The Firmware Validation Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, and tracking progress of firmware validation tests for Drive Systems. This role requires a candidate passionate about learning how things work to the point of breaking them, and finding unique ways to automate regression tests. The ideal candidate has proven experience testing complex embedded systems in a team environment focused on firmware behaviors involving propulsion, braking, stability and safety systems. Our team uses Software Engineering best practices to validate firmware with automation. Join us if you want to develop cutting edge and state of the art automation techniques in the exciting autonomous vehicle industry!

Responsibilities

  • Write comprehensive test plans based on requirements, trace test cases to requirements, set pass/fail criteria and refine requirements based on test outcomes
  • Develop and execute automated tests on complex embedded systems
  • Operate in multiple test layers optimized for efficiency (SIL, HIL, System)
  • Review tests written by teammates and cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate with firmware developers and hardware engineers to ensure implementations meet requirements and desired functionality
  • Define and develop test plans including functional, functional safety, signal integrity

Qualifications

  • B.S. or higher degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of work experience with an emphasis on embedded systems and validation
  • 2+ years of experience developing or testing software for embedded systems (Python preferred)
  • Experience in embedded systems, preferably hardware and software for autonomous vehicles
  • Experience writing code with source control (Git)
  • Collaborative team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude, team player, and ability to quickly adapt to changes

Bonus Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of components/systems such as drive unit, power steering, actuators, braking systems, powertrain and their interactions
  • Experience with Python testing frameworks (Robot, pytest, etc.)
  • Experience with continuous integration/deployment systems
  • Experience using tools such as JIRA, TestRail, Polarion, XRAY, etc.
  • Experience in developing system test cases
  • Experience in testing and debugging complex hardware/software systems


About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.