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Software QA Engineer

Novi, MI
Posted on Oct 4, 2022 Full time R14522
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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 for a Software QA Engineer (US Citizen or Green Card only) 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 contributor on the team, you will have the ability and empowerment to make changes and move quickly. As a QA Engineer, you will assist the test automation engineer to develop, deploy, and maintain uniquely designed HIL systems for the QA team. As a QA Engineer, you will have the opportunity to directly impact cellular connectivity, infotainment, and cloud development projects at 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!


  • Work directly with the GEECS V&Q Test Automation Lead to develop future QA HIL test systems
  • Maintains and updates QA HIL test systems to support team needs and to stay aligned with the rest of validation team’s test systems
  • Contribute to software quality initiatives by developing robust test cases 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
  • Be an active participant in enhancing a mature agile environment
  • 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
  • Should be comfortable with testing software on stationary vehicles
  • Should be comfortable with moving vehicles around
  • Should be comfortable to ride vehicles to do performance evaluation
  • Must be able to multitask and change gears between platforms
  • 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


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Engineering (prefer Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering) OR 5 years of experience with an associate degree
  • 0-5 years’ experience, preferably in an embedded software or HMI validation role
  • Experience with vehicle communications protocols, CAN/J1939/UDS preferred
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with real-time test systems highly desired (e.g., dSPACE, Vector, NI, ETAS, etc.)
  • Ability to troubleshoot test and electrical systems using scopes and multimeters
  • Experience developing applications or using test frameworks within an object-oriented programming language, Python preferred
  • Experience using a software version control system, Git preferred
  • Experience with Jenkins preferred
  • Experience with JIRA, TestRail preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience testing complex, integrated systems with a cloud connectivity component
  • Experience with Bluetooth sniffer tools and protocol analyzers 
  • Exposure to any CAN tools
  • Testing experience on automotive infotainment or embedded systems
  • Mobile application testing
  • Bluetooth Classic connectivity testing
  • User Interface (UI) testing experience
  • UAT (User Acceptance Testing) experience
  • Experience with designing and building wire harnesses
  • Experience with any of the following a bonus: Eggplant, Vector CANoe, ASAM XIL, MATLAB/Simulink, FMI


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 2021 sales of $8.2 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® midsize 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. 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.