Cisco Development Test Engineer in Ecublens, Switzerland

Development Test Engineer

  • Location: Ecublens, Vaud, Switzerland

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Wireless, Mobility

  • Job Id 1231599

The Team

The Wireless Technology group develops the Next Generation Wireless Network Solution. Cisco is a leader in WIFI market share, and we continue to innovate and add new types of WIFI solutions and services. Cisco has invested heavily on making WIFI work seamlessly across Cisco products. Your work will provide platforms for customer solution innovation and productivity.

Role and Responsibilities

Cisco is seeking a software engineer specialized in testing for the R&D team based in Switzerland. The selected candidate will contribute to defining and implementing tests for Cisco wireless solutions on network operating systems running on routers and switches.

In particular, we are looking for expertise in software layers for wireless solutions, including MAC layer, wireless management, and 802.11. The role will require also learning and understanding the most typical customer deployment scenarios and its tasks will include:

  • Contribute to architecture, module interfaces and definitions.

  • Design and write test strategy and test plans.

  • Write automation of test cases.

  • Execute the test plan. Test on simulated and real hardware in typical customer scenarios as well as stress and scale scenarios.

  • Contribute to the automation of unit, integration, feature and system level testing.

  • Plan, design, operate and improve continuous integration and automated testing systems; write, deliver and maintain tests for the toolset.

  • Plan, implement, coordinate and participate to “Early Field Trials” with customers. The tasks could be any or many of: assisting with the triaging of issues, coordinating with internals teams for bug resolution, testing with or testing for the customers.


  • University degree in telecommunications, computer science, electrical engineering or equivalent

  • 1 to 5 years of working experience in software industry or equivalent

Desired Skills

We are looking for candidates with a passion for networking and who are motivated by working in a challenging and innovative environment. Cisco certifications (e.g. CCNA will be a great plus and can be obtained as part of the job). Skills required or desired include:

  • Strong software development skills in Python, Perl, etc.

  • Solid networking knowledge in switching especially for the enterprise market segment

  • Good troubleshooting skills (network and system)

  • Team player able to work with globally distributed teams with ability to communicate to all levels of users (internal and external)

  • Proven problem-solving skills. Adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership

  • Strong commitment to quality, architecture and documentation, in addition to a strong will and ability to solve problems, to adapt, and to take initiative

  • Flexible and self-motivated with a strong desire to learn

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at the same time

  • Knowledge of C/C++ is a plus

  • Experience in system Linux administration is a plus

  • Experience with open-source technologies (Linux, Eclipse), embedded software development, real-time programming experience is a plus

  • Understanding of wireless protocols and systems in particular 802.11 family; expertise in implementing and deploying large scale Wi-Fi systems a plus

  • Fluent in English; French would be an asset

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.