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QA Engineer

San Francisco, CA 94110

Posted: 10/03/2023 Specialization: Engineering Job Number: 3145

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Senior Staff QA Automation Engineer to join our engineering team in San Francisco and will be responsible for building software automation and infrastructure for testing and providing tooling for ensuring all firmware products meet quality criteria and industry best practices. Responsibilities will include infrastructure automation, CICD platform support, test planning, execution, monitoring, and analysis of embedded software/firmware applications for our proprietary electronic designs. The candidate will drive the development of our test specification, automation tooling, and test infrastructure implementation, bug tracking/resolution, and overall firmware quality. Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, excellent written and spoken communication skills, and a strong drive to solve problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain automated infrastructure, testing framework, and tooling with cloud technologies and embedded devices
  • Develop software/firmware Quality Assurance strategy including procedures to determine software/firmware quality and release readiness
  • Create and evolve continuous integration systems and strategies
  • Create product simulation platforms and run the simulation tests before the actual target HW arrives.
  • Develop and run automated regression test suites
  • Drive functional-level tests from a product platform perspective and specify required test vectors
  • Create and maintain high-quality documentation, including documentation of test plans and procedures and test-case specifications
  • Prepare detailed test reports by filtering and processing complex test results data Identify, isolate, reproduce, and track bugs and their resolution

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in any of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in embedded software/firmware quality assurance and/or embedded software/firmware development
  • Expert with Python and scripting
  • Proven experience with test plan development, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • Understanding of the software/firmware product life cycle and testing of products from inception to end-of-life
  • Experience with software development and CICD tools such as GitHub Actions, Docker, Git, Jenkins, CircleCI, etc
  • Experience using test frameworks such as pytest, robot framework, etc
  • Experience working with and debugging embedded software applications in C/C++
  • Experience with embedded processors, hardware interfaces, communication protocols, multi-threaded programming, RTOS, Linux, or equivalent system testing
  • Expertise working in a Agile/Kanban development model

  • Hybrid (3 days in office, 2 days remote)

What we offer:

Compensation and benefits package includes:
  • Competitive compensation structure that includes performance bonuses and generous equity
  • Health benefits designed to fit the needs of you and your family —including medical, dental, and vision plans. Zola contributes 90% of premiums for employees and their dependents.
  • FSA/HSA plans
  • Generous Flexible Time Off policy to log off and recharge
  • 12 Paid Company Holidays
  • 401(k)
  • Company Sponsored Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Company Sponsored Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Commuter Benefits

  • Paid office lunches, unlimited snacks and beverages
  • Office happy hours and engagement activities
  • The opportunity to directly improve millions of lives by bringing sustainable energy to a part of the world where 80% of people have no grid access
  • An informal culture that is always open to new ideas.

Featured benefits
  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Commuter benefits
  • Disability insurance

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