Friday, December 2, 2011

Senior QA Engineer Vacancy | Cisco Careers

Requisition #: R902874
Job Title: Senior QA Engineer (DevTest)
Area of Interest: Engineering - Software
Level of Experience: Experienced - Non Manager
Flexible Work Option: No

Job Description: Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group (ETG) focuses on creating solutions in new and adjacent technology markets and is looking for high energy, high impact individuals who want to help shape Cisco's future by building our next $1B business.

The Media eXperience and Analytics Business Unit (MXABU), is developing a product that will dramatically increase Video Search, Collaboration and Information sharing across an enterprise. Combining Cisco's presence in the network with its collaboration tools, MXABU is in a unique position to offer a differentiated and compelling solution for our enterprise customers.

Job Description:
As a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in MXABU within Cisco Emerging Technology Group (ETG), you will be responsible for performing a variety of QA Engineering tasks including;

- Video streaming, recording, transcoding and Search optimization product testing
- Video and Audio quality testing, system performance & Stress testing, Chassis based platform or appliance testing
- Caching optimizations, content delivery, network protocols
- Build complex test infrastructure for our wide array of distributed computing systems and architecture that span Search for People, Video and Documents.
- Working on the Video content generation, analysis and streaming technologies while also training and mentoring other team members.
- Running automated scripts using ATS, eARMS, QTP, Selenium, TCL and other scripting platform/languages

Your responsibilities may also include aspects of task management, release engineering, task delegation, team coordination, and production monitoring, supporting customers.

Detailed description:
* Create and drive the Quality engineering teams vision for tools and processes that optimize time
to market while focusing on operational efficiencies without sacrificing high quality.
* Performing root cause analysis to identify problems in design and/or implementation
* Ability to define and manage QA projects
* Ability to work cross functionally with all levels of the organization to drive beneficial change.
* Be a part of a new, highly energetic, fun and visible team responsible for the next generation of products
* Work closely with software developers, product managers and program managers to
understand the product architecture and work on identifying, designing or enhancing existing test
frameworks to support back-end test development and unit tests.
* Participate in requirements and design reviews of new functionality.
* Develop and maintain automated front end/back-end test cases, identify test strategies, and automate test cases in a suite of tools that include Selenium/TestNG
* Work closely with developers and system architects.
* Strong work ethic and being self-motivated, driven and having ability to continuously looking for ways to work more efficiently by way of
process improvement or automation is key.
* Must be able to communicate your ideas for consideration and proposal.

* Must have industry experience working within formal QA test cycles (Agile or short cycle iterative releases).
* Strong problem solving skills
* Strong communication skills
* Hands-on experience with back-end and front-end testing
* 5+ years of challenging professional software engineering experience, in web engineering, systems engineering, or desktop applications.
* Strong analytical and debugging skills.
* Excellent communications skills, teamwork, and independent motivation.
* Passion for of any or all of: great user experiences, design, social software, solving really hard engineering problems.
* BS/MS in CS (or equivalent)

* Good working experience in Audio, Video chassis based and appliance products.
* Subjective and Objective Quality testing for Audio and Video.
* Good Experience with SQL, Unix/Linux.
* Good experience running and maintaining TCL, QTP, Selenium scripts
* Experience working with XML and REST
* Excellent understanding of the Windows, Unix/FreeBSD environments
* Able to work in a dynamic environment
* Experience with testing distributed systems
* Web Application Testing Experience

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