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Network Engineer - Test

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

IT
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Company Description

Arista Networks is the leader in software driven networking solutions for today’s largest Data Center (DC), Cloud, Internet/WAN, Service Provider (SP) and Campus environments. Arista has over 7500 customers ranging from the largest cloud providers, to healthcare, government, carrier, finance, education, and production web/SaaS companies. Arista's products are the foundation underpinning much of modern society's operations.

Arista has ambitious plans and an unprecedented opportunity for growth and we are looking for many more engineers and designers to join us in building and innovating the world's networks. Arista is a profitable, publicly quoted company with revenues of over $2B with a culture of invention, quality, respect, and fun.

One of the many attractions of joining Arista is that right from the top, Arista is an engineering company. The founders and engineering managers are all engineers who understand good software engineering and the importance of doing things right.

Job Description

Arista Networks is looking for world-class Network Engineers to help us test the highest quality networking products you can buy. At Arista, you will work side by side with the developers, helping us to explore, find and fix our bugs before they can reach our customers.

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. Your job is to find the hard bugs before our customer do.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.

  • BSc CS/CE/EE plus 3+ years of experience.

  • MSc degree preferred.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • CCNP (or equivalent experience).

  • CCIE certification is a plus.

Additional Information

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