Senior Validation Engineer

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Come work with us on the cutting edge of technology and be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization!


Aclara understands that a quality team will help us lead the way. We provide an environment that supports professional growth and opportunity for advancement and we offer competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, flex-spending, 401k, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holiday and PTO.


As the leader in smart grid technology and service, Aclara integrates modern communications, electronics and analytics for use by utilities to increase data gathering that enables more refined control, management and automation in efforts to improve efficiency, reliability and overall performance of electric, water and gas networks. 


The Senior Validation Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of test cases, plans, documents and programs for hardware and software products including large scale data communication systems. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of Technical Regulations and Standards (TRS), product safety and ensuring compliance to applicable regulatory and internal requirements. The Senior Validation Engineer will lead projects and teams from concept to resolution; will be a mentor; will be assigned projects of high complexity with critical deliverables.



  • Design, develop, and maintain test cases, plans, procedures and scripts for integration, verification, validation, functional, stress, and scalability testing, for NPI and field issue resolution, with minimal guidance from manager
  • Drives projects to established commitments while ensuring full compliance to process and procedures.
  • Strong time management skills, Ability to multitask in a multi-priority environment. Can cope with ambiguity and is able to parse information, analyze relevant facts, and make the right decisions quickly
  • Champion for Quality and Standards compliance
  • Coordinate with project team during planning, execution and reporting
  • Effectively interpret and communicate test plans, results and metrics
  • Participate in cross functional teams during new product development and issue resolution
  • Quality process implementation and disciplined use of document control systems, automated testing and bug tracking software
  • Root Cause Analysis of defects
  • Research methods, technology, regulations
  • Design, automation and implementation of custom testing applications and processes
  • Work with product marketing, design, and customer support to resolve issues
  • Will polish and develop skills as required to meet the needs of the business and to foster personal growth
  • Other duties as assigned


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to take full charge for technical, schedule and results of assignments with significant business impact.
  • Must be able to leverage knowledge, experience and initiative to successfully complete assignments outside the routine.




  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • At least 10 years of test development experience
  • Highly self-motivated, results oriented and customer focused
  • Expert level experience in test automation methods and tools
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Intermediate level experience writing application software in tools such as .NET, C/C++, C# Java, Python or VB
  • Advanced experience in Quality management systems such as ISO
  • Five plus years’ experience testing products based on embedded microprocessors
  • Some experience with an SQL environment, preferably MSSQL Server
  • Advanced Excel skills with data manipulation
  • Intermediate knowledge working with Microsoft Office and other related software utilizing a Windows platform



  • AMI / AMR/ meters systems experience
  • Experience with industry regulatory standards, ISO, ANSI, Measurement Canada, UL, etc.
  • Experience testing network communication devices
  • Electromagnetic Interference, Radio Frequency
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Six Sigma, Design Of Experiments, statistical analysis


Physical Demand:

  • Standard Office/Lab environment, sitting, standing, stairs
  • Must be able to lift 20lbs


Mental/Visual Demand:

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license


Responsibility of Equipment or Process:

  • Will have rotating responsibility as designated Subject Matter Expert for one or more lab areas.




Affirmative Action and EOE

Aclara is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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