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SDET - Search Team

Company: Alation
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis.

Big Data isn't a problem. It's an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data, so they not only excel in their work - they drive value for their enterprise, team and role. In the words of one customer, "Alation makes me look like a rockstar."

We help companies like Pfizer, PepsiCo, and Munich Re empower their people with the best data every day. As a platform for innovation, Alation helps customers create game-changing solutions and products (like a program for early-stage disease detection with Pfizer, or a wind farm offering a guaranteed ROI with Munich Re). And we're just getting started.

With more than $217M in funding - valued at $1.2 billion and 300+ customers with household names, Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Our exceptional Glassdoor ratings reflect a culture that makes coming to work each day a joy. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Alation is seeking a talented and experienced engineer to join our QA team in the US. Selected candidates will be part of the mission critical Customer Growth Engineering team that works on critical customer issues and on sales/revenue blockers. This is a highly visible team, up to the level of the CEO, and you will be working with multiple stakeholders from different teams such as Product Management, Sales Engineering, Release Engineering, Technical Support, and Customer Success.

What You'll Do
Be responsible for designing and implementing functional and end-to-end tests, and will work at UI, API and database levels
Be working on validating the functionality of search through automation and search indexing
Use your full breadth of experience as a QA Automation Engineer to test functionality, to write thoughtful manual and automated test cases, and use your programming skills to implement automation.
Use your knowledge of databases, SQL and Linux to analyze and understand production environment, to reproduce difficult and complex customer issues in our labs, do root cause analysis, verify fixes, build test automation, and track them to closure
Prepare a comprehensive plan/strategy to increase test coverage by automating production issues.
Gain understanding of the product ecosystem and integration of the product with external systems.
Use this knowledge to improve product quality and to increase test coverage through automation
Continuously think about ways to develop maintainable and scalable test automation systems
Drive continuous improvement of the software development and testing process
Influence stakeholders across time zones and geographies to continuously raise the bar on quality, timeliness and innovation.
Be an expert in all areas of the product and will work with both internal and external teams to understand and reproduce Customer Issues and configurations in our Lab.
Be responsible for designing and implementing functional and end-to-end tests, and will work at UI, API and database levels

You Should Have
Depth of knowledge in computer science (e.g., a CS degree or extensive experience)
5 to 7 years of relevant industry experience
Experience in manual and automation testing
Strong knowledge of QA methodology and tools
Ability to analyze logs and have strong troubleshooting skills
Expertise in an assortment of test automation and scripting tools like Selenium, Python/Java
Experience in developing automated scripts to test application functionality on different browsers
Working experience in Unix/Linux
Knowledge of CI and Jenkins
Strong experience in testing Enterprise products
Good written communication skills
Working experience with ElasticSearch/ SolR/ Lucene
Experience with Web Services REST API testing using Postman, Insomnia, etc.
Experience in performance testing with huge test data

More About Alation

Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on

the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why Alation?
Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
Competitive pay and health offerings
Flexible time off to relax and recharge

and much, much more!

Keywords: Alation, Redwood City , SDET - Search Team, Other , Redwood City, California

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