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Test Software Lead - Galway - 99757

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 22/01/2019
Job Reference: 99757
Contact Name: Karl Lippett
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Job Description

Test Software Lead
Our client, a manufacturing company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Test Software Lead for their site.

The Software Project Lead is responsible for the planning, execution and follow-up of a SW project. The Project Lead will comply with and develop department processes. The Software Lead will define the priorities and schedules in conjunction with Management team

Key Deliverables:
Strong Communicator
  • To be an effective SW PL, concise communications is key within the SW team itself and also reporting up to the Test Manager and across the other Function Owners delivering within the project
Good Planning
  • Updated project planning documents including resource forecasting
  • In charge of the robust project execution in line with the project’s targets
  • Ensures SW development processes are followed in line with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Reports progress and resources to Test Manager and project on a weekly basis
  • Contributing to process development as required
Customer Facing
  • Represent the SW team at the customer level
  • Overall responsibility of the successful management of the SW project and reporting up into the Test Manager
  • Supports project team for customer interface in SW issues
Detailed scheduling and budgeting
  • Contribute to the identification of the needs in terms of resources, equipment, investments
  • Establish detailed WBS of the activities to meet the milestones and have a good understanding of the required resources needed to deliver project tasks
  • Deliver SW projects on time, within scope and on budget
Management of the contributors
  • Daily management of SW project
  • Assign tasks and work packages to SW team members
  • Peer review software development in line with the SDLC
  • Aligns external deliveries to manageable integration tasks

  • Drive development of SDLC
  • Drive development of standard software architectures
  • Support development/training of new hires/engineers in line with SDLC

  • Minimum Degree in engineering preferably in the fields of electronics / computer science
  • Extensive development NI LabVIEW and TestStand (Minimum CLD required)
  • Project management education, PMP certification desired
Professional Experience
  • Minimum 5 Years’ Experience within Electronics Manufacturing Environment, preferably automotive
  • Min 5 years of relevant SW project management, methodologies and software development/validation experience
  • Extensive experience on alignment technology
  • Strong leadership skills / potential
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, enforcement assets and focus on results
  • Proven experience in the design and development of advanced test systems
  • Experience with vision products an advantage.

For further information on this Test Software Lead role in Galway please contact Karl Lippett - - 086 107 0950 

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