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Senior Hardware/Software Test Engineer

Snohomish, Washington | Contract

Post Date: 09/13/2017 Job ID: 17499 Industry: Hardware

Position Title:  Senior Hardware/Software Test Engineer

Position Description: Our client on the north end is looking for a Senior Hardware/Software Test Engineer for an intensive short-term project to help in making their system robust, reliable and maintainable. This has opportunity to evolve into a long-term ongoing project. The system is not large or elaborate but will need to be modified and refined over time.  

Job Requirements:
  • Draft the test specification, referencing existing functional, mechanical, electrical and firmware specifications
  • Develop test cases required to establish conformity with specifications
  • Develop stress-testing approaches needed to establish failure conditions
  • Work with board production house to develop production test plan and testing needed to maximize production yield
  • Identify and build/rent/buy test harnesses and other test equipment as needed
  • Conduct tests, analyze results, write bugs against specification nonconformance; debug fallout, analyze failures and identify root causes
  • Verbal and written communication skills to review objectives, plans, needs, findings, defects, recommendations and tradeoffs effectively for other engineers and for management
  • Project scheduling skills needed to accurately project tasks and timelines in coordination with hardware and software development
  • Strong analytical ability, including statistical analysis skills
  • Enough mechanical aptitude to build up viable test rigs with assistance
  • Consciousness of product and workplace safety considerations

Job Qualifications:
  • The successful candidate will be articulate and self-propelled, with at least 5 years of relevant test engineering experience involving embedded systems.
  • Experienced with accelerometers or inertial guidance systems in high-noise and vibrating environments (strongly preferred).
  • C# and Visual Studio- coding to write test routines; establish BLE or other communication with UUT for data logging; log and display operational data.
  • Gaphing and charting (a plus)
  • Repository software such as Team Foundation Server (TFS) or GIT
  • Standard benchtop equipment such as oscilloscope, power supplies, DMM, logic analyzer, etc.
  • Serial communications protocols such as RS485, SPI, I2C, UART
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communications (a plus)
  • Black-box functional testing
  • Motor control in hydraulic applications (nice to have)
  • Experienced with automotive-standard components, industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Familiar with automotive standards (a plus) for surge, EMI/EMF, temperature, humidity, water intrusion, etc.
  • Motorcycles experience (HUGE plus!) or accelerometers, gynometers, stabilization exp.  
  • Some travel to conduct testing at laboratories in Oregon  ( 1 week out of the project).

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Drew McMillan

In my 3 years of recruiting, I have found that honesty and transparency build lasting business relationships. I work tirelessly to find exciting projects for talented engineers, and will help you achieve your career goals by listening to you and understanding the market. Prior to joining Protingent, I served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and I love my fiancee, my dog and UW Football.

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