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2023 Winter Co-Op - Software Quality Assurance, Chassis & Brakes

  • Location
    • Markham, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The Software Quality Assurance Specialist will be responsible for the development and execution of hardware and software testing related controls & diagnostic requirements to meet regulatory and industry standard processes in the field of Chassis and Brake Management Systems for Electrified vehicles and Autonomous vehicles!

You will be involved with a combination of requirements development, in-vehicle and laboratory testing on HIL and SIL, and data analysis along with related performance verification to ensure robust execution of diagnostic and controls features. Other areas of involvement may include, the development of MATLAB Simulink models, Python based automated test scripts, and CarSim Plant models!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with controls & diagnostics engineers to create and integrate MATLAB Simulink models, adhering to modelling/software/auto-coding standard methodologies

  • Identify and resolve software problems; contribute to the team knowledge base so common software errors, corner case situations and other takeaways can be retained and shared

  • Create hand code to address any requirements not achieved through auto-coding process

  • Build interfaces as required to integrate new software components into existing software

  • Archive software components into repository databases, and coordinate database retention efforts between controls and software teams

  • Develop and Define testing strategies (Different testing levels, manual, and automation) to ensure first time quality

  • Understand functional, safety, compliance requirements, and implement appropriate test plans and setups

  • Develop test cases, automation methods, and write and complete comprehensive test plans to assess software products at different system levels, identify software anomalies, missed requirements and performance issues early in the development processes.

  • Frequently collaborate with controls, diagnostic, and software muli-functional teams as well as other partners to define effective acceptance criteria

  • Conduct HIL & SIL or vehicle level software verification work

  • As an agile team member, tackle other tasks as part of the software change management process as per the Scaled Agile Framework

  • Travel as required


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (3rd or 4th year) or Master's (Preferred) degree in the following areas: Mechatronics, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

  • Able to work 40 hours per week and for 8 or 12-month term (2-3 consecutive semesters) starting January 2023

  • Previous experience in embedded software development including software validation processes and standards

  • Experience reading and debugging source code in common scripting languages (Python, R, C, C++, VBA, or equivalent programming language)

  • Experience with MATLAB Simulink/Stateflow modelling

  • Working knowledge of controls theory and the software development process

  • A valid passport and able to travel to the US

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have a valid Full Class G Ontario Driver’s Licence, or equivalent Canadian out-of-province licence (Recommended)

  • Experience with testing methods and techniques, Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)

  • Experience working in an agile environment

  • Experience with software configuration management processes (ex. GIT Version Controlling)

  • Experience with software peer reviews

  • Experience in the development of real time embedded control systems

  • Experience with dSPACE/Control Desk, or similar HIL tools

  • High level understanding of vehicle control system platform

Desired Skills:

  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust

  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric

  • Excellent project management skills and the proven track record to manage numerous projects at any given

  • Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Fundamental digital literacy including understanding of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Hybrid: The position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work a GM facility, or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.


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