Job Title: QA Automation Engineer - 02303
Date Posted: 10-18-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Netopia Inc
Contact Information: Netopia Inc   Netopia Inc (
Job Description:

Perform hands-on system testing and functional testing of Netopia hardware and firmware.
Contribute to test automation efforts  maintenance of existing test scripts and new test
development. Work closely with Firmware Engineers and Product Managers to provide top-notch
quality hardware and software Netopia products covering a variety of clients, servers, and
networking devices in the SOHO and enterprise broadband network environments. Must be
self-motivated and directed to work with minimal supervision.

Additional duties will include:

Review requirements, RFCs and design documents to write, develop, and implement test cases and
test plans for new features;

Analyze test results and report findings to QA, Engineering, and Product Management;

Planning, scheduling, and estimating testing efforts within the development cycle schedule;


Must Haves:

Background in Various Protocols, such as: TCP/IP, XML, DHCP, PPP, PPTP, HTTP, etc.; 

Demonstrated experience with Unix/Linux configuration and management; 

Demonstrated experience in test automation using a scripting language such as Perl or Shell

Demonstrated understanding of subnetting and of routing protocols (RIP, VRRP, etc.); 

Ability to independently diagram, implement, and maintain both logical and physical network

Demonstrated experience in using CVS or other revision control system in group environment to
contribute to maintenance and development of automation test scripts; 

Understanding of QA process and the software development life-cycle; 

Strong interpersonal and communication skills; 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 

Strong problem solving skills; 

BS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience; 

3+ years of QA experience; 


Experience with embedded firmware and/or client-server development and testing

Experience with C and Java development

Experience with configuration of WI-FI products

Experience with DSLAM and Access Concentrator configuration

Experience with test tools such as Smartbits, Chariot, DLS400 line simulator, Packet Analyzers

Background in ATM, xDSL, SNMP, VPN/IPSec (FreeSwan/Checkpoint) VLAN, QoS; 

Demonstrated experience with Router/NAT/Firewall device configuration; 

Knowledge of Voice/Video-Over-IP protocols

Knowledge of various open-source tools that can enhance the test environment

Demonstrated experience with Cisco CLI; background in Cisco High-Density Equipment

Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Windows Networking 

Netopia, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that complies
with all US federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination.
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