Senior Leader, Quality Engineering


Calgary, AB, Canada Remote

Full time

Oct 8

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Who We are

Cisco enjoys a unique position and is leveraging our unprecedented capability to secure the network through intelligence derived from data collected on a global scale. Engineers on the Security Platform and Response (SP&R) integration team are seeking to invent, prove-out, and enable new technologies in big data analytics and threat intelligence.

Who You'll Work With

The Cisco SP&R engineering team is a collaborative team that is a part of the world’s largest security organization. You will have the opportunity to work in a diverse and thriving work culture that fosters team empowerment, self-organization and decision-making. You will be part of an established but fast-growing organization that continues to be a leader in the security industry. We expect high performance and drive during business hours, but we believe that to be high performance you have to have time to rest and recharge. We are involved with all stages of the product development process with a focus on driving quality improvements that delight our customers.

What You’ll Do

You will oversee a team that will build and execute tests for in-production products and integration solutions spanning the entirety of the Cisco Security portfolio. You should be comfortable questioning the limits of how disparate products interact, be willing to dig into what does and does not work, and based on user stories and feedback, provide detailed responses and solutions. You will guide your team to develop ways of ensuring performance and functionality in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments through both automation and exploratory tests. You should understand how automation solutions and tools play together and be comfortable working with others to contribute to the technology choices of the organization with a cloud focus. Your team will create test frameworks that ensure built-in quality exists from the first line of code to the last. We all enjoy building systems to run tests across all levels of the software from functional to integration to an end-to end-system. We want you to be as creative as possible to break complex systems and drive quality for our integrated security products.

  • 10 + years' experience a previous testing role
  • Experience in building a diverse team that works collaboratively to tackle problems
  • 5+ years’ experience leading a team of test engineers
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with large, cross-functional teams
  • You have previous experience utilizing Continuous Integration products to automate execution of testing
  • Strong ability writing requirements and test scenarios
  • Prior experience in collaborating with both technical engineers and non-technical customers
  • Experience working in a Linux-based cloud environment
  • Development experience in one of the following languages: Ruby, Python, Go, or Java
  • Familiar with testing and/or configuration of security products (Firewalls, proxies, NAC)
  • Previous experience working with cloud-native technologies, IaaS components such as load balancers, and API gateways
  • Able to learn new technologies quickly, and understand how they fit into a larger ecosystem

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 

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