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System Test Engineer (Manual/Solution)

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Quality Assurance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Company Description

Arista was founded by Andy Bechtolsheim who also founded Sun Microsystems and was one of the original investors in Google. Arista is a profitable, publicly quoted company, growing at breakneck speed with over 3000 customers including 7 out of the 8 largest cloud titans which include eBay, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Spotify, and industry partners such as VMware, Dell, F5, HP, Infinera, Nuage, Palo Alto Networks, Supermicro, Inc and Rackspace. Arista is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has development offices in the US, Canada, India and now Ireland. Arista has ambitious plans to grow the Bangalore based Development Center in the next couple of years and now is a great time to join the team when you can have a significant impact on the shape and direction as the office grows.

Job Description

Arista Networks is looking for world-class Software Test Engineers (aka System Test engineers) to help us in building the highest quality networking products. If you love networking. If working on complex & scaled out network topologies makes you excited.

If you like to challenge yourself to find the hard-to-find bugs and if troubleshooting & debugging network and system problems gives you a thrill, this role is tailor made for you.

At Arista, you’ll bring your intelligence, creativity, and drive every day & work with our products exactly how they are going to be used by our end customers and while doing so, make sure that the products are 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. 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.

Courtesy our super collaborative work environment, you’ll spend your time embedded deeply with multiple engineering teams, working side by side with the developers, POC engineers, account teams, working together as one team and do all of it to help us to explore, find and fix software problems before they can reach the customers. We take quality seriously and we invite you to be a champion of software quality!!


  • Experience & Education: BE/ B.Tech/ME/ M. Tech with networking industry experience.
  • 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.
  • Work with the developers on your team in creating their plans for automated tests to complement the exploratory testing that you perform.
  • Participate in functional specification and software design reviews held by your team and provide customer centric input.
  • Work in a highly productive environment along with best of the engineers on Linux platform that cuts a typical development cycle by order of magnitude with a laser focus towards quality.
  • 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.

Additional Information

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