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Software Engineer - Test Automation

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Posted: 07/11/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: IT/Software Development Job Number: 20144

Position Title:  Software Engineer - Test Automation

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire opportunity with our client in Santa Clara, California.

Job Requirements:
  • Testing methodologies and test plan development
  • Advocacy for the customer during functional spec and design reviews
  • Knowledge on customer use cases and requirement
  • Collaboration with our testing partners
  • Development & enhancement of automation framework
  • Integration of IXIA, Spirent, and other traffic generator APIs in the framework
  • Writing common APIs for validating interop with Cisco, Juniper, Arista, and others
  • Integration of automated testbeds with DevOps tools like Git, Jenkins, and Gerrit
  • Providing technical support to the test team in automation related tasks

Job Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5 or more years of experience in developing automation frameworks in Python or object-oriented languages
  • Strong knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Ethernet, RSTP, VLANs, IP Routing, TCP/IP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, IGMP, QoS, hardware platform validation, high availability, and network management
  • Firsthand experience of CI/CD pipelines and DevOps toolchains (GitHub, Jenkins, Gerrit)
  • Knowledge of modeling languages like JSON, YAML, or XML
  • Proficiency in Python and prior experience in one or more of the following – Golang, C, C++, Java, Perl
  • Working experience in a Linux development environment
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communications Skills

Preferred Job Qualifications:
  • Post-grad level education in relevant discipline (Masters, PhD, etc.)
  • Experience in writing scripts for and using APIs of traffic generators like IXIA, Spirent, or Xena Networks
  • Working experience with REST APIs
  • Working knowledge of IPv6 principles and IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack solutions
  • Experience with the Linux kernel, drivers, and file systems
  • Practical experience with testing data center CLOS topologies
  • Experience with configuring Routers and Switches using CLIs or REST APIs

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Gazelle Medina
Sr. Technical Recruiter

I have been a Technical recruiter for over 20 years, much of that time with Protingent.  My passion is teaching people how to manage their career and effectively look for work.  I will keep working with a candidate until we find that right fit. I want to know what your dream job would be so I can help you find it.

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