QA Principal Architect, Cloud

Cisco Meraki

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

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 meaningful 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 nurturing the growth and development of everyone on our team! We foster an open and supportive workplace where everybody is given the opportunity to succeed!

About the Team:

The Cloud Test team is responsible for improving the quality of the Meraki platform. This includes evangelizing and developing quality processes, partnering with product teams around testing strategies as well as building new test frameworks to support quality initiatives.

A Day in the Life of a Technical Lead, Test Engineer:

We are looking for engineers who thrive on delivering enterprise-grade cloud software. You will work with other engineering teams to help improve their quality process, define a roadmap and develop metrics around quality processes. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with strong technical skills to put their abilities to work in an exciting growth environment.

Example projects in this team:

  • Evangelization and educating teams on testing standard processes
  • Articulating test plans and prioritizing them for automation
  • Integrate end-to-end tests into the build pipelines and develop metrics (test pass rates/importance, etc.)
  • Assisting in the development of our testing framework
  • Consult on building test plans for our initiatives
  • Mentor other engineers on how to write quality tests & improve existing ones

You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  • You have 10+ years of hands-on experience building and maintaining test suites, automation efforts, and delivering effective & scalable solutions
  • At least 3+ years of leading, managing or advising a Test automation team
  • You have developed quality processes for organizations
  • Prior experience in creating and using test automation frameworks for functional, UI, API, and performance testing.
  • Ability to read code and solve the technical issues
  • Take initiative on opportunities to improve the QA process, and to expand test coverage and capabilities.
  • Proficiency in one of the programming or scripting languages such as Java, JavaScript, Golang, Ruby, or python.
  • Experience with building, supporting, maintaining, and scaling automation in a CI/CD environment.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with containerization technologies docker, Swarm, or Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with Gerrit, Jenkins, and GitLab
  • Experience with Mobile testing frameworks
  • Experience with networking
  • Experience with Rails


At Cisco Meraki, we’re questioning the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different viewpoints, we can envision new possibilities, encourage 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.

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

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.

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