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QA Lead Engineer

Overview of NuoDB:

Designed to address the needs of today's businesses as they prepare for the future, NuoDB's elastic SQL database combines the scale-out simplicity, elasticity, and continuous availability that cloud applications require, with the transactional consistency and durability that databases of record demand. Conceived by database innovator Jim Starkey, NuoDB is backed by three former CEOs of the four original relational database companies.

Position Overview:

NuoDB is seeking a results-oriented QA Lead / Architect engineer who is self-motivated and can help drive the QA strategy for our core platform as well as do significant hands-on automation engineering. 

The ideal candidate will thrive in and help drive a fast-paced environment.  The candidate should have significant QA automation experience with complex enterprise software, ideally with high-availability, distributed systems and databases, have worked with agile software development processes, and possess strong communications skills.  He/she will report to the Director of Engineering in Cambridge, MA.

Main responsibilities:

  • Refine QA strategy for the core database platform
  • Work with the European SQL team to ensure the QA strategy covers overall product requirements
  • Work with Product Management to understand release requirements and define test plans for features and releases
  • Write and run automated tests
  • Work with developers to drive quality upstream and to ensure testability.
  • Help with staffing of other QA and Development engineers.
  • Participate in design reviews

Required skills and experience:

  • 10+ years of QA experience
  • 5+ years experience with test automation and test frameworks
  • 5+ years experience with infrastructure/platform/distributed systems software.
  • 5+ years experience with high-availability enterprise software
  • 5+ years experience with Python and Java
  • 3+ years experience with Databases (SQL or noSQL)
  • Experience with C++ a strong plus
  • Strong Agile experience
  • Experience with continuous integration and test driven development
  • Cloud / SaaS experience a strong plus
  • Ability to dive deep into technical issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.

NuoDB provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, disability or genetics.

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