Lightship is an early-stage hardware startup launched in 2020 by Tesla alumni that is bringing the $26B recreational vehicle industry into the electric age. Based in San Francisco and Boulder, Lightship is designing and producing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer that liberates travelers from the noise, emissions, and range anxiety of gas RVing.
Lightship is the first American all-electric recreational vehicle manufacturer currently developing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer for the electric age. As the macro transition to an all-electric transportation ecosystem accelerates, Lightship is bringing the increased convenience and superior performance that electrification offers to a pastime enjoyed by over 11 million American families.
Honoring Diverse Perspectives
Lightship is committed to hiring and developing top talent from diverse backgrounds. We believe representing and supporting diverse groups is key to the success of our team members, customers, shareholders and the achievement of our mission and vision. We operate in a collaborative environment with a flat organizational structure and expect a high degree of integrity, autonomy and creativity from all members of the team.
About the Role
Lightship’s mission to modernize and electrify RVs demands that we build a complex power system with robust software and flexible control. As a Sr. Software Test Engineer, you are comfortable designing test infrastructure and testing embedded software and the associated hardware. You are scrappy and willing to be hands-on in a program’s early stages as well as mentor the growing team. You will work closely with the product and engineering teams and help hasten our path to market with an exceptional vehicle that redefines RVing.
Employee Benefits & Philosophy - Applies to Full Time
- Healthcare, Dental, Vision (full time only)
- Unlimited Paid Time Off that we actually want you to use! 3-4 weeks is common at Lightship.
-12 weeks paid parental leave
- $2,000 per year towards an RV trip of your own, we call this a LightTrip (full time only)
Lightship offers all of its employees and their dependents full benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and covers 100% of the insurance premium. We are on a mission to create a more healthful all-electric experience for a pastime that millions of families enjoy and believe strongly that our team should not have to worry about quality healthcare for themselves or their loved ones along the way.
Most roles at Lightship require onsite work from our offices Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, though some roles may require all days in office. Speak to the hiring manager to learn more.
ResponsibilitiesDefine and develop embedded systems software test architecture including hardware in the loop (HIL)Design automated regression and fault injection test setup using HILDevelop and execute an efficient software test suite to ensure safety and reliability of our productsDocument test specifications and test coverage, and create reports that summarize status for communication outwardCollaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to develop testing coverage requirementsHelp define software interface requirementsProvide technical mentorship and guidance to growing team of test engineersRoot cause and recreate failure modes
Prior Experience & QualificationsBS or above in computer science, electrical/computer engineering, or related field, or equivalentMinimum 7 years experience testing software/firmwareProven experience in embedded systems test infrastructureExperience with test automation and continuous integrationIn-depth knowledge of CAN busBasic proficiency coding in C/C++Knowledge of scripting languages such as PythonBasic understanding of bootloadersExperience with requirements management for embedded systemsBasic understanding of microprocessors and associated peripheralsAbility to read schematics and component data sheetsBasic electronic equipment experience (e.g. soldering, oscilloscope) Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with excellent attention to detailWorking knowledge of development Agile lifecycle methodologies a plusUnderstanding of hardware development processes a plusSelf-starter with the ability to manage day to day tasksYou enjoy testing software and create value by solving problemsYou bring an entrepreneurial mindset to your work and are comfortable with uncertainty