Creates and executes test plans for network systems development. Designs, develops, implements and maintains test processes and diagnostic programs.
Essential Job Functions
Performs highly complex testing and analyzes network systems development including integration, systems testing, interoperability testing, field test plans and customer acceptance plans to maintain the credibility/viability of the system.
Investigates and resolves operational matters of significance in conjunction with other engineering and technical support to ensure cost effective and efficient resolution of problems.
Designs, develops, implements and maintains test processes and diagnostic programs for the most complex system testing. Completes specifications and procedures for new products.
Writes test plans for all levels of testing. Maintains records of test progress, documents test results, prepares reports and presents results to as appropriate.
Works with clients to determine systems requirements; writes proposals to recommend process/program and follows through on implementation.
Acts as liaison with outside suppliers in establishing or modifying specifications for purchased items. Devises and applies testing procedures for products received from outside vendors.
Participates with engineering management in the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs.
Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or related field preferred
Nine or more years of network testing experience
Experience working with computer systems and their uses
Experience working with telecommunications systems and their principles
Experience working with network management and protocol system testing
Experience working with scripting languages such as TCL, PERL, HP, etc
Experience working with data transmission protocols such as TCP/IP, etc.
Experience working with operating systems
Experience working with protocols and technologies such as HTTP, SSL, FTP, SMTP, POP3, etc.
Experience working with network equipment: switches, routers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, etc.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong time management, priority allocation and task management skills
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members
Strong presentation skills to present test results to individuals and groups
Leadership skills to oversee, mentor and guide less experienced personnel
Active in pursuing learning opportunities
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Willingness to travel
May require shift or weekend work