• Senior Python Developer in Test (REMOTE)

    Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
    Req #
    Quality Engineering, Software Development
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    Overview & Responsibilities

    Rackspace is looking for a Remote Senior Python Developer in Test (SDT) to join our Quality Engineering (QE) organization in San Antonio, TX or Remote!


    Position Overview


    As a Senior Python Developer in Test, you will be given the responsibility of providing quality support for our Data Center Automation team in our Technology and Engineering Services product line through writing automated tests, improving the testing framework and writing tools to support the team and larger QE organization. The Data Center Automation team provides services and applications to automate provisioning, configuring, and the decommissioning of data center infrastructure. In this role, you will write test code in Python.


    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 will help us continue our mission of providing a high-quality experience for our customers, while working in a collaborative, dynamic and fun environment.


    If you like being challenged and want to continue to learn and grow while bringing your best every single day – then being an SDT at Rackspace is for you.  Join us at a company that has an award-winning culture and a set of core values that you can stand behind.  Come to Rackspace and be a Quality Engineering Racker!


    Primary Responsibilities


    • Writes and executes automated test scripts using a pre-defined framework
    • Designs and implements test frameworks, and tools
    • Writes performance, load, and stress tests
    • Conducts code reviews of more junior SDT's code
    • 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 screens for QE openings


    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a technology related field required, plus 5 years of development test automation experience.
    • Experience with Linux, such as Red Hat or Ubuntu and/or Windows.
    • Experience working within an Agile development process (Scrum, XP, Kanban etc) from the test design, test automation, and execution perspective.  
    • Experience implementing test code within a continuous integration and delivery pipeline.
    • Experience working in Cloud computing desired.


    Preferred Requirements

    • 5-8 years of development experience
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, and apply them accurately through an evolving, dynamic environment
    • Demonstrated working proficiency of one of the following languages:  Python, Ruby, or Java
    • Experience with Linux, preferably Red Hat and/or CentOS
    • Experience with Unix shell scripting
    • Experience with refactoring code and iterative development
    • Familiarity with continuous integration and delivery concepts
    • Ability to analyze and translate requirements and development stories into test scenarios
    • Strong 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 and BDD
    • Familiarity with performance, load, and stress testing
    • Working experience implementing test code within a continuous integration and delivery pipeline
    • Experience working within an agile development process (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) from the test design, test automation, and execution perspective