Director, Cloud Verification and Validation

Engineering Kanata, Canada


Description

Position at Wind River

Wind River

 

In a world increasingly driven by software innovation, Wind River is pioneering the technologies to accelerate the digital transformations of our customers with a new generation of Mission Critical AI Systems, in a world with the most exacting standards for safety, security, performance, and reliability. Success will be determined by our ability to innovate with velocity and deliver at the solutions level.

 

Wind River’s impact spans critical infrastructure domains such as telecommunications, including 5G; industrial (automation, sustainable energy, robotics, mining), connected healthcare and medical devices, automotive (connected and self-driving vehicles), and aerospace & defense. We were recognized by VDC Research in July 2020 as #1 in Edge Compute OS Platforms, overtaking Microsoft as the overall commercial leader. Wind River regularly wins industry recognitions for excellence in IoT security, cloud and edge computing, as well as 8 consecutive years as a “Top Work Place”. If you’re passionate about amplifying your impact on the world, in a caring, respectful culture with a growth mindset, come join us and help lead the way into the future of the intelligent edge!

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

You will have the opportunity to lead and manage a team of Wind River Cloud managers and engineers responsible for the verification and validation of Cloud solutions focused on Edge use cases.

Responsibilities

  • Managing a team of Cloud testers and managers contributing to ongoing releases of Wind River Cloud Software including career planning, goal setting, performance assessment, coaching, performance improvement, compensation, conflict resolution, and other people management tasks
  • Collaborate proactively across product engineering to help define harmonized testing procedure and pipelines
  • Own overall product quality process and direction of testing
  • Evaluate the quality discipline of all of the product engineering teams
  • Support and enablement of unit and feature testing within the product development teams
  • Work to reduce complexity and improve maintainability of our testing and automation frameworks
  • Influence others and represent technical insight to customers and other engineers
  • Support and encourage solid engineering processes (e.g. Agile, Lean, TDD, kanban, scrum, etc.)
  • Working with a team of development and program managers and/or directors to coordinate work and assure delivery of projects and products
  • Process development and implementation for the direct team/s and department.
  • Contributing to budget allocation and monitoring
  • Mentor others and provide cross-team input
  • Interfacing to various other parts of the company such as Services, Support, Engineering Operations, and Product Management

ABOUT YOU

Core Competencies & Demonstrated Success

  • Verification and Validation engineering management skills as demonstrated by experience in planning and leading multiple engineering projects using modern project management techniques; building and motivating a team to accomplish progressively aggressive goals; and superior skills in diagnosing and solving typical testing issues
  • Personal skills such as: time planning and organization; nimbleness; verbal and written communications; effectiveness as a team member; enthusiastic leadership; personal drive, energy, resourcefulness, and perseverance; integrity; adaptability to new and uncertain environments; a desire to improve practices and processes; and enthusiastic leadership
  • Experience contributing to open source projects and leading in the open source community
  • The ability to be an effective member of a team of directors and managers including: a drive to accomplish the collective goals of the team; the ability to fairly and effectively negotiate; and an attitude that puts the good of the team ahead of one's individual needs when required
  • Experience in people management including career planning; performance assessments; performance improvement; setting and evaluating goals; compensation; and general care of development engineers.
  • Agile, Lean, and Scrum evangelist and transformation agent

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant software verification and validation experience. Experience in Cloud technologies such as OpenStack, Kubernetes and/or StarlingX operating system an asset
  • 7+ years people/project management as part of a larger team with interdependent responsibilities in an engineering environment
  • Relevant technical BS, Engineering, or computer science degree
  • Business/management degree or coursework desirable. (Experience can substitute)

Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.