Acquia is an open-source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology (built around Drupal) that allows them to adopt innovation and create customer moments that matter. We believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.

Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named as one of North America’s fastest-growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it. 

Acquia runs one of the world's largest Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. Our Drupal optimized cloud runs on over 18,000 AWS instances and delivers billions of page views per month, running some of the largest and most critical websites in the world. We are seeking exceptional professionals who desire to deliver extraordinary performance and reliability while building powerful tools that enable our customers easily to scale their web applications. At Acquia, we are passionate about providing our customers with security, availability, and scalability that is second to none and are looking for engineers who are equally hard-working.

Job Summary

Acquia is seeking a Principal Quality Engineer who can help lead our efforts to redefine the way we test our cloud-based products and services. 

As a Principal Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the implementation of test infrastructure across Acquia. You will work with your fellow Platform engineers, Product Engineering, Operations, and Customer Success teams to find opportunities to develop and test infrastructure and then propose and lead the implementation with your team. 

Acquia’s products run 100% on Amazon Web Services using EC2, CloudFormation, and various other technologies and standard methodologies. Since each product is built and maintained by its own engineering team, the ideal candidate for this position would need to be proactive in familiarizing themselves with those services and have the ability to coordinate and collaborate with multiple teams. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a delivery team implementing new product features to meet customer needs – participate in discovery, grooming, implementation and knowledge transfer
  • Create test plans and test cases for complex product functionality (in client-server, mobile, SaaS or blended environments).
  • Work in partnership with peer engineers to create and implement test for all aspects of the product including performance, scalability, and load testing
  • Responsible for defining and performing the overall QA test strategy
  • Mentor junior team members in Software Quality Assurance methodologies and standard methodologies.
  • Identify areas for process improvements, and lead efforts to remediate the issues.
  • Stay ahead of with researching new testing technologies and methods, and improving existing solutions.  Share knowledge with key partners and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Build tools and scripts as the need arises for testing specific areas.
  • Lead and employ metrics for monitoring results and progress.
  • Lead solutions for modernizing Acquia test infrastructure
  • Execution of both manual and automated functional tests


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 8+ years’ relevant QA experience.
  • Proven understanding of SQA methodologies, techniques and approaches.
  • Experience with both white and black box testing.
  • Experience testing applications on Ubuntu and CentOS
  • Experience working in an Agile (preferably Scrum) environment.
  • Can lead and persuade others without authority in a team environment.
  • Take ownership of QA test strategy and plan
  • Works independently with minimal direction from the manager.
  • Experience developing test automation tools and scripts
  • Experience in testing for all aspects of the product including performance, scalability, and load testing
  • Experience with testing in modern containerized infrastructure based on docker, containers or Kubernetes
  • Strong experience in different programming languages: PHP, Ruby
  • Strong understanding of AWS
  • Hands on experience with CI/CD tools like Jenkins (preferred), Bamboo, Gitlab
  • Deep working knowledge of LAMP stack 

You’ll enjoy this role if you are…

  • Are a self starter who understands the complexity of building test infrastructure that is reliable and  fast
  • Someone who enjoys working multi-functionally to deliver value to our customers 

Nice to have...

  • Experience with Drupal
  • Experience with GO programming language
  • Open Source communities 
  • Certification in AWS
  • Certification in CKA

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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