QA Engineer - SteelCentral

Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
Req No.
Software Engineering

Company Overview

Riverbed accelerates business outcomes through a complete portfolio of industry-leading digital performance solutions. Performance is not just about speed, it includes different metrics that the business cares about – enhancing profitability, speeding time to market, increasing inventory turns, improving customer experience, etc.  Riverbed delivers a unified and integrated platform that enhances digital performance across every aspect of our customer’s business. Our products integrate to provide differentiated capabilities and offer unified management to solve real world customer challenges – and that helps increase customer performance.


Riverbed is a pre-IPO opportunity with over $1 billion in revenue headquartered in San Francisco with branch offices around the globe.

About this Position

The SteelCentral NetProfiler product analyzes tens of millions of network flows every minute, saving the data in a highly optimized proprietary database and performing real-time analysis.  Real-time analytics detect network operations and security anomalies to alert network administrators before customers are calling for help.  With highly configurable dashboards and flexible traffic reporting capabilities, NetProfiler is a go-to network visibility tool for network managers at Fortune 500 companies around the world.


The NetProfiler Quality Assurance team is responsible for qualifying a variety of monitoring solutions, platforms and analytics for a scalable, distributed, Network and Application monitoring product. We offer and qualify both on premise and Cloud solutions. We build and constantly enhance our fully-automated lab and Perl/Python-based test automation frameworks to efficiently and consistently qualify our products. We are looking for a results-oriented individual with a strong aptitude for learning new technologies to join a team of highly qualified QA engineers and experts in the field of distributed network monitoring.



 You will:

  • Have Independent, and guided as needed, end-to-end ownership in qualifying NetProfiler features. Familiarity with:
    • Software development life cycles (both agile and waterfall)
    • Requirements gathering (PRD, functional specification, etc.)
    • Test plan writing and test case execution
    • Analyze regression, functional tests and automation for our products
    • Identify, setup, test, and troubleshoot permutations of software, hardware, and network configurations
  • Create, enhance and execute enhance Python- and Perl-based automation software
  • Work with Cloud technologies as well as with Hybrid Networks.
  • Work with Networking test equipment from companies such as Ixia and Spirent
  • Learn new technologies & methodologies quickly, guided by industry experts.
    • Short ramp up time to learn new protocols
    • Continuous growth in your expertise and responsibilities
    • Push your boundaries ensuring your growth as an engineer
  • Use your understanding of networks and network protocols to analyze various components and features of the Riverbed appliances and applications
  • Document and track your work diligently, proactively provide updates and build on your communication skills


  • 2-4 years’ experience in Quality Assurance for networking products
  • General understanding of IP networking such as DHCP, DNS, WANs and IP routing
  • Experience working with, maintaining, and troubleshooting Linux-based environments
  • Can approach complex problems - solving and troubleshooting tasks with creativity and with solid attention to detail
  • Can work on your own but know when to ask for help, including excellent communication and documentation skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in virtualization and cloud technologies, including but not limited to AWS & VMWare
  • Coding experience -  Python OR Perl OR TCL a plus
  • Performance/Stress/Capacity testing experience a plus
  • Experience with Wireshark/NetFlow/traffic generators is highly desirable


About Riverbed

Why Riverbed Technology?


If you are a high-achiever who wants to be part of a dynamically growing, billion dollar plus company, then you should look closely at Riverbed.  We offer the rewarding experience of working with the best minds in the industry that are changing the world through cutting edge technology and applications. The company has been recognized multiple years for attracting and retaining today’s top talent as a great place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Tech and by numerous other publications.


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Riverbed is proud to be an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.




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