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Network Engineer in Solution Test

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

IT
Nashua, NH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Company Description

Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. What sets us apart is our relentless pursuit of innovation. We leverage the latest advancements in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and software-defined networking to provide our clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world. Our solutions are designed to not only meet the current demands of the digital landscape but to also anticipate and adapt to future challenges.

At Arista we value the diversity of thought and perspectives that each employee brings to the table. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment, where individuals from various backgrounds and experiences feel welcome, is essential for driving creativity and innovation.

Our commitment to excellence has earned us several prestigious awards, such as Best Engineering Team, Best Company for Diversity, Compensation, and Work-Life Balance. At Arista, we take pride in our track record of success and strive to maintain the highest standards of quality and performance in everything we do.

Job Description

Who You’ll Work With

Arista Networks is seeking high-caliber Solution test engineers.

The key role of the Solution test group is to ensure the quality of Arista’s products through System test type testing of large, complex and feature rich end-to-end environments focusing on key technologies as well as emulating Arista’s most important and strategic customers networks by:

  • researching technologies, features and customer environments in order to come up with the right topologies to test
  • exercising extensive feature interaction and identifying potential breakage areas
  • exhaustive testing focusing on realistic use cases, scale and performance

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with various stakeholders from the development, sales and other test teams to understand requirements and expectations
  • Plan the building of, or add to the existing network topology required to test the use cases
  • Configure hardware, features, traffic generators and other tools to emulate the required environment
  • Execute exhaustive testplan, focusing on potential weaker areas, performance and realistic scale
  • Troubleshoot failures and performance shortcomings and work with the development team on reproduction, root cause analysis, fix verification and bug/limitation documentation
  • Communicate and present results to various stakeholders while providing feedback and recommendations on potential design and performance improvements
  • Interact with sales team and customers to answer questions, handle ad-hoc requests and run small demos
  • Collaborate with peers to cross-train on new technologies and improve team effectiveness
  • Help the TAC team with escalations reproductions efforts when needed

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in telecommunications, computer engineering, computer networking
  • 3+ years of experience in a System test or Solution test role, handling complex end-to-end environments.
  • Highly detailed working knowledge of layer 2 and layer 3 technologies such as IP forwarding, IP multicast, OSPF, BGP, VXLAN, MPLS, eVPN, ECMP, VRRP, STP, RSTP, MST, PVST+, Ethernet link aggregation, LACP, etc
  • Detailed working knowledge of layer-2/3-switch administration, including industry-standard CLI and SNMP interfaces
  • Familiarity with Linux tools such as ping, traceroute, tcpdump, ifconfig, ip link, ip route, arp, /proc/net, /proc/sys/net, vmstat, netstat, ttcp, iperf, and strace
  • Some familiarity with scripting languages such as Python or TCL
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong drive to improve quality and curiosity to learn new technologies
  • Able to operate with a high degree of independence, driven by an internal desire to succeed at the challenge of breaking our products

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Additional Information

Arista Networks is an equal opportunity employer. Arista makes all hiring and employment-related decisions in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable federal, state, or law law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.