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Lead Hardware Test & Verification Engineer

Company: Sonance
Location: San Clemente
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Opportunity Sonance is small enough where YOU can make a big difference! As the Lead Hardware Test & Verification Engineer on the product development team, your contributions will directly affect our customers' experience. Your work will ensure our future products continue to deliver the quality and reliability our customers have come to expect from Sonance. The RoleAs the Lead Hardware Test & Verification Engineer, you will own the hardware test engineering activities for our product development projects. You will be an integral member of the development engineering team, contributing throughout the product development cycle: we will seek your input during the product definition phase, your feedback on prototypes will be vital during development, and your approvals will be one of the final gates leading the product into mass production. In your day-to-day work, you will define, implement, and manage verification test plans for our electronics and speaker products. You will use a variety of equipment to perform electrical, environmental, regulatory, functional, and performance testing of our hardware products. Your testing will ensure our products function and perform as specified. You will find and track bugs, often helping to troubleshoot and fix them. And your suggestions for improvements to the product will be highly valued as we strive to create the best audio products in the industry! Company backgroundFor 38 years, the Sonance brand has been recognized as a world leader in the design and marketing of quality distributed audio systems including speaker systems, amplifiers, and electronics. Sonance and its parent company, Dana Innovations, have a history of introducing innovative products and concepts to the residential custom install market, many so disruptive as to have created entirely new product. One such product, the world's first in-wall dock for iPod, was launched in 2006 along with the introduction of the iPort brand. Today, iPort is known for its extremely successful line of products that hold, charge, and protect Apple iOS devices. iPort products can be found at point-of-sale stations, in conference categories rooms, and in high-end homes throughout the world. Unveiled in 2009, TRUFIG brand products are revolutionary architectural and interior design solutions that allow disparate technologies to share consistent design aesthetics. Typically installed in walls and ceilings, these products are designed to blend into the space and virtually disappear.Acquired in 2020, James Loudspeaker designs and manufactures high-performance speaker solutions for indoor, outdoor, and marine applications. James products maintain minimal visual presence while delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. And with unprecedented customization capabilities, superior fit and finish, and constant innovation, James has become the go-to audio brand for the world's most exclusive homes. Sonance, iPort, TRUFIG, and James Loudspeaker are preferred brands in the audio custom install market with products are sold in over 75 countries. We combine technology, innovation, and design into an exciting and fast-growing business - on pace to double in size over the next five years. Over 60% of our growth comes from product innovation and new business development. Dana Innovations invests heavily into R&D every year, and the team is committed to maintaining our leadership position while pioneering new markets.PM21

Required Qualifications and Experience - Minimum B.S. EE or equivalent. - 5+ years' experience in electrical design or electrical test engineering. - 3+ years of experience in a hardware design, NPI, or sustaining environment with demonstrable experience driving product quality. - Excellent troubleshooting instincts, from system to component level. - Ability to interpret hardware circuits, schematics, and block diagrams. - Intimately familiar with electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, data acquisition systems, etc. - Excellent communication skills: ability to summarize key details from large quantities of data. - Ability to interface with internal cross-functional development teams and external contract manufacturers. - Familiarity with qualification testing for electronics and regulatory standards (EMC, USB, HDMI, etc.) - Fluency with various quality tools such as Six Sigma, DoE, GR&R, FMEA, etc. - Experience working with bug tracking systems (such as Jira) and reporting. Desired Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities - Experience with consumer or professional audio product design and testing. - Knowledge of audio transducers, audio amplifiers, power supplies, microprocessor-based systems, Ethernet, and USB hardware. Test expertise in these areas is a strong plus. - Experience with testing integration of multiple sub-systems including software is a strong plus. - Ability to automate test using scripting languages (python, Perl, etc.). - Strong Linux user and admin experience. - Experience operating thermal/environmental chambers, oscilloscopes, bench power supplies, electronic loads, multi-meters, data acquisition systems, and various other test equipment. - Experience working with Asia-based CMs.What separates the best from the rest - Audio or networking product design experience as an EE or Software Engineer. - Experience with CLIO QC, Loudsoft FineQC, LMS, MLSSA, Klippel PM8 and Klippel QC. - Experience with Audio Precision analyzers. - Experience qualifying electronics to the HDMI, DDR, Ethernet, USB, and/or various wireless standards. - Familiarity with networking protocols. - Ability to construct comprehensive but minimalistic verification test plansDesired Traits - Attention to detail - Effective written and verbal communication - Customer- and experience-focused perspective - Independent minded yet collaborative by nature - Sense of ownership and pride in one's work - Rigorous and methodical approach to problem solving - Willingness to ask for help, acknowledge mistakes, and admit if you don't know something.PM21PI180535616

Keywords: Sonance, San Clemente , Lead Hardware Test & Verification Engineer, Engineering , San Clemente, California

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