Dell QA SW Engineer in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

QA Software Engineer

Remote US

Our team of engineers at Virtustream work to design, build and operate an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud for some of the biggest companies in the world. Our team is looking for individuals to help create the foundation for a distributed, API driven micro-service to automate our cloud-scale platforms.

About Virtustream

Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organizations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStream® Management Platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meets the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design services and libraries to manage resource assignment to customer environments

  • Create abstractions and automation on top of VMware virtualization products

  • Develop integrations with partner-selected ticketing systems for Incident, Problem, and Change management

  • Produce API-driven micro-services that combine into a larger platform offering

  • Participating in collaborative projects with software engineering teams across Virtustream and its partners

  • Develop tools to monitor consumption and usage patterns to drive automated decisions

  • Participate in troubleshooting, capacity planning and analysis, performance analysis activities


  • Minimum 3-5 years of QA Engineering, or as a SRE with development for large online services

  • Experience in large scale operations environments

  • 5+ years of experience with Linux/Unix development

  • Strong competency in production of infrastructure platforms and IaaS

  • Robust scripting experience with Python or Shell

  • Solid ability to work in collaborative coding environments

  • Creativity, initiative and acute attention to detail

  • A thirst for innovation and solving problems at lightning speed

  • Passion for automating everything repetitive

  • Production experience using configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef and/or Saltstack

  • Obsession with software scalability and performance under high loads

  • A solid understanding of LAN and WAN topologies

  • Development experience, comfortable working in multiple languages at once

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in distributed, remote teams across multiple time zones a plus

  • Familiarity working with containers and API driven services

  • Ability to identify tasks which require automation and implement required automation

  • Hands-on operational experience in a high-volume or critical production service environment - distributed systems, capacity planning, continuous deployment

  • BA/BS in Computer Science preferred, or equivalent experience (Advanced degrees preferred)

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