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Manager, Robotics Test Engineering

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Manager, Robotics Test Engineering

Time type: full time

Posted on: July 16, 2024

Job requisition id: R3668

What we need 

We are looking for a Manager to join our Robotics Test Engineering team within our System Test organization. Your job will be to play a hands-on role in the development and validation of Symbotic’s warehouse automation systems. The qualified candidate will manage a team of Robotic Test Engineers responsible for validating the hardware functional performance and reliability of Symbotic’s mobile robots. This role will be a key stakeholder for the System Test organization in the product development process, while also growing our organizational processes, tools, and talent. 


What we do 

The System Test organization is a multidisciplinary group dedicated to validating the performance of Symbotic’s warehouse automation system and driving the highest standards of quality and reliability. System Test is responsible for all aspects of test planning and execution, from early-stage new product development initiatives to continuous improvement of our products in the field.  Every improvement, idea and invention you make gets tested and quickly implemented because our solutions are already in use by some of the nation’s largest retailers.  We solve important global challenges that involve technology, business, science and logistics 


What you’ll do 

  • Lead a team of Robotic Test Engineers to develop comprehensive test strategies and methods that validate Symbotic mobile robot hardware meets and exceeds customer expectations.    

  • Drive team and individual growth through coaching and hiring plans. Emphasize complementary skillsets and alignment with partner organizations.  

  • Set a high standard for detailed test planning, clarity of metrics, careful handling of data, and thorough test reporting.  

  • Organize, track, and report status of test objectives throughout phased new product development projects.  

  • Map product function and reliability requirements to test cases and provide traceability throughout the product lifecycle.   

  • Develop test environments, tools, and capital equipment with emphasis on scalability, robustness, and cost-effectiveness.  

  • Implement efficiency and automation in all aspects of test process and workflows.  

  • Guide root cause analysis and recommend correction actions to resolve systemic issues.   


What you’ll need 

  • Minimum of B.S. in Robotics, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems Engineering, or related discipline.  

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with a focus on testing products with a high degree of hardware and software complexity, preferably robotics or automation.  

  • Minimum 3 years of experience leading and managing high-performing engineering teams.  

  • Demonstrated success leading multiple end-to-end test projects for new product development.  

  • Excellent project management, communication, and interpersonal skills. Deliver clear, concise plans and technical content to internal stakeholders, executive management, and customers.    

  • Experience with motion control systems, motors, sensors, vision systems and communications protocols (CANbus preferred).    

  • Experienced in methods for reliability growth and accelerated life testing.   

  • Experienced with product life data analysis tools (Weibull++, JMP, Minitab, etc.)  

  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, Tableau, SolidWorks, or programming (Python, C, C#) a plus. 


Our Environment 

  • Up to 20% of travel may be required. Employees must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive and/or fly to client and other customer locations. 

  • The employee is responsible for owning a credit card and managing expenses personally to be reimbursed on a bi-weekly basis. 




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