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Title:  Platform QA- Automation


Bangalore, Karnataka, IN, 560071

Requisition ID:  29069


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.


By modernizing storage through data management, customers can upgrade infrastructure to bring modern data services to existing applications. Only NetApp can help organizations free the resources necessary to fund transformation by deploying the industry’s leading flash storage solution, which is highly efficient and scalable in both data center and cloud environments.

Job Summary

  • As a technical member of the Platform Test Engineering team, you will work as part of the team responsible for software validation, testing and automation of Platform software and Firmware. As part of the Research and Development function, the overall focus of the group is on competitive market and customer requirements, technology advances, product quality, product cost and time-to-market. This position requires and individual who is creative, self-motivated, team-oriented, technology savvy, and driven to produce results for the NetApp business.

Essential Functions: -

A major part of your responsibility will be to apply current skills and use up-to-date technologies to complete projects as part of the testing cycle including:

  • Understand the Platform software and firmware functional requirements and create the test plans.
  • Design, develop and execute the test cases for the low-level platform software features (PCI, Non-Volatile Memory, Bootloader, BIOS, USB, NIC, Device Driver, Memory Interface and memory error injection etc) and firmware features (BMC and IPMI etc) and also able to develop automation support for these functional features.
  • Capture, Debug, analyze and report the problems found during test execution.
  • Ability to use the software Test tools, utilities and Automation Framework and make changes to the tools as required.
  • Conform to the standard testing practices common to the company from time to time.
  • Communicate progress and escalate issues precisely to the management in a timely manner and able to work closely with the software Development and QA teams.
  • Would need to provide feedback to the software design and development engineers for test interface requirements in support of verification testing and automation.
  • Willingness to work on additional tasks and responsibilities that will contribute towards team, department, and company goals.

Job Requirements

  • Must have strong background in Linux Operating systems Internals and X86 based platform device drivers.
  • Good experience in software validation/testing in the areas of platform and storage controller specific device driver (USB, I2C etc), boot configurations, Network configurations, memory error injection , system level Diagnostics, Bus interface tests for I/O devices, Memory(NVRAM, NVMEM and  Flash etc), PCI/PCI-Express Interface , power cycle tests and environmental compliance tests.
  • Must have hands-on knowledge in Firmware and microcontrollers specific testing.
  • Computer hardware and architecture knowledge, including processor, memory, motherboard and I/O subsystem and also understanding of concepts related to data structures and standard programming practice.
  • Must have strong test automation experience using any scripting languages, PERL/Python experience is a plus and Shell scripting is desirable.
  • Programming skills in ‘C’ with good working knowledge of C++ is desirable.
  •  Experience in developing test tools to carry out testing more efficiently.
  •  Strong aptitude for learning new technologies.
  •  Ability to work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation.
  •  Strong communication, presentation, leadership and follow-up skills.
  •  Ability to own and drive a task to its completion
  •  Excellent team player. Ability to interact with cross-functional teams.


Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, moderately complex technical tasks.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


Join us and see what empowerment can do.

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