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Software Design Assurance Engineer, Principal

Company: Zebra Technologies
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: At Zebra, we're reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge - helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before.A dynamic community of builders, doers, and problem solvers, we each play a unique role - shaping new technologies, bringing solutions to market, and partnering with companies on the front line of business.Being a part of Zebra means making your mark as we make digital transformation a reality.It means growing into a leader at a leading company that makes a distinct difference - because together, we've only just begun.Build Today. Create Tomorrow. Become a leader at a leading company, Become a Zebra!The SW Design Assurance Team requires Engineering Skills Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning technical and Computer Vision areas to assess design quality for the Robotics/Automation Business Unit. Approximately one year ago a contractor was hired to work with the Engineering Development Team contributing to the Quality of the Design. The SW Design Assurance Team supports Zebra's promise of quality to our customers and is responsible for ensuring products meet specifications throughout program phases from components to final product. Responsibilities: SW Design Assurance Team / Product Quality Engineering team is looking for a full-time employee that has the technical skills associated with this position.Working as part of a design team, provides all design assurance deliverables required in the development process at each phase with low level of coaching, including:Advising SW design engineering on algorithms and SW Best practices including the application and testing of SW systemsRecommending design control and testing procedures for achieving required levels of product reliabilityDetermining reliability metric requirements of SW sub-components and systems to achieve company, customer, and any governmental agency reliability objectivesLead Software Quality Reviews for programs in process, perform an analysis and provide feedback of SW Design and SW Quality metric deliverables from Development Team and all test organizations.Highlight any quality issues to ensure the program is on the glide path to meet SW product quality release objectives.Ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of cause-and-effect relation between SW defects and potential impact and consequences to customers, enabling strong customer advocacy support, specifically in the technology of autonomous automation.Actively reviewing, understand and applying the Market Requirements Document and Engineering Specifications to quantify metrics and acceptance thresholdsResponsible for quality and reliability sub team activities to support the initiatives of the core development team, program manager or product line management deliverablesLeading Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and Quality Function Deployment effortsCommunicates proactively with the project team and other stakeholders about progress against reliability analysis and results. Uses experience and knowledge to proactively identify risks to the project and contribute beyond personal scope of deliverables. Contributes to overall project leadership. May formally present outcomes and risk analyses to project team and other stakeholders, which may include Director level audience members.Typically supports multiple derivatives and/or platform New Product or Sustaining projects simultaneouslyPerform analysis of quality metrics, analysis of defect root cause and defect risk assessment, input decisions as to prioritization and severity of SW defects, represent customer vantage point for all quality related issues working directly with the design team.Consult closely with development and test teams in providing predictive defect charts for SW defect arrival and burndown rate.Develop SW stability criteria in accordance with existing prescribed methods and extend specifically to robotics technology.Develop Key Performance Indicators considering Customer Facing attributes, specifically applicable to robotics technology.Strong ability to countermand scheduling pressure for product release with Quality metrics and use case exceptions in promoting a solid SW Quality focus.Set up and conduct Revenue Readiness Assessment meetings and other key milestone reviews with the entire end-to-end product team according to prescribed methods.Assure project level quality goals are supported by all functional operation areas.Provide monthly dashboard and metric packages of product and business level data for executive and senior leadership members.Demonstrates extensive knowledge in design for quality tasks, knowledge of Computer Vision and Lidar Technology, Autonomous Automated Technology and related sensor technology, knowledge of safety items surrounding obstacle avoidance motion control, object recognition structure, Proven application development of Artificial Intelligence SW. Background in Deep Learning SW design.-- -Acts independently to apply knowledge to resolve novel issues or concerns about design approach and conformance to standards. Acts as an escalation point for Level 1, 2 or 3 DAE team members in complex issuesContributes to innovation efforts by participating actively in brainstorming activities and actively benchmarking externally with other organizations on best practices in design assuranceMay participate in special projects as a representative of the DAE team or support process improvement activities within the broader function Qualifications: Minimum QualificationsMaster's degree in an Engineering field (Software Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or other related fields Mechanical, Electrical, or Reliability)Minimum of 12 years' experience in Software Engineering, Computer Science, RoboticsAdvanced knowledge, skill, and problem-solving ability on personal computer based systemsAdvanced knowledge and experience with spreadsheet and statistical software programsAdvanced Mathematics or Statistical methods and complex problem-solving analysis tools and techniquesEffective verbal and written communication skillsDetailed and numbers orientedDesign For Six Sigma, Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification, P. Eng or advanced certification a plusPreferred QualificationsExperience in Robotics, Machine Vision, Machine Learning or Deep Learning-- -Software QA automation experience working with any of the following technologies: Java, Java Script, Python, PERL, etc is a plus.Experience in healthcare, retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation, and logistics, will be an added advantageExperience in SW Stability and performance strategiesWork closely with Product manager, SW Engineering team, Test leads and provide technical direction in design discussions, customer use cases and project reviews.Experience communicating cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settingsAbility to actively engage business/technology partners, present, defend & challenge technical recommendationsAbility to deal with ambiguities effectivelyInstill best practices for software development and documentationValidated ability to deliver high-quality work on tight schedulesPassion for innovation & continuous improvementExcellent written and verbal communication skills.Strong analytical skills & methodical, objective, approach to problem solvingStrong analytical skills & methodical, objective, approach to problem solvingVerbal, written communication skills, Collaboration & team skillsAnalytical and problem-solving skillsStrive for innovation & continuous improvementNice to have any additional certification and working experience of quality management systemsZebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@.The EEO is the Law poster is available here:-- -EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here:-- -will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Keywords: Zebra Technologies, San Jose , Software Design Assurance Engineer, Principal, IT / Software / Systems , San Jose, California

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