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Field Test Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Who we are:

At Glydways, we believe that mobility is a basic human right. Low-cost and ubiquitous access to affordable housing, employment, education, commerce and care lead to economic and social prosperity. As such our goal is to provide:

Public transit with the highest capacity, the best user experience, the lowest cost, and the lowest carbon footprint.

Our solution is a system of interconnected, profitable, and carbon footprint neutral transportation networks that uses standardized autonomous vehicles and a closed roadway. Together, they provide a 24/7 on-demand private mobility service without burdening the public with heavy upfront costs or annual system subsidies.

Meet the team:

The Glydways Systems, Safety, and Test team is responsible for ensuring a safe, performant Glydways product. The position of Field Test Engineer will be a crucial part of our test and V&V efforts, handling the creation, planning, organization, executional oversight, analysis, and reporting of critical real-world test elements.

This individual will be responsible for working with teams across the Glydways organization.

  • Systems, Safety & Test: Ensuring that field-test and V&V efforts are aligned with safety aspects, requirements sets, and applicable standards and regulations
  • Track operations team: Ensuring that operators, technicians, and other track personnel are aligned with field-test and V&V efforts, while providing track-test oversight in needed areas
  • Software and Hardware development teams: Ensuring that developers are enabled to execute critical development and bring-up testing as the Glydways system matures
  • Program, Project, and organization efforts: Ensuring that field-test and V&V efforts are prioritized and aligned with organization milestones, both internal and external

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Coverage of real-world, test-engineering needs for Glydways development and V&V efforts
  • Form partnerships with developers and other stakeholders in order to produce efficient and effective track tests
  • Assist in building out formal V&V coverage involving real-world test needs, while acting as a primary point of contact for track-related V&V activities
  • Coordinate with Systems, Safety, and other stakeholders to ensure proper V&V coverage and prioritization
  • Creation of test cases, test plans, test procedures, test analysis, and test reporting for both formal V&V and development-test efforts
  • Executional oversight of track test activities, with a focus on safety, fidelity, efficiency, and communication
  • This role is required to work from our Concord, CA facility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering or computer science field, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience working in real-world, safety-critical test environments (test tracks, test labs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of robotics, autonomy, and transportation systems, or relevant complex integrated systems
  • Strong ability to plan, organize, execute, and report on a large volume of tests spanning multiple system elements and teams
  • Ability to troubleshoot both hardware and software issues
  • Ability to clearly translate stakeholder needs into effective and efficient test-based solutions
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Glydways provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.