Software Quality Engineer

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Job Overview

This position will work as a member of the Pentaho Software Engineering Department as a Software Engineer for the Quality team. The primary focus will be on testing the Mondrian engine. Qualified individuals must have a solid background in software development, automation of manual processes, server management, and automated testing frameworks. The successful candidate will work with engineering leadership, product management, and the quality engineers to enhance and advance the automated and manual testing effort for the Pentaho software suite.

Reports to: QA Manager
Job Type: Salary
Benefits: Yes


  • Perform technical tasks required to create and maintain the QA Lab environment
  • Create and maintain a set of automated test scripts (using Java, JUnit, Groovy, Perl, Shell script, etc.) to validate UI-based software, non-UI-based software, and build related processes
  • Administer servers and software being used by the QA team and Software Engineers for test scenarios and testing tools
  • Participate with the software engineering team in the execution of manual test scripts prior to software release
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical members of the project team
  • Support customers, partners, and the open source community
  • Simultaneously handle multiple tasks and projects
  • Rough time allocation: 60% creating / maintaining automated testing scripts; 25% server and software maintenance; 15% writing and executing manual test scripts

Required Skills

  • 3+ Years of Java software development experience
  • Experience with SQL and an understanding of relational databases and architecture
  • Experience working with JDBC drivers
  • Experience installing and configuring Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Experience with virtualization software
  • Experience with application servers such as Apache Tomcat and JBoss
  • Must be able to quickly understand technical and business requirements and be able to translate into technical implementation.
  • Experience with testing frameworks such as JUnit and Cactus
  • 4-year University degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field
  • Reliable, self-motivated, and focused on high quality delivery of work products
  • Skilled in navigating the dynamics of working as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a team environment

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence tools and concepts including ETL, OLAP, Charting, Dashboards, and Reporting
  • Knowledge of OLAP systems.
  • Knowledge of the MDX query language.
  • Knowledge of a Mondrian schema file.
  • Knowledge of Mondrian`s general architecture (Schemas, DB connections, Roles)
  • Knowledge of Git.
  • Understanding of agile or other iterative software development methodologies
  • Experience with Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) Systems such as Hadoop
  • Background in QA processes and procedures
  • Ability to manage build environment
  • Ability to maintain test data sources such as databases
  • Ability to exercise a program API to ensure data accuracy
  • Knowledge of NoSQL database types
  • Understanding of data caching concepts

About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company

Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, EMC, Landmark Halliburton, Moody's, NASDAQ, RichRelevance, and Staples. For more information visit

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical and dental coverage, life insurance and 401(k) plan.

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