Director of Hardware Validation

Come Join Us
Come work in an exciting environment in which you’ll use your passion, experience, and strong analytical skills to help bring new technologies to public safety and leave a positive impact on the world. We cultivate an environment that favors agility, initiative, and creative thinking. Our mission is to protect life, making the world a safer place through smart devices and software services. We genuinely love what we do and are looking for others who share this passion.

Your Impact
Come work in a dynamic environment in which you’ll use your passion, technical experience, and strong problem-solving skills. Working in a software, firmware, and hardware development environment, you will help us define the test strategy and approach for all Axon products, provide leadership, and ensure the quality of testing. Strategic thinking and planning as you guide the team through the testing life-cycle will be key as you ensure the success of the team’s manual and automation efforts within the Validation Test Department. Strong leadership and management skills will serve you well as you provide regular direction, mentorship, and coaching to the team members. We cultivate an environment that favors agility, initiative, and creative thinking. If you want to leave a mark on the world, come work with us at Axon!

Your Day to Day

  • Develop and drive a detailed validation strategy that supports product schedules and strategic business objectives
  • Be the subject matter expert and groom the team in the latest techniques and BEST Practices in Validation
  • Deep experience in HASS,HALT, MTBF, MTTR
  • Build a state of the art team that tests and validates all the new devices
  • Partner with engineering, program management and supply chain teams to identify and implement an effective combination of manual and automated test coverage to ensure product quality throughout the product lifecycle
  • Build a world class automation system for regression and feature testing
  • Create, implement, maintain, and enhance test plans, test scripts, and test methodologies that ensure exhaustive testing of all assigned software, firmware, and hardware to ensure compliance with system specifications
  • Monitor product quality throughout development and post-release, identify and escalate critical issues, ensuring product releases are as error-free as possible
  • Remain current with changes and new developments in test automation technology and best practices
  • Develop and maintain procedures, systems, and reference documentation for all application releases
  • Previous experience leading and managing a functional and technical testing team
  • Educate and train validation team and implement best practices and current methodologies
  • Provide weekly reporting metrics to Director of Quality

Skills Preferred

  • Process / Manufacturing experience
  • Environmental testing experience
  • Experience with Java, JavaScript, XML, JSON, HTML/5
  • Understanding of Cloud technology
  • JIRA Tracking, Zephyr Test Case Management, Tableau, Splunk
  • iOS and Android App testing

Skills Required

  • Experience testing HW systems (embedded systems) such as cameras, cell phones, PC’s or other devices
  • Developing HW fixtures and automated scripts to test device functionality
  • Demonstrated leadership capability, team-building, and an articulate presenter
  • Skilled in Validation system testing of HW and SW systems
  • Hands-on experience developing Validation environments with automated testing tools
  • Strong software and systems architecture design skills
  • Demonstrated experience using SSH and command-line environments such as BASH
  • Self-motivated and willing to “do what it takes” to get the job done
  • Customer focused attitude with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills evidenced by a track record of effective solutions
  • Strong understanding of modern testing platforms and technologies
  • Aptitude for learning, understanding, and applying new concepts
  • Able to work within a team and work independently
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Information Technology, Computer Science, or Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years testing/QA experience with at least two years in a management role
  • Experience using QA tools, packages, and methodologies during this time frame
  • Recent hands-on experience working in a software development environment (scrum preferred) including design, testing, deployment, maintenance of test scripts and documentation activities

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and 401K with employer match
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • A supportive parental leave policy
  • An award-winning office/working environment
  • Ride along with real police officers in real life situations, see them use technology, get inspired
  • And more... 



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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