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TuSimple Director of Software Test in San Diego, California

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San Diego, CA

TuSimple Company Overview

Come join a higher calling and find a deeper purpose!

TuSimple is a fully commercialized autonomous trucking company. As a multi-national Artificial Intelligence Technology Company, we are at the epicenter of the Autonomous Vehicle Universe. Our breakthroughs are leading the industry in autonomous trucking.

While inventing the framework of Autonomous Driving, our live fleet of autonomous Trucks have fully evolved land freight. TuSimple is leading the way by hiring the most talented researchers, engineers, and scientists.

TuSimple was founded half a decade ago with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and Artificial Intelligence, TuSimple has created the first commercially viable Autonomous Freight Network.

Opportunity Overview

Overseeing a functional Test Engineering team, the Director, Software Test Engineering leads and inspires a comprehensive team of Software Test Engineers, in the execution of end-to-end testing of our software products and features and the continuous improvement of our engineering capabilities.

The incumbent partners with leadership to define and drive strategic plans, objectives and priorities, ensuring quality execution of our Product/Project roadmaps. The Director, Software Test Engineering supports the evolution of the organization by facilitating and maintaining internal and external partnerships, ensuring technical and human capital scalability, cultivating a culture around the power of purpose and effective communication, and successfully establishing structure in a flexible manner that allows for all team members to thrive.

Role Responsibilities

  • Oversees the Software Test Engineering organization for assigned function; building end-to-end test capabilities across numerous development teams.

  • Partners with cross-functional leadership teams to establish strategic plans, objectives, and priorities - ensuring alignment with Organizational strategic objectives. Creates alignment between the Test Engineering team and the Organization’s objectives, identifies how to achieve Product/Project roadmaps, and ensures the team meets milestones, on schedule.

  • Designs, develops, documents, implements, and maintains Software Test Engineering policies and procedures to ensure timely, accurate, and thorough testing. Establishes test workflows, processes, and methods which are tightly integrated with Project and Development teams.

  • Identifies, recommends, and implements tools for Test Reporting, Test Management, Test Automation, etc. Ensures Test Engineering teams are thoroughly trained on all tools.

  • Establishes key metrics for Software Test Engineering (performance, quality, continuous improvement, etc.) necessary for the measurement of engineering deliverables, test suites, test teams, and development teams.

  • Defines and outlines standards, for the Engineering Requirement and Architecture Requirement documentation, necessary for Software Test Engineering to conduct effective testing. Educates Development teams on standards, reinforcing as necessary.

  • Defines and outlines standards for test documentation and testing. Ensures documentation supports development and outlines best practices for Development teams, as appropriate.

  • Oversees the Software Test Engineering staff assignments, provides coaching and feedback on program test strategy development. Works with Software Test Engineering staff to define testing scope and ensure effective test planning, execution, and reviews are conducted on schedule.

  • Fosters cross-functional team work and promotes collaboration, coordination and consistent communication among team members and stakeholders. Builds trusted relationships with partner teams, to ensure alignment with priorities.

Experience & Skills Required

  • Ability to regularly assess current state, determine, and implement necessary processes, procedures, training, and tools.

  • Proven ability to design and manage an effective suite of software tests executed against development documentation and designs.

  • Deep understanding of documenting test results, linked to requirements, for safety systems.

  • Established effectiveness with training and influencing cross-functional teams to provide required documentation,with metrics, necessary to conduct full test coverage against requirements.

  • Proven success with utilizing test and test documentation to develop engineer skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain change control processes for published test plans.

  • Established success with consistently forecasting accurate test effort and duration for releases, future defects, find/fix rates, and project release dates.

  • Proven success with consistently reporting clear and concise testing status, including quality and key metrics.

  • Established effectiveness with monitoring testing progress, identifying gaps/inefficiencies, and implementing adjustments, as necessary.

  • At least 10 years experience in software test engineering teams

TuSimple Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you and your family

  • Work visa sponsorship available

  • Relocation assistance available

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served every day

  • Full kitchens on every floor with unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more

  • Stock options / equity

  • Gym membership reimbursement

  • Monthly team building budget

  • Learning/education budget

  • Employer-paid life insurance

  • Employer-paid long and short disability

    TuSimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.

    This opportunity is located in San Diego, CA. Remote friendly during COVID-19

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