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Expert in Customer Certification Testing and DevOps model / Strong networking and automation background / 15+ years of proven results

Customer-centered Solution Testing, SQA Testing Methodologies, Test Plans, Cases & Processes, Functional Requirements, Test Automation, Test Strategies & Coverage, Defect Tracking, Agile methodologies, Virtualization

Work experience

Nov 2015Present

Senior Solution Test Engineer

Juniper Networks

Customer certification lab testing of Juniper solutions. Performed business critical testing for major financial customers (Morgan Stanley, NYSE) and service providers (British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Orange). Tools: Robot, python, PyEZ, PyCharm, git, Ansible, Jira, yaml, OpenNTI, OpenNMS, VmWare, KVM.

Jun 2005Nov 2015

Senior Software QA Engineer

Cisco Systems
  • 2012 - 2015 Cisco ISE Performance and Scale testing. Pioneered Cisco ISE (Identity Service Engine) performance and scale testing in 1.2 release. Test environment included 802.1q, AAA, pxGrid, SSO with Oracle OAM, guest, BYOD, profiling, posture, REST API, UCS, Python and Java test automation.
  • 2010-2012 Cisco ASA VPN testing. Leaded test automation overhaul for Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance). Test responsibilities included test automation planning and development (TCL), Cisco ASA VPN, UCS, Vmware, SilkTest.
  • 2005-2010 MPLS devtest team (ITD/NSSTG): Performed feature testing and test automation for new MPLS TE features and IPv6 IP tunnels. Environment: Cisco 7600/6500 switches, MPLS TE, RSVP, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, TCL test automation. CCIE R&S written certification.
Sep 2003Jun 2005

Senior SQA Engineer

Avici Systems
  • Picked up and brought to the next automation level Protocol Stress test environment, used for BGP, OSPF, ISIS, Multicast (MBGP/PIM/IGMP), MPLS, RSVP, LDP stress testing.
  • Environment: Avici TSR/SSR/QSR routers, Cisco 7500, Adtech AS/4000; network technologies – Sonet, Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, MPLS, QoS; ClearQuest, Linux Red Hat; scripting – tcl/expect, shell.
Jan 2001Sep 2003

Senior SQA Engineer

Lucent Technologies
  • Performed NX64000/TMX880 system quality assurance: MPLS, RSVP, BGP, PIM, MSDP blackbox functional testing. Later switched to GX-550 and CBX-500 testing: ATM, PNNI.
  • Took a team lead role for major release features (ATM over MPLS, ATM switching, PNNI). Was promoted to Senior SQA Engineer for exceptional results in test development and dedication to work.
  • Environment: GX-550, CBX-500, TMX880/NX64000, Cisco 4700, 75xx, 12000, Juniper M40, Agilent Router Tester, Adtech AS/4000, Smartbits; network technologies – SONET, Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, MPLS, FR, QoS; ClearQuest, Solaris 2.7, scripting – tcl/expect, perl.
Mar 2000Jan 2001

Technical Support Engineer

Nortel Networks
  • I was responsible for simulation and resolution of customer issues in the lab, SQA, Nortel Preside software deployment and network management.
  • Environment: Nortel Networks and Bay Networks routers; Cisco 7513; Accelar (Passport) 1200/8600; Optera Metro3300/3400; routing protocols BGP-4, OSPF, RIPv1/v2; Site Manager, SNMP, bcc, Clarify 6.0, Solaris 2.7, Preside
Aug 1999Mar 2000

System Network Administrator

Auriga Inc
  • I was responsible for troubleshooting, user support/training, deployment and maintenance of internal and local clients' networks. NT and Linux server management, including user management, kernel upgrades, mail server reconfiguration, DNS configuration, DHCP, firewall configuration, and Samba file server management.
  • Environment: Windows NT Workstation, Windows NT Server Terminal Edition, Windows 95/98, Linux (Red Hat), personal computers, 100Base-T Ethernet.



Master of Science in Computer Science

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

GPA 4.0


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