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Job ID: JR0007472
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Cork, IE
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Automation Test Engineer

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of the Position

  • Work with the automation lead to design, develop and maintain automation solutions that meet business needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, security and reliability.
  • Maintain existing automated tests ensuring compatibility with any newly developed platform features
  • Write new automated tests using Python/bash
  • Execute and report on the success of automated and manual tests as part of an Agile development lifecycle
  • Drive continuous improvement in test coverage and test effectiveness

If you are passionate about Automation, Quality and Cloud Services, we are offering you a unique and great opportunity to build your career with us and gain experience working with high-performance Cloud platforms & systems.

Specific Responsibilities/Functions

  • You will input into the project plan from a technical standpoint
  • You will have ownership and responsibilities for key components within the systems
  • You will participate in the technical strategies for the projects and products
  • You will drive projects to completion as defined by the project plans for areas of assigned responsibility
  • You will report to the management team on overall progress for assigned responsibilities
  • You will work with team members on matters related to your technical and system specialties
  • You will collaborate with other team member on best practices, automation reviews, technical tools and process improvements to help the team stay productive


Must have

  • Real world exposure to Object Orientated Design practices.
  • Experience with server application technologies including an understanding of python / bash
  • Experience working with a product development team is essential.
  • Good experience and knowledge of Automation tools, technologies and best practices.
  • Comfortable taking a lot of initiative, and can clearly communicate your needs, goals, and can explain your decisions articulately.
  • Demonstrated automation experience using Python/ bash
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent education.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure is a plus
  • Knowledge of Software Build tools (such as Jenkins) would be useful but is not necessary
  • An understanding of Relational / SQL Databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL would be a distinct advantage


Overview of the Team/Function

We are looking for Automation test engineers to join our Core Cloud Services team at Intel Security - Cork.

The expanding Core Cloud Services team develops systems that provide real time threat information that allow Intel Security to protect its customers against real world security threats. These systems provide continuous protection to our customers and have a very strong focus on quality. We think big and build for scale. The globally focused automation team is responsible with building automation to test highly scalable and distributed Cloud services. We work to provide solutions that give 24x7 ‘Always On’ threat intelligence to our products.

Our teams work on cutting edge Cloud technology and are challenged daily to think outside the box and push themselves to achieve breakthroughs in design, programming skill and most of all engineering excellence. Our teams build mission critical systems that are central to Intel Security’s success and have a direct impact on the safety of our customers
Our team members come from a wide range of backgrounds, however all of them share the same core values of problem solving, technical skill, open to trying new things and an unshakable drive for quality.

Inside this Business Group

The Intel Security Group combines employees from McAfee and Intel – people with security expertise in hardware, software, and solutions into one business unit focused on building hardware, software, services and end-to-end security solutions. Intel Security Group sets the stage for new levels of collaboration and innovation and will drive leadership in the industry by providing ubiquitous security and identity protection for people and businesses worldwide.

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