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Embedded Software Test Leader

Position Overview:
We are seeking a leader of the software test function to help assure the quality of the software used to differentiate Hayward’s many high tech products. The technology scope of this position includes embedded, GUI’s, PC, networks and connectivity, wireless and wired communications, WEB, and Apps for smart devices and phones. Operational scope includes leadership, organization, documentation, and infrastructure. Process scope includes software test and test automation, metrics, and tooling. This position requires a well-rounded, disciplined, self-directed professional with a history of outstanding progress in software test, quality controls, and team leadership. This position will develop effective testing capability to be applied to a large existing code base as well as a high rate of new development. This position will report to the DVT Manager and dotted line to the Software Manager.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Mentor, lead, train, and otherwise develop software test staff and external resources
  • Define, create, manage, and own a test automation platform that is extensible across multiple bases of code
  • Develop test tools & environment, laboratories, process and infrastructure, report metrics, drive improvement
  • Architect the test platform and its automation to effectively discover all types of defects
  • Develop and Manage libraries of test scripts
  • Support multiple product lines and NPD across multiple locations

Required Experience/Technical Skills:

  • Experience gained from companies of world-class software development processes
  • Experience with New Product Development (NPD)
  • Experience with several microcontroller families and several embedded and scripting languages
  • Embedded software development accomplishments
  • Programming Skills such as: C, C++, C#, VB, HTML, XML, Java, Perl, Python, Selenium, Dot Net, Linux
  • Experience with several software stacks/platforms: PC, networks and connectivity, wireless and wired communications, Web, and Apps for smart devices and phones
  • Familiar with product development models such as Waterfall, Spiral, and Vee cycle
  • Practiced with models commonly used in software such as SCRUM, CMMI, Agile, PSP
  • Aware of software behavioral design methods like SASD, UMI, State Machines, timing diagrams
  • Hands on background with software and embedded electronics lab equipment
  • Knowledge of embedded electronics, operating systems, communication protocols, service tools, defect tracking and continuous improvement processes and performance metrics
  • Software test management, estimation, and planning
  • Participate in setting and tracking performance goals, coaching, and mentoring

Education and Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software or Electrical Engineering with 10-15 years’ experience in the related field
  • Specifically trained in test methods, process, and philosophy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Discipline to work within a quality system
  • Ability to plan and execute the outlined responsibilities
  • Ability to travel 5%

To Apply:
Please send your resume to Please indicate the position you are applying for and your salary requirements.

Hayward Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other protected class.

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