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Test Development Engineer

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Description: The preferred candidate must be knowledgeable of most of the listed platforms, the development environment and testing IOS and have: 

  • A strong QA process background and have a technical background in routing and switching technologies with an understanding of protocols including IP,IPX, routing protocols such as RIP, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP

  • Hands-on test lab experience configuring lab equipment, knowledge of test plans and executing test cases to verify product technical requirements and operation. TCP/IP and/or other networking knowledge is essential.

  • Experience and knowledge with switches and routers.

  • Experience in the UNIX environment; shell/PERL scripting, Tcl/Tk or other automated test tools is a plus. Cisco IOS, MPLS, BGP, Routing knowledge is a plus. 

  • An understanding of the inter-operation of complex technology while isolating/analyzing failing components to determine root cause and proposed resolution in a large scale system environment. 

Exciting and challenging opportunity in the NRT (Network Regression Test) organization under IPD-Boxborough Software Development Operations. Responsible for regression testing in a large multi platform regression test environment testing IOS on 12000, 7600, cat6K, 7200, 7500, 10K, testbeds. Broad testing of MPLS and MPLS related features, HA, Routing, IPV6, MIBS etc.

You will be responsible debugging test failures on a variety of products, and report bug and test results. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about new features and protocols of next generation Internet products.

You will also be responsible for managing script integrations into the regression environment working with multiple development and devtest organizations

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Practice Test Development Engineer Interview

  1. Tell us about your qualifications.
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  2. What are your duties in your current job?

  3. How much coding do you perform?

  4. On a scale of 1 to 10, how strong is your TCL?

Follow-upDescribe the TCL test programs that you've written.

Follow-upCan you write a program in TCL to reverse a string from a list and store it in an array?

Follow-upCan you write a basic function to say add 2 numbers and return the answer?

Follow-upTell us about hash tables in TCL?

  1. Tell us about your experience with networking.

  2. What exposure have you had to routing?

  3. Specifically, what knowledge or experience do you have with the IOS operating system on Cisco routers?

  4. Is there anything else?
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