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Sr. Automation Developer (Automation testing with Python, Ansible, Jenkins)



Software Engineering
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024

Who is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

Position: Senior Software Developer in Test (Compatibility)

Location: Mumbai, India


This position is a developer role working within the test sphere, focused on the new generation Endpoint products within Forcepoint. This is a great opportunity to work with a strong technical team to build, automate and execute compatibility testing in the cyber security industry. This role involves setting up a testing laboratory, working with virtualization technologies, and developing sophisticated test scripts and tools. A significant part of the role is the development of automated tools to achieve immediate support (0-day support) for any compatibility challenges with third party products, browser, OS and new application versions.

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance.

Forcepoint is recognised as a Market & Technology Leader in Data Loss Protection, CASB, NGFW and Cross Domain Cyber Solutions and is a pioneer in anti-evasion defences and high-availability clustering.

The Endpoint team is an essential part of a global team that designs and develops Forcepoint’s Windows, Linux and MAC capabilities to scale to meet the needs of hundreds of millions of Forcepoint users. We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious, independent hard worker who wants to be part of a winning team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced developer to work with a strong team within the cybersecurity industry.


  • Automate OS, Browser, and Other 3rd Party Product Updates: Develop automation scripts to update operating systems, browsers, and other third-party products. Conduct tests against the latest versions to ensure compatibility and performance.
  • Expertise in Python: Apply advanced Python programming skills to develop sophisticated test scripts and tools.
  • Set up a Testing Laboratory: Establish a state-of-the-art testing environment to facilitate rigorous and comprehensive testing of software products.
  • Work with Virtualization Technologies: Utilize various virtualization technologies to simulate different environments for testing purposes.
  • Procure 3rd Party Product Licenses: Manage the procurement of licenses for third-party products used in the development and testing processes.
  • Develop Automated Tools for 0-Day Support: Create automated tools to achieve immediate support (0-day support) for any compatibility products. This involves ensuring that our software products are compatible with new versions of third-party products on the day of their release.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in software automation testing or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in Python and familiarity with other programming languages.
  • Expert with IT automation tools like Ansible etc.
  • Expertise with CI tools like Jenkins etc.
  • Good grasp with source code control tools like git, artifactory etc.
  • Strong knowledge of desktop applications within platforms such as Windows and Mac.
  • Experience with testing tools and methodologies including automation frameworks, large data, performance and scalability.
  • Exposure to virtualization.

Soft Skills:

  • Experience working in a cross functional organization with distributed teams.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and teamwork ethic within a diverse team environment.
  • Self-motivated to research new skills and technologies
  • Commitment to the broader range of product development goals (teamwork at scale)

Preferred Skills:

  • Good understanding of working with automation test infrastructures and frameworks
  • Previous experience working in an Agile/SCRUM
  • Previous testing experience within the security industry

Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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