Quality Assurance Engineer Scale/Performance (JB ID 1852)

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Quality Assurance Engineer Scale/Performance


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 platform testing.  This individual will work closely with the development and QA teams to run automated tests.  This includes functional tests, solution tests, scaling and performance tests, and GUI.  This individual will also be asked to automate test cases, report test progress and test results.

Why join Big Switch?

Come join us at Big Switch Networks, the next-generation data center infrastructure software company that is disrupting the $50+ BB networking market by delivering hyperscale-inspired networking, which provides any enterprise with the same levels of innovation and benefits. Born out of the pioneering research at Stanford’s “Clean Slate” lab that invented software-defined networking (SDN), we are backed by leading VCs including Index, Khosla, Morgenthaler, Redpoint, and Intel Capital. Imagine working at an "awesome" company, where you can make a significant impact to our mutual growth. Big Switch was positioned as a Visionary in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Datacenter Networking, is a Glassdoor 2018 “Best Place to Work” and for the last two years has been a Wealthfront “Career Launching Company”. What are you waiting for? 

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.


  • Develop detailed test strategy and test plans for various features at system level.
  • Be an advocate for improved customer experience and quality champion.
  • Ability to run multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Implement and maintain a test environment to effectively test, validate & qualify Big Cloud Fabric  
  • Effectively develop automation to improve efficiency / productivity; cover all dimensions of Big switch product which includes features/functionality, scale/load, usability and performance
  • Analyze defects to assess severity and prioritize them for development to fix
  • Work with software developers to track all problem reports to closure.


  • BS in CS or equivalent
  • 4+ years industry experience in the networking / Data center field
  • Experience in doing scale and performance for the products.
  • Experience in using a variety of test tools (Ixia, Spirent, etc.)
  • Good understanding of scripting using Python or equivalent scripting language
  • Familiarity with Linux tools such as ping, traceroute, tcpdump, ifconfig, ip link, ip route, etc
  • Experience in virtualization environments using VMWARE or Linux KVM
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to estimate work completion as required to build a high-confidence overall plan


  • Masters Degree or higher in CS or equivalent
  • Experience in any of the Cloud management systems (NSX , Openstack , Container Orchestration)
  • Knowledge of Open Flow, SDN protocols is a plus

Additional Requirements

  • Experience in handling a high volume of inbound inquiries
  • Excellent customer focus
  • “The Buck Stops Here” attitude
  • A proactive, can-do, positive attitude and start-up experience is a big plus (Preferable)

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 www.bigswitch.com.

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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