http://www.pcworld.com/article/164365/apple_3G_radios.html http://gizmodo.com/5240967/apples-looking-for-macbook-3g-testers-hmmmm http://jobs.apple.com/index.ajs?BID=1&method=mExternal.showJob&RID=34181&CurrentPage=1 Job description Requisition Number 4192857 Job title Communications QA Engineer Location Santa Clara Valley Country United States City Cupertino State/Province California Job type Full Time Job description Communications QA Engineer The Comms Software QA team within the Mac Hardware Group is seeking a motivated QA engineer to perform quality assurance testing for new Apple CPU Products. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to: - Testing and reporting hardware, software, and device driver bugs for Communications technologies including AirPort (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.0, gigabit Ethernet, and/or 3G Wireless WAN in a detailed, timely manner. - Providing the Engineering teams with thorough analysis of new and pre-existing software, hardware, and embedded firmware defects. - Writing test cases, test plans, and thorough documentation around well-defined functional areas, typically based upon Functional Specification Documents. - Utilizing available tools such as wireless packet sniffers and network protocol analyzers to help determine root cause and provide debugging information to engineers. - Developing test automation scripts and maintaining/expanding existing systems to offload mundane / routine testing to machines. Candidates are expected to be self motivated members of a fast-paced team; they must work well under time pressure and stress. Candidates must be inventive and focused in their approach to work and solving problems within project deadlines. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize time and assigned projects effectively with a minimum of intervention or supervision. Job Requirements: - Four year degree or equivalent. - Two or more years of Software or Embedded Systems QA. - Proven track record in and knowledge of testing techniques and test plan / test case creation. - Must possess in-depth knowledge of one or more Comms technlogies, including Gigabit Ethernet for consumer and enterprise-class workstations, Bluetooth v2.0, 3G Wireless WAN, and Wi-Fi [802.11] a/b/g/n including all associated security modes, authentication types and protocols for Access Points and Clients. - Working knowledge of Mac OS X. - Working knowledge of UN*X-based systems and command-line tools for debugging, analysis and automation. - Exposure to the following scripting languages: AppleScript, PERL, Tcl, Bash. Candidate must demonstrate ability to write scripts. - Experience and working knowledge of network analysis and debugging tools, such as Omnipeek, Wireshark, tcpdump, Spirent Test Center, Avalanche, etc. - Additional knowledge of Wi-Fi 802.11n client Certification and/or Bluetooth SIG certification highly valued. - Ability to analyze crash logs, backtraces and assist engineers by utilizing basic debugging techniques.