3+ yrs of experience in performing platform qualification tests on new products/hardware which includes copper/fiber links(1G/2.5G/10G) testing, Optics testing(1GF/10GF), memory, flash components testing from Linux Layer 2 protocols such as Spanning Tree, Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) 802.1w, MSTP, VLANs, LACP/LAG, VSRP, MRP,etc Experience in stacking solutions and QoS testing. IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, VRRP, PIM, etc. Security protocols/features such as IP ACLs(V4/V6), Traffic Policy/Ratelimiting, DOS Attack, DHCP Snooping, DynamicArpInspection, IPSourceGuard and MAC Filters Network Access Control (NAC) - IEEE 802.1x, Authentication, cloud management software and working with policy managers. NMS Sflow, AAA, DHCP server/client, SNMP, Hands on experience in TCL/Expect, Python, Perl scripting languages Hands on experience in using Spirent Test Center traffic generators Experience with system test topologies, planning and execution Exposure to issue reproduction, root cause analysis and testing. Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills. It is important for the candidate to be able to understand feature requirements and translate to test cases and test automation.