ESI Server--Software Test Engineer in Austin, TX at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  911877

Apex Systems, the nation’s 2nd largest Information Technology Staffing organization, has an opening for a Software Test Engineer to work with our Client in the Austin, TX area. 

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Job Title: Software Test Engineer

Duration: 9 month contract with potential to extend/go permanent 

Job Duties

For this role, individuals will be working within an internal team on a Microsoft Windows Color System Server. This project will entail a focus on high level software development in an engineering environment with an emphasis on the testing life cycle. Candidates for this role must be comfortable working independently within that team under fast paced and aggressive timelines.


  • Perform root cause analysis through a rigorous, methodical approach employing state of the art tools such as high-speed oscilloscopes and bus/protocol analyzers, etc.
  • Ability to develop Linux / BASH shell scripts, Perl and Python packages to support testing and deployment activities in different environments.

Experience and Education

  • Strong experience analyzing requirements, functional specifications, design specifications and other technical documentation and using that to develop test strategies and plans.
  • Experience with Test Management tools such as QMetry and project planning and defect management tools such as JIRA.
  • Deep understanding of Server/Storage products, including devices and technologies such as Server BIOS and BMC, Dell iDRAC, PCIe Switches, NVMe and SAS/SATA drives, PDUs, Serial Switches, etc., and deployment / management tools and capabilities.
  • Have good understanding of Linux and Windows environments and applicability of solutions based on Linux and Windows environment on top of enterprise class dense and traditional server platforms.
  • Strong experience in embedded development testing of server control and management systems. Deep understanding of Linux and strong working understanding of BIOS/BMC and iDRAC Firmware.
  • Experience with FPGA and/or CPLD architecture, coding and related system architectural design and implementation a plus.
  • Extensive electrical and protocol knowledge of the following standards:  SAS/SATA, PCIe, DDR3/4, I2C, NCSI, Ethernet, Fibre Channel
  • Knowledge and experience with IPMI standards. Advanced knowledge of server and storage hardware systems. Emerging Rack Scale Architecture and DMTF’s Redfish knowledge a plus.









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