Valeo Vision Systems R&D System Test Lead in Tuam, Ireland

Our entity, Valeo Detection Vision Systems has its global Headquarters based in Tuam, Co Galway. Our mission is to be the World Leader for Vision Systems within the automotive industry by developing innovative cameras systems and providing situational awareness solutions using cutting edge technology


  • A relevant Technical Engineering Degree e.g. Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Hardware/Software Engineering, etc

Professional Experience;

  • Expert knowledge in testing and validation processes

  • Good understanding of electronics and hardware design

  • Good understanding of software

  • Automotive industry background – desirable

  • Must have a minimum 3 years experience in a Technical Project Management Role, Lead Engineering role or Team Leading.

  • Proven ability to deliver technical projects on time and within budget

  • Excellent team player with proven leadership ability and the ability to adapt to changing environments

  • Excellent people management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Confident, articulate, self motivated, determined and energetic

  • Ability to be able to react/respond quickly to issues and be able to ‘think on your feet’

  • High degree of innovation and creativity

  • Management of Project Test activities for a particular Customer/Project. This includes Scene viewing, Computer Vision, Design Verification and Image Quality departments.

  • Daily communication with R&D Project Manager to understand the project milestones, customer priorities, test progress, bug reporting, weekly test reports, etc.

  • Liaise with Software Lead for SOFTWARE deliveries, bug findings, SAT Testing and review of SAT Test Reports.

  • Liaise with Hardware Engineer on Hardware testing and HAT reports.

  • Liaise with Image Quality Engineer on IQ Test Reports, Vehicle Test Reports/Issues found.

  • Liaise with Mechanical Engineer on Mechanical Testing and MAT Test report.

  • Liaise with Algorithm function owners.

  • Liaise with System Requirement Engineer to ensure customer requirements are understood and testable. Escalation of issues to Test Lead Manager and R&D Project Manager.

  • Provide Weekly Report on all test areas to Test Lead Manager and R&D Project Manager.

  • Present on weekly calls to customer to show Test progress, main bug issues and highlight areas of support from the customer where needed.

  • Ensure that the Project has sufficient and appropriate test resources for delivery to the customer. Provide data to Test Lead Manager on reason for each test resource needed.

  • Create timing plans for planning and tracking test progress. Keep up to date for each planned Software delivery.

  • Follow up with Test Engineers to insure Test Specifications are complete and baselined for each software release.

  • Ensure the Test Team follows the System Test process, e.g. correct document/report templates, traceability according to System Requirements and System Architecture requirements.

  • Responsible for the Test team to insure compliance to Automotive SPICE Requirements (ENG9.0 & ENG10.0) processes, participate in SPICE audits internal and external for the project.

  • Follow up with Test Engineers in Scene Viewing Group, Computer Vision Group and DV Test Group that all HIL/SIL, Manual Test Benches, Automated DV Test Racks, Labcar test benches are on track and available for the planned testing.

  • Participate in PM project daily and weekly meetings.

  • Organise daily meeting with the test team to discuss priority and progress.

  • Organise weekly test meeting to review Open Issues list and other new project deliveries.

  • Host/Prepare for customer workshops on-site and at customer site.

  • Review and approval of System Integration Test Specifications and System Test Specification and ensure specifications are baselined before test starts on each software delivery

  • Review and approval of Test Reports before sending to Software Quality for each software delivery.

  • Ensure all System Testing and DV testing are complete according to customer expected timelines and highlighting in advance any possible delays.

  • Ensure the development of test environments for new applications are in line with customer expectation.

  • Involvement with Engineers for innovation and development of alternative test solutions to existing applications e.g. automation development.

  • Ensuring sufficient test capacity for Internal/External labs, Test Equipment and Test Vehicle availability.

  • Drive standardisation within the teams for Automated Test Tools, Test Racks, and use of software development.

  • Drive suggestions for efficiency within the group and communicate to other test leads.

  • Review of Customer Conformity matrix to understand customer deliverable from start of project and express concerns of any test requirements to Project Test Manager.

  • Negotiate with Customer on project specific equipment and Test Vehicles needs.

  • Responsible to plan/prioritise tests/equipment updates on the Project Test Vehicles

  • Manage the Valeo Resident at Customer site for testing needed on cars or assist with other applicable tasks.

  • Raise P.O's and track the Equipment cost for the project

  • Responsible for 5S and Health & Safety on the work area of the Project

  • Employer reserves the right to request an employee to be flexible in his/her duties

External Company Name: Valeo Vision Systems

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