Walter Scott, a former senior engineering executive at Alcatel, is the new vice president of engineering at LVL7 Systems, a developer of networking software.

Scott was senior vice president of engineering at Alcatel’s network infrastructure business unit.

Scott will be responsible for software development design, testing, quality assurance and customer support at LVL7.

LVL7, which closed on nearly $15 million in venture capital earlier this year, now has operations in RTP, Minnesota and a subsidiary in Hyderabad, India.

Scott holds nine patents in networking policy, configuration and management.