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Software Test Engineer

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Company Description

Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 400 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 20 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners.

Additional information and resources can be found at:
www.arista.com
www.twitter.com/aristanetworks
www.facebook.com/AristaNW
www.youtube.com/user/AristaNetworks

Job Description

Arista Networks is looking for world-class Software Test Engineers to help us in building the highest quality networking products you can buy. At Arista, you’ll spend your time embedded deeply into our development teams, working side by side with the developers, helping us to explore, find and fix our bugs before they can reach our customers. You will NOT spend your time running manual regressions of mind numbing, 1000 page test plans, because Arista’s developers automate all the basic functional and integration tests. Instead, you’ll bring your intelligence, creativity, and drive to work every day to help us understand how our products are going to be used by our customers and to make sure that they’re going to work every time. Your job is to find the hard bugs, the ones not easily exposed by the developers’ automated unit and product level tests.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use every means possible to find the bugs in the software and/or hardware being developed by your team.
  • Write test plans to validate Arista features and products.
  • Design test network topologies to validate functionality, performance, stability and scalability of features and products.
  • Execute test plans to verify all aspects of the product. Identify defects and validate resolution.
  • Work as an agile member of a combined development and test team, running in short cycles to develop functional software in quick iterations.
  • Work with the developers on your team in creating their plans for automated tests to complement the exploratory testing that you perform. Be the testing expert for your team.
  • Participate in functional specification and software design reviews held by your team and provide customer centric input.

Qualifications

  • Proven expertise in creating test methodologies and writing test plans.
  • Strong knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Ethernet, RSTP/ MSTP, VLANs, IP Routing, TCP/IP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, IGMP, PIM SM/ SSM, QoS, L2-L3 protocols, Platform validation, HA, QOS, network management.
  • Experience with IXIA and/or Spirent test tools desired
  • Familiarity with test automation tools and scripting languages desired
  • Familiarity with networking hardware (switches, servers, cables, optics or NICs) preferred.
  • BS CS/CE/EE plus 3+ years of experience. MS degree preferred
  • Strong communication skills.
  • CCIE certification a plus.

Additional Information

The new hire base pay for this role has a pay range of $110,000 to $185,000. Arista offers different pay ranges based on work location, so that we can offer consistent and competitive pay appropriate to the market. The actual base pay offered will be based on a wide range of factors, including skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and work location.

The pay range provided reflects base pay only and in addition certain roles may also be eligible for discretionary Arista bonuses and equity. US-based employees are also entitled to benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellbeing, tax savings and income protection. The recruiting team can share more details during the hiring process specific to the role and location.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.