Systems Test Engineer

Whisker is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot, and At Whisker, we believe pet parenthood can always get better.

As leading innovators in pet tech and refined pet accessories, we work tirelessly to solve problems and deliver smarter insights for pet parents while enriching the lives of pets. Whether it’s a self-cleaning litter box that automates scooping, an automatic feeder that helps pets develop healthier eating habits, or a modern cat tree that delights both humans and felines, we strive to deliver better solutions for consumers while transforming pet care along the way. To us, having a pet is the best thing ever. At Whisker, life together just keeps getting better.

Whisker is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Juneau, Wisconsin with 500+ passionate team members.

What You’ll Do:

The Systems Test Engineer will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams on defining and owning the execution of the test and validation strategies on upcoming smart connected Pet products. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

  • Tests, verifies and validates an ecosystem of consumer IoT pet products with  electro-mechanical sub-assemblies and an array of sensor technologies.
  • Engages with technology program leads and various SMEs in evolving the overall system architecture and platform through the implementation of robust test strategies.
  • Collaborates with Electrical, Firmware and Mechanical engineering teams in the development of test plans for prototype builds and maintains ownership of engineering test fixtures.
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing and CM partners on the development of production test fixtures.
  • Defines acceptance criteria and maintains test outcome traceability between product specifications and test plan.
  • Builds and maintains a robust and scalable test data logging and reporting platform with integrated automation features.
  • Documents and communicates project progress, challenges, and solutions to stakeholders.
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant safety and regulatory standards.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • Will perform additional responsibilities when required.  

What You’ll Bring:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,  Computer Engineering or other related technical field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of product development experience in testing, verification and validation methodologies
  • Experience with resolving systems integration pain points across electrical, firmware, and mechanical systems
  • Ability to review and understand design documents such as electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, behavioral state machines and other layout/packaging files
  • Experience in using Python, Labview and/or other frameworks for hardware test automation
  • Familiarity with ECAD and MCAD tools such as Altium, Creo and/or Solidworks
  • Knowledgeable in the operation of electrical and mechanical testing equipment
  • Exposure to PLM tools and release/change management processes
  • Comfortable with working in a cross-functional matrix style organization
  • A high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and ability to motivate others
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Team Members and colleagues
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary information
  • Comfortable with office pets (dogs, cats) 

Nice to Have!

  • Experience with using platforms such Raspberry PI, Arduino, etc. for proof of concept testing
  • Familiarity in C/C++ programming for Microcontrollers
  • 3D printing and machine shop know-how
  • Previous or current pet parent

Benefits & Purrks: 

Join a tenacious, inventive company that empowers team members to chart their own path, lead by grounding decisions in the “why”, and has a strong sense of empathy and openness to new perspectives. Be a part of exciting growth, work with incredible people, and create tomorrow’s pet products—plus a whole lot of extras. You will also be provided with:

  • Premium Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • PTO
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401K with 4% Match
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Top of the line equipment

Statement of Inclusivity:

We believe different perspectives make Whisker better and strive to create a place where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

Please ensure to regularly check your email spam folder for any communication from Whisker to avoid missing important updates regarding your application status.