Senior Test Software Development Engineer

Global Operations – Manufacturing Engineering /
Full-time /
At Ouster, we build sensors and tools for engineers, roboticists, and researchers, so they can make the world safer and more efficient. We've transformed LIDAR from an analog device with thousands of components to an elegant digital device powered by one chip-scale laser array and one CMOS sensor. The result is a full range of high-resolution LIDAR sensors that deliver superior imaging at a dramatically lower price. Our advanced sensor hardware and vision algorithms are used in autonomous cars, drones and many other applications. If you’re motivated by solving big problems, we’re hiring key roles across the company and need your help!

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career using the latest software, tools, and methods to manufacture and test the state of the art in LiDAR technology, we have the position for you!  

Our team is looking for a passionate, self-motivated Snr. Manufacturing Test Engineer with strong in-depth knowledge of test software and product engineering. 
In this position, you will be a member of the Test team at Ouster’s production facility in Ayutthaya, Thailand. You will work closely with R&D and Operations to support LiDAR products by using your skills and experience to identify and facilitate the improvement of manufacturing tests and processes.

This exciting career opportunity will enable you to:

    • Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements to existing and future test systems and platforms.  
    • Be the subject matter expert, responsible for driving and implementing test time reduction, yield improvements, process optimization, quality improvements, and overall production readiness. 
    • Ensure quality control systems and standards (GR&R, SPC, Control Charts, etc.) are implemented. 
    • Use your skills to not only find problems but also identify the root cause to implement solid corrective/preventive actions using tools such as 8D Problem Solving, 5 Whys, 3P, Fishbone, etc. 
    • Participate in scalability and manufacturability projects to scale production with increasing volumes. 
    • Prepare and update technical documents including, but not limited to, test work instructions, tester corrective active plans, and training documents. 
    • Oversee, instruct, and train test operators during the production bring-up process. 
    • Use your expertise to participate and lead development in annual improvement initiatives. 

Your experience should include:

    • A strong proficiency in Python programming and debugging, data collection, and data analysis. 
    • Knowledge of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle,  
    • Experience in coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.  
    • Familiarity with using issue tracking and source control tools such as Jira, Confluence, Gitlab/Bitbucket/Subversion, Bamboo/Jenkins, and or equivalent.  
    • Experience in deploying test software across a variety of platforms and operating systems. Working on multi-platform environments such as Windows and Unix/Linux would be a plus.  
    • Experience working with LiDAR, optical/electrical/mechanical products, test measurement equipment, and robotic automation, would be beneficial. 


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or related engineering field or equivalent work experience.  
    • 3+ years of hands-on experience and time spent supporting product tests in a manufacturing environment, python programming, or developing test automation. 
We acknowledge the confidence gap at Ouster. You do not need to meet all of these
requirements to be the ideal candidate for this role.

Ouster is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Ouster does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ouster also strives for a healthy and safe workplace, and prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ouster considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.