Embedded Software Quality Expert

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Embedded Software Quality Expert

Are you the kind of person that puts even his hobby projects through a pipeline of style checkers, static analyzers and complexity analyzers? Do you enjoy developing tooling that analyzes the structure of software projects and reports with spot-on visualizations? If you top it off with understanding that assigning an automatically generated score requires nuance then we are looking for you to improve our software quality assurance tooling!

Full-time · Helmond / Remote


Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond (part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation) or remote from the comfort of your own home office or in one of our hubs
Domain: Software
Experience: at least 3 years of experience in a similar role.
Degree: A Master’s degree preferably in Computer Science, Embedded Systems or equivalent

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.

What will you do as an Embedded Software Quality Expert?

As a Software Quality Engineer you will be part of a team that is focussing on improving and extending the tools that are used by the other software engineers to assess and report on the quality of their software. You will select, configure and develop tooling like style checkers, static analyzers, code- and test coverage measurement and set them up such that your colleagues can use it. Whether that means running locally, in our CI environment or both: you always keep usability in mind. To make sure it satisfies the requirements from a safety perspective you will also interact with Functional Safety experts.

Of course, software quality is not just a number with a green color. Creating a support base among software engineers by spreading the message on how to achieve quality and the benefits of the supporting tools is key to success. Therefore, excellent social skills are essential. You will furthermore guide and support the engineers that use the tooling:

  • Discuss and decide on what are good metrics and when to fail a CI build automatically
  • Determine the concrete highest priority issues to focus on for projects
  • Discuss the whether checks (e.g. MISRA violations) can be suppressed
  • Train people on how to use tooling
  • Educate people (also non-software) on how to interpret the results
  • You take the feedback from this to streamline the process and improve usability for the engineers that use the tooling.

You can consider it your personal mission to:

Define and assess the Lightyear software quality standards. Enabling your software colleagues to develop high-quality software that will result in a safe and reliable vehicle for our customers!

What do we expect from a Software Quality Expert?

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Communicatively strong in explaining the how and why of quality rules
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role;
  • C/C++, Python and Git have no secrets for you
  • Experience with software quality standards such as MISRA, CERT-C, ISO26262 and tooling for verifying it
  • This role requires you to be hands-on; setting up tooling in CI environments as well as developing and scripting (in Linux environments)
  • Automotive software development experience is considered a plus;
  • Fluent in (written) English is mandatory.
  • A 100% match between our core values and your values as a person;
  • Mission driven and eager to deliver the change.

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive, and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks

About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first, and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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