Principal Software Engineer in Test
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
5d ago

At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.

Seeking a highly motivated, customer-facing engineer who can drive engagements with R&D and Field teams for the Licensing team.

Cadence products are licensed using Flexera’s FlexNet technology and are protected using proprietary and third-party technologies.

This position is for an experienced Software Engineer position in Licensing Engineering team with a focus on product validation and test automation.

The License Engineering team is a central development organization that interacts with all Cadence products from Licensing and protection perspective.

Working in this team offers a unique, challenging and rewarding experience for a Principal Software Engineer in Test.


  • Design, implement and maintain test automation frameworks for different licensing products.
  • Develop and maintain test automation in Java and C++
  • Integrate test automation with CI pipelines.
  • Perform smoke, regression, functional, performance, security and exploratory testing
  • Assist in the review of test plans and automated cases from junior members
  • Triage defects found and perform root cause analysis
  • Participate in requirements, design and test specification reviews
  • Partner with development team to raise the quality bar and improve test coverage on each release
  • Required Experience

  • Bachelors Degree required; Information Systems or related field preferred
  • Solid understanding of software engineering practices, and programming using a variety of languages; 8+ years of Software Development or Test experience including at least 5 years writing product code, unit tests or test automation using C or C++
  • At least 2 years of experience in developing automation frameworks for multiple projects
  • Knowledge of multiple open source / commercial tools for test automation (QTP / UFT, Selenium, Test Complete, Coded UI, Tosca etc.)
  • Experience in web API testing.
  • Experience in performance testing.
  • Integrating Unit and Automated tests
  • Must have good understanding of Linux and Windows OS
  • Must have good understanding TCP / IP protocol stack and networking fundamentals
  • Experience with collaborating and working effectively across organizations; Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Preferred Experience

  • Ability to perform code reviews of c / c++ / java / python product and test code
  • Experience with Python, Perl and / or shell scripting
  • Experience with API testing in Java, C or C++
  • Experience with Continuous Integration systems such as Jenkins
  • Experience in agile development
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Security related expertise including Cryptography, PKI, and Digital Signatures desired
  • Knowledge of FlexNet or other Licensing API, Tamper Prevention technologies desired
  • Experience mentoring junior team members
  • We’re doing work that matters. Help us solve what others can’t.

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