Embedded Software Test Lead

Cirrus Logic, Inc. Austin , TX 78719

Posted 3 months ago

Cirrus Logic is looking for an experienced Software Lead to work within our Austin, TX-based embedded software team, who will ensure that critical Cirrus software is deeply tested and deliveries are rock solid. You will use your proven track record of working with global software and test developers to ensure that embedded software technology meets its explicit (marketing, product) and implied (stability, robustness) requirements.


  • Work closely with development leaders to gain a deep understanding of the requirements and operation of one or more specific technologies

  • Lead the application of unit, component, integration, and system-test methodologies, exploiting both white- and black-box testing principles

  • Lead the implementation and provision of results of all technology-level appraisals, including code coverage, requirements-coverage and traceability reports, etc.

  • Create test strategies and coordinate development and implementation of documented test plans and cases within standardized test infrastructure.

  • Drive toward full test automation, and automated regression within the CI environment

  • Develop and specify headcount and skillset requirements for external test resources and coordinate their acquisition with internal test management

  • Ensure that software technology is of high quality prior to delivery into both internal and external customers.

  • Work with the internal development team to ensure that tests extend to the relevant platforms and environments

  • Liaise with product managers to ensure that tests address both the functional and non-functional aspects of the given technology

  • Mentor team members to improve efficiency

  • Ensure the test activities meet the defined quality levels for the Cirrus software organization

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS in Computer or Electrical Engineering or similar degree with 5+ years of experience in software and test development for embedded software, device drivers and tools

  • Experience in the application of unit, component, integration, and system-test methodologies, utilizing both white- and black-box testing principles

  • Experience with Agile Scrum software development

  • Proficient in scripting and programming languages (Python, C/C++) and Object Oriented Programming concepts

  • Experience in using oscilloscopes, analyzers, JTAG and other test instrumentation

  • Experience with CI management systems (Jenkins), test case management systems, source control tools (Git, SVN, Perforce) and defect management systems

  • Ability to lead with minimal supervision and able to communicate effectively with product stakeholders

  • Proven track record in leading and working with remote teams

  • Experience in driving end to end software quality and strong knowledge of QA methodologies and tools

  • Experience in reporting and tracking software quality metrics to increase test efficiency and effectiveness

  • Proven ability to innovate, lead continuous improvement

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • MS in Computer or Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of experience in software and test development for embedded software, device drivers and tools

  • Experience with a variety of MCU and DSP cores/processors

  • Understanding of software testing and test automation principles

  • Familiar with defect management practices

This position is located in Austin, TX

Cirrus Logic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive to select the best qualified applicant for any opening and to reward employees based on their skills, experience and performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, gender, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Embedded Software Test Lead

Cirrus Logic, Inc.