Firmware Validation Engineer

Job Location US-AZ-Scottsdale
# of Openings
Direct Hire


As a key member of our client's Validation team, your work will be essential in helping them ensure every product and system is evaluated, tested and validated to ensure it meets their internal and customer expectations. They will look to you to help them develop Validation Test Procedures (VTP) that drive the testing of their products and build comprehensive test plans to cover all aspects of system level test. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with Research & Development and other teams as you set the plan and ensure execution of all testing. Your technical expertise will be key in evaluating their products, identifying issues as you work with multi-functional teams to ensure all issues are resolved. You will be working with R&D Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Project Management, and Supply Chain, which will offer you the opportunity to use your effective communication skills across different levels in our dynamic, multidisciplinary team environment.


  • Develop comprehensive tests & test plans for each of our client's products
  • Provide statistical reasoning for testing sample sizes
  • Review & provide input into System & Product Requirements.
  • Test product capabilities & features to confirm requirements are met and ensure a smooth customer experience.
  • Understanding troubleshooting firmware/software or hardware issue system level.
  • Participate in occasional field testing of Axon products
  • Work with a team of skilled technicians to ensure timely execution of the test plans
  • Provide status updates and final reporting of validation efforts
  • Leverage Engineering background to improve tests and processes
  • Design and hone Validation Test Procedures with an emphasis on repeatability, standardization and accuracy of testing
  • Execute all Validation Tests – including Firmware/Software, Mechanical, Environmental, and Electrical
  • Document and report all test status and results to the Engineering teams
  • Support Failure Analysis (FA) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on issues found in test
  • Work with external labs to coordinate required testing
  • Implement and maintain 5S Standard for lab organization and management
  • Develop customer usage models of all products


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or associated discipline
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience with validation or qualification testing
  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle
  • Experience with identifying, reproducing, documenting, and reporting bugs or issues
  • Familiar with Bug and Test Tracking Suites such as JIRA
  • Experience presenting test plan and requirements to stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent skills in MS Office products
  • Ability to influence multi-functional organizations
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle, PLM
  • Knowledgeable in Bash Scripting, HTML, Python a plus
  • Certification in Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt a plus
  • Experience with manufacturing and assembly process a plus


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