Test Manager, Fleet Software

Clearpath Robotics

Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 12/29/2020
  • Website: clearpath.ai
  • Company Address: 1425 Strasburg Rd. Unit 2A, Kitchener, ON, N2R1H2

About Clearpath Robotics

Clearpath Robotics is a company that provides industrial robot research and development applications. It offers unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, working with industrial, military and academic organizations. The Company also provides robot hardware, software and services to enable robot development, deployment, and operation.

Job Description

Position:          Test Manager, Fleet Software           
Location:         Kitchener, Ontario             
Experience:    8-12 years of relevant work experience
Education:      Degree in a related field
Division:          OTTO Motors

About Clearpath Robotics Inc.

Clearpath Robotics Inc. develops the future of robotics technology through development and sale of industry-leading self-driving technology, products, and services to over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered through the company’s research and industrial divisions: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO™ Motors. Clearpath Robotics Inc. is an award-winning company with recent awards including Robotics Business Review Top 50 Robotics Company, Edison Award for Innovation, Business Insider Top 40 under 40, and Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

About OTTO™ Motors

OTTO™ Motors makes material handling in industrial settings safer, easier, and more efficient through development of hardware and software that automates movement of goods in busy factories and warehouses. The company’s industry-leading self-driving technology provides automated and on-demand material handling in the most demanding industrial environments, spanning automotive, medical device, aerospace, logistics, and more. Customers include some of the world’s most recognized brands, including GE and Toyota. OTTO Motors is a division of Clearpath Robotics. For more information, visit www.ottomotors.com.

About the job

The OTTO Motors division of Clearpath is looking for a Test Manager to lead the Fleet Test Team as part of the Fleet Software Group.

The Fleet Software Group is responsible for the design, development and support of the Fleet Manager and software applications that allow our users to interact with, monitor and support their fleets of OTTO Autonomous Vehicles. This involves participation in the entire product workflow, from customer insight gathering, problem definition, solution proposals, application design, development, and support.

Reliable Robots need reliable software. We're looking for a Fleet Test Manager who can bring experienced test leadership to help us release innovative applications with confidence in their capabilities and ensure things stay that way.

You will be responsible for Fleet test strategy, covering new and existing product development and sustainment. This will include leveraging existing, extensive in-house continuous integration infrastructure for build and automated regression testing. You will lead a team of testers with virtual and physics-simulated robots for new feature validation and regression. Your goal is to establish robust, efficient and repeatable test processes with your team, in a fast-moving and unpredictable world, much like our robots have to deal with. You will work closely with Fleet development, Infrastructure & Full-stack test teams to make sure that we are delivering properly engineered solutions.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to work remotely is a requirement. When restrictions have lifted the ability to make occasional day trips to Waterloo region will be required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Guiding the test team to create and execute test plans against hard requirements or softer open development
  • Reporting on test efforts, status and risks to the project management teams and the wider company.
  • Identifying risks in our development and test approach, preventing escapes into the field with our existing and future customers
  • Leading and growing an established test team to meet our now and future needs.
  • Being an active and “hands on” member contributing to our development ambitions.
  • Work with our infrastructure team to increase efficiency, clarity and traceability in all aspects of our test strategy.

Skills and experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in software development or test automation in an enterprise environment.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in leading a software testing team. Defining test strategies for the feature sets of our products.
  • Experience working with Linux/Ubuntu based environments and scripting.
  • Working in a collaborative virtual environment, interfacing with other team members regularly, sharing knowledge via diagram, discussion, and example.

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience in Web development/test (React/Redux, npm, HTTP REST, websockets, Cypress/Selenium) 
  • Backend development/test (HTTP REST, websockets, Database/postgres, Django, python)
  • Experience with configuring continuous integration (CircleCI, Gitlab CI, Github Actions, Jenkins).
  • Experience with designing multiple types of testing: unit, integration, functional, performance, security.
  • Experience with using data visualization tools (Elastic/Kibana).
  • Experience with using virtualization solutions such as Docker.Experience with ROS / Robotics Systems.
  • A penchant for stochastic test methodologies.
  • A memorable story on breaking software.

Clearpath is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.  We hire the best talent regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, sex, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require special accommodation to complete any portion of the application or interview process, please contact 1-800-301-3863.

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