Principal Project Test Leader

Schneider Electric Montréal, Quebec

About the Job

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About the division:
Smart Building System (SBS) is an innovative and fast-growing Program part of Connected Buildings Line of Business and Digital Energy Division. It was created following the acquisition of Viconics and Can2Go between 2011-2013. The program has a global scope and focuses on Room Control across all building segments as well as specific solutions for Hotel and Retail segments.

W hat do you get to do in this position?
As a system test lead and part of the multidisciplinary organization at Schneider Electric in Montreal the candidate is responsible for all aspects of verification and validation at the system level of specific product lines and solutions. She/he is more specifically responsible in driving the vision for the test automation strategy (CI/CD). In this role, you will lead and mentor the team in all aspects of continuous testing, integration, automation and delivery. You will also take ownership of the current automation, growing and maintaining our automated tests and infrastructure.
Working closely with the software designers, software architects, hardware designer, verification & validation specialists and technical writers, the duties will consist but not limited to the following:

  • Put in place and own the testing strategy/planning (functional, integration, performance).
  • Implement and execute the test plan with the system team.
  • Own, maintain and optimize the automated testing infrastructure.
  • Lead the continuous integration and continuous delivery efforts.
  • Lead the automation activities and deliver our product releases with the highest quality to customers.
  • Be a technical lead, including responsibility for mentoring your team, designing and reviewing complex code, ensuring best practices, & inspire a quality mindset.
  • Work with the QA team to increase QA productivity and efficiency with automation.
  • Establish automation strategy to test from mobile app, cloud, connected devices.
  • Explain and teach basic coding standards for more junior members of the team.
  • Perform manual testing to understand features and architecture of our products.
  • Take an active part in product architecture and design decisions.
  • Taking responsibility for making key decisions to ensure the successful delivery of the product.
  • Interact with product owner, development teams and stakeholders to develop a strong understanding of the product and testing objectives.
  • Participate in design review and ensure design requirements are testable.
  • Coach, mentor colleagues about verification and validation.
  • Challenge delivery process.


T his job might be for you if you are/have:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or an equivalent.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a similar role or systems engineering.
  • Solid development skills in common languages (Python).
  • Solid experience in test automation and continuous integration.
  • Solid experience in functional and performance testing and driving system specs into test plans.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills (English and French).
  • Excellent understanding of verification methodology and software development life cycle.
  • Excellent knowledge of networking protocols.
  • Excellent knowledge of Restful web services.
  • Experience in building test benches.
  • Experience with Jenkins, Grafana, TestRail, Atlassian Jira, Stash, Bamboo or similar tools.
  • Ability to setup simple Mechanical assemblies.
  • Agile testing knowledge. (ex: SAFe)

Preferred skills:
  • Leadership and ownership;
  • Results oriented, achiever with good planning and organizational skills;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Dependable, responsible and committed to success;
  • Collaborative working style, open minded and flexible team-player;

Assets and nice to have:
  • Comfortable with agile methodologies;
  • Experience with VMware or VirtualBox;
  • Experience in HVAC and building automation;
  • Experience with Testlink, Atlassian Jira, Stash, Bamboo
  • Comfortable using lab tools such as (Scope, Multimeter, Digital analyzers…) for testing and analysis;

Performance objectives:
  • Deliver a stable and useful CI/CD environment;
  • Document the infrastructure and process;
  • Shared knowledge with others;
  • Collaborate with team members;
  • Timely response to urgent inquiries;

Additional notes:
  • Compensation: Base + Bonus + Insurance benefits + Company pension plan

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