Lead Engineer-Software QA

Silicon Labs Careers
Full time Full day
We are Silicon Labs. We are a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world. Our integrated hardware and software platform, intuitive development tools, unmatched ecosystem and robust support make us the ideal long-term partner in building advanced industrial, commercial, home and life applications. We make it easy for developers to solve complex wireless challenges throughout the product lifecycle and get to market quickly with innovative solutions that transform industries, grow economies and improve lives

We hire the most innovative talent in the world to solve the industry’s toughest problems, providing our customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Silicon Labs’ software and mixed signal engineering teams create solutions for customers in diverse markets including the Internet of Things, (IoT), internet infrastructure, TV tuners, as well as automotive and consumer radios. Our solutions are in products from the market leaders in home automation, electric vehicles, green technology, smart TVs and home voice control automation. We take pride in our products and in our people, and that’s one of the many reasons we continue to be awarded Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company

The role

Silicon Labs is looking for a Software (SW) Developer in Test to plan, develop, debug embedded applications and automate test scripts to improve the overall quality of different wireless protocol SDKs. Protocol SDK implements a standard API over the protocol stack (for example: Zigbee, OpenThread, Z-Wave, etc...) and peripherals, allows quicker customer application development. Each Silicon Labs wireless protocols are integrated into the Silicon Labs Gecko SDK. Most of the customers are focused on building Internet of Things (IoT) Products. You will be the primary SW Developer in Test responsible for providing test coverage on each SDK feature as well as maintain build-to-build quality and consistency. The ideal candidate has experience with embedded products and understands the IoT domain. In addition, they nice to have experience working with embedded SW and Firmware used to control MCU peripherals. You will frequently interact with the SW Development Team based in Budapest, Espoo, Rennes and Boston. In addition, the ideal candidate shall be proficient in C or Java, and has Python knowledge too. We are looking for creative, flexible, pragmatic, and skilled individuals with superb communications skills and a love of problem solving in a fast-paced team

How the SQA Team works

The Silicon Labs SQA team is a tight group of software professionals, with a broad understanding of Continuous Integration testing initiatives in wireless networks and a passion for innovation, quality, and providing business value through technology. We care about the business we support and take pride in the technology services we deliver and go the extra mile to “Do the Right Thing” for Silicon Labs and its customers. Members of our team appreciate that we are greater than the sum of our parts

The IoT SQA Team's Responsibilities

The IOT Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Team at Silicon Labs which is spread across several different geographical locations, focuses on improving the overall quality of the Silicon Labs Gecko SDK Product. The Gecko SDK products contain all the wireless (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Bluetooth Mesh, Zigbee, OpenThread, Wi-Sun, Z-Wave, and proprietary protocols) and 32 bit micro-controller (MCU) software required to build end products for the Internet of Things (IoT) Market. Silicon Lab’s SQA Team works closely with the Software (SW) Development teams to ensure a deep understanding of the product, features and system functionality. Silicon Lab’s SQA Team utilize an internal test framework to automate all tests for repeatability and stability along with providing detailed test reports on each build of the product to provide our customers with quality assurance. The SQA team has decades of experience in providing high quality embedded SW products to our customers which include the largest names in the industry

Challenges you will solve:

  • Design and execute functional, negative, performance, and stress tests for Silicon Lab’s embedded wireless and MCU products.

  • Work closely with development team(s) to debug problems found during the test cycle

  • Develop efficient and stable automation tests so they can be run regularly as part of a continuous integration infrastructure

  • Assist in resolving customer issues by working closely with the customer support team to answer and reproduce customer-related issues

  • Emulates customer environments by working closely with the sales team and field application engineers in supporting customer’s needs and debug customer’s problems

  • Build, manage, and maintain a distributed test network

  • Simplification and automation of product deployments and platform changes

  • Productivity increase of the team through identifying opportunities to automate and script daily tasks and eliminate waste in existing processes

Technologies we use:

  • Python, Java, Junit, Jenkins, Docker, Cloud Based Computing, SQL Database, Windows, Linux, Shell, Bash, GIT


  • Create test plans based on requirements and execute test plan reviews.

  • Investigate test results in continuous integration systems.

  • Implement automated test scripts.

  • Write custom embedded applications.

Skills required

  • Minimum 5 year of work experience in test automation.

  • Knowledge of Java or Python. Knowledge of version control systems such as git.

  • Experience with continuous integration technique and test automation system.

  • Communicate well and work well in a small cross-functional team.

  • Able to create and review test plans based on requirements.

  • Able to mentor new hires and fresh graduates and able to lead small technical team.

  • Ability to plan CI processes.

  • Experience in implementing test strategies and test plans.

We consider the following experience as a plus

  • Experience with continuous integration.

  • Data communications and networking.

  • Experience with task management and bug tracking systems such as JIRA

  • Team leading and-or coordinating experience is a plus.

  • IoT Domain knowledge.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum of Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science from four-year college or university preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience

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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