Senior Platform Automation Engineer

Shape Security, Santa Clara

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About Shape Security
We are security and web experts, pioneers, evangelists, and elite researchers. We believe in the power of the Internet to be a positive force; our mission is to protect every website and mobile app from cybercriminals. Shape’s founders fought cybercrime at the Pentagon, Google, and other leading security companies. We are backed by some of the most prominent leaders and investors in the technology industry including Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, and more. Come be a part of our unparalleled team that is responsible for making the Internet a safer place for everyone. 

Position Summary
Shape Security provides mobile and web security to industry leaders within multiple verticals, including financial services, airlines, hospitality, retail, and social media. Given the high profiles of the web properties and mobile apps that Shape Security protects, Shape Security places an extremely high value on quality. The Shape platform spans a diverse technology stack: networking, web protocols, web applications, mobile, cloud infrastructure and more.  We are expanding rapidly in the marketplace and need quality minded individuals with a bias toward automation to stay ahead of that growth while maintaining the utmost performance and reliability of our product offering.


  • Take ownership for developing test plans and cases for new features exercising your QA mindset and collaborating with development engineering, product management and other test engineers.
  • Identify automation opportunities and implement automated testing utilizing currently deployed frameworks.
  • Identify gaps in existing test coverage in pursuit of 100% automated testing goal.
  • Work in an ‘early engagement’ mode with development engineering.  This may be a scrum embedded role or might just mean getting involved in early design reviews.

Required Qualifications

  • Significant experience using Python, Pypi and Python based frameworks for test automation (pytest, etc.).
  • Cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Kubernetes) deployment, troubleshooting, monitoring and automation experience.
  • Strong networking background (including ipv6) , knowledge of Unix/Linux environments, web protocols and web applications.
  • Experience in setting up docker traffic clients, web servers and containerizing applications.
  • Familiarity with test case and issue tracking systems (TestRail, Jira) and source control systems (Git).
  • Effective collaborator - demonstrated history of engaging effectively with others inside and outside immediate group to drive results.
  • Adaptable - able to ‘get the job done’ in the face of ambiguity.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with front end/back end web application and protocol (HTTP/HTTPS) testing on major browsers including facility with common debugging tools and Selenium WebDriver.
  • Experience with browser compatibility testing via Sauce Labs/BrowserStack.
  • Javascript knowledge/experience .
  • Ability to drive projects and mentor peers and junior team members.

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About Shape Security

The world’s leading financial, retail and travel companies and government agencies rely on Shape Security as their primary line of defense against fraud and attacks on their web and mobile applications. The Shape platform, covered by 45 patents, was designed to stop the most dangerous application attacks enabled by cybercriminal fraud tools, including credential stuffing (account takeover), product scraping, unauthorized aggregation, and other threats. Shape has prevented over $1 billion in fraud losses for its customers and protects more than 1.3 billion user accounts. Shape is headed by industry leaders from Google, Cisco, IBM, Raytheon, Palo Alto Networks, and the Pentagon.

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