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Senior Test Engineer



Software Engineering, 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!

Forcepoint is growing and needs a senior quality engineer to work as an embedded member of the endpoint software development team. In this role you will develop test strategies, execute end-to end customer driven test cases, building networks, developing test automation scripts, and working closely with a global development team to deliver a high quality product. This role will be heavy on the diagnostics and automation aspects of quality assurance. The successful candidate will have an engineering background and the ability to read code.

Essential Functions

  • Develop test plans, test cases, and test automation for Forcepoint’s endpoint security agents
  • Work directly with software engineers both locally and globally to ensure product quality objectives are achieved
  • 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
  • Possesses strong knowledge in software testing and debugging
  • Setup and maintain test labs for various projects
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of experience in software testing or equivalent
  • Strong background and experience in software testing methodology, test development, and test execution
  • Understanding of software development methods, design, and implementation
  • Working knowledge of one or more languages (PYTHON & JAVA) suitable for test automation development
  • Experience with testing tools and methodologies including automation frameworks, large data, performance and scalability
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows products, Mac and Linux.
  • Strong OSI layer knowledge to support triage on various layers and protocols
  • Experience testing API’s and Web Services

Soft Skills

  • Strong communication (written and oral) and teamwork behavior within a diverse team environment
  • 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)

Preferred Skills and Background

  • Experience with test automation and CI/CD
  • Experience testing and debugging kernel and device driver software
  • Experience with networking and/or communications protocols, especially TCP/IP
  • Experience testing API’s and Web Services
  • Experience working in an Agile/SCRUM centered organization

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.

Forcepoint is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Company’s career webpage as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to recruiting@forcepoint.com.

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