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QA Engineer - Platform Test at Big Switch
Santa Clara, CA, US

Quality Assurance Engineer – Platform Test


Want to be part of the next big thing? Join Big Switch Networks! Big Switch Networks is looking for a smart and energetic Quality Assurance Engineering specializing in testing and test automation development for networking and server appliance hardware. This individual will work closely with the development and QA teams to develop comprehensive test plan, execute tests and develop automated tests.  This includes functional tests, solution tests, scaling and performance tests, as well as GUI and API tests. 

Why join Big Switch?

  • Externally recognized as one of the top start-ups and consistently ranked as one of the top ten networking start-ups, we’re dedicated to building a great product and a great company (and having some fun in the process!).
  • We hire smart, creative, energetic people, game changers at the top of their respective fields. We are a group of innovators who believe we can make a big difference.
  • We offer competitive salaries and great benefits including generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter plans; we also contribute to Health Savings Accounts and a 401(k) plan for our employees.
  • We have a bright, friendly office in Santa Clara with a huge kitchen stocked with goodies, and provide 4 lunches per week free of charge to employees

Job Overview:

As a member of the technical staff at Big Switch Networks, you have the opportunity to work with a highly qualified team and contribute to the design and testing of innovative Big Switch solutions for the marketplace.


  • BS in CS or equivalent but MS preferred
  • At least 5-10 years industry experience in the networking / network packet broker field
  • Very strong programming skills in Python or equivalent scripting language
  • Strong knowledge of L2/L3 networking, network security or monitoring technologies
  • Ability to understand, develop and execute manual/automated test cases.
  • Strong familiarity with networking hardware (switches, servers, cables, optics and NICs)
  • Experience with white box switch technologies (ONIE, ONL) is a plus
  • Ability to operate and maintain network configuration of multiple vendor CLI is a plus
  • Experience using a variety of test tools such as Wireshark, Ixia and Spirent is desired.
  • Solid understanding of Linux boot sequence and driver architecture
  • Virtualization expertise using VMWARE, Linux KVM or container environments
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work in a high-achieving team or independently.


  • Masters Degree or higher in CS or equivalent
  • Advance networking knowledge such as Multicast, IPv6 and VxLAN
  • Advance familiarity with firmware technologies such as BIOS, CPLD and IPMI

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to build, upgrade and maintain a physical test topology in a remote lab environment
  • Ability to debug complex problems and isolate bugs from desired behavior
  • Ability to do multitasking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer focus
  • “The Buck Stops Here” attitude
  • A proactive, can-do, positive attitude and start-up experience is a big plus (Preferable)

Working Conditions:

This position will be based out of our office in Santa Clara.


Big Switch Networks is the market leader in open software-defined networking solutions for enterprises. Leading international banks and high-tech companies are using our open SDN architecture to build their next-generation data centers. Based in Mountain View and funded by some of the best venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, the Big Switch Networks team comprises industry veterans who led the SDN revolution, renowned experts in virtualization and networking, and researchers from Stanford University.  For more information visit

Big Switch Networks, Inc is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. Big Switch Networks, provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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