Test Infrastructure Engineer, Security Products
Remote - US
HashiCorp is a fast-growing startup that solves development, operations, and security challenges in infrastructure so organizations can focus on business-critical tasks. We build tools to ease these decisions by presenting solutions that span the gaps. Our tools manage both physical machines and virtual machines, Windows, and Linux, SaaS and IaaS, etc.
At HashiCorp, we value top-notch collaboration and communication skills, both among internal teams and in how we interact with our users. We take care to balance and be responsive to the needs of our open source community as well as our enterprise level customers.
Engineering at HashiCorp is largely a remote team. While prior experience working remotely isn't required, we are looking for team members who perform well given a high level of independence and autonomy.
About the Role
We build Consul, Nomad, Vault, Terraform, Vagrant, and Packer. Alongside of that, we deploy enterprise products for each in a variety of different ways: licensed and unlicensed binaries, appliances to public cloud platforms, and hosted SaaS platforms. Our products help organizations of all sizes run any infrastructure for any application.
With the growth and maturity of the Vault product, there’s a need for infrastructure and tooling that enables more robust testing approaches which exercise Vault and its ecosystem fully. The Vault customer base is varied, but includes demanding companies that run the global economies. The scope of this role goes beyond Vault, and includes new products presently being built, but which may share many of those customers.
This role is not about manual testing, nor is it about writing tests for the software itself. This role is about building automation that runs tests and manages its infrastructure, and about creating tools, scripts and frameworks that enable developers to write tests themselves.
Through this role you will help us understand our systems’ scalability and performance characteristics at a deeper level, and will enable us to prevent quality regressions whether it’s correctness of the code, it’s interactions with other systems, or how it behaves under load.
In this role, you will help answer the following questions:
- How does performance scale with node count?
- What are the limits of the horizontal scalability of the system(s), where adding nodes has diminishing returns?
- How many dynamic secrets can be handled in vault?
- Has this release regressed performance of our replication system?
- Is it safe to upgrade from version X to version Y?
- Has this release broken our Kubernetes integrations?
In this role, you can expect to:
- Work with engineering teams to define and implement testing infra and framework needs
- Make it easy for engineers to write unit, integration, load, and other kinds of tests
- Help quantify quality improvements in the delivered software
- Adopt, improve and advocate for our vision for the quality of Vault and other security products
- Build and maintain reliable automation that provisions infrastructure at scale to handle the engineering team’s needs as it relates to correctness and scalability of software
- Advocate for testing patterns, mentor engineering teams on novel approaches to testing
- Collaborate with engineering on finding effective solutions to testing challenges
- Work with the engineering and support teams to reproduce complex scenarios reported by customers, and enable engineers to write regression tests to fix and prevent them.
You may be a good fit for our team if:
- Advanced knowledge of public cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure and GCP
- Automation scripting experience with languages such as bash, Python or Ruby
- Our codebases are written in Golang, so working knowledge of Golang is ideal
- Understanding of Unix systems and tooling
- Test and load automation frameworks and tooling
- Deep understanding of software testing and testability
- Having built and maintained CI/CD pipelines and pre-production environments
- Experience with HashiCorp Terraform, HashiCorp Nomad, and Kubernetes is ideal
In your cover letter, please describe why you're interested in working at HashiCorp, and on the Vault team in particular. Specifics of your past experience that are relevant to this role are great to include too.
HashiCorp embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our company will be.