QA Automation Engineer, Unix/Linux , Perl, Storage

General Summary

The QA engineering position is a hands-on role in Drobo’s cutting edge storage technology. The person will have an active role in the day-to-day execution, planning, development, sustaining and execution of manual and automated tests in SAN, NAS, and direct attached storage environments.


  • Understanding of the technical aspect of the Drobo product-line.
  • Understanding test requirements and formulation of test cases.
  • Experience with lab setup and with configuration of testbeds.
  • Accountability for the testing quality from start to finish, which includes editing and maintaining test cases, test plans, execution of test plans, and the evaluation of test results.
  • Experience with test plan development for both sustaining and new-product development.
  • Ability to communicate progress and escalate issues to management in a timely manner.
  • Develop/debug test scripts written in Perl.


  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related engineering field.
  • Programming and automation skills using Perl.
  • Technical understanding of SAN, NAS or DAS storage technologies.
  • Hands-on experience in Functional, System, Performance and Interoperability testing.
  • Knowledge of network configuration, test infrastructure and test case development.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with setup, configuration and debugging of MS Windows, Mac OS X and Unix/Linux.
  • Solid experience using test management, bug tracking and source code management systems.
  • 3+ years hands-on Quality Assurance experience.
  • Strong understanding of RAID concepts and/or virtualization technologies (VMWare, HyperV, XenServer). Certification is a strong plus.
  • Experience with TestLink, Jira and Subversion.
  • Hands-on experience in native GUI testing in Windows or Mac environments.
  • Experience with embedded environments such as VxWorks and Linux.
  • Experience with system bring-up and debugging would be helpful.
  • Past experience with test tools such as Wireshark, JetStress, QuickBench, IOMeter.

Drobo Benefits

  • Competitive Base Salary and Incentive (Stock Option) plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D coverage
  • Long Term Disability coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account benefits
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Peet’s and Starbucks coffee
  • Great location right off the freeway

If you are interested, please send an email to with your resume and experience.

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