Test Automation Engineer, MX (Security & SD-WAN) at Cisco Meraki

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About Cisco Meraki

Simplicity. At Cisco Meraki, we believe that by simplifying powerful technology we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. Our cloud managed products are making IT easier, faster, and smarter. Simplified and smarter networking means that businesses run more smoothly, and more people have reliable access to the information they need.

About The Team:

You will join the test automation team that is fully embedded within Software Engineering. We handle all types of testing projects for our Security and SD-WAN products; from nightly feature tests across the latest firmware images to performance testing of all kinds. We run large scale testing to measure how small changes could impact our performance. Our automation framework is being used across software engineering, and we continue to make it better.

Our products are used in over a million networks and our customers rely on our products to serve ten of millions of people. With the large footprint that we have, quality is our highest priority. We are looking for a test automation engineer who is as passionate about quality as we are. Your contributions will have a direct impact on the success of our business!

A Day in the LIFE of a Test Automation Engineer:

You may design a testbed from the ground up that has the ability to change topologies dynamically. You will have an in-house automation framework at your disposal while having the autonomy to craft and implement a solution with the knowledge and experience of team members to help you along the way.

In addition to software testing, you may have a chance to work on our latest hardware products from an early phase of development. You will get to learn some of the cool technologies inside the box. Through testing, you will gain firsthand knowledge about the performance and be able to guide the team in improving the quality before we release the product.

What we look for from your background:
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience in computer networking focus role
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Ruby or Python
  • Strong knowledge of core network protocols like TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VLANs, etc.
  • Passionate about automation testing
  • Have effective communication skills and proven ability to collaborate with others
Bonus points if you have:
  • Worked with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GitLab, etc
  • Experience in scaling or performance testing using equipment such as Ixia or Spirent
  • Worked with Layer 3 routing protocols like OSPF, BGP, etc.
  • Experience in REST APIs
  • Worked with virtualization or container technology, such as Docker, ESXi, XEN, etc.
Wondering what working at Meraki is like?

Picture a beautiful office, balanced catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, an onsite gym, and paid time off to volunteer. Cisco Meraki has crafted an amazing equal opportunity focused office where employees thrive. With that said, we are confident you will love it here.

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.

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’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.

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We are located in the West Loop, one of Chicago's fastest-growing neighborhoods surrounded by a slew of new restaurants & art galleries.
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What are some social events your company does?

Meraki Chicago hosts several social events. Some current and past events include weekly yoga and meditation sessions and cocktail classes, cooking classes, drag bingo, talent shows, and more!

Javana

Operations Supervisor

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.

Zakariya

Systems Engineer

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.

Lorenzo

Netowrk Support Manager

What are Cisco Meraki Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Cisco Meraki has an Employee Experience team dedicated to ensuring that each Merakian has the best experience during their time at Meraki.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
CAAN, Conexion, Connected Black Professionals, Inked, Meraki Gives, Meraki Veterans, Parents @Meraki, QFAM, Women of Meraki
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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