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Manager, Hardware Verification

Manager, Hardware Verification

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Permanent Full-Time

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As the Manager or Team Lead for the Hardware Verification team, reporting directly to the Senior Manager of HW Verification and Regulatory Compliance, you will utilize both your proven technical and functional leadership skills to guide the team through numerous verification programs and to provide the mentorship and decision-making support to ensure that programs meet their project commitments. NovAtel’s Hardware Verification team works closely with the Hardware and Software development teams to ensure that all NovAtel products meet stringent reliability, robustness, regulatory, environmental, and safety requirements.


You will be accountable for the planning and execution of the team deliverables and must effectively implement continuous improvements to process, planning, testing, reporting and quality assurance practices. You will work closely with your team members and project teams to ensure effective decisions are made and roadblocks and issues are managed well. Your high level of experience and interest in functional management ensures you are fully engaged with your team and an outstanding dynamic is maintained.  It is expected that you follow the best in class management practices at NovAtel.


  • Lead and own the Hardware Verification process; seek to understand how activities can be continually improved to reduce waste, reduce risk and reduce time to market
  • Interacts with the Senior Manager of HW Verification and Regulatory Compliance in a collaborative and productive way to strategize on key issues and the future state of the team
  • Hold regular meetings (both formally, including bi-annual performance appraisals, and informally) with the individuals in the team to understand and support their scope of work, career goals, skill development and any areas of concern
  • Oversee and optimize project planning, estimation, work execution and deliverables for the hardware verification team
  • Creation of test plans, test procedures, test records, reports, component qualification, debugging prototype hardware, investigation of design defects and testing of design changes. Organize and perform detailed product testing at the system and component levels.
  • Proactively remove roadblocks by working directly and collaboratively with the other functional domain owners (HW, SW, Mechanical and Systems)
  • Provide support and ensure all test activities are coordinated effectively, internally and externally - properly interpreted, planned and vetted for purpose and location
  • Provide HW Verification test standard interpretation, testing and design expertise
  • Ensure the team is ISO 16949 compliant with all processes and proactively address any process defects or improvements that are required



  • Engineering degree or Technology diploma from a recognized institution
  • 10+ years of experience in the areas of hardware verification, product integrity, and/or regulatory compliance testing including extensive understanding of product test methodologies and best practices
  • 7+ years of functional management experience in a high technology development environment with large teams
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs and computer skills

 Key Success Factors:

  • A balance of technical and functional management skills with an open and honest demeanor
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, teamwork skills and work habits
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Problem solver, self-motivated and enjoy learning
  • A high expectation for success and strong attention to details
  • Ability to find solutions, reduce roadblocks and adapt to ambiguous needs
  • Ability to manage an environment of trust, innovation and accountability


  • Experience with ISO 17025, ISO 16949, ISO 14001
  • Knowledge of GPS/GNSS