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Network Test Engineer Lead

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 14, 2024

Job Description:

Who We Are:

The Cisco Distributed System Engineering (DSE) group is at the forefront of developing products that power the largest networks in the world. The networking industry is going through a monumental transformation to build the next generation infrastructure to meet the needs of AI/ML workloads and continuously increase internet users and application. We are uniquely positioned to capture that market transition.

Who You'll Work With:

Our team builds products by harnessing the potential of open-source technologies while pushing the boundaries on Systems and Silicon Architecture. You will work closely with development engineers and system architects, to implement and test performance-measurement, improving strategy and configuration. They are developers and leaders who are passionate about tackling complex technology, building large scale distributed systems and comfortable working with open-source communities and technologies. You will be part of a fast-paced work environment and responsible for end-to-end product development and production support.

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced multifaceted environment. You are a dedicated self-starter who demonstrates flexibility and resiliency. You possess proven expertise in the following technical domains such as platform and network design, testing, and troubleshooting, particularly within expansive data center and cloud environments. You have proficiency in one or more of the following areas: Data center switching and top-of-rack solutions, software-defined networking (SDN), networking frameworks and monitoring, routing protocols, quality of service (QoS), and different aspects of network infrastructure, such as security, virtualization, and storage protocols.

Familiarity with programmable accelerated data-planes featuring NPUs, DPUs, Smart NICs, and FPGAs is advantageous. You have previous experience aiding with customers of Tier 1 enterprises, cloud services, server, storage, and/or networking OEMs. You occupy a strong knowledge and understanding of hyper-scaler infrastructures at Azure, Google Cloud, and AWS, encompassing switching, routing, and services.

What You'll Do:

Responsibilities include being the technical focal point for Test architecture, Test Planning, Test Automation, Quality, and Performance. As the technical expert, you will collaborate with Open-Source communities, working with high-touch customers, debugging, and solving their technical challenges. You will develop strategies and implement solutions to test and help optimize the performance which includes NPUs, DPUs and Software. Working alongside multi-functional teams, your responsibilities will include scaling and fortifying operations, as well as improving strategies and configurations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • 10+ years of proven experience in Software Testing, DevOps, or Automation.
  • Experience in Deployment, System Architecture, and/or Field Application Engineering.
  • Experience building network and test automation.
  • Proficiency configuring, debugging networking systems, and solutions.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages including Python.
  • Deep knowledge of routing, systems, and networking protocols, including L2, L3, and L4.
  • Familiarity with Storage Networking technologies, particularly NVMe/TCP, for efficient data storage and retrieval.
  • Solid understanding of Linux/Unix environments and tools such as Ixia and Spirent.
  • Proficiency in Automation using Python, Golang, or similar languages.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working with test frameworks, traffic generators (commercial & open source ) like KeySight/Spirent/SONiC test suites.
    • Exposure network operating systems, preferably SONiC, SONiC Mgmt Test Suites.
    • Knowledge of control & data plane technologies including L2, L3, VXLAN, and Services (MacSec/IPsec/VPNs, NAT, Firewalls, LB, SDWan, Application Proxies, Service Chaining).
    • Familiarity with VMware and OpenStack.
    • GIT, Jira, Jenkins, and CI/CD pipeline tools.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
      Why Cisco?

      #WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters - with people like you!

      Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We're the Internet's optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it's not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We're helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We're helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world - whether through 5G, or otherwise. We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other's backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another - from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

      We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we're committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

      So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!


      Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

      When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

      U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

      Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

      .75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

      1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

      1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

      For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

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