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Software Engineering
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

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 you know and trust empower their people with the best data every day. Alation helps Discover Financial Services quickly generate value from their data to create the product and customer service innovations that help the iconic credit card company remain number one in customer satisfaction. And real estate giant Keller Williams uses Alation to govern the more than 70 TB of data that empowers their global team of over 190,000 agents.

With $340M in funding – valued at over $1.7 billion and 550+ customers, including 35% of Fortune 100 companies- Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the fourth time. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Job Description:


We are looking for a skilled and highly motivated Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join our Cloud Infrastructure team. This role is crucial in ensuring the quality and reliability of our cloud infrastructure services.

What You'll Do:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the environment, user expectations, and the overall system design.

  • Develop comprehensive test strategies, including unit, integration, and end-to-end tests.

  • Test the system’s behavior under different failure scenarios to ensure fault tolerance and resilience.

  • Participate in capacity planning activities to ensure the infrastructure can support future growth and demand

  • Validate backup and restore procedures, failover mechanisms, and resilience strategies.

  • Integrate automated tests into the CI/CD pipeline

  • Work closely with developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and ensure quality from the early stages of development.

  • Continuously improve testing processes, tools, and methodologies to enhance the quality and efficiency of testing.

Must-Have Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining test automation frameworks.

  • Proficiency in using Selenium and other testing tools like PostMan and BrowserStack.

  • Knowledge of containerization tools like Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Proficiency in using tools such as GitHub, Jenkins, XRay, Jira, and other industry-standard tools.

  • Use tools like Prometheus, Grafana, and Datadog for monitoring and analysis

  • Provide feedback and recommendations to improve testability and system design.

  • Clearly communicates test results, issues, and potential risks to stakeholders.

Good-to-Have Skills:

  • Understanding of performance testing and load testing methodologies.

  • Ability to ensure microservices can handle expected traffic and performance levels.

  • Perform security testing to identify vulnerabilities

  • Experience with Infrastructure as code tools, particularly Terraform.

Alation, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.

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