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Job Code: #10376
Title: Staff Software Test & Validation Engineer
Job Location: Mountain View, California

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Job Description:

PDS has the following open contract opportunity in Mountain View, CA:

Staff Software Test & Validation Engineer 



Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of design principles, practices and implementation in complex systems and assignments. General responsibilities include test design generation, participating in design reviews, development and testing to assess performance against design specification; reliability testing, and assessment of system interactions.  Makes independent decisions.  Assist in the troubleshooting of issues to determine root cause and possible engineering solutions.


– Practices, mentors and develops company concepts, policies and procedures, familiar with and follows standard practices. 


– Applies functional expertise at a level to make significant company contributions. 


– Project goals are broadly defined; defines project milestones; responsible for timely project completion.


– Makes major contributions to strategic directions and projects through knowledge of technology and its creative applications. 


– Drives activities for publication and/or patent potential.


– Conceives, plans, and executes projects related to the strategic needs of the company. 


– Designs and executes experiments to test hypothesis related project outcomes; extracts the full relevance of technical observations. 


– Applies advanced technical knowledge to multi-disciplinary projects. 


– Assures experimental quality through sound experimental design; utilizes DOE; assists in the design of experiments for others.


– Participates or leads cross functional technical teams. 


– Develops and maintains internal and external contacts to maintain technical knowledge.


– Trains others using a variety of methods on the theoretical and practical basis of techniques, processes and products. 


– Participates or leads in project planning, process updates and contributes to experimental design. 


– Presents results of projects both internally and externally. 


– Reviews and critiques presentation for others; presents complex technical data to large and diverse groups. 


– Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.


  • Must Have: Experience developing test frameworks from the ground-up.  Someone who was the "first on the scene" in one or more environments is key (because we are in a brand-new, greenfield development situation here on RAPID).

Formal Training/Education:


BS degree




Requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience.




MS degree in a directly related discipline + 8 years of related experience required; OR, PhD degree in a directly related discipline + 6 years of related experience required.


If you are interested in and an strong fit for the above opportunity please send your MS Word resume to tucsonjobs@pdsinc.com and provide your answers to the following questions: 

1) Are you local? (CA)?

2) Are you currently working? 

3) What is your availability to interview?  How soon could you start if you were offered this position? 

4) Are you a US Citizen? What is your citizenship status? 

5) Do you have any upcoming vacations? 

6) What are your annual salary requirements? What are your hourly wage requirements? 

7) Are you seeking a contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire or are you open to all? 

8) Phone number to reach you quickly for interview scheduling? 

9) Are you currently interviewing? Do you have any other offers? 

We look forward to working with you! 

Thank you! 

Your PDS Team

Productive Data Solutions, Inc. 



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