Senior Wi-Fi QA Engineer

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At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most meaningful to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. We’re making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works. We place a high value on nurturing the growth and development of everyone on our team. We foster an open and supportive workplace where everybody is given the opportunity to succeed!

About the team:

You will join the MR firmware QA team that is fully embedded within Software Engineering. The team builds and runs any and all software and hardware tests to ensure that new releases meet our quality and reliability standards. Our products are used in over a million networks and our customers rely on our products to serve tens of millions of people! With the large footprint that we have, quality is our highest priority. We are looking for a Senior QA Wi-Fi engineer who is as passionate about quality as we are. Your contributions will make a direct impact on the success of our business. Meraki engineers put customer experience first, own projects from beginning to end, and are empowered to make impactful decisions.

As a Senior Wi-Fi QA Engineer, you will focus on the following:

  • Design and implement test plans and testbeds to support next-generation Wi-Fi products and features
  • Develop IPv6 test topologies and implement IPv6 tests for Wi-Fi quality assurance
  • Own test topologies and testbeds from topology-diagram inception, to proof of concept testbeds that scale well, all the way to a production test in our release cycle
  • Collaborate with Functional and Release engineers on the QA team to plan release timelines for upcoming products and software releases
  • Collaborate with Automation engineers to scale, improve and maintain testbed operations
  • Collaborate with Software teams (Platform, Features, etc) as well as Hardware and Product Management teams to develop reliable and scalable testing processes for existing and future features
  • Collaborate with Wi-Fi chipset vendors on a regular basis to fix and solve low-level Wi-Fi issues that might block releases
  • Mentor junior engineers and provide technical guidance in scoping out their projects

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • BS/MS in Computer Networking, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience working with Wi-Fi 802.11 technology
  • Proven experience in Wi-Fi QA and testing technologies/tools
  • Working experience with 802.11 protocols and enterprise Wi-Fi use cases
  • Confirmed understanding and work experience with TCP/IP for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Strong Computer Networking (VLANs, DHCP, TCP, UDP, VoIP) knowledge
  • Experience analyzing Wireshark packet captures (wired and wireless) to solve and identify root cause of issues
  • Experience crafting and implementing manual and system-level test plans
  • Have experience in analyzing system-level test results and identifying red flags within a test

Bonus points for:

  • CWNA or equivalent certification
  • Experience with scripting or test automation using Ruby / Python
  • Experience in working with Jenkins and Jira

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco’s vaccination policy.


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