Test Automation Engineer - Telematics & Automotive Exp (BELMONT, CA)

Volkswagen Group of America - Electronics Research Lab - Detroit, MI (30+ days ago)

IT Quality Assurance Tester with Automotive and Telematics Experience

This open position is part of a team that focuses on the series development support of electronic/electronic systems with particular relevance to the US and Canadian markets. People most suited for this position are able to derive technical systems from market-driven ideas, assertively work with suppliers building trust and finding common ground solutions, and work well in a multi-disciplined environment.

Travel is estimated to be 15-20%.

This is a long-term (no end date, multi-year opportunity with conversion potential) contract role in BELMONT, CA


  • At least 2 years of experience in IT Software Quality Assurance
  • Telematics/Online Services projects, preferably with an OEM or Tier-1 Supplier

Required Specialized Skills:

  • IT Systems background / knowledge * Quality Assurance Test Methodologies
  • Software Automation Testing (Backend/APIs) with Industry Tools (Selenium, Javascript, Python)
  • Prior experience with API Testing
  • Prior experience with Test Tools like HP Application Lifecycle Management
  • Requirements analysis and test case derivation
  • Integration and testing of IT Architecture Backend and Frontend Systems.
  • System level thinking
  • Issue and risk management * Ability to interpret technical specifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Motivated team player, with positive attitude and strong work ethic*

* Desired Specialized Skills:

  • At least 4 years’ experience as an IT cloud projects, preferably with an OEM
  • Embedded and integrated automotive systems * Modelling of requirements in SysML/UML
  • API requirements management and implementation * Passion for cars and car electronics
  • Knowledge of automotive infotainment * German language skills
  • Prior experience working with OEM design centers

* Role responsibilities:

  • Online Services IT Testing responsibility
  • Quality Assurance of Online Services
  • Defect management / issue lifecycle management
  • Requirements analysis and creation, plausibility and risk analysis
  • Manage the API requirements between Backend Systems (SOAP, REST, HTML, MQTT)
  • Contribute in the management of variant, quality and change management
  • Software & cloud development coordination
  • Integration of service packages in vehicle projects and securing the deployment in production
  • Testing of functions at component and system level
  • Synchronization of US Development activities with internal and external stakeholders
  • Reporting of status and progress to internal and external stakeholders
  • Risk Management

Job Type: Contract