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R38666 Verification and Validation Manager

Job Title: Verification and Validation Manager

Work Location: Chennai

YOE: 12 to 15 years

Job Summary:

Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies (CTCT) is a joint venture between Caterpillar and Trimble whose purpose is to transform the way heavy equipment customers shape the world with solutions that differentiate Caterpillar and Trimble. The Verification and Validation Manager is accountable for ensuring that tools, processes, and teams are in place to successfully execute product testing that delivers quality products to customers and enables heavy equipment owners, operators, and technicians to do their jobs more efficiently, more effectively, and better than the competition. The V&V Manager leads through both a direct team of testing professionals and through influence on the wider product development community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build a strong team of testing professionals and manage all aspects of their career development
  • Accountable for ensuring that team successfully works with Product Owners, Product Specialists, and other partners to:
  • Assure adequate validation coverage, focus, and planning on product areas through evaluation of risk and prioritization of testing to prove risk mitigations are effective
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of the Grade Control system detail and application of the system and associated machines
  • Coordinate and facilitate the global testing efforts for CTCT, optimizing efficiency via automated and manual testing at all global locations for both HW and SW
  • Accountable for development of Risk Based verification and validation test strategies, tools, and processes that lead to high quality products
  • Ensure adequate staffing given demand; communicate staffing needs in terms of risk identification and mitigation
  • Responsible for development of metrics to measure V&V performance and SW quality, and reports those out to the CTCT organization
  • Accountable for providing transparency on V&V performance relative to quality goals to stakeholders during T-reviews and Stakeholder updates
  • Responsible to build and maintain relationships with dealer and customer contacts to facilitate beta / field follow testing and assure team success
  • Accountable for ensuring field feedback is solicited, received, and entered into tracking software
  • Accountable for developing strategies to ensure that Product Support professionals receive appropriate training and exposure on new and under-development product functionality to aid in their product knowledge
  • Champion use of modeling, simulation, and automated testing in V&V to enable optimal efficiency and effectiveness. This includes providing visibility to risk mitigations that should be pushed upstream.
  • Accountable for management of global fleet of owned and rented test machines and hardware, working with Finance team to manage affordability
  • Responsible for development of V&V budget and management to budget through the year

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant Qualification or Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in the embedded software and/or systems development for construction, automotive, or industrial applications
  • At least 3 years of direct people management experience, responsible for performance and career planning

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • International leadership experience
  • Effective communication and active listening skills
  • Strong oral and written communication and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation / willingness to take initiative
  • Proven ability to use influence to achieve goals and objectives

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chennai, TN, IN