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Software Test Engineer - NetOps

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Quality Assurance
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 21, 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 looking for world-class Software Test Engineers to help us build our next-generation network management system. The role requires a broad knowledge of computer network design, configuration, and monitoring in various environments (e.g. data-center, enterprise, and service provider). You will be part of a design and test team that works on the latest technologies in state streaming, big data, and advanced analytics. The goal is to help network operation teams effectively manage their large networks that deviate away from their antiquated, time-consuming approaches. Our solution will instead help our customers overcome many of their challenges through our provisioning and telemetric solutions, for both on-premise and cloud solutions.

What You’ll Do

  • Designing and executing system-level test cases for our next-generation management system. This will involve both scale and performance-related test cases to observe how components within our system behave in the most strenuous environments.

  • Working alongside the development team to help root-cause any issues found. This will involve running many experiments to prove/disprove any current theories, often involving automation tools to assist you with your task.

  • Writing up detailed bug reports that include a complete characterization of the system at time of failure, while describing the impact that it can have on our customers.

  • Working with our Technical Support team to help reproduce, debug, and resolve any issues reported by our customers.

  • Strong passion for beautiful and intuitive user-interfaces (GUIs and APIs) that create a pleasurable user-experience (UX) for our customers.


  • A BSCS/CE/EE plus 3+ years of experience or MS degree in telecommunications, computer networking, or related field.

  • Experience in designing, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting IP and Ethernet networks.

  • Experience in 3 or more of the following networking protocols and technologies (e.g. BGP, OSPF, ISIS, VRRP, LACP, STP, IP Multicast, ECMP, Port-Mirroring, QoS, VXLAN, MPLS, EVPN, etc)

  • Experience with Linux operating system and its popular technologies (e.g. KVM, Docker, Kubernetes, Hadoop, Hbase)

  • Some familiarity with scripting languages such as Python or TCL.

  • Experience with provisioning and deployment frameworks (e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef) a plus.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • CCIE certification a plus.

Additional Information

The new hire base pay for this role has a pay range of $95,000 to $145,000. 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. Employees in Sales roles are eligible to participate in Arista’s Sales Incentive Plan, which pays commissions calculated as a percentage of eligible sales. Employees are also entitled to benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellbeing, income protection and a Group Retirement Savings Plan. The recruiting team can share more details during the hiring process specific to the role and location.