iRobot Corporation

  • Principal Systems Software Test Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Category Product Development/Engineering
    Requisition ID
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(7/23/2018 9:55 AM)
  • Summary


    Do you have a passion for quality, testing, delivering great products – all, while inventing the future? We are seeking a Principal Test Engineer to lead Test Technicians, and/or interns through execution of test plans.You will create test plans and define test approach, lead and execute test efforts and work cross-functionally to design and implement test approaches/mechanisms as well as develop and automate tests for continuous regression testing. 


    Essential Functions/ Job Duties

    • Lead/support development, maintenance, and communication of technical risk analyses.
    • Develop, maintain, and communicate test plans and statuses.
    • Develop and enhance automated tests and frameworks (GUI & CLI).
    • Influence software design to maximize testability and automation potential.
    • Coordinate program planning and prioritization with other project leads (Systems Engineer, Software Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Program Manager).
    • Lead a small team executing test plans.
    • Co-ordinate testing with shared resources (in-house and external).
    • Lead cross-functional root cause and corrective action activities.
    • Develop test methods, procedures, and/or test fixtures as needed.
    • Support transition to manufacturing locally and at Contract Manufacturer (US and China).
    • Work with the other Lead Engineers and Program Manager on a project to develop risk driven test plans that align with the program schedule, goals, and budget
    • Document and track all system test information, issues, results, and statuses


    • 10-15 years of experience in product development and product level testing.
    • 3-5 years of experience leading product level testing (planning, execution, and reporting).
    • BS in engineering.
    • Strong test development skills – Python, LabVIEW, Java, Perl, C/C++/C#, etc.
    • Proficient in Windows and Linux -- system & network management, troubleshooting.
    • Experience developing electro-mechanical systems that contain complex software behaviors.
    • Adept at summarizing and presenting complex test data and test status in an informative and easily understood manner.
    • Proven ability to build consensus, drive effective decisions, and manage conflict around those decisions
    • Advanced degree in Engineering.
    • Team engagement, able to bridge the gap between software developers,  software test engineers, and system test engineers,
    • Experience testing consumer vacuum and/or robotic products.
    • Solid background in statistical analysis of test results.
    • Significant experience with data acquisition as well as processing and analysis software.
    • Experience testing various sensor technologies typically found in SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) applications (LIDAR, sonar, cameras, etc.).
    • Possess sufficient technical depth to troubleshoot complex cross functional problems, determine root cause, corrective action, document findings and drive system issues to closure


    About Us

    We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


    iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


    iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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