Job Description :
Position: Software Test Engineer
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Duration: 6+ Months contract

Job Responsibilities:
Testing complex features, which include designing test scenarios, creating test plans, implementing, automating and executing test cases.
Develop automated tests for features, which manage, distribute and monitor computation across large clusters.
Create and improve test frameworks to satisfy automation and reporting.
Interact with test engineers and managers to simulate customer scenarios which help validate the product.
Identify and propose areas of improvement throughout the software development process
Work effectively in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.

Qualifications:

Required skills:
Passion for QA and knack for identifying tests that break code.
Strong grasp of operating systems concepts including filesystems, networks, and memory management.
Good understanding of algorithms and advanced data structures.
Strong defect root cause analysis and problem solving skills
3+ Years experience working in any Object Oriented Language expertise (e.g. Java, Python…)
Working knowledge of SQL, NoSQL, Big Data technologies (such as Teradata, Hadoop and MapReduce) gained through a combination of academic studies and work experience.
Added advantage if candidate has experience with Hadoop, SPARK or AWS.
Added advantage working knowledge of big data technologies
Knowledge and experience working in analytics is added advantage
Experience in an Agile development process, such as XP and Scrum
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Ability to collaborate effectively with inter-disciplinary teams and management
Motivated self-starter, with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to detail

Preferred Education:
BS or MS degree in computer science or computer engineering
3+ years of relevant experience