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Software and Hardware Test Specialist

Company: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Location: Durham
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title:

Software and Hardware Test Specialist (DEV-020519-003b)


The Software Test Specialist is the key member of a team responsible for developing software and hardware automation tools which enable internal and external testers to benchmark the performance of point of sale hardware and software products. This includes but is not limited to the development of automation systems to increase and improve test coverage as well as reduce the cost of test execution. The Software Test Specialist must be able to write tools which can interact with I/O devices via UPOS drivers as well as directly on their busses. The ability to manage competing priorities while keeping the best interests of the customer and business in mind, is also required. This position requires the ability to derive solutions for testing, recording the test results and may require the mechanical manipulation of the test article or apparatus. The Software Test Specialist will be the primary technical project manager that will plan, schedule, code, certify and support that test automation enablement projects to ensure a complete business/test solution is implemented. The Software Test Specialist develops and manages the project's change control procedures and effectively utilizes all available methodologies and tools. The Software Test Specialist requires a strong test background and an ability to work within the development team with minimal guidance, understanding technical designs as well as the specifications and implementing test strategies to maximize productivity and quality for the Retail Marketplace with a focus on the TGCS product line.


- Defines goals and objectives
- Identifies resource requirements
- Works with diverse cross-functional teams
- Conducts project planning meetings
- Produces project documentation
- Establishes and maintains online project information data
- Monitors and controls project and manages day to day activity
- Identify issues and tracks to resolution
- Manages Change Control
- Review hardware functional specifications.
- Derive test cases from country/customer requirements.
- Validate the test articles for verification.
- Effectively communicate test status to the management team.
- Assist in the design and setup of a test.
- Work with development teams during the early phases of a development project to develop test tools to assist in the debug and testing of the product.
- Train testers to use developed tools and analyze results.
- Disseminate developed tools throughout the organization and to third party vendors to assist teams worldwide.
- Tools are often required to be tweaked or developed within a time frame of a few hours to a few weeks depending on the urgency of the request.
- Creation and maintenance of user guides and technical documentation.
- Development and utilization of analysis tools for hardware busses (USB, RS-232, RS-485) and networks (UDP, TCP).
Required Skills:

- 4+ years of programming experience in projects with the full deployment life cycle -procurement, staging, delivery, installation and installation support
- Languages with which proficiency is required are:
- Java
- JavaScript
- Visual Basic
- C/C++
- Applicant must be familiar with:
- Object oriented programming principles
- Multi-thread design practices
- Socket/TCP programming
- Windows Driver development experience
- Linux Driver development experience
- Advanced understanding of operating systems and software stack. (Windows XP or later, Linux)
- Electrical Engineering knowledge with emphasis in robotics and sensors integration
- Knowledge of USB and Network protocol analysis techniques.
- Accelerated life testing
- Must have history of meeting and exceeding challenging objectives
- Ability to work within a project team environment where results will be based on cooperation with and/or influence of others
- Experience working with diverse teams
- Excellent written and oral communication skills both up and down the organizational chain
- Strong work ethic
- Strong sense of urgency and driving issues to closure
- Meets deadlines and produces high quality work
- Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments
- Ability to adapt with needs of business
- Skilled in project solving
- Optimizes use of available resources
- Strong relationship building skills both internal and external
- Relates to people in an open, friendly, accepting manner
- BS in Computer Science or related discipline (Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering)
- Software/Hardware test or test management experience (Functional and System Level testing)
- Operating Systems (Windows, Linux)
- Configuration Management discipline
- English: Fluent
About the Company:

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is a dynamic billion dollar global company based in Research Triangle Park, NC, providing retail store solutions to your favorite brands. Have you ever been in a hurry and made use of the self-checkout at Lowe's Foods, earned fuel rewards at Kroger, or just paid for purchases at retailers such as Walmart, Michaels, Carrefour, The Gap, Calvin Klein, Boots, Cencosud, BJ's, or Costco? These are just a few examples of our in-store solutions and impressive customer base that made us the world's installed market share leader.

The nature of retail is changing quickly, so if you share our 'Together Commerce' vision of a seamless two-way, participatory shopping experience, let's get together to drive the new economy.


Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, religious creed, disability, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation or any other protected factor. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should email benefits@toshibagcs.com to request an accommodation

Keywords: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Durham , Software and Hardware Test Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Durham, North Carolina

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