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Principal Architect - Wearables

Company: QuEST Global
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Quest Global is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world's fastest-growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger, and humility. We are looking for a System Architect with experience -in -System Design, Hardware & software product engineering as well as experience in the wearables domain who can drive success by guiding the team in making testing more effective. The principal Architect directs and oversees all aspects of hardware engineering and validation activities within a customer account. Principal Architect establishes policies and procedures by working closely with customer contact points and ensuring high-quality hardware validation outcomes. Principal Architect ensures all hardware validation projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with customer expectations and established policies and objectives. Deep knowledge of wearable or similar small-form-factor consumer electronics products with hands-on experience in leading teams throughout the product life cycle is critical. As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we're eager to hear from you. The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek, have the following characteristics and skills:

  • Establishes policies and procedures by working closely with customer contact points and ensure high-quality hardware validation outcomes
  • Should be able to guide a team to define and improve test strategies, plans, required validation processes, and KPIs
  • Ability to review test cases and test outcomes, and guide team to make testing more effective
  • Own product KPIs and drive testing towards them.
  • Guide junior technical architects on strategy as well as other technical aspects
  • Review the progress and identify corrective actions
  • Oversee all aspects of hardware engineering and validation activities within a customer account
  • Helping in identifying and introducing critical process and hygiene steps
  • Guiding the team in defining the automation strategies and defining achievable outcomes
  • Review and analyze verification results to provide support in root causing and corrective action. -
  • Provide proactive feedback to various streams of product validation
  • Work alongside and interface with Customers (as required), internal stakeholders, and Engineering/Delivery Team on System validation requirements and presenting capability and solutions to stakeholders Required Skills (Technical Competency):
    • Experience in small form factor Consumer Electronics (or portable CE devices, consumer Medical devices) products, preferably in wearable devices
    • Experience with architecture and systems engineering across electrical, firmware, audio and optical systems
    • Experience integrating and delivering one or more of these technologies: displays, silicon, sensors
    • Should be able to cut across all engineering streams across product lines and formulate strategic plans
    • Experience in building products as architect for the entire life cycle (from concept, through commercialization, to production maintenance)
    • Should be able to visualize on HW and SW system model on products that are zero to one
    • Should be able to define the testing strategies and guide team on testing products with no reference model
    • Should be able to apply past experiences / intuitions on how to build and test products with no reference model
    • Expects to be highly technical with operational knowledge on technically managing product.
    • Should have worked in bottoms up culture
    • Communication experience working with Product Development engineers, Product Managers and other hardware/software cross-functional teams
    • Should be able to analyze issues strategically across product lines as well as tactically as needed
    • Experience in defining technical-operations steps to move work across geographies
    • Should be able to provide value propositions to improve efficiencies at Technical and operational processes
    • Should have experience in Platform/BSP testing, Boot Loaders testing, product bring up cycle exposure
    • Experience in overseeing validation programs of devices with Connectivity (WiFi/BT/BLE), Camera, Audio, and Display features will be an added benefit
    • Good understanding of software stack from BIOS/FW through OS driver, experience with testing of device drivers in Android/Linux
    • Knowledge and experience in Android OS. Should have good knowledge in Android Kernel customization and adb
    • Should be capable of implementing debugging setup in Android platform and defining corrective actions.
    • Quick, responsive and fast learner, Keen interest in studying new technologies rapidly and execute them .
    • Responsible for quality planning, effort optimization, defect prevention, defect prioritization, root cause analysis of testing
    • Experience in requirement analysis, test estimation, reviewing test plans and strategy.
    • Experience in functional requirements reviews with product management and marketing teams
    • Knowledge in QA process and standards to improve the product quality for the organization.
    • Should have excellent interpersonal and customer relational Skills . Desired Skills:
      • MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering other related technical field or equivalent experience
      • Minimum 12 years of Hardware Experience in Product development/testing with demonstration of using new technologies.
      • Minimum 4 years' experience in Wearable / Small form factor consumer electronics products. Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
        • Mostly Office Environments, Occasional Shop Floor involvement.
        • Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
        • Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
        • Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
        • Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM
        • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: QuEST Global, Sunnyvale , Principal Architect - Wearables, Professions , Sunnyvale, California

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