Senior Test Software Engineer - Systems Manager

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About Meraki

Meraki is making IT easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works. Meraki’s Dashboard drastically simplifies the process of deploying and configuring distributed networks, enabling customers to debug networking issues in real time from anywhere. Our customers aren’t limited to those who buy Meraki equipment, we measure our success by the experience of everyone who interacts with our product, from other teams across the organization to the end users of our customers’ networks.

About The Team

Systems Manager team is responsible for building and maintaining Meraki's endpoint management solution. We manage millions of devices on all major operating systems to help with security and workflow for end users. Our product manages millions of devices over a wide range of operating systems and quality is the highest priority. We are looking for a test automation engineer who is as passionate about quality as we are. Your contributions will make direct impact to the success of our business.

The Opportunity: 

As a Senior Test Software Engineer - Systems Manager, you will be the start of a newly forming testing team. Your initial responsibilities will be very hands-on: helping build out new frameworks, testbeds, and tests, as well as testing evangelism within the team. There are clear growth opportunities as we plan on building out a testing team; supporting 5 platforms isn't a one-person job and there will be plenty of chances for both technical and leadership growth.

Potential Projects Include:
  • Build a testing framework and tests from ground up for the platform
  • Integrate end to end tests into the build pipelines and develop metrics such as test pass rates / importance etc.
  • Build dashboards for monitoring and alerts around test failures
  • Administer and scale the testing infrastructure (TeamCity)
  • Consult on building test plans for our initiatives
  • Develop and evangelize good testing practices in the team 
  • Mentor and train other engineers on how to write quality tests and improve existing ones
You are an ideal candidate if you:
  • Have 3+ years of strong programming experience preferable with dynamic languages like Ruby and Python 
  • 5+ years of experience in Test Development and/or Test Automation roles
  • You have hands on experience building and maintaining tests suites, preferably with Open Source frameworks such as Selenium, Appium etc.
  • Are opinionated on testing frameworks and can back them up with words and code
  • Proven to be a great technical communicator
  • You have extended testing frameworks or written one from scratch
  • You are an enthusiastic advocate for testing best practices
  • You enjoy on-boarding new team members, mentoring, and teaching others
  • You use data and metrics to inform decisions
  • Are able to weigh technical trade-offs against business goals
  • Hold deep technical curiosity
  • You are an enthusiastic advocate for testing best practices
Bonus points for:
  • Experience with CI systems
  • Experience with docker and/or other container technologies
  • Experience with Rails
  • Experience with Postgres or other RDBMS

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.

At Cisco Meraki, we don't just accept difference - it's one of our key values. Everybody In means we listen to each other's opinions. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. 

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An Insider's view of Cisco Meraki

What does your typical day look like?

Badge in the door nearest the espresso machine and make latte art in the form of the Cisco logo. Work can range from teaching customers how RF works to designing multi-site Meraki networks. When I'm not evangelizing customers, teaching Networking-101, or handling escalations, I make easy work of those foolish enough to challenge me at ping pong.


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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

By simply just being around. In addition to the regularly scheduled one on one meetings I have with everyone, I make sure that my team knows I am always here to help, in any situation.


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Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
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Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
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Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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