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Senior Software Cellular Automation Test Engineer

Cisco Meraki

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time



Simplicity. At Cisco Meraki, we believe that by simplifying powerful technology we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. Our cloud-managed products are making IT easier, faster, and smarter. Simplified and smarter networking means businesses run more smoothly, and more people have reliable access to the information they need.


You will join the Cellular Software Engineering team that is responsible for cellular technology, Security, and SD-WAN products. You will use your skills to help test in delivering high-quality cellular products. You will drive nightly feature tests across the latest firmware images to performance testing of all kinds. We run large-scale testing to measure how small changes could impact our performance. Our automation testing framework is being used across software engineering, and we continue to make it more intuitive. You will be a domain expert on the cellular side. You will use 3GPP and cellular protocol expertise to define and invent the next level of cellular evolution on the platform side.


Our products are used in over a million networks and our customers rely on our products to serve tens of millions of people. With the large footprint that we have, quality is our highest priority. We are looking for a cellular test engineer who is as passionate about quality as we are. Your expertise in cellular technology will make a direct impact on the success of next-generation appliances for cellular technology which will contribute greatly to our business.

Please note that this position requires that you commute to either the San Francisco, CA, or San Jose, CA office 2-3 days per week.


You will participate in an agile environment where our team is passionate about delivering next-generation cellular appliances to customers. You will contribute to the architecture of cellular products so it is easy to deploy and debug for our customers. You will define test plans and network topologies from the ground up that has the ability to dynamically change on the fly. We have an in-house automation framework at your disposal as well as APIs to hook into for further automation. You will have the autonomy to craft and implement a solution as well as the knowledge and experience of team members to help you along the way!

In addition to software testing, you may have a chance to work on our latest hardware appliances from an early development phase. You will get to learn some of the cool technologies inside the box. Through testing, you will gain firsthand knowledge about the performance and be able to guide the team in improving the quality before we release the product.


  • 5+ years of experience with firmware/embedded software testing in a data networking environment
  • 3+ years of test automation experience with cellular technology
  • Outstanding programming skills with scripting languages like Ruby and/or Python
  • Understanding of LTE and 5G architectures and using them on the modem side.
  • Experience with R&S, Amarisoft, real MME/Enodeb, and use of EPC.
  • Expertise in 3GPP protocol should be proficient with NAS protocol, RRC, and modem SDK.
  • Solid understanding of core network protocols like TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VLANs, etc.
  • Passionate about automation testing.
  • Used development infrastructure tools such as Jenkins, Git, Gerrit, and JIRA.


  • Testing experience in security or cloud networking environment
  • Experience in scaling or performance testing using equipment such as Ixia or Spirent.
  • Worked with virtualization or container technology, such as ESXi, Xen, Docker, etc.


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:
$150,900$222,200 USD

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