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Job Description:

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company and global leader in networking products and services, acquired local startup Cape Networks in 2018 As Cape Networks we had a big vision to improve the way the Internet works for everyone We built a small team of skilled engineers and designers in Cape Town and a product that won us Best Startup of the year from Wi-Fi NOW

Today, our product is the fastest growing in the Aruba portfolio and our Cape Town-based team is recognized as being at the leading edge of design thinking and execution Now is a unique opportunity to join our growing our team, build new products, and scale our systems to meet a >100x surge in demand during the next 12-18 months

What do we do

Our product gives IT managers insight into how their users are experiencing Wi-Fi, network, and application performance, and helps them fix problems before users complain Other performance tools are complex and intimidating, built by network engineers for network engineers; ours is beautiful and simple, and our customers love it Our sensor hardware is a delight to install and our software is easy and fun to use Our product is used in offices, universities, banks, hotels, airports, stadiums, retail stores, and more - every business with Wi-Fi is a potential customer that we can help

We design all our own hardware and software in Cape Town Our software systems are built entirely in-house using Python, React, lnfluxDB, and AWS Kinesis and other technologies We are truly a full stack company, with a great set of technical challenges to work on

The role

Were looking for a Lab Engineer to define tests, set up lab environments and replicate customer environments, and ensure that our wireless products are performing consistently, appropriately, and to specification This will include performing and automating system, functional, and feature testing This is a technical engineering position, built on great experience with wireless and wired networking - specifically in WLAN 80211 a/b/g/n/ac as well as solid experience and knowledge of L2/L3 network protocols


Design, develop, and execute tests for wireless products (specifically our service assurance sensors)
Perform sanity, stability, functionality, stress, feature, performance, and interoperability testing on our products, analyze failures and defects, and recommend corrective actions
Troubleshoot customer issues in a lab environment and respond to inquiries in a timely manner
Identify, reproduce, characterize and log bugs Verify fixes for bugs and plan/execute additional tests needed for fix verification
Proactively work with device engineers in debugging software and hardware of current and new products
Define and spec appropriate metrics to evaluate network performance/uptime
Define and review network test metrics with device software team
Analyse network test results with data science team
Help setup networking equipment and test environments for Sales Engineers (SEs) to use for customer support
Partner with SEs to help replicate customers network issues (software, hardware, configuration)
Assist with lab operations (racking, cabling, troubleshooting, managing equipment, etc)

Skills & Experience

Strong experience in WLAN 80211 a/b/g/n/ac
Knowledge of L2/L3 (Ethernet, TCP/IP), SNMP, HTTP, Linux/macOS/Windows operating systems
Experience using network monitoring and analysis tools to debug Ethernet/Wireless/IP layer problems
Previous experience in a network engineering role or similar
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and technical skills
Collaborate with the entire team with positive communication and sharing of knowledge and information

Beneficial skills

Knowledge of 11ax, 11w, 11u, 11i and related protocols
Networking qualifications CCENT, CCNA, CWNA, CWAP, or tertiary degree/diploma related to networking (specifically wireless)
Experience with major vendors hardware Aruba, Cisco, Ruckus
Ability to design, document, and communicate complex WiFi lab set up workflows and requirements
Ability to automate testing - experience in Perl/Tcl/Python or similar

What we are offering

Excitement and growth of a startup with the resources and security of a Fortune 100 company
Full-time position
Competitive salary
Excellent benefits
Exposure to latest & greatest technologies
Opportunity to help shape the product
Growth and global scope

Tammy Gardner

082 920 5822





HPE is an equal opportunity employer/Female/Minority/Individual with Disabilities/Protected Veteran Status

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Software Services, Internet/Dot com/ISP
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th Jan 2020

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