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Specialist Software Development Engineer in Test (1018134)

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Location: Bracknell
Job ID: 1018134HV
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2022
Segment: Digital System & Service
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Remote: Yes

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The Company

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., guides our customers from what's now to what's next by solving their digital challenges. Working alongside each customer, we apply our unmatched industrial and digital capabilities to their data and applications to benefit both business and society. More than 80% of the Fortune 100 trust Hitachi Vantara to help them develop new revenue streams, unlock competitive advantages, lower costs, enhance customer experiences, and deliver social and environmental value.

The Role

We are recruiting a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to work as part of the software development team in Hitachi Vantara Engineering, who are responsible for designing, developing and testing the Hitachi NAS Platform product (

As part of an agile team you will understand the deliverables and pro-actively take part in the team's self-organisation to ensure sprint goals are met. You will play a key role in shaping the design, testing and integration of prioritised work. This will involve tackling problems of diverse scope, designing and implementing tests to ensure the quality of the product.

An ideal candidate will understand the Scrum framework for software development and will be willing to work as part of a team to achieve common sprint goals.

Duties are likely to involve software design, coding, hands-on adhoc and exploratory testing, and automated test development work. You will also help to define test strategies and promote test coverage and test automation helping us move towards shorter integration and deployment cycles.

A successful candidate must have a proven record of accomplishments in automated test development.

  • Design and implement automated tests in collaboration with the agile development team.
  • Create and execute ad-hoc and exploratory tests to ensure the quality of the product
  • Build and support automated testing infrastructure
  • Test and develop software across the stack (embedded C++, APIs, management applications and user interfaces).
  • Maintain existing tests, and eventually be involved in diagnosing and resolving escalated problems.
  • Work as a part of an agile scrum team to deliver team commitments and achieve continual improvements.
  • Produce and maintain high quality documentation
  • Ensure good, automated regression test coverage


  • Computer Science degree or equivalent industry experience. At least 8 years in quality engineering or development
  • Programming experience in Python, C++ and/or Java
  • Proficient sysadmin skills across all major OS (Linux and Windows is a must), storage systems, hypervisors, and containers
  • Aptitude - self-starter, love of learning, inquisitive mind, openness to new ideas
  • Excellent attention to detail, and adaptability to change
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven, self-motivated, with a strong work ethic; an individual who has a passion for problem solving and improving engineering deliverables.

Experience with any of the following technologies would be an advantage:
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Storage systems
  • Networking
  • Unix/Windows client/server environments
  • Virtualization
  • File serving protocols e.g. NFS or SMB
  • Experience with (or strong knowledge of) automation infrastructure would be beneficial e.g. Jenkins, Salt, Docker, etc.
  • Scrum master experience or certification is a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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