Senior Systems Engineer (Santa Clara, CA)

Wi-Fi Alliance is the network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Alliance staff work with cutting edge technology in a dynamic and inspiring work culture that supports a strong work/life balance, new opportunities, and individual growth. Regardless of discipline, all who work at Wi-Fi Alliance contribute to delivering the terrific user experience for which Wi-Fi is known.

Job Site: 3408 Garrett Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer (Santa Clara, CA)

Job Duties: Responsible for new program development and sustaining certification programs, including executing tests and providing test management and test reporting throughout the testing cycle.  Duties Include:

  1. New program development, introduction and maintain test plans. Ensure test plans follow specifications, IEEE standards, best practices, MRDs, WFA policies, etc.
  2. Review and introduce new test cases.
  3. Participate in technical task groups for developing new program test plans.
  4. Responsible for assigned Plugfest and product qualification events for new programs.
  5. Maintain test bed equipment. Qualify software fixes. Replace obsolete hardware. Ensure interoperability between devices.
  6. Trains authorized test labs. Create training material and presentations. Review lab qualification data. Audit labs.
  7. Provide technical support to members. Reproduce issues and provide fixes.
  8. Review certification results. Provide feedback on certification system.
  9. Provide software support.
  10. Train Wi-Fi Alliance staff and contractors. Be an expert in several certification programs and share that knowledge with other staff members.
  11. Plan workload and schedules.
  12. Perform special projects as assigned
  13. Creating and perform presentations
  14. Creating documentation
  15. Develop and review automation scripts.

Position requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication or a related field, plus 5 years’ experience in a quality assurance or test related occupation.

Experience must include the following, which may be gained concurrently:

  1. 5 years’ platform experience on Linux operating systems
  2. 5 years’ experience supporting and verifying customer reported Wi-Fi related issues and bug fixes.
  3. 5 years’ experience developing Test Cases and Test Plans for Wi-Fi testing.
  4. 5 years’ experience using test tools: Jira, Omnipeek, Wireshark, & Ixia.
  5. 5 years’ experience working on IEEE Standards: 802.11.
  6. 5 years’ experience in scripting languages including Python, Perl, and TCL.
  7. 2 years’ experience conducting plug fest and handling various Wi-Fi programs.
  8. 2 years’ experience involving in development of automation test scripts for Wi-Fi certification and qualification.

(Salary: $164,050 to $185,000/year.)

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Competitive compensation and benchmark benefits package, including 100% employee paid healthcare premiums, 401K matching, generous PTO, and fitness allowance. Wi-Fi Alliance staff travel all over the world to engage with members, partners, and government – a unique opportunity to gain international experience and witness the global impact of Wi-Fi.

If you have the talent and skills to be incredibly successful as a Sr. Systems Engineer and as a member of our team, we want to hear from you .To be considered for this role, please forward your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest, including your salary requirements, to .This position is located in Santa Clara, CA, no relocation is available .To learn more about Wi-Fi Alliance, please visit our website at .Wi-Fi Alliance participates in E-Verify. For more information, please refer to

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Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 75,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.