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QA Engineering Manager (Platform Automation)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Quality Assurance
Cork, Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 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: QA Engineering Manager (Platform Automation)

Location: Cork, Ireland (hybrid)


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.

Forcepoint is expanding its world class Endpoint organisation in Cork, Ireland. The Cork team is part of a global team that develops Forcepoint’s Windows, and Mac Endpoint products to scale to meet the needs of hundreds of millions of Forcepoint users.

You will be responsible for recruiting top talent, establishing a positive, innovative and productive culture and delivering high quality software to our customers. In this role you will manage a group of software QA engineers working in an agile environment. This is a hands-on role requiring a strong technical background and the ability to enhanced customer quality and keeping the product lifecycle on track.

This position is both people management and technical contribution to the Endpoint product within Forcepoint.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced manager to work with a strong team in developing the latest features for a market leading company in data protection.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide hands-on leadership in the QA team, ensuring high-quality testing standards.
  • Drive the design and implementation of automation frameworks, both individually and as the technical lead of a team of QA engineers.
  • Work with managers across the organization to tackle highly complex and high valued customer facing issues, ensuring quality assurance is at the forefront.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance and support to ensure that your team is successful and meets its quality goals.
  • Work closely with technical support to quickly qualify and reproduce escalated customer issues, ensuring quality of the product is maintained.
  • Take an active role in the career development of your team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning in automation methodologies and design patterns.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned, with a focus on continuous improvement in automation processes.

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • 10+ years of experience with Python on MacOS or Windows.
  • Expert Python coder with experience in developing and maintaining test automation frameworks such as Robot Framework and Pytest.
  • Experience with integration testing between different components of a software system. Focusing on Microservices based architecture.
  • Knowledge of API testing tools and techniques, Familiarity with contract-based testing.
  • Expert with CI tools like Jenkins, experience in writing and maintaining Test automation pipelines.
  • Excellent debugging and RCA skills. Experience with troubleshooting and debugging of automation code.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD).
  • Deep understanding of automation design patterns and their implementation.
  • Experience with source control systems like Git.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with developers, escalation group, and other team members.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong knowledge of QA methodologies and automation processes.
  • Experience in managing/coordinating testing activities.
  • Experience in measuring and reporting quality-related metrics to identify trends and proactively solve problems.
  • ISTQB certifications are a plus but not mandatory.

Soft Skills:

  • Strong communication (written and oral) and teamwork behaviour within a diverse team environment
  • Building good working relationships with other teams around the world
  • Ability to create an innovative, collaborative and supportive culture
  • Strong focus on reports’ talent development and career growth
  • Self-motivated to research new skills and technologies (whether or not directly related to product)
  • Commitment to the broader range of product development goals (teamwork at scale)

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience managing a QA engineering team.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, good coding and source management practices

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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