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Job Title: Lead Functional Test Engineer
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Job Type: Full-Time

The world is experiencing explosive growth of digital content and unstructured data. The accelerating growth of user generated content, graphics intensive and enterprise applications, unified communications, and increased compliance requirements, combined with the increasing sizes of most file types is straining networked infrastructures worldwide. As a result, organizations are struggling to contain rising data delivery costs as well as operational expenses such as power, cooling and datacenter space.

A new solution is needed to optimize online content, reduce digital footprint, and accelerate real-time and business critical data.

Makani Networks is tooled up to pioneer the next-generation networked data services. Join our team and contribute to this industry-changing effort!

Job Summary:
Makani Networks has a newly created position for a Lead Functional Test Engineer for its line of optimization appliances. This engineer will lead a small group in black-box testing of custom-configured Makani appliances, report results, and suggest new methods of improving test processes. The successful candidate will have the hands-on technical expertise and leadership experience to inspire, motivate, and drive a small group.

Responsibilities include writing and executing functional test plans in both Linux and Windows environments. This position affords close interaction with our development teams to resolve issues identified during functional testing. Makaniís optimization appliances are to be deployed in a myriad of customer optimization environments in conjunction with multiple hardware from different vendors; thus, the functional test plan in anticipation of each customer deployment will be unique. This position affords the opportunity to work with a wide variety of hardware, along with many different networking, clustering, replication, and backup strategies

This position requires:

  • Testing experience with any or all of SAN, clustering, replication, RAID, and backup strategies. The successful candidate will understand clustering and know its typical issues.
  • Experience configuring, troubleshooting and operating optimization in a Linux environment.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot Perl scripts.
  • Ability to conduct disciplined testing of product versions in multiple optimization environments.
  • Windows experience is a plus.

Additional attributes which would be attractive, and useful in this role, include:

  • File system testing experience.
  • Performance testing experience.
  • Other operating systems: Solaris, Windows 2000.
  • L2 and L3 networking (routing, VLANs).

Travel required: none
Telecommute: no


Please submit an inquiry with your resume via email to

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