At Ericsson, you can be a game changer! Because working here isn’t just a deal. It’s a big deal. This means that you get to leverage our 140+ years of experience and the expertise of more than 95,000 diverse colleagues worldwide. As part of our team, you will help solve some of society´s most complicated challenges, enabling you to be ‘the person that did that.’ We’ve never had a greater opportunity to drive change; setting the bar for technology to be inclusive and accessible; empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world.

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SDN - QA Lead

Job Description

Date: Jan 10, 2020

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions - and our customers - are at the forefront of innovation. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With close to 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership. 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network. And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity.

At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale. We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favorite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities. We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people. Working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders, across technical disciplines. More often than not, across ground-breaking solutions. Next generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies, and each other.

Competency : R&D-SDN


As a Senior Tech Lead you will Develop Test Strategy, Plan, Test & validate products (units, nodes, networks, systems and solutions), including validation activities like requirement analysis, test plan development, verification, troubleshooting customer problems, product documentation.


 Primary job responsibilities

•Review Requirements, design and functional specifications and comes up with Test Strategy to Test a Functional/System/Network area

•Debug software products using systematic tests to develop, apply and maintain quality standards for company products.

•Analyze and write test standards and procedures.

•Develop and provides guidance on the execution of software test plans.

•Maintain documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modification of software.

•Analyze test results to ensure existing functionality and recommends corrective action.

•Come up with Test Automation strategy and automate scripts if required

•Consult with development engineers in resolution of problems. Work on problems of complex scope, through extensive usage of standard concepts and principles.

•Work as a fully contributing team member, under broad guidance with independent planning and execution responsibilities.

•Expected to continue to build upon domain knowledge and technical/ proprietary skills to reach levels of expertise, while adapting standard principles to new or changed conditions in day to day work.

•Apply own judgment to independently determine a course of action, which is then executed independently post review.

•Responsible for coaching, guiding and mentoring junior members in the team to help them scale up faster

•Interface and consult with multiple stakeholders in improving quality of the products.

•Consult with customer support teams and customer units in understanding customer scenarios and use cases, brings this knowledge in to the testing

•Drives initiatives in improving product quality, new test tools, new methods of testing, automation methodologies, etc.

•Frontending and Troubleshooting customer issues



Required skills

•Experience in developing Test Strategies, Test plan, Test Report documents

•Testing Experience in the area of L2/L3 Protocols/Technologies – VLAN, Switching Protocols/Routing Protocols /L2VPN/L3VPN

•Good understanding of Linux layer 2 and 3 networking internals

•Experience in Functional/System/Performance and scale testing of L2/L3 protocols and services.

•Experience with traffic generators/analyzers - IXIA/Spirent devices

•Experience in developing test scripts using languages like - Python/Perl/Ruby

•Experience in working with complex network topologies

•Experience in understand and replicating customer network

•Knowledge on following technologies - Open vSwitch, OpenFlow,

•Knowledge on cloud infrastructure/NFV/Virtualization/software-defined networking (SDN), Open Daylight (ODL)

•Knowledge on KVM/QEMU hypervisor environment


Minimum education and experience requirements

•Minimum: 12+ years of relevant industry experience.

•Bachelor degree or equivalent in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Computer Science & Engineering  required.


Ericsson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics. Ericsson complies with applicable country, state and all local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location across the world in which the company has facilities. In addition, Ericsson supports the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and development. Ericsson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetic information.