Lead Firmware Test Engineer

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Job Description Summary

Working in an Agile Scrum environment, the Firmware Test and Automation Engineer will report to the Firmware Technical Leader. The role will require working with the Scrum development team and product management team to create and execute test solutions, both manual and automated, for product releases.

You will work among a talented and motivated R&D team, applying technologies such as On-line Dissolved Gas Measurement (DGA), Bushing Measurement (Tan Delta and Capacitance), Partial Discharge (PD) detection (UHF & Electrical) and Fast Transient measurement.

The scope of the team is unique, covering fundamental research on new measurement technologies, through to advanced Cloud based Industrial Internet concepts and deployment.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Define, implement, and execute manual and automated tests across our fleet of Kelman products to ensure product functionality and robustness.
  • Identify opportunities and tools to automate the test process.
  • Develop automation test frameworks using Python or other object-oriented language.
  • Implement test automation where appropriate to improve test efficiency, repeatability, coverage, and accuracy.
  • Methodically review user stories, acceptance criteria and product requirements.
  • Create detailed, well-structured and comprehensive test plans and cases.
  • Ensure traceability of requirements to test cases
  • Identify, recommend, and implement procedures to improve the efficiency of QA test execution.
  • Work closely with the scrum development team to carry out smoke and regression test executions in a timely manner (manual and automated)
  • Assist in prioritization and analysis of reported defects and work with development to facilitate timely closure.
  • Validate that firmware defects have been fixed.
  • Triage and analyse the test results
  • Participates in peer review of test designs/scripts.
  • Maintain a record of test results for release documentation. Write test results and release documentation.
  • Maintains a repository of software and firmware release artifacts.
  • Ability to captures debug output and stack traces to assist developers identify and fix root causes for firmware bugs.
  • Should have strong attention to detail and should be able to work in a team in a fast-paced changing environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Computer Science discipline or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience as a Firmware test and automation engineer. 8-10 years
  • Designed and maintained a complete test automation framework
  • Excellent diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Evidence of mentoring/coaching software team members.

Desired Characteristics

  • Understanding of embedded systems and environments
  • Experience of Linux Operating system or RTOS environments.
  • Ability to use signal generators and oscilloscope
  • Good to have knowledge on Analog inputs, digital inputs (microcontroller chips pin layout), registers, sensors
  • Preferably hands-on experience with PyCharm.
  • Familiarity with Robot Framework and Selenium.
  • Familiarity with Jenkins.
  • Familiarity with HP ALM Quality Centre and Rally/JIRA
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipeline.
  • Familiarity with test automation framework such as Selenium.
  • Strong communications skills, with a proven ability to work successfully within a geographically distributed team.
  • Ability to demonstrate delivery to time, quality and budget within an Agile programming environment.
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to understand mechanical and electronic systems
  • Enthusiastically research new tools and testing processes.
  • Ability to understand and support cyber security.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes