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Software Test Lead



Software Engineering
Kirkland, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Radar Reinvented.

Echodyne offers the world’s first compact solid-state true beam-steering radar for a wide range of industries and applications. Our high-performance radars work in all weather and are designed for autonomous vehicles, uncrewed aircraft & drones, and security of borders, critical infrastructure, and smart cities. The company combines the patented technology of metamaterials with powerful software to create a radar sensor with unprecedented performance at commercial price points. Echodyne offers its radars to companies working in Automotive, Transportation, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Border Security, Smart Cities, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Airspace Management including Urban Air Mobility (UTM).

Echodyne is seeking a Lead Software Test Engineer to join our fast-growing team.

Hybrid role - onsite 2-5 days per month


  • Organize and Lead software project testing activities
  • Work closely with product development teams to establish test criteria, champion design-for-test thinking, and improve test automation capabilities
  • Develop test plans, test cases and run tests
  • Drive and support testing efforts across teams and projects
  • Mentor and coach team members including test engineers, technicians and interns
  • Other related tasks required to fulfill the needs of the business


You’re passionate about testing - you want to know how the systems works, what it’s limits are. You have a tester mindset and technical lead experience.

  • 3 or more years’ experience as a Test Lead, Lead SDET, or related role
  • 6 or more years’ of hands-on experience designing and running integration and system test scenarios for embedded applications
  • Practical understanding of testing principles, methods, and techniques
  • Experience using test automation frameworks
  • A testers knowledge of C/C++, Python, and embedded Linux
  • Experience using and integrating test equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multi-meters) into test environments
  • Familiarity with standard communication protocols (UDP/TCP, UART, I2C, SPI)
  • Practical understanding of software development practices
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, related field, or equivalent practical experience

(Looking for one or more as a complement to the core skills)

  • Proficient using Linux as a test-platform
  • Advanced knowledge of C/C++, Python, and embedded Linux
  • Understanding of sampling theory, digital filtering, and ADC signal digitization is a plus
  • Familiarity with MATLAB or equivalent

(You don't need to know all of these)

  • Linux, Windows, Git/Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence, Jenkins, Docker, PyPi
  • GCC, CMake, Python, pytest, pip, virtualenv, Visual Studio Code

Echodyne’s technology is export controlled by the U.S. Government and we must evaluate an applicant’s eligibility to handle export-controlled information or obtain required Government authorizations. Therefore, we will ask you as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or green card holder, or have asylum/refugee status in the U.S.


The pay range for this position is $144,000 - $176,250 per year.

Our comprehensive benefits package currently includes:

  • Incentive stock options
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage benefits for employee and family members
  • Unlimited vacation, 12 paid sick days, and 9 paid holidays
  • Company paid disability, life insurance, employee assistance program and travel insurance
  • 401k Plan

All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.