Software development engineer in Test - Application Network Security Division

USA-CA - Promontory E

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Broadcom Inc. is a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor, enterprise software and security solutions.

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Job Description:

The Elevator Pitch: Why would you enjoy this new opportunity?

Broadcom is global leader in infrastructure technology, data center networking and security with more than 60 years of innovation, collaboration & engineering excellence. With roots based in the rich technical heritage of AT&T/Bell Labs, Lucent and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Broadcom focuses on technologies that connect our world. Through the combination of industry leaders Broadcom, LSI, Broadcom Corporation, Brocade, CA Technologies, Symantec's enterprise security business and VMware, the company has the size, scope and engineering talent to lead the industry into the future.

Broadcom’s Application, Networking and Software business unit is a leader in distributed and gateway security.  Within ANS, the Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) product is a pioneer and market leader in distributed security, through micro segmentation.  Micro segmentation allows for security and access controls between workloads within an enterprise for stronger zero trust security control.  Our Gateway firewall product provides security and control when connecting to WANs. 

You will be part of a tightly knit and fast paced team that will work in an agile environment solving key internal/external customer challenges. This means that we anticipate problems customers will experience before they experience them, and we do this through writing comprehensive end to end test cases. We utilize complex automation to build the test environments and execute the test cases. Team strength spans from testing various distributed security solution from functional, system/scale & performance aspects of testing. 

Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

  • you’ll be responsible for owning the end-to-end testing of one or more major subsystems in the next generation NSX network virtualization product.
  • You will be expected to coordinate not only within the test team, but across the development, product management, SRE, Systems engineers to ensure a feature is tested from the functional, scale, system, and performance perspectives.
  • You will be given broad problem sets and trusted to implement well-engineered solutions via automation driven methodologies. 
  • Design complex distributed architectures, influence to get them adopted by peer group, then work with management to get it implemented.

The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

  • Write high quality test code to execute complex tests on a distributed system.
  • Participate in design and code reviews.
  • Apply innovative testing to further improve quality of software defined networking security feature(s).  
  • Mentor and guide team members.
  • Be a strong advocate of software quality.
  • Meet customers to understand production deployments.
  • Work across teams with Product management, Support engineers, and across the Dev and QE organizations.
  • Implement code to streamline automation and reduce cycle times.
  • Track test deliverables to product release schedule.

Who you are:

  • You will be driven and passionate about understanding customer needs and crafting high quality test solutions to meet those needs.
  • You are a self-starter – you thrive in a fast paced and changing environment. 
  • You have strong collaboration skills with a "Team First" mentality.
  • You have technical engineering excellence, innovation in everything you do. 
  • You have a "Growth" mindset in tackling problems and creating great solutions.  
  • You have a Bachelors/master’s in computer science or related degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in computer science & engineering and 12+ years related experience or Masters in Computer Science & Engineering and 10+ years related experience
  • 2+ Years Virtualization experience - Installation/Configuration/Administration. Good understanding of IO subsystems and virtualization. (ESX and KVM preferred)
  • 4+ years of Python, Go, Scala or equivalent.
  • Operating Systems: Deep Linux knowledge along with Installation/Configuration/Administration (RHEL and Ubuntu a plus)
  • Deep interest in internet technology and security concepts with emphasis on the firewall architectures and implementation.  Technologies include Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, L7 and other.
  • Knowledge using commercial test tools such as Spirent Avalanche, IX Load or Breaking Point is desirable.
  • Develop and design effective test automation and contribute to CI/CD.
  • Solid knowledge of OOP concepts, object/data modeling, and data structures.
  • Hands-on Experience in Linux environment and with networking protocols HTTP, SSL, TCP/IP and UDP.
  • Networking troubleshooting / debugging - e.g., tcpdump, wire shark, traceroute, route, netstat.
  • SCM: git, gerrit, Perforce, SVN

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager for this role is Harikumar Subburam, Manager, ANS Division. His team focuses on end-to-end qualification & testing for ANS products that include developing test plan, automate & qualify product features used across the pipelines.

His management philosophy is to create an engineering driven environment where people thrive and passionate about delivering quality via automation. As a VMware seasoned leader, he got excellent clarity of thought and communication, technical depth balanced with business objectives. Proven track record in leading the team through various product releases. Leader who understands the technology and works with top technical talent for best results to the organization.

Additional Job Description:

Compensation and Benefits

The annual base salary range for this position is $126,000 - $210,000

This position is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in accordance with relevant plan documents, and equity in accordance with equity plan documents and equity award agreements.

Broadcom offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package: Medical, dental and vision plans, 401(K) participation including company matching, Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), company paid holidays, paid sick leave and vacation time. The company follows all applicable laws for Paid Family Leave and other leaves of absence.

Broadcom is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability status, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records consistent with local law.

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Tags: Agile Automation CI/CD Computer Science Firewalls KVM Linux Network security NGFW Python Scala TCP/IP Ubuntu VMware Zero Trust

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Equity / stock options Health care Medical leave Salary bonus Signing bonus Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States

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