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Bow Capital

Staff Software Development Engineer in Test, Borderless WAN Data Plane



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

About Netskope

Today, there's more data and users outside the enterprise than inside, causing the network perimeter as we know it to dissolve. We realized a new perimeter was needed, one that is built in the cloud and follows and protects data wherever it goes, so we started Netskope to redefine Cloud, Network and Data Security.

Since 2012, we have built the market-leading cloud security company and an award-winning culture powered by hundreds of employees spread across offices in Santa Clara, St. Louis, Bangalore, London, Melbourne, Taipei, and Tokyo. Our core values are openness, honesty, and transparency, and we purposely developed our open desk layouts and large meeting spaces to support and promote partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork. From catered lunches and office celebrations to employee recognition events (pre and hopefully post-Covid) and social professional groups such as the Awesome Women of Netskope (AWON), we strive to keep work fun, supportive and interactive. Visit us at Netskope Careers. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter@Netskope.

About the role

Please note, this team is hiring across all levels and candidates are individually assessed and appropriately leveled based upon their skills and experience.

By bringing together zero trust security with network optimization, Netskope Borderless WAN allows customers to confidently provide secure, high-performance access to every remote user, device, site, and cloud. It also simplifies the on-boarding of traffic to the Netskope Security Cloud and NewEdge network, so customers can on-board more quickly and efficiently.

What's in it for you

We are looking for software engineers with a QE focus who can work in a fast paced environment that is at the cutting edge of WAN edge & Cloud networking. You will fit into this role if you have an eye for delivering high quality, high performance & scalable software driven by automation. The ability to take a customer centric, big picture approach to QE will be an added advantage.

You will work at all levels of the QE process starting from crafting feature specific test cases to customer centric system level tests. You will work on a single architecture, using one policy framework, and one console, which dramatically simplifies operations, preserves network performance, and ensures SASE success.

What you will be doing

  • Understanding product/feature requirements, reviewing the design and writing test plans that suit the customer use case
  • Owning features end-to-end, including testing, automation, regression and customer issues as they arise
  • Using your broad and deep understanding of the Borderless WAN data plane to debug customer issues and suggest / implement workarounds and improvements where required.
  • Performing comprehensive testing, including functional, system, performance and scale tests
  • Creating complex distributed test setups in various cloud platforms and hypervisors based on requirements
  • Working closely with cross functional teams at various stages of product development to meet the feature deliverables in a release

Required skills and experience

  • 8+ years of relevant industry experience including product test and automation experience.
  • Strong expertise in L2/L3 networking concepts, routing protocols, VPN, IPSec and WAN architecture
  • Excellent Python programming skills and the ability to create automation-driven testing.
  • Familiarity with Docker and / or Kubernetes
  • Experience with scalable, cloud native, multi-tenant architectures
  • Familiarity with one of the major server virtualization products (ESXi, KVM) & IaaS platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Familiarity with functional test tools, packet crafting/replaying and security test tools
  • Excellent Linux skills and solid system/server-side troubleshooting experience.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD deployment in public clouds
  • Familiarity with source code systems like Github
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate in an open, transparent and consistent manner with team and co-workers.
  • Bonus points for any of the following
    • Experience designing test frameworks
    • Experience with front-end web UI automation tools like selenium, cypress
    • Experience with traffic generator tools like Spirent and Ixia
    • Experience with web programming and HTTP based APIs (REST or GraphQL)


  • BSCS or equivalent required, MSCS or equivalent strongly preferred


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