Dell Principal Security QA Engineer in Santa Clara, California

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We are looking for candidates to develop Dell’s next generation cloud ready protection products. The engineer will help take a product through multiple phases of the product Life Cycle.

Provide test coverage for complex features in Security areas.

Verify the product for physical as well as cloud and virtualization environments.

Participate in all phases of the development cycle.

Serve as a customer advocate, and represent customer point of view, use cases, etc.

Interact with customers to help understand requirements as well as troubleshoot and solve complex problems.

Interface with other functional areas such as Development, QA, Support, and Product Management.

Develop and review automation suite for continuous and regression testing.


  • Previous experience in building high quality commercial customer products

  • Excellent troubleshooting/debugging skills,

  • Self-starter with the ability to remain flexible and learn new technologies quickly

  • Ability to see the whole product from a customer perspective

  • Experience in writing Test plans, developing automated tests test execution

  • Excellent teamwork, written and verbal communication skills.


  • Security authentication protocols: LDAP, Kerberos, etc...

  • Familiar with Perl or Python scripting languages

  • Familiar in using testing Security Certificates, user Management in Enterprise Environment

  • Experience in data encryption cryptography using symmetric-key or public-key encryption

The ideal candidate demonstrates willingness to learn, takes initiative, is curious and innovative, possesses broad technical skills, can budget time well, has the ability to troubleshoot issues, and is a team player.

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