QA Manager

Dublin, Ireland
Engineering /
Full Time /
Sonatus is a well-funded, fast-paced, and fast-growing company whose technologies and software help automakers build dynamic software-defined vehicles. With two generations of solutions already on the road with a top global OEM, our vehicle and cloud software solutions are at the forefront of the digital transformation of vehicles. The Sonatus team is a talented and diverse collection of technology and automotive specialists hailing from many of the most prominent companies in their respective industries.

We are in an accelerated growth phase and seeking highly motivated, accomplished and driven QA Manager to join our expanding team. As a part of a cross-functional team that is responsible for the full software development life cycle, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies and products, from conception to deployment. The perfect candidate is expected to be very hands-on but also able to lead a strong QA team.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead the entire product lifecycle, from ideation through building, testing, deploying, monitoring, and supporting mission-critical systems.
    • Guide the team and be hands-on in developing detailed test plans and test cases per the specifications and in executing and triaging test cases.
    • Apply expertise in various programming languages, frameworks, and technologies to deliver high-quality and scalable software applications.
    • Define and implement testing strategies by working with product, development and other teams across the company.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to lead the design, development, and maintenance of our test benches, test frameworks, and test cases for system as well as frontend / backend / end-to-end testing. The end goal should always be automating as many test cases as possible.
    • Track all necessary testing activities, including schedule, resources, and requirements, defects and resolution so that there is a clear alignment across key stakeholders.
    • Manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables, showcasing technical leadership.
    • Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills to convey complex information to diverse audiences.
    • Stay current with the latest test methodologies, frameworks, and programming practices.
    • Provide mentorship & coaching, review test plans and test procedures, enforce coding standards, conduct code reviews.

Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree (MS preferred) in Computer Science, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, or other related fields with 8+ years of working experience as an individual contributor in areas such as software related to data center, networking, security, cloud services or automotive industry.
    • Minimum 4 years of management experience, leading teams of at least 8-10 members.
    • Curious, open-minded, and driven to solve complex problems.
    • Ability to self-start and work in unstructured environments, bringing projects from inception to completion.
    • Excellent knowledge of test methodologies and experience with system level testing of physical devices, as well as end-to-end testing between cloud-based applications and embedded systems.
    • Solid track record of test automation design & development in these areas
    • Well versed in software development processes of embedded products.
    • Proficiency with Linux command line and knowledge of shell scripting.
    • Good networking fundamentals, ideally paired with experience in cybersecurity.
    • Review and challenge product requirement specifications, design and functional specifications. Define the test strategy.
    • Competent with one or more of the following programming languages: Python (with Pytest), Go, Java
    • Experience with implementing vehicle-side as well as front-end, back-end, end-to-end test plans and test cases.
    • Experience with design and implementation of test tools for test automation.
    • Knowledge of the concepts of relational databases and NoSQL databases.
    • Experience working with client-server architectures and automation.
    • Experience with JIRA, Jenkins, or similar tools.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Experience in automotive design review and audit processes, such as: ISO 26262, Automotive SPICE, or ASIL standards.
    • Expertise with testing to meet functional safety requirements based on ISO 26262.
    • Web-site (front-end / back-end) testing between our cloud-based web applications and the vehicle.
    • Familiarity with one or more of the following programming UI / backend testing frameworks: Playwright, Selenium, Cypress, or similar
    • Experience in Kubernetes-based deployments and well versed with Microservices, Message brokers, and Big-data pipelines, such as Kafka.
    • Experience in using different test tools: Spirent, IXIA, Vector CANoe or similar products.
    • An understanding of automotive networking infrastructure, including the transition and transformation from LIN, CAN, CAN FD to Ethernet, and how different ECUs work together within a vehicle.
    • Well connected to be able to bring other talent is a big plus.
€98,000 - €132,500 a year
The above salary range is a general guideline and represents a good faith estimate of what Sonatus ("Company") could reasonably expect to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs. The Company reserves the right to modify this range in the future, as needed, as market conditions change.
Sonatus is a tight-knit team aligned around a unified vision. We put progress ahead of politics and are not afraid of asking tough questions. Sometimes we get too busy to say it, but you can be confident that you and your contributions will matter every day. We embrace diversity in all regards because respect is ingrained in our every fiber.

Other benefits Sonatus offers include: *
Competitive compensation and stock option offerings
Time off (national holidays and statutory annual leave provisions apply)
Health care plan (Medical, dental)
Income protection and Life insurance benefits
Pension plan
Life Assurance Benefits
Fitness Allowance
Phone & internet reimbursement
IT Equipment allowance
Snack and drinks in office

*(Subject to change as necessary. Sonatus reserves the right to assess the benefit offerings on a periodic basis).

To all recruitment agencies: Sonatus, Inc. ("Sonatus") does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Sonatus' employees. Sonatus is not responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited activities.