Automation Engineer - SP&R

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    Calgary, Canada
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Who We Are

Cisco enjoys a unique position and is leveraging our unprecedented capability to secure the network through intelligence derived from data collected on a global scale. Billions of times a day, computers around the world communicate with the Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Cloud and rely on the AMP product to protect them against advanced forms of malware. Some malware is straightforward to identify, but antivirus has done that forever. Our customers need protection against malware that is tricky to identify, such as: Viruses that generate different binaries on every machine they infect Things that seem benign until you start looking closely at their behavior/pattern Malicious programs that have invented new ways of hiding themselves To make the problem even more interesting - it may only become clear after a few days that a program or behavior was malicious. Does finding that sound fun to you?

Who You'll Work With

The Cisco AMP engineering team is a collaborative team that is a part of the world’s largest security organization. You will have the opportunity to work in a diverse and thriving work culture that fosters team empowerment, self-organization and decision-making. You will be part of an established but growing organization that continues to be a leader in the security industry. We expect high performance and drive during business hours, but we believe high performance comes from having time to rest and recharge. We are involved with all stages of the product development process with a focus on driving quality improvements that delight our customers.

What You'll Do

You will work with a team responsible for quality engineering within the AMP for Endpoints private cloud. You should understand how automation solutions and tools play together and be comfortable working with others to contribute to the technology choices of the organization. Your team will create test frameworks that ensure built-in quality exists from the first line of code to the last. We all enjoy building systems to run tests across all levels of the software from functional to integration to an end-to end-system. We want you to be as creative as possible to break complex systems and drive quality for our integrated security products.


  • 2-5 years of experience in a software development or automation testing role
  • Experience to develop and maintain automation framework, libraries and internal tools for functional and performance testing
  • Able to identify test cases and what to automate
  • Experience with Linux or Unix-based operating systems
  • Understanding of writing requirements, test scenarios and defect tracking through its lifecycle
  • Ability to work in teams through the design and development process
  • Experience testing in mixed OS environments including Windows, Mac, and Linux

Nice to have

  • Certification in testing
  • Experience in automation test development using Python or Ruby or C
  • Experience with white box testing
  • Testing and/or configuration of security products
  • Experience in vmware
  • Experience in hardware testing
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies (particularly SCRUM)

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

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!