Principal Software Test Engineer

iRobot Corporation - Bedford, MA (30+ days ago)4.2

In this role you will have a hand in developing the next generation of products that will live in millions of homes all across the world. As a pioneer in the robot industry, our goal is to drive innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by empowering people to do more.

iRobot is seeking a Principal Software Test Engineer. This software test engineer will lead and create test plans and define test approach, execute manual test efforts and help enable automated test developers by working with the software development team to design and implement software test approaches/mechanisms as well as develop and automate tests for continuous regression testing. A successful candidate will have a passion for quality, testing, delivering great products – all, while inventing the future.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties
Lead and mentor SW Test Engineers
Influence software design to maximize testability and automation potential.
Work side-by-side with developers and functional testers to create test specifications from user stories/requirements and transform selected tests into an automated test suite.
Triage defects and effectively communicate parameters to developers for rapid reproduction and fix.
Develop test plan and procedures for testing new products and sustaining efforts.
Install / setup of test environment.
Prioritize automation and manual efforts.
Effectively communicate results and issues to developers, managers and program through direct communication, use of bug tracking system, triage abilities, etc.
8+ years’ experience in SW Test
Experience leading and mentoring a small staff of test engineers.
Familiarity with software build and delivery process.
Proficient in Windows and Linux - system & network management, troubleshooting.
API automation testing including working experience with test frameworks
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.
Adaptive fast learner – able to ramp up quickly on domain area.
Self-motivated, flexible with a passion to make a difference.
Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills.
Proficient using MS Office productivity packages – Excel and Word.
BS, MS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
Experience in Agile methodology a plus
About Us
We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 800 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.

iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, the United Kingdom, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer!

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iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer