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Software Test Engineer

Ottawa, ON, Canada
October 13, 2018

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Ottawa, ON +1-613-***-****

Software Test Engineer

Highly motivated, skilled, and enthusiastic professional with thorough knowledge of software testing and networking technologies. Extensive experience in network infrastructure, including multi-vendor (Cisco and Nokia) layer 2/3 switches and routers. Effectively analyse problems, provide creative solutions, and follow through to resolution in a timely and efficient manner. Passion for finding limitations and boundaries in existing code. Strong team player who works both collaboratively/independently on various projects and accomplishes goals in a fast-paced agile environment.

Core strengths in:

Network and Web Application Testing Quality Assurance

Test Planning & Documentation IP & Core Network Deployment Troubleshooting & Debugging

Test Automation Customer Support & Issue Resolution Network Implementation & Administration





Spanning tree (STP, RSTP), VTP, VLAN Tagging, Ether-channel

MPLS Technologies:

L2VPN (VPWS, VPLS), L3VPN, Signalling (LDP, RSVP), MPLS-Static, Traffic Engineering (FRR, LFA etc.) MC-LAG, EVPN, PBB-EVPN

Other features/protocols:

BGP, FHRP (HSRP, VRRP, GLBP), NAT, DHCP, LACP, SNMP, DNS, Firewalls, Knowledge of Load balancers

Network Monitoring/ Management Tools:

GNS3, Wireshark, Nokia--5620 Service Aware Manager (5620 SAM)/ Control Plane Assurance Manager (5650 CPAM), Nokia’s Web Applications – Service Supervision and Network Supervision


PIM, IGMP, Traffic shaping, policing and queuing principles (CBWFQ, WRED, LLQ)

Other Technologies:

REST API, Knowledge of cloud computing and virtualization, Knowledge of AWS, Jenkins, Docker and SDN

Test Tools:

IXIA, Jira, Quality Center, GIT, Selenium, Mocha

Programming/ Scripting:

NodeJS, Python, Knowledge of SQL

Operating Systems:

Linux RHEL, Windows 7-10


Cisco IOS, IOS-XR (ASR9k, ASR1k, C12k), ALU SROS (7750, 7705, vSR and CPAA)


NOKIA, Ottawa, ON 2014 – July 2018

Software Test Engineer (Network Services Platform)

Test Control and Routing plane features on Network Management product-5620 SAM/ 5650 CPAM testing end-to-end network and service management across IP/MPLS networks, as well as web applications such as Service and Network Supervision covering all aspects of customer use cases.

Increased test coverage and maintain regression test suites across test releases by creating detailed manual and automation test cases.

Nokia, Software Test Engineer continued

Planned, developed, and maintained a scale network on 7750 SROS routers to test hardware, limitations feature, and service performance, resulting in network being used by other QA team members to test other feature scale and performance.

Provided continuous support for new and existing web features through developing and maintaining automation test suites in NodeJs.

Brought many feature gating issues and recommended fixes to designers and management’s attention, ensuring top quality features were delivered to customers.

Designed and maintained multi-vendor network and services over Cisco, Nokia and Juniper routers, resulting in network being utilized by other QA engineers to validate Service and Network Supervision web-app features.

Performed role of Networking subject matter expert (SME), providing technical expertise to peers, designers, and other team members, helping set up networks as per customer use cases.

Saved development time by creating Bash scripts to automate Web App deployment used daily by more than 15 engineers.

Created Knowledge Capture Documents (KCDs) on successful release of over 5 versions of Service Supervision application.

CISCO SYSTEMS, Ottawa, ON 2012 – 2014

Software Engineer (Dev-Test)

Created test plans and designed networks covering all customer use cases. Conducted extensive software testing on networks using Cisco Routers and Switches and maintained regression. Documented issues in bug tracking system and verified fixes.

Tested inter-operability of multiple complex features after learning new features and how to implement them on the routers.

Prepared a comprehensive testing strategy and led testing of many IP/MPLS-based features, helping company win business from customers like Google and Softbank.

Ensured smooth regression cycle along with other main projects, completing all work before deadline, resulting in being recognized by senior manager for hard work and diligence.

Replicated customer found defects on test beds for customers like Swisscom and Verizon, working pro-actively with development engineers to suggest / verify solutions for bugs.

Maintained a high defect resolved and verified (RV) percentage by dealing with defects promptly and following up with Development Engineers.

Found a critical defect in IOS-XR software and raised defect with designers, avoiding serious implications for the customer network.


Master of Engineering (MEng), Internetworking, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, GPA-4.0/4.3, 2010-2012

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Information and Communication, DCU, Dublin, Ireland, 2:1 Honours, 2006-2010

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Routing and Switching

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Routing and Switching

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