Fall Internship (September - December 2023, full-time work schedule, Monday- Friday 40 hours per week)
Cisco Meraki Business Unit
Simplicity. Meraki makes setting up, managing, and maintaining networks easier than it has ever been before. Simplified and smarter networking means that businesses run more efficiently, and more people have reliable access to the information they need. Meraki enables connectivity everywhere from neighborhood cafes to education institutions to global hospitality groups operating thousands of sites.
You will join a test automation team that is fully embedded within our software engineering team. We handle all types of testing projects for our cloud managed products; from nightly feature tests across the latest firmware images to performance testing of all kinds. We run large scale testing to measure how small changes could impact our performance. Our automation framework is being used across software engineering, and we continue to make it more intuitive. Our products are used in over a million networks and our customers rely on our products to serve ten of millions of people. With the large footprint that we have, quality is our highest priority. We are looking for the newest additions to our teams who are as passionate about quality as we are. Meraki engineers put the customer experience first, own projects from beginning to end, and are empowered to make impactful decisions. Your contributions will make direct impact to the success of our business.
Meraki believes that the quality of our product is dependent on the quality of our engineers. We place a high value on nurturing the growth and development of everyone on our team. We foster an open and encouraging workplace where everybody is given the opportunity to succeed.
A day in the life of Test Automation Engineering Intern:
You may design a testbed from the ground up that has the ability to change topologies on the fly. You will have an in-house automation framework at your disposal as well as APIs to hook into for further automation. You will have the autonomy to craft and implement a solution as well as the knowledge and experience of team members to help you along the way. In addition to software testing, you may have a chance to work on our latest hardware appliances from an early phase of development. You will get to learn some of the cool technologies inside the box. Through testing, you will gain firsthand knowledge about the performance and be able to guide the team in improving the quality before we release the product.
What does it take?
You are pursuing a technical bachelors degree or have equivalent experience with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of computer science -OR- pursuing a software/codin g boot camp (or educational training program) and/or technical associates degree with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of computer science.
You are proficient in scripting languages such as Ruby or Python
You are proficient in Lunix and REST API
You have solid understanding of core network protocols like TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VLANS, etc.
You have experience in performance testing
You have CCNA or equivalent certification
You have familiarity with UI framework such as React/Ember/An gular
You have familiarity with IPv6 and routing protocols like OSPF and BGP
You have worked with virtualization or container technology, such as ESXi, Xen, Docker, etc.
You have used development infrastructure tools such as Jenkins, Git, Gerrit, and JIRA and/or have experience with Database solutions (e.g, InfluxDB, PostgreSQL, etc)
Authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future
Students pursuing a Master's degree will not be considered
Intern Program Overview:
Meraki interns and co-ops join the team for 12 and 16 week programs, respectively, and are placed directly onto sub-teams. During the program, interns/co-ops have the opportunity to work on a small starter project, such as integration and implementation of new tools, before spending the bulk of the program on a larger project, such as building the infrastructure for a new service. Projects are multi-function al, which allow insight into new languages and technologies, help encourage professional growth within engineering, and allow a sense of ownership within the team.
Meraki's engineering teams place a high emphasis on mentorship. Each intern and co-op is matched 1:1 with a mentor who provides continual feedback and guidance throughout the duration of the program. Mentors help with introductions to other team members, overviews of tools and processes, and provide a seamless integration into Meraki life.
Weekly social events
Customized laptop and desk setups
Medical coverage plans
Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
At Cisco Meraki, we're challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We're building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.
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