X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, world-changing ideas are developed and taken out into the world. X projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. For X to be successful, we have to repeatedly turn breakthrough technology ideas into products that solve large problems in the world, and create meaningful businesses for Alphabet.
About the Team:
We are a moonshot to protect the ocean and feed humanity sustainably. Our initial area of focus is on developing technologies that bring greater visibility and understanding of what's happening under the water. A link to our X blog post on the Tidal project is here.
About the role:
As a Software Test Engineer, you will lead and construct critical components of our hardware to test software infrastructure. You’ll be adding features to our automated test framework, writing drivers for our test hardware, and tests for our tests. You'll innovate and make an impact on a growing project, working alongside a diverse group of Engineers, Designers, Software Engineers, and Technicians. A link to our X blog post on the Tidal project is here.
How you will make 10X Impact:
Develop, validate, deploy, and manage test stations for software validation. Create and maintain stations, and stay in sync with the internal test community.
Work with the design and controls engineering teams to identify requirements and develop specifications for calibration, characterization and quality control tests.
Analyze test data to extract key performance metrics and insights for design improvements.
Work with embedded SW team to uncover bugs and ensure SW releases are well tested before field deployment. Manage the SW release process.
What you should have:
BS in Computer Science, or an engineering field, or equivalent practical experience.
4 years of experience in Software Test Engineering on hardware products.
4 years of programming experience in Python. Experience in C/C++, and working in a Linux environment including automation, scripting, and testing.
2 years of experience in direct test/manufacturing.
It’d be great if you also had these:
MS degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field with focus on mechatronic systems or robotics.
Experience dealing with low-level communication protocols for embedded systems.
Experience developing automated test equipment, or automating tests for hardware systems
About X, the moonshot factory
X creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. We believe that a culture of psychological safety creates the foundation of trust and respect necessary to build moonshots. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.
At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
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