Job Description :
Test Engineer

Location: Round Rock, TX
Duration: 9 months

Description:
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is an innovative approach to rapidly design, deploy, manage and monitor network functions via virtualized software running on commercial off-the-shelf(COTS) HW. Client is looking for a validation engineer with a SDN/NFV/Telecommunications background that has experience working on solution projects that include server, storage, software and networking switches. Candidate will play a pivotal role in the deployment, validation and documentation of leading edge Service Provider solutions. The ideal candidate will be able to function effectively with minimal direction and oversight in the day-to-day activities.

Responsibilities:
As an engineer in the NFV team, Candidate will be expected to deploy and validate an OpenStack and/or an VMWare environment. Candidate will be responsible for evaluation and integration of various Open Source technologies and third party solutions. Candidate will be responsible for the execution of solution testing in the lab.
This includes:
Deploying, Managing, and Validating Computing, Networking, and Storage components
System-level validation of networking solutions optimized for performance, high availability and customer use cases.
Scripting/automation of test cases, troubleshooting HW and SW in a lab environment.
Defect submission, isolation, and debug.
Participating in test case development, validation strategy and execution, and performance analysis.
Developing deployment documentation and other collateral,
Assisting in the creation and tuning of installation methods to further streamline Openstack and\or VMWare vCloud\VIO system installs and configurations

Additional Job Details:
Experience 8+ years of professional experience (8 years directly related to I/T or functional area) or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Need candidates with Red Hat Open Stack experience. in addition to network and testing experience.

Technical responsibilities of the position:
Requirements:
Bachelor''s or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Management Information Systems or equivalent preferred, or 8 to 10 years of related experience required.
Advanced knowledge of virtualization environment of both servers and applications along with the use of hypervisor technologies
Strong knowledge in the functions and features in cloud / data center environment - Strong knowledge in Ethernet protocols and Layer-2 equipment technologies including large scale Switches, Routers
Strong understanding and experience troubleshooting of OS (Linux), Hypervisors (KVM, Xen, etc), Red Hat OSP,
Red Hat OSP deployment experience
IXIA/ traffic generator experience
Knowledge and experience with networking concepts
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrable ability to utilize unique analytical thinking along with strong adaptability skills to move forward in implementing solutions to difficult issues
Works effectively in a fast paced environment. Performs multiple tasks concurrently on tight timelines.

Highly desirable:
Strong knowledge of server HW and computing infrastructure
Strong knowledge of performance testing and system testing
Familiarity with NVFI Foundational Software, OS, and Virtualization
Experience in VMWare vCloud\VIO deployment and administration, QoS, Infrastructure Virtualization, Virtual Networking, System Management, Cloud Environments
Knowledge and experience with Storage concepts
Experience configuring and deploying Openstack or VMware ESX on client PowerEdge Systems, communicating status, and documenting processes and procedures
Experience in telecommunications technologies, industry trends (network architectures, technologies, services) used in wireline, wireless, cable operators