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QA Global Maintainer

Full time
AdaCore SAS
Paris, France
5+ years

AdaCore: Helping Developers Build Software that Matters

Everything we do at AdaCore is centered around helping developers build the safest, most secure open-source software. 

For over 20 years, we've worked with global leaders across avionics, aerospace and defense industries, building tools and providing services that ease the complex and difficult process of developing high-integrity software. As the need for truly secure and reliable applications expands into industries such as automotive, medical, energy, and IOT, we’re advancing our time-tested technologies to bring expertise and services to help a whole new generation of developers.

Our 120 experts worldwide in the US (New York, Lexington), France (Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble and Vannes), the UK and Estonia all play a role in developing bleeding edge technologies to meet the highest grade of software development.

Joining AdaCore is about joining a culture of innovation, openness, collaboration and dependability, which defines how we work together, with our customers and partners.


The AdaCore QA Support & Release team is looking for a QA Global Maintainer to assist us in harnessing complexity of software integration and providing support to Product Engineering teams.

AdaCore products are released on a time-based cycle, with a preview release in October, a major release in February, and a corrective version in July. GNAT Pro is available on over 60 platforms and supports hundreds of runtime profiles (ranging from Full Ada Support to the very restricted Zero Footprint Profile suitable for safety-critical development).  On top of that, AdaCore is offering a service called “sustained branch” giving our customers the confidence that if an issue such as a code generation problem is encountered, then it can be addressed in the context of the version of the product that is being used.

In this context, the applicant will be in charge of:

Performing global maintenance and plan evolution of build and test specification files

  • There are more than 300 build and test specification files which represent around 30,000 lines of code for the day to day builds.

Overseeing the maintenance of all active branches

  • Maintain our 10 actives branches that allow us to offer Long Term Support and Sustained branches.

  • Maintain communications with QA coordinators in all technical teams to ensure problem records are resolved and closed prior to release launch

Providing assistance in performing large or complex distributed changes

  • Help other product engineering teams in the maintenance of builds and tests specification files. This requires a good understanding of each product teams specific constraints and QA objectives.

Optimize resourcs

  • Optimize use of IT infrastructure resources.

  • Work with the Product Engineering in order to make QA Monitoring as efficient as possible.

  • Simplify and improve software delivery/release processes through continuous improvement, particularly as it pertains to automation


  • Experience with Continuous Integration tools.
  • Good scripting skills (Python, Shell)
  • Good understanding of various build technologies, good knowledge of a packaging system would be a plus
  • Good understanding of the Windows and Linux operating systems
  • At ease in a very fast-changing environment
  • ”automate tasks as much as possible” state of mind
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong teamwork skills, willingness to share, discuss, and improve
  • Attention to detail and procedures

Beyond the job

We are looking for engineers who want their work to have a direct impact on improving the reliability, safety and security of the software that modern society has grown increasingly dependent on in an international environment. Our sales and marketing team is staffed with multi-talented, tenacious and creative individuals; and our HR team is committed to ensuring your tenure with AdaCore is a positive one. Our cultural diversity is one of our strengths, enabling us to operate successfully on an international scale and we celebrate it during our social events (summer meetings, activity week-ends, christmas dinner etc). 

We encourage our employees to explore their curiosity by providing them ongoing and lifelong training from their first day in AdaCore with a strong onboarding plan. As we know that juggling work and life is challenging, we offer flexibility to accommodate personal needs and work commitments.  

AdaCore offers competitive compensation, benefits and thoughtful perks. We go beyond industry standards to help keep our employees comfortable and satisfied both on and off the job, no matter where they are based.

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