Senior QA Engineer - Performance & Scalability

for Catbird Networks in Scotts Valley, CA

VMware's vSphere networking security python 
Scotts Valley, CA
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Why Our Company:

Catbird vSecurity is in a way like a throwback to the dotcom era – the excitement of the start-up, a tremendous, fun, collaborative and exciting culture and environment, with the products that are cutting edge and accepted universally. The compensation and benefits are very competitive, the funding is in place, and we are ready to expand dramatically - this is a great time to join our team.

Position Description:

As a senior member of the QA team you will be contributing to the continued success of a highly talented and dynamic R&D organization doing cutting-edge work in virtualization and security. You will be asked to evaluate QA systems and provider ecommendations.  As new virtualization technologiese merge and impact our security strategy, you will be expected to learn these technologies quickly and work with development to help design test strategies to ensure continued quality in Catbird's product line. The focus of this position will be designing, building, supporting, and maintaining performance test environments that simulate large enterprise data centers based on VMware vSphere product line.

The candidate can expect to:

  • Develop and maintain performance test environments based on VMware vSphere product line that simulate large enterprise datacenters
  • Collaborate with R&D engineers to develop performance and scalability test automation scripts using VMware APl's
  • Assist technical support with diagnosing and resolving scalability issues found in customer environments
  • Interpret and report test results consistently to meet key QA milestones and deliverables
  • Be a vocal proponent for quality in every phase of the developmen tprocess
  • Find, isolate, document, regress, and track bugs through resolution

Core Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in large -scale, multi-platform networks
  • 2+ years experience developing and maintaining performance test suites
  • Solid scripting abilities using Python and/or JavaScript
  • Strong networking knowledge (TCP/IP, VLANs, switches, etc)
  • Strong knowledge of Windows and *nix based operating systems
  • Working knowledge of SQL server databases
  • Working knowledge of security concepts (firewalls, vulnerability scanning, IDS/JPS)
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills
  • Excellent team working skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with automation scripting using Python and VMNware API's
  • Experience with Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Understanding of compliance frameworks (PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA)


John Maloney
Catbird Networks
1800 Green Hill Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Phone: (510) 459-3268