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Staff Engineer VCF Engineering

Bengaluru, India

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VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), a VMware offering in exponential growth mode, is a hybrid cloud infrastructure platform to run modern workloads, from mission-critical workflows to containerized apps, in the private cloud, public cloud, and at the edge. VCF integrates compute, storage, networking, security, and cloud management services, including support for modern composable hardware, to create a consistent, and dynamically configurable, infrastructure.

We have ambitious goals to expand VCF infrastructure in a way that makes it simpler to run these modern workloads, which are distributed, hybrid, multi- cloud and elastic.  That involves turning these full stack infrastructure clusters, hardware(s) plus software(s), into programmable, intelligent, intent-driven software endpoints. deployed, secured, and easily managed at scale, like a software CI/CD pipeline.  The infrastructure is intent-driven, whereby an application can provide its runtime characteristics and requirements of the infrastructure and expect the entire stack to configure itself intelligently.  The infrastructure also reconfigures or maintains itself on ongoing basis, to support these hybrid applications’ dynamic, elastic needs.

We are looking for a talented and seasoned Engineer with extensive hands-on experience in Networking domain, testing Cloud/System Management software to join the VMware Cloud Foundation(VCF) R&D Group.             

As part of the VMware Hyper Converged Infrastructure Business Unit, Integrated Systems – Customer Adoption and System Test team, you will work on testing ISBU products at VMware’s India Center in Bangalore. As a member of the team you will develop and execute System and API tests, write and review test plans/cases, and contribute to API and UI test automation efforts.   You will closely work with developers and the Quality Engineering team within R&D to deliver quality releases in an Agile development environment. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Conducting system testing activities
  • Test automation and code coverage analysis
  • Identifying testability requirements  
  • Participating in regular scrum meetings, planning and story pointing sessions, and design and code reviews
  • Training and mentoring junior engineers by providing technical guidance and direction
  • Lead test efforts on a platform or release
  • Communicating technical dependencies and concerns/issues effectively
  • Running code coverage and provide coverage inputs to the development team
  • Creating and review test strategy/plans, test cases, and test specifications
  • Designing, developing and executing manual and automated tests
  • Working with PM organization in associating requirements with customer use cases
  • Working closely with VMware R&D and other Quality Engineering teams, to leverage existing test cases and test suites currently available for internal use
  • Developing techniques for effective communication and collaboration with onsite and remote members of development, QE, and PM teams
  • Taking initiative to improve products, tools, and process
  • Working closely with developers to resolve issues and reproduce bugs
  • Managing activities to meet delivery dates and milestones, and communicate status and risks to QE leads and project team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree
  • Relevant total 10+ years of total Quality Assurance experience, out of which 5+ years of experience with test automation tools and techniques
  • Extensive hands-on experience in Networking domain
  • Basic system administration skills (installing and configuring operating systems (Linux, Windows), Domain and hardware)
  • Good understanding of OOPS concepts
  • Experience in designing and developing test frameworks and tools
  • Demonstrated expertise developing Automation using one or more of the following tools : Java, Python or equivalent
  • Good understanding of the internals of Windows operating system and Active directory
  • Exposure to Bug Tracking Tools (viz. Jira, Bugzilla) and Test management Tools (viz. HPQC)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with VMware products (vSphere, ESX)
  • Exposure to Cloud Service providers and technologies (ie. AWS/Azure)
  • Experience in OS internals, OS administration and management
  • Experience in Web Services testing (REST /SOAP), Web Application testing, and API test development using Java
  • Experience working with global teams
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Working knowledge of build, configuration management, and source control tools (Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, Ansible, GIT, etc)
  • Exposure to load/scalability testing techniques and tools (Jmeter/LoadRunner)
  • Understanding of networking concepts and best-practices

This position is eligible for the JoinHCI referral campaign

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Quality Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-04-01

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