Systems Quality Assurance (Co-Op) United States

  • Location:
    Maynard, Massachusetts, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Compensation Range
    44000 USD - 130000 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Security, Software Development
  • Job Id

What you'll do  

The SQA Engineering Co-op will perform one or more of the following tasks while working on Cisco's elite optical communication products. The Co-op will be assigned relevant work assignments to challenge them according to their current level of experience and capability.  

The Co-op may find themselves working in the following areas:  

  • Contribute to design and development of test plans, test facilities and test automation software (C++, C#, Python or LabVIEW)  
  • Implement manual and automated tests on new Cisco product software releases under supervision of senior SQA team members  
  • Work closely with senior SQA team members to resolve issues by analyzing Cisco product under test while using various measurement instruments and automated debug software  
  • Document detailed test results; analyze test results data for trends and anomalies 

The Co-op will learn to produce high quality code that is robust and maintainable.  

Who you'll work with  

Cisco is well known for developing ground-breaking products in short time intervals. To support new product development at an exciting pace the SQA team is challenged to architect, develop and maintain test automation software using scalable and maintainable methods. If you have a passion for test automation, working on complex systems and for delivering high quality best-in-class technology, then this position is calling your name.  

Who you are  

  • Currently enrolled in a 4-Year university program 
  • Knowledge of Python™  
  • Knowledge of C# or C++  
  • Knowledge of LabVIEW  
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills  
  • Passion about engineering  
  • Enjoys working with hardware AND software  
  • Enjoys working in lab environments  
  • Likes to be challenged to understand system and figure out ways to break it  
  • Previous internship experience  
  • Local candidates preferred 

*Please note this posting is to advertise potential job opportunities. This exact role may not be open today but could open in the near future. When you apply, a Cisco representative may contact you directly if a relevant position opens.

Why Cisco  

#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” (39 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! 

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 pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate 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.