• Director, System Test and Validation Engineering

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Carlsbad
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  • Overview

    Based in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, we are CalAmp, the pure-play pioneering leader of the Connected Car, Connected Truck and broader Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. Currently, we are seeking a Director of System Test and Validation Engineering with at least 15 years of experience in product development. This is an exciting opportunity for those who wish to work for a stable, well-established company that builds transformational technologies within the revolutionary domain of IoT.


    We believe that people are our greatest asset and we are committed to being an employer of choice in our industry. CalAmp offers an engaging and diverse work environment that permits our people to take pride in their contributions and share in the company’s success. Our employees can expect the space to showcase their talent, sharpen their skills, develop new capabilities, and be a part of a global team that develops revolutionary technologies. We proudly offer the stability and security of a large publicly-traded tech company without the rigidity and red tape.

    In particular, we offer:

    • Meaningful work with the potential to disrupt an entire industry
    • Visionary leadership
    • Excellent compensation packages
    • An extensive suite of medical and retirement benefits
    • Flexible time off policy and accommodating work schedules
    • Education Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
    • Access to cutting-edge tools and technologies
    • Innovative, intelligent, collaborative teammates


    The Director of System Test and Validation Engineering will report to the VP of Engineering and will own test resourcing, process and execution for our Telematics Systems (TSBU) R&D group. This position will grow our test capability at the system and use-case level, insuring our advanced wireless devices and solutions are validated against key customer and market needs.


    Main responsibilities include:

    • Leading a team of certification, test, and validation resources with a broad range of expertise and skillsets in embedded SW and HW development, test process and methodology, and quality assurance.
    • Working with Engineering, Product and Systems leadership to develop comprehensive system and use-case requirements for our solutions in vehicle telematics, asset tracking and recovery, device virtualization, and mobile data security.
    • Redefining a test methodology that sequences PDP, Agile, and Reliability test coverage with full traceability to requirements.
    • Building a systems lab and test services network to support execution and monitoring of HW/SW stability, reliability, alpha/beta, and proof of concept testing
    • Working with PMO and Engineering leadership to enhance the CalAmp Product Lifecycle Management, Change Control Board, and ISO based processes.
    • Preparing and maintaining budgets and schedules to ensure on-time, on-budget delivery of new products.
    • Vetting, selecting and managing third-party certification, test and reliability services to support compliance testing for IOT/PTCRB/GCF/Wi-Fi Alliance/USB/OMADM
    • Defining and developing embedded firmware test and QA processes and systems.
    • Mentoring leadership within the organization. Driving ownership and accountability throughout.


    Must Haves

    • 15 years engineering experience in a product development or R&D organization
    • 8 years experience in a top-tier telematics or wireless communications company
    • 8 years experience in leading a systems test organization for validation of advanced mobile communications devices or embedded systems
    • 8 years in group management, career planning, budgeting, and other administrative tasks


    Strong Pluses

    • Experience in global certification, regulatory and conformance testing
    • Experience in agile-based software development and test environment
    • Experience in Quality Management and Assurance process definition, execution, tracking and reporting
    • Cellular communications testing


    If you are a talented System Test and Validation Director with at least 15 years of engineering experience and an interest in the Internet of Things domain, we want to speak with you. Interviews are occurring this week and next so apply now if interested.




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