QA Engineer
Avaya - Billerica, MA

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Avaya Data Solutions is seeking enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated engineers to design, implement and verify best in class solutions for Avaya’s next generation Enterprise Network Solutions. The successful candidate will join our quality assurance team as verification engineer and will be responsible for developing, executing and automating feature and system test cases for layer2/3 protocols and deliver a defect free product.

Job Responsibilities:

- Design, develop and execute verification plans to ensure features delivered meet quality and schedule targets.

- Debugging and/or trouble-shooting test failures.

- Clearly communicate test results, including all issues found with all relevant data, in written and verbal formats.

- Automate test cases for reuse on multiple streams.

- Work with test management systems documenting test case results.

- Lab planning and implementation/build out.

- Understand the QA lifecycle and work towards release milestones.

- Ability to work in a team environment with guidance from lead engineers.

Required Skills:

- Strong data networking concepts.

- Knowledge of L2 protocols (STP/MSTP/RSTP, 802.1q/ad/aq, 802.3ah, 802.1ag/Y.1731 (Ethernet OAM/CFM))

- Knowledge of Layer-3 Protocols – IPv4/IPv6, OSPFv2/v3, IS-IS, BGP4, IGMP, PIM-SM/SSM

- Knowledge of product verification methodologies and strategies.
- Experience in performance and throughput testing

- Experience in QoS and HA testing

- Experience in working with 3 rd party test tools like Ixia, Spirent and packet sniffers.

- Experience in scripting languages like Perl, Tcl and Tk.

- Experience with Rational ClearQuest or other bug tracking tools

- Experience in test case management tools like Quality Center

- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Highly Desirable:

- Prior experience in dealing with customer issues

- Customer facing experience in key product deliverables

- Experience with successful multi-site development projects

- Ability to mentor and guide the new grads on the team

Required Qualifications/Experience:

- Minimum of BS or equivalent in CS/EE

- 1-5 years of relevant industry experience in Telecom/Data Networking

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