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Software Test Engineer, Internal Tools

About you:

You are someone who has a breadth of testing experience across different platforms and products.  You’re passionate about quality software and love working directly with developers to understand how their software works and to achieve your team's goals.  You are naturally curious and always asking questions like “why does it work this way?” or “what happens if I do this?”. You’re also extremely organized and someone who can be counted on to go that extra mile when a project needs it.  

What you'll do:

  • Take the lead on testing internally-developed tools that are used in manufacturing and/or product calibration.
  • Work directly with a software development team to test and debug the internal tooling they are creating.
  • Develop test plans and test cases for the software you are testing.
  • Plan end of sprint regression testing and implement a release process for deployment of updates and new features to other groups at Thalmic.
  • As the project develops you will need to define where we can automate the testing.  
  • Follow standard software testing processes, while trying to think creatively about how to test our products as efficiently as possible.

What you need:

  • At least 5 years of previous testing experience for custom software tools and applications.
  • A “can do” attitude when working with others to be as effective as possible.
  • Strong scripting skills in a common language across multi-platform environments.
  • Experience in testing some of the following areas: motor control, manufacturing automation, image processing, custom hardware, or calibration systems.
  • Experience working with automation frameworks, VCS (such as git) and continuous integration systems.

Bonus points for:

  • Previous experience building automation rigs including custom hardware/software.
  • Experience writing unit tests using the Google test framework.
  • Experience coding in C++ and working with the QT framework.

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply! 

Why Thalmic:

Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals. We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment. Most of all, we set visionary goals, and we’re passionate about building the best, most impactful products that people will love.

About us:

Thalmic is a hardware + software company building exciting technologies that will shape the future of human-computer interaction, backed by a world-class team of investors including Intel Capital, Spark Capital and The Amazon Alexa Fund.  

We announced our first product, the Myo gesture control armband, in 2013, and pre-sold over 10,000 units in the first 48 hours. Myo is now shipping worldwide and has gone on to win numerous awards, including Digital Trends’ “Best of CES 2014” Award for Cool Tech. 

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