Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Principal Member of Tech Staff

The perspective candidate will have expert experience in the development and testing of CPE controller systems related to home automation and control system. The subcomponents of the CPE system include RF communications, microprocessor, power supply, and generalized analog / digital peripheral control designs.

The candidate must have knowledge in the development and testing of electronic systems based on requirements defined by specific product and business organizations. In addition to developing and testing electronic designs, the candidate must show competency in the domain of electronic schematics, PC board layout design, Gerber creation, PC board fabrication, component installation, completed PC board testing, and full system test integration.

In addition the candidate must have strong background in quality assurance methodology principals to assist in the creation and execution of test solutions, both manual and automated. They will be responsible for creating test specifications based on product and customer requirements, and will be expected to be able to carry out manual and automated test execution, liaising with the development group to ensure that product issues are captured and successfully resolved.

Required Qualifications Technical -

*Entry into this title will require Technical Title Plan (TTP) Board Approval

*Candidate shall have a PhD in an approved field from an accredited university and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree in an approved field from an accredited university and a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree in an approved field from an accredited university and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

*Minimum of 8-10 years of experience as a System Test Engineer

*Expert in the use of common electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, analog / digital data analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and digital multimeters

*Experience with C++, OOP, STL, UML, Windows programming, and Visual Studio

*Expert in the use of one or more schematic capture systems

*Working knowledge in the design of microcontroller systems and a significant background in electronic design

*Five or more years of experience with software, embedded software or hardware development/testing and automation through all phases of the software development lifecycle and at least three years of experience with network protocols, and IP networks

*Familiarity with RF design associated with home control protocols including, but not limited to Z-Wave, ZigBee. and low power 802.11

Familiarity with GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and LTE Air Interfaces

Experience with embedded code development and testing

*A strong understanding of security technology in the areas of VPN, firewalls, proxy, and IDS/IPS as well as experience in LINUX, UNIX, Solaris and Windows

*Candidate must have a strong communication skills both verbally and written as well as strong problem solving skills.

*Ability to balance and prioritize work and work independently and as part of a team

*Independent problem solving; self-directed, innovative, logical thinker, self-starting with excellent communication skills

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*Lead and Provide direct engineering support and testing of CPE specifically selected by the Digital Life organization.

*Consistently utilizes excellent listening, probing and analytical skills to identify Digital Life customers technical issues for one-call resolution

*Test and assure quality of hardware and software with a specific focus on interfaces to the in addition to the component level elements of the DLC

*Work with other teams within Engineering Support or other departments to diagnose and solve customer problems

*Manage defects, escalations to other groups to drive issues to resolution

*Function as a Product Engineering Expert by keeping current with the latest supported product technology and keep the product knowledge base (FAQs and Solutions) up to date.

*Improve test and support processes such as white papers, bulletins, etc.

*Manage workload while being able to resolve time-critical situations professionally

*Responsibilities for regulatory approval (FCC, etc) and UL testing

*Lead cross functional teams in the development and analysis of requirements in order to develop, execute, and document test cases and results

*Experience in use of soldering and de-soldering equipment used in the development of prototype electronic circuits consisting of discrete, IC, and surface mounted complex components

*Lead other team members in the development of test fixtures for rainy day scenarios that would occur in the design of Digital Life CPE

*Working with cross functional teams in the development and analysis of requirements in order to create, develop, execute, and document test cases and results. Develop and lead other team members with the development of test fixtures for rainy day scenarios that would occur in the Digital Life Controller (DLC)

*Review and provide feedback around design documents, functional specifications, and test plans

*Develop test plans and test cases that validate customer requirements are met including system installations

*Set up and configure hardware and software lab environments for testing purposes

*Prepare time estimates and work plan, necessary to achieve the goals for assigned projects/features

*Establish and maintain strong working relationships with cross functional team members

*Software testing fundamental concepts including system, smoke, regression, load, white box, black box, positive, negative, and boundary testing

*Working Knowledge of the Agile Software Development Life Cycle including TDD and ATDD.

*Proficient with the HP Quality Center test management tool (4+ years preferred) and automation and performance tools such as Selenium, QuickTest Professional, LoadRunner or custom automation tool (4+ year preferred)

*Ability to write detailed scripts in at least one, preferably two administrative languages from Shell scripts, Perl, Python, VbScripts etc. (4+ year preferred) and to debug/modify existing scripts, configuration, system setup, etc.

*Analyze and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems

*Expert in LINUX/UNIX shell commands and utilities

*Working knowledge with SQL, PL/SQL, database tools e.g. - TOAD, SQL Developer* (4+ years preferred)

*Strong back ground in network protocols* Firm understanding of multilayer communications including both TCP, UDP, socket programming etc

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