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Firmware QA Engineer

Req ID:  85588

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Summary of Role:

As a firmware QA engineer, you will work closely with firmware developers and other QA engineers to develop, modify, and execute test plans for features on Linux-based IoT hardware devices. You will evaluate test coverage and results to identify gaps and determine proper test methodologies. As part of continuous integration, you will automate existing test cases to run as part of automated regression test suites. All your work will help ensure that the product meets customer expectations for each hardware and software release.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops test plans and executes test procedures for new firmware features
  • Runs in-depth testing, detects problems, recommends solutions, and determines if feature requirements have been met.
  • Identifies, analyzes, reproduces, and gathers detailed failure information to resolve firmware defects in conjunction with the development team
  • Documents and maintains test cases and test results in the test case management tool
  • Develops and executes automated regression test suites monitoring for failures and periodically reviewed to assess test coverage


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar field
  • 4+ years of experience in embedded software/firmware quality assurance and/or embedded software/firmware development
  • Proven experience with test plan development, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • Ability to automate testing using Python, C/C++, or similar programming languages
  • Experience with Jira or similar issue tracking system
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Knowledge of embedded processors, hardware interfaces, communication protocols, multi-threaded programming, RTOS, Linux, or equivalent system testing


Essential Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the SW/FW product life cycle and testing of products from inception to end of life
  • Experience with TestRail or similar test management tool
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • Comfortable working on a fast-paced, global team
  • Detail-oriented and organized


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Git workflow
  • Understanding of Linux OS behaviors
  • Expertise in troubleshooting networking, wireless connectivity, and/or power line communications issues


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work in a lab with electrical hardware and test equipment
  • Must be local
  • No travel required

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.



Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.




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  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
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  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

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