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Role Summary: The Test Software Engineer has responsibilities extending to the design and development of test system software and hardware within the operations environments of the Global Supply chain. The position may develop distributed software applications for real-time automated test system solutions.
Lead test system development on National Instruments based standard test platform for new product introductions, including concept, architecture, documentation, design, prototype, test, supplier interfaces, manufacturing introduction and service
Responsible to identify hardware in test system and design product interface fixture needed to fulfil product test requirements.
Ensure early focus on manufacturability in NPI and/or Advanced Technology programs. Drive rigor in process capability assessment, process layout, tooling /equipment development and QMS Design Transfer execution
Ensure regulatory compliance through Qualification & Validation. Responsible for ensuring rigor in determining processes requiring validation, development of plans and analysis criteria, execution and final analysis and acceptance
Responsible to work with systems teams to generate requirements and software/system design
Responsible for software development lifecycle, leveraging Agile and Lean software development methodologies to drive reliability upstream into the development life cycle
Interacting with global teams to promote consistency and maximize synergies across common software platforms
Designing and building strong testing infrastructure to minimize dependency on hardware
Engage in technical discussions; participate in technical designs and present technical ideas
Drive design reviews, define interfaces between code modules, and apply existing technology to designs
Monitor and improve productivity through the use of Lean Six Sigma or related tools, while ensuring all customer commitments are timely and cost-conscious and met with quality
Responsible for test coverage, performance and on-time delivery
Influencing cross-functional teams to implement quality actions
Mentoring other team members
Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in National Instruments LabView and/or TestStand OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in National Instruments LabView and/or TestStand OR PhD with 3 years of experience in National Instruments LabView and/or TestStand
Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:
6+ years National Instruments TestStand experience
Demonstrated experience designing and developing automated test systems into manufacturing environment.
Experience developing test system documentation deliverables such as BOM, schematics, detailed design documents, qualification protocols, user manuals, etc. Demonstrated program or project management skills
Lean and six sigma certification
Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
Expert in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks
Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective Leadership:
Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas
Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill
Able to work under minimal supervision
Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members.
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