full resolution
  • Taking part in both internal/customer projects and operations
  • Responsible for analyzing software, tools, and scripts to automate testing, quality control and monitoring on Preproduction system
  • Participating in functional, non-functional and exploratory testing across various project lines
  • Collaboration with cloud engineers in understanding new cloud technologies and investigating the way to improve the quality of the products based on their compatibility
  • Collaboration in the software development lifecycle to develop detailed test coverage including test plans and test cases, bugs and technical issues definitions
  • Navigate the path of functional requirements through quality gates to Production deployments
  • Proactively look for ways to create efficient testing approaches on short and long term testing cycles
  • Manage, participate in, or directly work on any additional projects, assignments, or initiatives assigned by management
  • Create/maintain documentation for test and operational procedures
  • Document and perform system pre-checks, application tests, and define additional testing requirements based on customer needs
  • Participate in an on-call rotation in a distributed Worldwide team


Mandatory Qualifications:

What you’ll need to hop on board and hit the ground running

  • 10+ years of related experience in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • 10+ years of technical testing experience in complex high-pressure environments
  • Proven experience in engaging major customer demands to provide QA solutions
  • Experience in Quality Assurance process definition, development, and enforcement
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information Technology Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Strong experience with the Agile software development methodology and collaboration with internal teams to deliver software and configuration artefacts
  • Understanding of quality control principles and quality assurance definitions of done in projects
  • Strong background in test automation and automated testing tools (e.g., Selenium, Cucumber, Intellij Idea, APM)
  • GitHub/Jenkins/Terraform experience
  • Experience with Docker or similar container solutions
  • Experience in Linux/Unix-based applications
  • Experience in any API testing tools like SoapUI/Postman
  • Should have strong debugging skills and should be able to analyse logs, Garbage Collection, Thread dumps etc
  • Solid understanding of development lifecycle and QA part in it – from requirements to post-delivery support


Optional Qualifications:

It would be much easier for you if you have:

  • Experience in testing distributed, service-oriented applications
  • Experience with Java build tools including Gradle
  • 3+ Telco experience (5G, IoT, AI, BigData, ML)


And, of course, you have a full-steam-ahead desire for::

  • Have a software-centric mindset
  • Be comfortable with coding
  • Relish change and frequent releases
  • Don’t fear complexity and scale
  • Understand the full software stack
  • View problems as an opportunity to improve
  • Embrace automation over manual effort
  • Translate the technical into business language
  • See challenges from a business perspective
  • Be prepared to move on with tasks


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