Senior Software Quality Engineer

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Senior Software Quality Engineer

  • Remote, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Full_time

Citrix builds the secure digital workspace technology that frees 400,000 customers to do their very best work from anywhere. By joining our award-winning workplace, you’ll be included in the globally diverse, collaborative team that values work-life balance. Come see why Fortune named us one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Let’s innovate and grow together!

What we're looking for:

Citrix Hypervisor is the flagship commercial release of the open-source Xen Hypervisor.

As well as being a product in its own right, Citrix Hypervisor also serves as a platform for other Citrix products, and for programs written by third-party ISVs. We're looking for a knowledgeable and deep-thinking Software Development Engineer to join a system test automation team working on several aspects of the Hypervisor product.

We'll give you the tools and learning support to participate in the software development process of a major, worldwide software company with both open- and closed-source projects at its core. We'd love for you to be at the heart of that, developing software with an immediate and lasting impact to both internal and external customers.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking a quality lead role for new features, developing and implementing test plans.

  • Developing, maintaining and supporting automated system test assets responsible for regression testing the Hypervisor product software.

  • Contributing to and driving Hypervisor quality improvement initiatives as a member of the System Quality Community of Practice (CoP).

  • Collaborating with development teams to fix critical Hypervisor defects.

  • Improving usability of the product through hands on interactions simulating customer use cases.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications:

We'd like you to have experience of Linux, be familiar with Windows and be comfortable developing features, making improvements and resolving issues, or tackling code, at a variety of levels. You'll probably have experience and knowledge of some or all of the following :

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher), preferably in software engineering, computer science or the physical sciences.  Strong candidates with other applicable experience will also be considered.

  • Excellent software architecture, design and coding skills in an object oriented language such as Python, C++, C#.

  • A good understanding of software development lifecycles.

  • Knowledge of Linux platforms at a system and operating system level.

  • Strong debugging skills.

  • Good English reading/writing skills.

  • Concurrent/distributed programming experience.

  • Passionate about software quality and experience of developing test automation.

Additional optional skills:

  • Proven technical understanding of IT infrastructure and systems, including grounding in networking and storage fundamentals.

  • Agile development practices (SAFe and scrum being particularly relevant)

  • Understanding of operating systems.

  • Experience of open source software projects.

Functional Area:

Software Development

What you’re looking for:

Everyone is welcome at Citrix. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of belonging, and celebrate bringing our courageous, authentic selves to work. We believe this way of working helps us innovate, and it’s just one of the reasons why our employees continuously recognize Citrix as a great place to work.

Citrix helps make work more sustainable to benefit the planet, our business, and our communities. For more than 30 years, we have empowered individuals and organizations to work remotely or work from anywhere, reducing commuting emissions and energy consumption in the process. 

We are the #1 leader in Virtual Client Computing (VCC) and #2 in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space, and we have key partnerships with top cloud providers. We’ll give you the tools, learning opportunities, mentorship, and flexibility to achieve your goals. Come see why you belong at Citrix, with our culture supporting purposeful innovation and growth from within. 

The Benefits

We offer a competitive total rewards package* that includes:

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement benefits
  • Time off and absence programs
  • Professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Paid volunteer time and charitable matching of employee donations
  • Employee resource groups
  • And more!

**Please note that benefits may vary based on location.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.

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Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at (877) 924-8749 or email us at for assistance.

At this time, we are requiring personnel entering a Citrix office, traveling for business or attending a Citrix event to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you choose to remain unvaccinated based on a specific medical need or a sincerely held religious belief and need to access our offices, Citrix will work with you to provide you with reasonable accommodation where possible. Learn more about our COVID-19 policies.

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