Firmware Test Architect

HP Inc's printing business shares firmware across many of its products. The firmware spans market segments ranging from consumer to enterprise along with transactional and contractual sales models. HP Inc is looking for a test architect that can lead the firmware organization to a more efficient and effective strategy for testing our print products.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Strategic role to define and drive firmware QA R&D owned firmware quality and strategic test framework(s) to enable greater predictability and engineering efficiencies.
  • Understand future business NPI, CPE and capability needs across diverse, multiple segments/stakeholders needs.
  • Leverage internal and industry FW qualification best practices.
  • Assess current-state test frameworks and owners and recommend roadmap for changes to migrate to future state with clear owners to drive efficiency.
  • Investigate and integrate modern and agile test and qualification metrics, processes and tools.
  • Integrate strategies with larger HP and 3rd party ecosystems.
  • Partner with FW & Solution Quality architects to drive test process and tool use changes with internal partners across the firmware development and quality community.


Skills & Experience

  • At least 10 years of SW/FW development experience
  • At least 7 of those years focused on FW
  • Track record of leading successful organizational change
  • Product delivery experience
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and test science such as Book of Knowledge for Test Engineers
  • Extensive experience with a variety of defect finding methods (design and code reviews, static analysis, unit test, system test, exploratory test, duration test) and strong understanding of what each method is good for and how to optimize the use of each in an effective defect finding strategy
  • Experience with test automation, and good understanding of when and how to make best use of automation. This includes having experience and good understanding of test design principles.
  • Experience with test documentation and understanding of "just enough" documentation, and maintainability factors
  • understanding of test measurement specifically, in addition to the measurement knowledge that the black belt provides
  • Experience with defect root cause analysis, and how to use the results
  • Experience in testing both high level and low level firmware (the issues are very different)
  • Experience in full software development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies
  • Strong consulting skills
  • Black-belt training (optional)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written


  • BS in engineering or computer science is required
  • MS in engineering or computer science is desired

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