Staff Engineer - System Scale Quality Engineering, Networking and Security

    • Palo Alto, CA



Job Description

VMware's NSX team is looking for Software quality engineers who are passionate about changing the future networking and promote NSX's vision for virtualization, specifically including server virtualization in the core network (NFV) as well as SDN and overlay network virtualization. The ideal candidate has a wide variety of software experience in the areas of distributed systems testing, networking, object oriented programming and virtualization software

As a staff engineer in system test you will be responsible for owning the end to end testing of NFV on next generation NSX network virtualization product. You will be expected to coordinate not only within the system & scale test team, but across the development organization to ensure a feature is tested from the functional, scale, system, and performance perspectives. You will be given broad problem sets, and trusted to implement well-engineered solutions.

In the system & scale test team we consider ourselves to be the first customer. This means that we anticipate problems customers will experience before they experience them, and we do this through writing comprehensive end to end test cases. We utilize automation to build the test environments and execute the test cases. In addition to testing end to end functionality we also have the opportunity to think creatively, and shape the product features and behavior to create a better user experience for the customer.

Responsibilities

  • Be a technical thought leader in the area of NFV, SDN and network virtualization
  • Create test plans for entire releases and lead the releases
  • Write high quality test code to execute complex tests on a distributed system
  • Excellent Verbal and written communication skills
  • Be a strong advocate of software quality
  • Visit customer sites to understand production deployments
  • Work across teams with SEs, Support engineers, and across the Dev and QE Organizations
  • Coordinate activities of junior and senior engineers
  • Implement code to streamline automation, and reduce cycle times
  • Track test deliverables to product release schedule


Required Skillsets:
  • Overall 10 + years of experience in software development and quality engineering
  • At least 7+ years of experience in testing Routing protocols
  • Great communication skills
  • In depth knowledge/testing of routing protocols like BGP, OSPF etc.
  • Good Knowledge and experience of testing MPLS EVPN, L2VPN/L3VPN, IPV4/IPV6
  • Minimum 2 + years of experience in automating test suites (Python/TCL/Perl)
  • Basic understanding of Virtualization
  • Experience with network testing equipment such as IXIA and Spirent.
  • Familiarity with SDN and NFV is a plus.
  • Experience in leading releases and providing technical guidance
  • Experienced in various aspects of Systems test and in QA processes
  • CCIE or Equivalent certification in Routing is a big plus
  • Self-sufficient, but knows when to ask for help
  • Operating Systems: Decent Linux knowledge - Installation/Configuration/Administration (RHEL and Ubuntu a plus), Windows Server, Windows 7
  • SCM: git, gerrit, Perforce, SVN
  • Bug tracking: bugzilla, redmine

Preferred skillsets:
  • Familiarity with SDN and NFV is a plus.
  • CCIE or Equivalent certification in Routing is a big plus


Education

Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or higher) and equivalent work experience

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VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.


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