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Proofpoint Software Development Engineer in Test in Sunnyvale, California

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

The Role

Proofpoint's Security-Awareness-Training team is moving to a CI/CD model of developing and delivering software, and we are looking for people who can contribute to make that happen. The Junior Developer - Test Engineer tests all aspects of our various PSAT products. Candidates must be able to create, maintain and expand the existing automated regression suites to support ongoing Product Development for software releases. Additionally, they must be able to devise test cases from requirements, perform exploratory testing and write and execute automated regression tests. They must be able to work effectively within Agile teams, with developers and product owners, to decompose user stories/requirements and write automated tests at the Business logic, Contract, and User Interface levels. They must be able to handle multiple assignments and tasks simultaneously. They must be able to estimate the time and resources required for testing and demonstrate a proven ability to complete software testing effectively within the established schedules.

Your day to day

  • Analyze product requirements and develop test plans and test cases

  • Design and develop test automation scenarios to validate system interfaces and system integrations

  • Collaborate with developers to allocate testing between automated back-end, integration, and UI tests

  • Perform manual exploratory testing on new requirements, prior to writing automated integration tests, and maintaining them as regression tests

  • Work with developers to build quality in, and make sure new software goes out with the proper automated tests coverage

  • Evaluate unit test coverage to determine QA automation tests on new and current features

  • Identify and implement complex automation efforts, including refactoring of automation code where needed

  • Provide automation tests for Ops team to use in CICD quality gates

  • Utilize system tools to diagnose and fully document test failures, identifying the source of the failure and providing steps to reproduce

  • Review and reproduce product defects that are reported by customers before corrections are delivered for testing

  • Review and validate tests written by Developers and other QA members

  • Coordinate the testing done by others or assist in that coordination

  • Continuously identify process improvement opportunities

  • Provide technical support and mentoring to junior team members

  • Participate in Agile sprint planning, stand-ups and retrospective meetings

What you bring to the team

  • Five or more years of experience in Software QA

  • Three or more years of experience in Test Automation

  • BS in Computer Sciences or Information Technology, or equivalent experience

  • Must have strong Java skills, or very good skills and experience in another object-oriented language

  • Experienced in advanced code development, code review, and construction of automation frameworks

  • We are moving towards automated testing in an EKS/Docker environment and experience with these technologies is a plus

  • Experience collaborating with teams during the design and implementation phases to develop the best test approach incorporating the appropriate level of testing while understanding test coverage

  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern browsers, operating systems, and user interface testing techniques

  • Demonstrated ability to develop new technical skills; our technologies are moving at a rapid pace and you will need to move with them

  • Maintaining automated tests means debugging when they fail. You must be able to learn and understand the product architecture, and the test architecture

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience working as part of a technical team

  • Test Lead experience is a plus

  • Excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!