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Sr. Member of Technical Staff - CQE Containers scale

Pune, India

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Job ID R1903217

VMware is looking for senior software quality engineers who are passionate about changing the future networking for Containers with the CQE Containers test team. The ideal candidate has a wide variety of software experience in the areas of distributed systems testing, Kubernetes, networking, object oriented programming with Python, virtualisation, and building/automating clouds.

You will be expected to become an expert on the next generation NSX product. In the CQE Containers test team we consider ourselves to be the first customer. This means that we anticipate problems customers will experience before they experience them, and we do this through writing comprehensive end to end test cases. We utilise complex automation to build the test environments and execute the test cases. In addition to testing end to end functionality we also have the opportunity to think creatively, and shape the product’s features and behavior to create a better user experience for the customer.

A strong understanding of quality engineering methodologies, and enterprise software is a must.  This is a rewarding position for people who love to problem solve, revel in figuring out complex problems, love debugging, and have a thirst for learning.  


  • Clear verbal and written communication
  • Be a strong advocate of software quality
  • Understand customer needs and environments
  • Write complex and innovative test cases
  • Author feature test plans
  • Build complex testing environments from scratch
  • Automation to build testbeds, and execute system test cases
  • Track test deliverables to product release schedule
  • Lead the validation effort of major product features
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers
  • Continually increase test code efficiency and lower cycle times
  • Communicate with all stakeholders and team members and provide updates perform other duties and responsibilities as requested or required


  • At least 6 years of experience in software development and quality engineering
  • Strong understanding of Kubernetes, OpenShift or any CaaS solution
  • Proficient with Object oriented programming in Python
  • Networking experience - L2/L3/Load Balancer is a plus
  • Virtualisation experience - Installation/Configuration/Administration (KVM and ESX a plus)
  • Operating Systems: Deep Linux knowledge - Installation/Configuration/Administration (RHEL and Ubuntu a plus), Windows Server, Windows 7
  • Networking troubleshooting / debugging - e.g. tcpdump, wireshark, traceroute, route, netstat
  • Network protocols:  TCP, UDP, ARP, DHCP, ICMP, IPv4/IPv6
  • Self-sufficient, but knows when to ask for help
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture - vCD or Openstack a plus
  • SCM: git, gerrit, Perforce, SVN
  • Databases: MySQL or similar
  • Bug tracking: bugzilla, redmine


Mandatory Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or higher) and equivalent work experience

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  • Parental leave for mothers and fathers

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Generous vacation, holiday, and paid-time-off plans

  • Ongoing development through monetary reimbursements and rotation programs

  • Neurodiversity, Backup Child Care and Employee Assistance programs support your loved ones

  • Medical and wellness plans that are inclusive of all family types

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