Vulnerability Research Labs
  • Columbia, MD, USA
  • Full Time

We're currently seeking a full-time Automation Testing Engineer (Docker, Python) in our Columbia, MD office. The position is part of our internal software tools team. This team designs, implements, and maintains automated release, test, and deployment tools and frameworks with the goal of minimizing manual test and deployment processes across the suite of VRL tools. The position will follow standard software development methodologies and work directly with other development teams to understand their requirements and implement DevOps solutions to fit their needs using in-house and third-party tools. This position often integrates into other development projects to help solve test and DevOps related challenges.

An Automation Testing Engineer's Day-to-Day at Vulnerability Research Labs:

  • Build and maintain internal tools, automated frameworks, and environments for other software development teams
  • Interact with a diverse IT infrastructure, networks, OSes, and distributed software architectures
  • Champion initiatives to continually improve processes, product quality, and tools

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop internal tooling for use within the organization by developers and QA
  • Implement automated release, test, and deployment tools, practices, and frameworks
  • Develop and maintain enterprise-scale products, tools, and libraries to support the software development lifecycle of other internal- and customer-products
  • Support automated deployment of virtualized testing and development infrastructure
  • Design, develop, debug, and/or improve automated CI/CD pipelines
  • Identify, prevent, and remediate defects in products and services on a continuous basis
  • Analyze the requirements of complex development, and heterogeneous production environments
  • Keep up with industry best practices for software development and infrastructure management

Automation Test Engineer Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or similar from an accredited university
  • 2+ years' experience with:
    • Python software development with full object-oriented programming (OOP) designs
  • 1+ year's experience with:
    • Configuration Management tools (e.g., Ansible, Terraform)
    • Virtualization/Cloud technologies (e.g., vSphere/ESXi, Docker, Kubernetes)
    • Software Build Systems (e.g., make/CMAKE/MSBuild, Gitlab CI/CD)
  • Linux, Windows, and Android setup and configuration
  • Cyber security concepts
  • Agile methodologies, test-driven development, and CI/CD
  • HTTP server technologies and REST/JSON interfaces
  • Version control systems such as Git
  • Networking concepts and technologies (e.g., Firewalls)
  • System scripting languages (e.g., Bash, PowerShell)
  • Performance monitoring technologies such as Grafana and Prometheus
  • Documentation markup languages/generators (e.g., Sphinx, reStructuredText, Markdown)
  • Defining, documenting, and enforcing configuration management
  • Ticketing tools such as JIRA or Gitlab
  • Integration systems such as Gitlab or Jenkins
  • Test tools such as pytest, unittest, or similar
  • Other software
    • Artifactory
    • Packer
    • DeviceFarmer/OpenSTF
  • This position may require being fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Things we like best about VRL:

  • The chance to work with the best in the business
  • Solving hard problems
  • A strong focus on learning and career development including conference and training opportunities
  • Most of all: an interesting and challenging workplace that takes care of its employees

COVID-19 Vaccination: VRL does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, VRL may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

VRL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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