Software QA Engineer

  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Cisco Switching Software Group builds Catalyst switching platforms. This group handles all of enterprise switching needs, helping Cisco be the market leader in campus access switching, for both wired and wireless.
Do you enjoy spearheading innovation through personal initiative? Would it excite you to be part of a highly motivated best of breed engineering team who is redefining and refreshing the software portfolio for Cisco's Wireless access points? Would you like to challenge yourself in driving a key technology transition in the Wireless Industry while working the market leader? Would you love to develop code using the most modern development methods using a test driven development focus? Can you demonstrate the ability to develop software with a system-level focus while understanding the impact of every component, work with minimal supervision, collaborate with a multi-functional team and demonstrate technical knowledge and project management experience to accomplish goals?
You will participate on a project team of engineers involved in the development of software for our next gen intent based networking.
Day to day activities will involve: understanding features in a competitive product and proposing solutions that work for our platform, writing functional specifications and test plans, programming, automation, unit and feature testing, helping review specifications and code for other software engineers in the team, and helping documentation team with the configuration aspects of your feature.
• Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field

• You are someone who thrives in a multifaceted start-up like environment. You have at least 5-7 years of software engineering experience and are looking for an opportunity to shine, a team where you can thrive, one that recognizes your capabilities and rewards you accordingly.
• An understanding of any one of the scripting languages such as Python and strong manual testing capabilities.

• You possess a working Knowledge of L2 and L3 technologies. Problem solving capabilities in the realm of Layer 2 to Layer 7.

• You have a background in one or more of following areas Virtualization, Open flow, Cloud technologies, Intelligent network Services and Large data center Automation/Experience

• You have experience with CPU/Memory Management/IO and Virtualization technologies
• You have a knowledge of the network protocol stack, including L2 switching and IP Routing, TCP/IP
• Prefer strong skills in Python/Perl scripting
• Problem solving attitude and out of box thinking
• Experience in designing complex systems for scale and high availability
• Quality focused
Desired Skills:
• Results-oriented, strong sense of ownership, good teammate.
• You should be able to own large portions of the software from a technical perspective.
• Balance multiple tasks at once and work independently.
• Have experience in customer deployment.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong team building skills. In this role you'll be working across departments and with other teams.
• Be open to continuous learning and committed to ongoing self-improvement.
• Initiate and participate in organizational efforts to improve overall group efficiency and test effectiveness. Contribute to overall test strategies.
• We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us ability to learn cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with rare personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.
• We are leaders with vision, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

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