What you’ll be doing...

In order to open the skies so our customers and fly in more ways and more places, enabling the continuing expansion of commercial UAS operations, Skyward must provide high quality products to our customers. The Automation Engineer is a critical player in this mission. This role will define test plans and create automated functional, system, and regression tests specifically for cellular aviation ecosystem applications. The role not only ensures the quality of the shipped product but also drives the efficiency of the releases via automation.

What you’ll be doing...

As an Automation Engineer you will enforce quality assurance standards and execute test plans with a focus on ensuring connectivity apps remain at the highest quality. You will use industry standard testing tools to ensure on-time, high-quality releases. You will test the Skyward Aviation Network Platform across onboard drone operating systems, supported connectivity devices, aircraft, and cloud services while keeping an eye on quality, performance, and usability. You will emphasize safety and professionalism when flight testing our software in the field. You will write clear, effective bug reports and track issues through their lifecycle. You will advocate for Skyward’s customers, ensuring they have a great experience using the Skyward platform as they run their drone businesses around the world.

● Rigorously test the Skyward Software Platform across onboard drone operating systems, supported connectivity devices, aircraft, and cloud services to ensure on-time, high-quality releases

● Flight test software in the field while following all applicable laws and regulations in a safe and professional manner

● Document defects and issues clearly in Jira with examples, replication steps and other information sufficient for an engineer to address

● Monitor and work with the product team to prioritize issues as they progress through the software development lifecycl

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have

● Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Aviation, or similar technical discipline

● 3+ years in a full-time software quality assurance testing role

Even better if you

● Aviation experience highly desired (FAA Remote or Private Pilot Certificate, airspace knowledge, ability to read VFR sectional charts, operating UAS, etc.)

● Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills

● Experience using bug and issue tracking systems

● Experience using test case management software

● Experience working on Agile teams utilizing Scrum practices

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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