Senior MTS - NSX System / Scale Testing - Python

VMware - Palo Alto, CA (30+ days ago)4.0

Job Description

VMware’s NSX is looking for Software quality engineers who are passionate about changing the future networking and promote NSX’s vision for virtualization.The ideal candidate has a wide variety of software experience in the areas of distributed systems testing, networking, object oriented programming and virtualization software

As a Senior MTS in system test you will be responsible for owning the end to end System testing of next generation NSX network virtualization product. You will be expected to coordinate not only within the system & scale test team, but across the development organization to ensure a feature is tested from the functional, scale, system, and performance perspectives. You will be given broad problem sets, and trusted to implement well-engineered solutions.

In the system & scale test team we consider ourselves to be the first customer. This means that we anticipate problems customers will experience before they experience them, and we do this through writing comprehensive end to end test cases. We utilize automation to build the test environments and execute the test cases. In addition to testing end to end functionality we also have the opportunity to think creatively, and shape the product features and behaviour to create a better user experience for the customer.


Be a technical expert in the area of SDN and network virtualization

Create test plans for releases

Write high quality test code to execute complex tests on a distributed system

Excellent Verbal and written communication skills

Be a strong advocate of software quality

Visit customer sites to understand production deployments

Work across teams with SEs, Support engineers, and across the Dev and QE organizations

Implement code to streamline automation, and reduce cycle times

Track test deliverables to product release schedule


Overall 8 + years of experience in software development and quality engineering

At least 3+ years hands-on experience testing networking/firewall on system-level

Strong knowledge of network protocols from Layer 2 to Layer 7 or L3 Multicast protocols

Demonstrated knowledge and troubleshooting experience for networking protocols (L2-L7), routing protocols, VPN, DoS, IPv6, Multicast, Linux, etc.

Minimum 2 + years of experience in automating test suites (Python/TCL/Perl)

Basic understanding of Virtualization

Experience with network testing equipment such as IXIA and Spirent.

Familiarity with SDN and NFV is a plus.

Experienced in various aspects of Systems test and in QA processes

CCNP or Equivalent certification in Routing is a big plus

Self-sufficient, but knows when to ask for help

Operating Systems: Decent Linux knowledge - Installation/Configuration/Administration (RHEL and Ubuntu a plus), Windows Server, Windows 7

SCM: git, gerrit, Perforce, SVN

Bug tracking: bugzilla, redmine


Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or higher) and equivalent work experience

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