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QA Engineer – Data Feed

QA Engineer – Data Feed
Dublin City Centre 2 Negotiable Ref: E17407SD

Job Description

QA Engineer with commercial experience of Data Feeds required to join excellent Dublin City Centre based client.

Job Responsibilities

The core function of the role is to manage the build, configuration and deployment aspects of the software delivery pipeline. The software stack is almost solely Microsoft .NET and SQLServer deployed to a Windows platform (within a private data centre).

The Organisation is currently on a pathway toward the containerisation and cloudification of the platform with many ambitions for total automation of environment build out, configuration and deployment.

The software delivery pipeline is sprint/scrum based with multiple concurrent sprints covering front end, back end and tooling. The sprints are typically three week cycles with many daily builds. The current platform has 100+ distinct components with 10s of components active in each sprint.

The candidate will work in a small though crucial team responsible for the delivery of product across its entire lifecycle. The work load is challenging and requires a cross disciplinary skillset considering the demands of the team and the strong focus on Devops and automation.

Experience Required

  • Ability to work effectively, both as part of a process driven team and autonomously with a minimum of supervision.
  • Process definition, evaluation, rollout, enforcement and continuous review.
  • Support for Development/other IT staff with regards to …
    • general process/procedure with respect to our software delivery pipeline
    • best practice usage of source control
    • build and deployment
    • strategy and delivery of production patches
    • application configuration management
    • delivery of continuous integration/delivery
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to grasp issues quickly and make educated, critical judgments.
  • Documentation of process, usage of tools, release audits and similar.

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • working knowledge and experience of …
    • .Net and .Net Core.
    • Build tools used by the .NET stack; MSBuild (Visual Studio), dotnet, Nant, Psake, etc.
    • Scripting languages such as PowerShell, Bash, Python, etc.
    • Deployments into IIS and Windows Cluster Manager Environments.
    • Containers and Container Platforms; Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
    • Administrative and working experience with Continuous Integration tooling such as TeamCity, Jenkins, Hudson, etc
    • Package management systems such as NuGet and NPM.
  • Continuous Delivery tooling such as Bamboo, Octopus, etc.
  • Containerisation technologies; docker swarm, kubernetes
  • Cloud technologies; Azure, AWS, Cloudflare, Serverless, etc.
  • Application configuration management experience.


  • Administrative and working experience with Version Control systems; SubVersion, Mercurial, Git, Perforce, etc.
  • Project/team collaboration tool (ticketing systems); Mantis, JIRA, Bugzilla, etc.
  • Proficiency in a second scripting/coding/querying language; c#, java, ruby, sql, etc.
  • Environment configuration management tooling; PowerShell DSC, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.

Working Hours & Benefits

40 Hours per week




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