August - Device Quality Engineering Lead - San Francisco, California

Description: Device Quality Engineering Lead (San Francisco, California)

Product: Smart Lock


We are seeking a seasoned Device Quality Engineer with management experience to be responsible for the quality of August’s consumer devices, which includes mechanical, electrical, wireless and embedded software. You will be reviewing and giving input on the product requirements, the design and being responsible for the test development plans and execution. You should be passionate about making things work and love Consumer Electronics. The current product is a wireless enabled ( Bluetooth BLE) electro-mechanical system with many challenges for how to validate the design, long-term reliability and manufacturing test. You should have a high level of creativity for how to get things done, as we are a dynamic and fast moving startup.

Test plan creation and execution. Determine appropriate methods and goals for how to test the product(s) in each phase of development
Creating an automated test environment
Defining and building test jigs
Setting up a test lab and manage budgets and resources
Regulatory and environmental testing
Long term reliability
Working with production engineering and manufacturing partners on creating a manufacturing test plan
Implementation of manufacturing test scripts and software


10+ years in Quality Assurance, with 5 years in Consumer Electronics
Well versed in testing methodologies for electrical, wireless, mechanical and firmware
Have taken several products through regulatory testing and be familiar with world-wide regulatory requirements
Have worked with ODMs and CMs on defining test requirements for high volume production
Ability to read schematics
Should have hands-on experience with scripting (e.g. Java script, Python, etc ) and preferably C/C++
BSEE or BSME or equivalent

Some international travel to manufacturing and partner sites will be needed.

About August:

August builds products that make life simpler, allowing physical environments to seamlessly respond to user behavior. August’s flagship product, the August Smart Lock, is a new lock and access system that allows you to send a virtual key to anyone you choose to have access to your home.

Founded by designer and entrepreneur Yves Behar and consumer technology veteran Jason Johnson, August has raised $10 million in venture funding to-date and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company has opened its cloud platform to trusted developer partners, vetted by August, so they can connect existing things to the platform and help grow the Internet of Things connected world.

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