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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test - Platform & Cloud (AppD)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Who We Are:

Do you want to be part of our new Full Stack Cisco Cloud Observability Platform? Our team is looking for a Sr. Software Developer Engineer in Test (Sr. SDET) who loves to learn, develop, test and deploy cloud native stacks within highly distributed, scalable, complex microservices architecture. Cisco Cloud Observability is being designed and built to handle 100s of billions of events, logs, entities, metrics using Open Telemetry protocol and analyze thousands of terabytes of rich metadata and graph models! Today, over 2,500 companies leverage our solutions to help grow their own businesses. We provide a startup-like software development experience in a friendly, flexible atmosphere.

At Cisco AppDynamics, culture matters. We hire great people who are eager to contribute to our culture and we empower them to do just that. We are a team of highly motivated professionals, and we sincerely believe that this will be the working experience of a lifetime. Rising to the bespoke challenges of big data security, scalability, performance, and availability will be your passion and ours too!

What You'll Do:

You will be working with a team that builds world-class applications, and cloud-native, data security with both on-premises and highly scalable cloud products. The environment is highly dynamic, handling multiple priorities simultaneously, and staying as a strong quality advocate with an intense, customer-focused mission. Strong quality ethics, shift left mentality, collaborating closely with software engineers, designers, architects, and product managers to release innovative high-quality products.

Who You Are:

  • A track record of building high-quality, fault-tolerant, reusable, and maintainable automation tools and test frameworks for both existing and new feature development using mainly Java, Golang and python development.
  • Proficiency in deploying, developing, integrating, and maintaining large-scale cloud-native environments, and on-premise environments using AWS/Azure, Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, helm charts, and GitOps workflow.
  • Understanding of the test pyramid, requirements gathering for both customers/architectural, and lead quality efforts across highly-agile teams and TDD environments.
  • Collaboration with DevOps and implement DevOps efforts to ensure automated tests are part of the CI/CD pipeline using Git, Gradle, GitOps, docker containers, and TeamCity pipelines.
  • Championing and owning, drive, collaborating End-to-End product quality from development to production release in an automated fashion.
  • Work with various teams including security, and performance to analyze existing automation test suites and identify gaps in test automation coverage.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in software engineering with a focus on full stack software test automation, scalable applications development, testing and verifying features at scale.
  • 6+ years of expert AWS (EC2, RDS, Dynamo, Lambda, and CloudWatch) experience
  • 6+ years of proficiency in other cloud environments like Azure/GCP and use of Kubernetes, Docker and container ecosystems
  • 6+ years of application development proficiency using java, go lang or python.
  • 6+ years of experience leading and guiding a microservice-based distributed complex architecture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Build and evolve test frameworks, tools, infrastructure, and CI systems. Critical thinking and big picture mentality with customer focus in mind.
  • Ability to code efficiently and develop various test applications/tools to mimic customer traffic and scenarios.
  • Having experience with Playwright framework using Javascript/type script and UI automation is big plus
  • Experience with AI/ML and data science projects is a big plus.
  • Experience working with highly scalable, data-intensive, distributed SaaS applications.
  • Passion to work in a fast-paced development environment (with tight deadlines and constantly evolving priorities).
  • Experience with cloud cost optimization tools.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

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!


Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.