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Sr. Staff Software Development in Test



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

About Netskope

Today, there's more data and users outside the enterprise than inside, causing the network perimeter as we know it to dissolve. We realized a new perimeter was needed, one that is built in the cloud and follows and protects data wherever it goes, so we started Netskope to redefine Cloud, Network and Data Security.

Since 2012, we have built the market-leading cloud security company and an award-winning culture powered by hundreds of employees spread across offices in Santa Clara, St. Louis, Bangalore, London, Melbourne, Taipei, and Tokyo. Our core values are openness, honesty, and transparency, and we purposely developed our open desk layouts and large meeting spaces to support and promote partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork. From catered lunches and office celebrations to employee recognition events (pre and hopefully post-Covid) and social professional groups such as the Awesome Women of Netskope (AWON), we strive to keep work fun, supportive and interactive. Visit us at Netskope Careers. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter@Netskope.

About the role

Please note, this team is hiring across multiple levels and candidates are individually assessed and appropriately leveled based upon their skills and experience.

The Netskope Data Security team is focused on providing unrivaled visibility and real-time data protection. Our products ensure that customer’s data is protected wherever it lives. Our engineers work on architecting, designing, testing and delivering the next generation of highly scalable, effective, and high-performance data loss prevention solutions. You will have the opportunity to test best-in-class data security solutions using different technologies while working with a talented and experienced team of engineers in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

What’s in it for you?

We are looking for software engineers who are passionate about testing. Our outstanding QE organization is composed of engineers who love to write code to test, have aptitude to find ways to break things, understand how cloud services should work and can build automation for day to day tasks that machines can run. Our SDETs have built Python-based automation tools to do functional, regression, security, performance and load/scale testing of our services and clients. Your contribution is key to our continued ability to deliver highly-effective, scalable, and high-performance data inspection software that large Fortune 500 enterprises use and rely on everyday.

What you will be doing

  • Develop expertise in our cloud security solutions, and use that expertise and your experience to help design and qualify the solution as a whole.
  • Contribute to building a flexible and scalable automation solution.
  • Team player who will help the team grow beyond the sum of its parts.
  • Work closely with the development and design team to help create an amazing user experience.
  • Identify and communicate risks about our releases. Look beyond your specific area of responsibility and ensure our solutions deliver value to our customers.
  • Develop automation scripts parallel to feature development to enable CI/CD.
  • Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures and define acceptance criteria.
  • Continue to develop and optimize test procedures for improving efficiency on test plan execution.
  • Be able to own and make quality decisions for the solution.
  • Own the release and be a customer advocate.

Required skills and experience

  • 10+ years of experience in the field of SDET track record showing that you are a highly motivated individual, capable of coming up with creative, innovative and working solutions in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong Python programming skills.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience in CI/CD using tools like Drone, Jenkins, or other similar technologies.
  • Experience testing distributed systems.
  • A proponent of Strong Quality Engineering methodology.
  • Attention to detail with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Linux, Windows and Mac systems.
  • Experience and knowledge with TCP/HTTP protocol suite and REST services.
  • Experience building and using automation frameworks.
  • Ability to understand object-oriented design principles.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and taking the initiative regarding issues and decisions.
  • Proven ability to apply data structures and algorithms to practical problems.


  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent technical degree required, MS strongly preferred.


Netskope is committed to implementing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. Netskope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on religion, race, color, sex, marital or veteran statues, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which we operate.

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