Sr. SDET, Cloud Team


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 06/10/2021
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  • Company Address: , Redwood City, CA

About Alation

Alation, the data catalog company, is building a data-fluent world by changing the way people find, understand, trust, use, and reuse data. The first to bring a data catalog to market, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions.

Job Description

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.
Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity. 
At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data, so they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”
We help companies like Pfizer, PepsiCo, and Munich Re empower their people with the best data every day. As a platform for innovation, Alation helps customers create game-changing solutions and products (like a program for early-stage disease detection with Pfizer, or a wind farm offering a guaranteed ROI with Munich Re). And we’re just getting started.
With more than $82M in funding, and 200+ customers with household names, Alation is poised to capitalize on data as opportunity. Our exceptional Glassdoor ratings reflect a culture that makes coming to work each day a joy. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?
Join us!
The Cloud Team’s mission is to innovate the architectural vision of the Alation Data Catalog Platform from the ground up. We are seeking a talented and experienced test and automation engineer to join our QA team in the US. In this role, you will bring Cloud testing and automation expertise, and will collaborate side-by-side with the Cloud Engineering Team to test, implement automation, tooling, and frameworks. This initiative will further propel Alation as the product leader in the Data Catalog space.

On the QA team you will...

    • Write and execute functional, system, and performance test plans in a Cloud Native environment
    • Define and build tests and automation for microservices based multi-tiered web applications, and complex data-driven applications
    • Define and enhance automation frameworks as well as contribute test scripts for testing microservices and Cloud Native functionality
    • Use your knowledge of microservices and containerization to test components deployed on Docker containers and to design and implement automated tests and necessary frameworks for Dockerized components
    • Use your full breadth of experience as a QA Automation Engineer to test functionality, to write thoughtful manual and automated test cases, and use your programming skills to implement automation
    • Gain understanding of the product ecosystem and integration of the product with external systems. Use this knowledge to improve product quality and to increase test coverage through automation 
    • Continuously think about ways to develop maintainable and scalable test automation systems 
    • Drive continuous improvement of the software development and testing process
    • Influence stakeholders across time zones and geographies to continuously raise the bar on quality, timeliness and innovation

You may be a perfect fit if you have...

    • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent experience
    • 7+ years of QA and automation experience on Cloud Native environments and High Availability systems
    • Solid working experience of Cloud, multi-tenant and SaaS models
    • Solid working experience of containerization services such as Docker/Kubernetes
    • Extensive experience testing microservices based multi-tiered web applications, and complex data-driven applications
    • Experience developing automated test suites for execution within CI/CD pipelines
    • Experience in Python, pytest, Jenkins w/ Groovy, AWS, cloud monitoring tools, Go, Gitlab/GitHub, CI/CD practices
    • Fluent with networking protocols and Linux
    • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex defects
    • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and methodologies in a self-starting environment
    • Experience gathering and investigating test metrics to drive improvements
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to lead discussions
    • Growth mindset and willingness to collaborate with developers and SDETs
    • Experience with web services or GUI testing experience is a plus
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
More About Alation
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.
Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings including commuter benefits
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!

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