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Principal Engineer-Software Quality Assurance



Quality Assurance
Chandler, AZ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

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Job Description:

· Define/Document & Roll out Processes, Templates, Checklists, Work instructions etc. as per ASPICE 3.1, ISO 26262, ISO 21434 and various other standards.

· Perform Process improvement Management activities.

· Institutionalize Process performance Metrics

· Work with various Business Units to bring common understanding of processes.

· Perform gap analysis as per ASPICE 3.1, ISO 21434 and ISO 26262.

· Perform Quality Assurance activities as per ASPICE 3.1 and ISO 21434

· Define QA Strategy

· Support and facilitate Project teams throughout the project lifecycle to achieve ASPICE CL3 and ISO 21434 compliance.

· Identify and track work product and process performance objectives.

· Coordinate and track software quality assurance activities.

· Facilitate in defining Project performance metrics.

· Perform Internal QA audit and facilitate external assessment.

· Escalation of Non conformances.

· Generate QA report and present to Management.

· Facilitate in Process implementation.

· Perform release and process performance reviews

· Mentoring/Training to Project team

· Integrate processes with other standards (ISO 21434, ISO26262 and IATF).

· May need to travel. (30%-40%)

· May need to lead team in the future.


Job Requirements

  • BSEE/BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering Preferred (or equivalent).
  • 10+ years- experience working on development teams as a software engineer engaged in development life cycle activities in the Automotive industries.
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies/processes, and one or more of the relevant standards and reference models (e.g. Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262, ISO 21434 CMMI, ISO 15504/330XX series, ISO 12207, or similar).
  • Practical experience in implementing ASPICE 3.1 in projects.
  • Knowledge of software development tools.
  • Knowledge of Application life cycle management tools like Polarion, IBM-ALM etc.
  • Fundamental understanding of quality philosophies principles, methods, tools, standards, organizational and team dynamics, interpersonal relationships, professional ethics, legal, and regulatory requirements.
  • Good knowledge in program management, schedule management, risk management, metrics management.
  • Be able to evaluate the impact of software quality management principles on business objectives and developing and implementing software quality programs.
  • Must understand how and when to perform software audits/assessments including audit/assessment planning, approaches, types, analyses, reporting results and follow-up.
  • High assertiveness, good facilitation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook).
  • Should be able to travel across Europe

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Automotive SPICE® Certified Provisional Assessor.
  • Certified automotive cybersecurity Engineer (ISO 21434:2021)
  • Certified Automotive Functional Safety Professional (ISO 26262)
  • Hands on experience in ASPICE implementation up to level 3.
  • Software Quality Engineer Certification (CSQE).
  • Knowledge of Quality System Standards: ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS 9100, ISO 13485.

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes:

Feeling, Hearing, Other, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

80% sitting, 10% Standing, 10% Walking, 100% inside

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.