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Test Engineer

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Posted: 02/04/2019 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -022019-23591

Consumer Hardware's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. The first step in how our users interact with the world's information is hardware. Our Consumer Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware and software to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Consumer Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.

Project Overview: Looking for a test engineer to help test 3rd party products for compatibility with hardware.


  • Testing services Perform testing on Made for 3P accessories

  • Create test reports and analyze test results

  • Work with engineering on root cause/corrective action for 3P Partners products

  • Communicate results and suggested corrective actions to 3P Partners

  • Support testing on 1P accessories where needed Partner management

  • Work with partners on product sample availability for pre-testing and certification testing

  • Lead cross-functional communication between engineering and external partners.

  • Understand technical issues and drive them to closure by bringing together key stakeholders for decision making.

  • Device management Inventory and manage all HW devices for testing Upgrade software / flash as needed to keep up to date (Chrome OS experience a plus) Pick up / deliver samples as needed to partners or internal teams (eg: audio testing, etc)

  • Onsite lab Manage lab schedule for partner testing Manage all visiting partners for access, lab tours, badges


Mandatory Required Skills:

  • BS degree in engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) or equivalent practical experience 1-4 years of experience in HW or SW Engineering

  • USB Type C specification knowledge

  • 1-3 years Program Management experience

  • 1-3 years HW/SW testing experience

Desired Nice to Have Skills/Not Required:

  • Consumer electronic hardware experience, ideally with some experience in the accessories industry

  • Experience with Linux, Python, USB Type C Power Delivery, USB Type C Audio, RF Design, and/or IOT.

  • Self-starter with ability to conceive of and accept responsibility for projects and see them through to completion, must be able to to work as individual contributor and to contribute as part of a larger team

  • Deadline and detail-oriented.

  • Exceptional problem-solving, negotiation, and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions.

  • Proven ability to work as part of a fast-paced team

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