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Principal-System Engineer

Call Center Job ID: 2178417 Dallas, Texas, Colorado-Denver, California-El Segundo Apply Now

At DIRECTV our amazing people, combined with a culture that thrives on collaboration and creativity, are the foundation that create a great place to work. We empower our people to push the limits of what’s possible, driving groundbreaking innovation each and every day. We’re redefining the future of entertainment and we’re ready for you to play a big part in that future too.

Location(s): Dallas, TX; El Segundo, CA; Denver, CO

The DIRECTV Quality Engineering team is seeking a seasoned and experienced Test Environment and Data Lead. This System Engineer role is a technical lead position who will be responsible for planning environment schedules, implementing environment virtualization solutions, and rolling out a robust automated test data management platform. This System Engineer will be responsible for supporting roll out of tools/technologies that will help deliver robust test environments with high availability and high quality test data.

Reporting to the Director of DIRECTV Quality Engineering, the System Engineer will work closely with application owners, QE test architects/leads, QE expert, program/project managers, and business/product owners to deliver strategic test environment and data solutions. These solutions will need to support an “Environment as a Service” delivery model that will provide DIRECTV Technology teams the ability to create test environments on demand. The System Engineer is expected to demonstrate deep understanding of technical ecosystem requirements, maintain a general understanding of all business requirements and communicate effectively through clarity of thought. S/he will need to be a strong technology thought leader who is a natural collaborator.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads day to day operations for test environment planning to align with both waterfall as well as agile train delivery schedules. In addition, leads the environment preparation and shakeout activities.
  • Leads daily smoke test execution, environment defect triage and resolution.
  • Accountable for high environment availability across all DIRECTV Technology test environments. Responsible for tracking, managing and reporting on environment availability across all environments.
  • Leads all day to day operational activities for test data request intake, processing and management
  • Manages data refresh activities across all DIRECTV Technology test environments
  • Leads innovation to create an “Environment as a Service” model that will help deliver test environments on demand.
  • Responsible for working with cloud and infrastructure teams to design and implement solutions involving test environment and data management
  • Responsible for leading continuous process improvements through post implementation reviews and best practices documentation
  • Collaborates with application owners to ensure that quality engineering delivery meets or exceeds the agreed upon product quality goals and metrics
  • Demonstrates technology thought leadership with respect to the key technologies and practices adopted. Maintains and applies a broad and current industry perspective on technology trends/opportunities, and leading practices
  • Accountable for researching and identifying tools that fulfill specific test environment and data management needs


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field


  • 10+ years in quality engineering with experience in lead roles
  • A proven track record of designing and rolling out quality engineering tools and technologies within quality assurance/engineering organizations
  • Experience delivering tools/technologies and associated processes across a matrixed organization
  • Experience working with geographically diverse teams comprising of employees, vendor partners, and contractors
  • Experience in leading change in a complex environment to consistently improve quality, speed, productivity, maturity, and cost
  • Experience in current technologies/practices including SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, micro-services, APIs, DevOps/CI/CD, and application architecture design
  • Extensive experience working with external solution providers, system integrators, technology partners and vendors
  • Experience in adoption/use of an agile methodology and the transition from or co-existence with traditional SDLC methods and tools.

Supervisory: No.

Our Principal-System Engineers earn between $95,400.00 - $296,400.00. Not to mention all of the other amazing rewards that working at DTV offers. From health insurance to tuition reimbursement and paid time off to discounts on products and services just to name a few.
There is a lot to be excited about around here.

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Job Posting: Jan 5, 2022, 3:11:48 PM
Other Locations: Colorado-Denver, California-El Segundo
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Senior Associate/Second Level Manager
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