Test Automation Manager

Cisco Meraki

Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time


At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most significant to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. We’re making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works. We place a high value on encouraging the growth and development of everyone on our team. We cultivate an open and supportive workplace where everybody is given the opportunity to succeed.


You will lead the Meraki Sensors QA team that is fully embedded within Software Engineering. The QA team builds and runs all software and hardware tests to ensure that new releases meet our quality and reliability standards. We are a new and fast-paced product group at Meraki that is growing the simple and scalable Meraki approach by applying it to sensing and monitoring in our IoT platform. We are looking for a Lead QA Automation Engineer who is passionate about quality, understands the demands of IoT and loves to build proven and scalable test suites. Your contributions will make direct impact to the success of our business. Meraki engineers put customer experience first, own projects from beginning to end, and are empowered to make impactful decisions.


  • Lead and grow the Meraki Sensors QA Team
  • Be responsible for the creation and execution of automated and manual test plans that align with the product roadmap
  • Own an active lab that supports our physical testing automation needs
  • Grow and scale the existing automation framework to support complex testing scenarios and cross-team integrations
  • Partner with software developers and functional test engineers to automate testbeds end to end
  • Identify how to physically and virtually tests sensors and other Meraki devices using environmental triggers like opening doors and detecting water and temperatures spikes
  • Maintain and improve the internal test analysis UI dashboard - add UI pages for new test results analysis
  • Mentor engineers and provide technical guidance in prioritizing out their projects
  • Collaborate with other engineers across Meraki to continually improve our testing practices to accommodate our evolving priorities
  • Work closely with external vendors in order to build and maintain physical test rigs and hardware
  • Provide technical leadership to the larger Meraki Sensors (MT) team: weighing in on testing and quality priorities, projects going on across the team, etc.


  • Have a BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or an equivalent amount of related experience
  • Have 5+ years of experience in Software Quality Assurance with a focus on IoT test automation
  • Have expert level knowledge of scripting languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Have experience crafting, implementing and scaling Automated test frameworks
  • Experience with building or maintaining Web Frameworks, Microservices and APIs
  • Have a proven understanding on testing IoT devices using BLE technologies
  • Have Agile development and CI/CD experience


  • Previous people management experience
  • Using development infrastructure tools, such as Jenkins, Git, Gerrit, JIRA
  • Experience with scalable testing hardware like rasberrypi, LabView or similar

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.

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.


Compensation Range:
$164,000$237,000 USD

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