Senior Software Engineer - Test

  • Location:
    Boxborough, Massachusetts, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything, Security, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

Cisco people aren’t happy merely moving the security innovation needle a few millimeters – we want to blow it off the dial. Every day we look for new ways to merge innovative security technology with Cisco’s 25+ years of networking expertise to redefine network security. We need like-minded colleagues who aren’t afraid to dream big about transforming security and networks, and who expect to reap the rewards for their high-visibility creations.


Cisco seeks Software Development Senior Test Engineer at our Boxborough, MA location to be a part of the cryptographyplatform development team. You will champion new methodologies and drive software solutions that interact with widely deployed Internet products, thereby touching an endless number of users worldwide. Be part of the Cisco organization that is driving the evolution and expansion into new technology areas and market segments.

Key areas of responsibility include:

·       Define and develop test strategies, methodologies, and plans

·       Execute test plans and test cases according to release schedules and timelines and debug issues found during test

·       Develop automation for feature, performance and  systems testing

·       Work collaboratively with Product Management, Development and TMEs to fully understand the product requirements and help define the product direction and solutions and bring issues to closure

·       Provide test results and defect reports and participate in analysis of defects pertaining to release quality and prioritization


Technical Knowledge:

·       Basic routing and networking knowledge including TCP/IP, UDP, NAT knowledge is a must

·       Knowledge of multiple security products and their features is preferred such as: ASA Firewall, ASA VPN

·       Knowledge of SSL, IPSec and cryptography is a plus

·       Knowledge of Perl, Python or other scripting languages is a must

·       Experience testing Software and Hardware platforms is a plus

·       Demonstrated experience with automation development and automation environments

·       Experience with Cisco Cat6k, UCS, Nexus 7k and other Cisco hardware is a plus



·       BS/MS in Computer Science

·       The actual job title (grade level) will be based on experience


Personal Characteristics:

·       Indomitable work ethic: Candidate can reject setbacks and enthusiastically persists until ambitious goals are achieved. The successful candidate will be resourceful and innovative at tackling complex challenges in a timely matter

·       Flexible and adaptable: Candidate should be able to switch gears in various high-stress situations and apply themselves to quickly learning new technologies and adopting new methodologies

·       Collaborative and team player

·       Communicative: Candidate will take an "open source" attitude to quality assurance. Keeps others in the company informed and up to date on his or her priorities, current tasks and work completed. Encourages constructive criticism on his or her work

·       Attention to detail: Candidate must live by the mantra of "the devil is in the details" and will take great pride in getting it right

·       Accountability: Candidate should be a results-oriented team player who leads by example, accountable for performance, takes absolute ownership, and champions all aspects of customer and product initiatives

·       Efficient and Creative: Candidate should be able to think outside the box to find the optimal solution to problems

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