Network Software Test – Principal Engineer

San Jose, CA
Full Time

Network Software Test – Principal Engineer
San Jose, CA

About Arrcus

Arrcus was founded to enhance business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team consists of world-class technologists who have an unparalleled record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operating executives, strategic partners, and top-tier VCs. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, go to or follow @arrcusinc.

We offer a variety of roles in software, hardware, and cloud environments. We are looking for people who are self-motivated, creative, and agile. You will work closely with the top-notch talent in Arrcus in redefining networking. 


  • Design/write test plan for features and solutions
  • Manual and automated testing in python of Networking Software
  • Triage and reproduce internal and customer found issues
  • Automate test cases and integrate into regression framework
  • Peer review of Test Plans, Automation Code, Feature Specs and other engineering documents 
  • Design/build test network topologies for performance, stability and scalability
  • Plan, schedule, track and periodically report the project status all the way to customer delivery
  • Improve performance/scale of existing features/solutions 
  • Mentor new hires



  • BS/MS in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent degree
  • Ability to write high quality automated test cases using Python
  • 16+ years of hands-on test experience of Networking protocols such as STP, OSPF, BGP, ISIS, MPLS, BFD, MLAG, EVPN, VxLAN, SR-MPLS, SRv6
  • Proficient in the use of IXIA to develop Data Path and Control Plane Test cases
  • Growing the existing automation framework to support customer user case testing scenarios and cross-feature integrations
  • Working knowledge of Test Harness like Robot framework, Jinja2 templating
  • Expertise in Scale and Performance Testing using simulation for customer networks
  • Using development infrastructure tools, such as Jenkins, Git, JIRA, etc.
  • Familiarity with Docker Containers, VMs expected
  • Knowledge of Network merchant silicon chipsets and Whitebox platforms
  • Nice to have: DevOps experience with AWS, GCP, Azure or other cloud service


  • Prior work experience in a startup or venture-backed company is a big plus.


  • Attractive compensation  + Equity
  • Medical, Vision and Dental coverage (PPO, HMO, and HSA options available; 100% premium coverage of several PPO and HMO plans for employees)
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance programs
  • Onsite Fitness center
  • Weekly Catered lunches at our San Jose office.

Salary: 200,000 to 225,000 /yr

Investors and Funding

Arrcus has raised over $125M in funding from top tier Venture Capital firms(VCs) such as Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst, and Clear Ventures as well as strategic investors such as Liberty Global, SoftBank Corp, and Samsung Next.  

For more information, go to or follow @arrcusinc.

Equal Opportunity
At Arrcus, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – We realize the key to creating a company with a world-class culture and employee experience comes from who we hire and creating a workplace that celebrates everyone. A strong belief of culture addition will propel us forward, together.

With this, we consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, HIV status, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status or any other legally protected category. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, benefits, compensation and training.


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