Software QA Engineer - System Administration

Santa Clara, California

Who We Are:


Malwarebytes is the next-gen cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signatureless technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust, and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia, and a global team of threat researchers and security experts.

We’ve created a fantastic culture that our employees love and were recently named in the top 10 of Fortune Magazine’s “Great Place to Work” list.   We’re growing fast and are looking for some great people to join us.



Who We Need:


Malwarebytes is looking for a QA engineer who has a strong Windows OS internals knowledge and System Administration experience. Someone who enjoys building test computer systems and environments to uncover compatibility issues with various Windows desktop applications.

Be a part of our growing QA engineering team and work on latest technologies in the field of computer security.



What You’ll Do:


  • Build, enhance and maintain current performance and compatibility test lab environment
  • Execute test cases and replicate customer issues
  • Uncover, document and track compatibility and performance defects
  • Improve test case execution efficiency and test coverage
  • Work in an agile development environment, collaborating with the engineering team to deliver quality software iteratively
  • Be an integral part of the team while continuously participating in improving process and test methodologies, execution efficiency and effectiveness



Skills You’ll Need to Have:


  • Strong background in Windows OS, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Networking and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Experience in installing various Windows Servers such as SQL, App-V, Remote Desktop Service
  • Experience in desktop application compatibility testing
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP protocol and troubleshooting network issues in a lab setting
  • Some scripting experience on Windows (e.g. batch scripts, PowerShell, python, etc.)
  • Experience with virtualization environments such as VMWare, Hyper-V and Citrix
  • Good understanding of cloud environments (Azure and AWS)
  • 3+ years of work experience in a similar field or equivalent
  • BS Degree
  • Technology keywords: Windows OS internals, Active Directory, DNS, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Desktop application compatibility and performance testing , stress testing, virtualization, Windows system administration, TCP/IP and networking.


Nice To Have Skills:


  • Knowledge of malware behavior on Windows in general
  • Automation framework experience in continuous development environments
  • Project and/or test plan and execution management experience or team lead experience



What We Offer:


  • An opportunity to do something great for yourself and the world
  • A great work environment that supports growth and development
  • Competitive compensation and benefit packages
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Open time off policy
  • Stocked kitchen with healthy (and some unhealthy) drinks, snacks, fruit and lunch options
  • A company that enjoys having fun; holiday and summer parties, sporting events and lots of other great stuff



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