Staff Firmware Test Engineer

Velodyne, San Jose, CA


Velodyne Lidar provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Our lidar technology has revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security applications.

As a Staff Firmware Test Engineer at Velodyne Lidar, you will be a technical lead in the development and execution of test strategies for a new product and existing products to ensure on-time delivery without compromising quality. You will be an important member of the Digital Systems Engineering team and our overall R&D engineering organization, collaborating daily with a highly skilled group of FPGA, Embedded, Electrical, PCB and algorithm engineers.

Velodyne LiDAR is expanding rapidly in size as the company aims to enable autonomous driving, industrial automation and bring other innovative solutions to the market.  Take advantage of this opportunity to carve out a significant role in this rapidly growing industry

Specific job Description:

  • Create, and update comprehensive test plans and test strategy.
  • Preparation of test cases and test reports.
  • Develop and execute manual, automated test suites.
  • Continuously analyze and improve regression test suites.
  • Analyze the failures, identify the root cause, and report them to development teams.
  • Work closely with FPGA, validation, and new product introduction teams.
  • Implementation of test methodology and processes.
  • Support complex projects to meet technology, performance, and schedule objectives. 
  • Work with the software, embedded software, and product management teams to understand the requirements of multiple projects.
  • Effective written and oral communication, with both local and remote teams.

Required Knowledge and Experience Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • Must be proficient in shell scripting, Python and C
  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.
  • 4-8 years of unit testing experience in embedded software or application software domain.
  • Experience with automotive industry is a plus.
  • Ability to handle lab equipment – DMMs, Oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Comfortable working in a Linux/Windows environment
  • Must have a passion for lab bring-up, have a mindset for troubleshooting and root causing issues

Preferred Knowledge and Experience Requirements:

  • Good knowledge in Python (mandatory), C (mandatory) and C++ (nice to have).
  • Experience with embedded or application software development would be a plus.
  • Experience with tools like VectorCast, Tessy, Polyspace, PC-Lint, Helix QAC, RTRT.
  • Experience in performing test for finding code coverage (Branch, Statement, MC/DC), Code Complexity.
  • Basic knowledge in AUTOSAR or other layered software architectures.
  • Awareness of ISO26262 and ASPICE.
  • Knowledge of version control (Git) and continuous integration.
  • Ability to thrive within compressed development schedules prioritizing time to market and manage multiple projects in parallel.

Note to all recruitment agencies: Velodyne Lidar does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our career page or any Velodyne employees. Velodyne is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes.

About Velodyne

About us Founded in 1983 and based in Silicon Valley, Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. is a technology company known worldwide for its real-time LiDAR sensors. The company evolved after founder/inventor David Hall developed the HDL-64 Solid-State Hybrid LiDAR sensor in 2005. Since then, Velodyne LiDAR has emerged as the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of 3D real-time perception systems used in a variety of commercial applications including autonomous vehicles, vehicle safety systems, 3D mobile mapping, 3D aerial mapping, and security

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