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Connected Vehicle QA Engineer

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 5210

Requisition Number: R5860

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.


Polaris, a global powersports leader, is looking fora Connected Vehicle QA Engineer to build high quality products on the Ride Command team. This is an exciting position on a team building world-class connected rider solutions. As a technicalcontributoron the team, you will have the ability and empowerment to make changes and move quickly. You will have the opportunityto directly impactcellular connectivity, infotainment, and cloud development projectsat Polaris. The ideal candidate is effective in a fast-paced Agile development environment, pushing industry best practices and system maturity through analysis, automated testing, and performance testing of Ride Command products. Interest in powersports is a plus, as there are many opportunities to ride!


  • Contribute to connected vehicle quality initiatives by developing robust test plans that exercise full system functionality and align with program requirements
  • Organize testing efforts to align with product delivery timelines
  • Flexible enough to work on multiple products being produced for a fast-changing market
  • Have a customer-focused mindset for delivering a product that is centered around a great customer experience
  • Analyze system performance for bottlenecks
  • Creating and maintaining automation scripts
  • Be an active participant in enhancing a mature agile environment
  • Take necessary measures toensure adoption of latest testing trends in daily code development activities
  • Thoroughly document issues found, assign proper severity, and drive resolution
  • Responsible for executing both manual and automated test scripts to verify Infotainment component functional and performance requirements
  • Configure benches to support specific test scenarios
  • Participate in on-vehicle testing (including winters)
  • Characterize and document defects including identifying steps to reproduce, linking failures to requirements, and collecting all associated test logs
  • Develop and Update test cases as required
  • Interact with multiple engineering disciplines (Systems Engineering, Software Development, Validation, Suppliers) to support defect resolution
  • Plan and manage execution of weekly verification testing on an Infotainment ECU's


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar degree or 5 years of related working experience
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in Automotive SW Test or Development, including experience with test automation and test or software architecture
  • Embedded Linux, and/or C/C++ QA experience
  • Proven experience testing complex, integrated systems with a cloud connectivity component
  • Experience with Agile development methods such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of Vehicle Electrical Architecture and Subsystem/Features in the Infotainment domain
  • Understanding of Infotainment Operating Systems such as Android and QNX
  • Experience with CAN vehicle communication system and CAN based monitoring tools
  • Familiarity with Firewall and Packet filters, OTA and transport layer
  • Experience with Bluetooth sniffer tools and protocol analyzers

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Testing experience on automotive infotainment or embedded systems
  • Testing experience with RESTful APIs
  • Mobile application testing
  • Bluetooth Classic connectivity testing
  • Testing simulated CAN data (J-1939 preferred)
  • Familiarity with cellular connectivity concepts (APN, VPN, eSIM)
  • Knowledge of Vector Tools (such as CANalyzer)
  • Knowledge of Python

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2020 sales of $7.0 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Plymouth

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Connected Vehicle QA Engineer

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