1+ months

Technical Leader (Cloud QA)

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

Who we are

DNA Spaces - the worlds most powerful smart building cloud, is the fastest-growing product in Cisco. We are helping users reimagine their buildings in a hybrid world by making them safer, smarter, and much more efficient.

We have already digitized over 5 billion sq. ft. of enterprise airspace - and guess what, we are only getting started. As Cisco continues to focus on more software-focused strategy, this is a great time to work at the intersection of Networking, Cloud, IoT, automation, security, streaming application & analytics and more; work on a SaaS product that is shaping the future of smart buildings and hybrid workspaces. And we say, the future is now!

Join our family and be part of an engineering team that owns multiple patents, thrives on continuous innovation, and pushes boundaries to ship at immense scale and at a fast pace.

Who You Are

Technology is what drives Cisco DNA Spaces, and we are looking for QA software engineering and technology enthusiasts to build highly reliable, available, scalable cloud services and design/implement innovative full-stack technical solutions.

If you have sound knowledge of cloud development, knowledge of streaming applications, data analytics, building and running cloud applications for large scale at a fast pace, and have a vision for how these technologies will drive the future, you are just the person were looking for.

You are passionate about QA engineering and building deployment automation that enables automated configuration, management, and scalability of Cloud and OnPrem Microservices and infrastructure processes.

You can build, maintain, and scale infrastructure for Production, QA, and Dev environments.

  • You enjoy continually improving CI/CD tools, processes, and procedures.
  • You can Write and maintain infrastructure code and documentation.
  • Your communication and presentation skills are exemplary, and you grow by working in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and agile atmosphere with multi-functional teams.

Whats in it for you

You will be part of a proactive engineering team thats the backbone of many innovations, built and ran many very successful cloud SaaS products. You will work on some of the most emerging/leading technologies. You will also get to learn on the job from colleagues and industry experts working remotely from different parts of the world. And most importantly, you will have the opportunity to create the next big thing, with a global team that makes the everyday count.

  • Provide leadership and expertise in the design of new products, services, and processes.
  • Lead in the development system, use cases, and scale test automation.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute ideas to our technology, algorithms, and products.
  • Implement new features in a highly collaborative environment with product managers, UI/UX experts, and software and hardware engineers.
  • Participate in design and bit bucket code reviews of other team members and mentor junior developers.
  • Continuously drive system test and automation efficiencies aligned with the development standards.
  • Identify gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts, and the risk profile in the technical solution and provide technical recommendations.

What You'll Do

Experience in testing on-premises and cloud-native scaled out and distributed applications that leverage microservice architecture, REST APIs, relational and NoSQL stores, some level of networking and system expertise, strong tooling, monitoring, and cloud management experience.

  • Build high performant, highly scalable, sophisticated, and distributed systems end to end develop simple solutions to address complex problems
  • Strong experience working in small, highly technical teams employing Agile/Scrum practices
  • Deliver results in a short time and experience working in fast-paced high growth tech companies
  • Influence a diverse geographically dispersed group across different time zones to facilitate, moderate, and influence the product design and implementation discussions driving towards results
  • Infrastructure technologies such as software automation, Wireless Networking protocols (LAN, WAN), Platform, continuous delivery solutions (AWS, Azure, Google), and Storage Technologies (UNIX, LINUX, Windows, SAN)
  • Testing cloud-based applications. Testing all aspects of the product/system like function/component, scale, system, performance, regression, and service
  • Performance and Scale testing tools and performance measurement tools
  • Setting up of test environments, setup networks/ building test topology, including scale and simulator setups, crafting test plans, developing test cases/scenarios/usage cases, and carrying out these cases
  • Provide feedback on usability and serviceability, trace the result to quality risk, and report it to concerned people
  • Work with the developers on your team in creating their plans for automated tests to complement the exploratory testing that you perform
  • Participate in functional specification and software design reviews held by your team and provide customer-centric input


We are looking for an Automation Architect with 15+ years system and scale automation test experience in a technology-based company focused on network and cloud environments and their supporting infrastructures to join the Cisco DNA Spaces team.

  • Extensive technical experience and development expertise in data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines/NO SQL Databases as part of the overall application architecture (experience with any or all of the following highly desirable: Graph DB, MongoDB, Cassandra)
  • Education: B.Tech/BE/M.Tech/MS (CS/EC) 10+ years of working in QA role designing and supporting infrastructure using Cloud and Container technology
  • Strong programming skills (Any of Python, Java, etc.)
  • Advanced Linux admin experience
  • Solid background of cloud computing technology such as OpenStack, VMWare, AWS
  • Experience in container-based technologies like Docker, Kubernetes
  • Expertise in source control management like Git, SVN, CI/CD tools like Jenkins
  • Experience in deployment and monitoring of multi-node clusters on the cloud
  • Possess advanced knowledge of object-oriented design and development (OOA/OOD) and the J2EE framework and data science and data architectures
  • Strong CS fundamentals in algorithms and data structures
  • Experience in Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, using Domain-Driven Design, and Design Patterns
  • Design and implementation level experience and solutions incorporating Java, Kotlin, JPA/Hibernate, JMS, Kafka, Streaming technologies, Web Services, Web Applications, HTML, XML, JSON, AJAX, JavaScript, AngularJS and ReactJS
  • Experience with tools like Maven, ANT, CVS, SVN, Git
  • Excellent debugging and testing skills
  • Ability to perform performance and scalability analysis as needed
  • Ability to work with large-scale distributed systems
  • Ability to collaborate, influence others and build consensus, fostering collaboration across teams, and solve problems/remove obstacles promptly
  • Broad Information Technology experience, including the understanding of tools, processes, and best practices of project execution
  • Adept in coordinating and participating in all activities (analysis, scoping, and design, coding/code reviews, test case reviews, defect management, implementation planning /execution and support, handling resources and timelines)
  • Experience working with and applying Design patterns to solve problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with good teamwork capabilities
  • Implement solutions focusing on reuse and industry standards at a program, enterprise, or operational scope
  • Strong understanding of system performance and scaling
  • Ability to work in an agile and collaborative setup within an engineering team
  • Possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities, design skills, able to think critically of the current system in terms of growth and stability
  • Mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • Strong desire to build and sense of ownership

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!


Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.


Posted: 2022-04-20 Expires: 2022-07-24

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