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Principal Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Cork, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 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!

Location: Cork, Ireland (hybrid)


This position is a test role focused on the new generation Endpoint products within Forcepoint. This is a great opportunity to work with a strong technical team from an automation perspective. In this role you will develop test strategies, execute end-to end customer driven test cases, build networks, develop test automation scripts and work closely with a global development team to deliver high-quality products. This role will be heavy on the diagnostics and automation aspects of quality assurance.

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 tester to work with a strong team within the cybersecurity industry.


  • Work as a leader in the building and maintaining of the Endpoint platform automation framework
  • Develop test plans, test cases, and test automation for Forcepoint’s endpoint platform architecture
  • Work directly with software engineers both locally and globally to ensure product quality objectives are achieved
  • Act as a leader and mentor for engineering staff and work with team management to implement career development through engineering assignments.
  • Collaborate across site boundaries to share test practices with low level and system test engineers
  • Configures workstations, operating environments, and the system under test, as needed to complete assigned testing
  • Setup and maintain test labs for various projects
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned
  • Work closely with a globally distributed group of stakeholders and remote development teams to ensure that all endpoint consumers get high quality components on schedule.
  • Implement security software automation to a high standard and be a champion for architectural quality integrity.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in software automation testing or equivalent
  • Experience of leading test projects and the mentoring of junior testers
  • Extensive experience with Python suitable for test automation development
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Artifactory.
  • Experience with Robot Framework
  • Strong background and experience in software testing methodology, testing processes, test development, and test execution
  • Experience testing API’s and Web Services
  • Strong knowledge of desktop applications within platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Experience with testing tools and methodologies including automation frameworks, large data, performance and scalability
  • OSI layer knowledge to support triage on various layers and protocols
  • Exposure to virtualization and containerization.

Soft Skills:

  • Experience of leading test teams from a technical viewpoint.
  • Ability to influence both the internal and external teams
  • Self-motivated to research new skills and technologies
  • Desire to develop talent and mentor junior engineers.
  • Experience working in a cross functional organization with distributed teams.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and teamwork ethic within a diverse team environment.
  • Commitment to the broader range of product development goals (teamwork at scale)

Preferred Skills:

  • Good understanding of setting up automation test infrastructures and frameworks
  • Knowledge of endpoint, network and data security highly desired
  • Experience with test automation and CI/CD
  • Exposure to virtualization and containerization.
  • 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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