HID, Firmware Quality Engineer
San Diego,California,United States
Understanding microcontroller based embedded systems, including algorithms
Partnering with a development team to quickly understand an architecture, break it into functional parts, come up with a plan to test/validate, and identify and target weaknesses
Crafting creative ways to exercise embedded subsystems, communication protocols (SPI, I2C, etc) and high-level features of embedded devices
Devising and building test fixtures, building tools and authoring automated scripts
Executing manual and automated test plans on early prototypes, typically at the grey box level
Helping to craft quality from a very early stage, ushering the product from early prototype to production
Documentation of test cases and code used for test execution
Coming up with ideas for custom tools and methods to exercise firmware features
Tracking performance, reporting results to management, driving issues to closure
Partnering with Human Factors / User Study Group to validate the customer experience and learn about how humans use new input devices
AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE WILL: - Have a real passion for quality, enjoy breaking things through creative testing - Thrive in uncertain, early prototype stages of a project when not all features are working yet, and enjoy putting energy into identifying/classifying issues as a way to improve quality - Strive to innovate and try new things, incorporating continuous improvement of testing methods
Education & Experience
BS or MS in CS/CPE/EE or related degrees
2+ years experience with embedded systems, microcontrollers and sensors
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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