Test Manager - Solution Validation Services

  • Location:
    Krakow, Poland
  • Area of Interest
    Customer Experience
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking, Service Provider, Webex (Collaboration), Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id



You will join an organization of Test Engineers and Test Managers to support analysis and validation for large projects across our EMEA region. 

Solution Validation Services, as part of Cisco Customer Experience supports our clients and end users with unusual validation of scaled pre deployment or network migration services. Tailored towards new technologies such as ACI / SDA, NFV, Cloud, SD WAN, IoE / IoT, Cisco’s Investment in SVS labs globally provides a platform for ranged validation of such technologies. Building industry recognition for quality and redefining our clients network deployment experience while giving an exciting environment to both learn and grow new skills.


What You Will Do


  • Work with Cisco’s customers in a consultative approach to deliver validation services for Cisco solutions.
  • Understand and gather client business and technical requirements, lead a small technical team to design and implement validation solutions that meet customer’s needs.
  • Create and review technical documentation such as topologies, detailed, and conceptual designs, test plans, and documents around client solutions.
  • Technical Leadership of project teams, follow validation methodologies, adhere to project processes and compliance.
  • Own the one or more validation projects from start to completion including the resolution of project issues. Drive and lead the Test Life Cycle over all phases.
  • As part of a larger team, work in a virtual environment with minimal guidance.
  • Coordinate tasks of test and automation engineers.
  • Managing the Cisco testing and automation process and working on all the tasks relating to it
  • Governing validation projects during all phases until completion including regular reporting to stakeholders and risk assessment.

Who You Are:

  • You have minimum CCNP knowledge level, ideally DC and/or SP.

·       Have a proven understanding of testing and automation methodologies

  • You are passionate about scripting for building automated test cases and reporting

·       Have good understanding of the fundamentals of a testing life cycle

  • You have knowledge of the following technologies:
    • Security (Access control, Posture, Encryption Cyber, DDoS)
    • Cisco SDN technologies NFV, ACI, SDA, SD-WAN
    • Scripting (Python)
  • You have experience in both Waterfall and Agile test delivery.
  • You have good customer facing skills.
  • Project management skills are a favor. 
  • Test tools knowledge (Ixia / Spirent)
  • Strong organisational, planning and documentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex test concepts to customer stakeholders
  • Willing to understand new areas and follow IT development.


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” (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!  

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.