Embedded Software Test Manager
Imagine ubiquitous 5G connectivity that will deliver on the promise of 4K video, augmented reality, autonomous driving, drone delivery, and super-fast inflight internet. These bandwidth intensive technologies of the future cannot take place utilizing current wireless and broadband network infrastructure. Pivotal Commware has developed a revolutionary technology called HBF or Holographic Beam Forming, a breakthrough in electromagnetic physics. This disruptive software defined antenna technology is revolutionizing wireless and broadband networks by helping network operators solve their biggest wireless access challenges – capacity and spectral efficiency. Our patented antenna technology helps wireless service providers squeeze every ounce of performance from their networks at the lowest cost, size, weight and power consumption available.
While Pivotal has completely redefined the physics and economics of providing broadband wireless access for consumer, business and military applications, we still need to tailor our technology for a multitude of compelling use cases. Looking ahead, our team will also be developing artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to complement and enhance our fundamental technology. If you are passionate about what you do and want to apply yourself to this fascinating endeavor, then we’d like to hear from you.
Pivotal is seeking a hands-on, player/coach, Embedded Software Test Manager to lead the test of firmware and embedded applications used in the control of holographic beamforming antennas. This position will work heavily with the RF Test team and reports to the Director of Product Engineering.
•Manage a small team and contribute to the development of end-to-end software and automation environment for testing firmware and embedded applications that consist of multiple layers of device interaction, from bare board hardware all the way up to interfacing with mobile user interfaces and cloud-based applications
•Interact with other functional groups (Software Engineering, Hardware Design, R&D) to establish test criteria, and to work towards incorporating design-for-test functionality in our products
•Support new product development by devising and refining test scenarios for use in engineering experiments
•Support the diagnosis of defects found in the manufacturing process
•Develop test plans and test cases and execute to those in support of prototypes as well as products in production
•Ability to be self-directed and work with ambiguous incomplete requirements
•3+ years of leadership experience as a Software Test Lead, Lead SDET, Software Test Manager or related title
•8+ years of hands on experience in writing automation for embedded applications as an SDET, Embedded Software Development Engineer in Test, Software Test Engineer or related title
•Knowledge of test methods, appropriate levels of test, and test techniques
•Familiar with standard embedded communication protocols (SPI, UART, I2C, etc) as well as physical interfaces such as Ethernet, USB, Bluetooth, WIFI
•Fluent in Python or other modern scripting language
•Familiar with C/C++ based applications
•Experience with Linux both from a host perspective as well as embedded Linux
•Read and analyze schematics to identify test points and test cases
•Ability to analyze technical specifications, and come up with solutions to complex technical problems, in a fast-paced environment where there are competing priorities
•BS, MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
•This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship
•Knowledge of DevOps, Continuous integration
•Familiar with Agile environment, Git, BitBucket, Jira, Confluence
•Experience with all phases of product development lifecycle
•Experience with antennas, RF, or cellular base stations
•Experienced at TCP/IP networking and debugging tools (wireshark, etc)
•Familiarity with PCB layout and Altium Designer
We are an equal opportunity employer.
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