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Sr Manager,Test Engineering



Quality Assurance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Test Engineering Lead/Manager, Perception and Autonomy Software

About us

Luminar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAZR) is transforming automotive safety and autonomy by delivering the only lidar and associated software that meets the industry’s stringent performance, safety, and economic requirements. Luminar has rapidly gained over 50 industry partners, including a majority of the top global automotive OEMs. In 2020, Luminar signed the industry’s first production deal for autonomous consumer vehicles with Volvo Cars, which now expects to make Luminar’s technology part of the standard safety package on their next generation electric SUV. Additional customer wins include Mercedes, SAIC, Daimler Truck AG, Intel’s Mobileye, Pony.ai and Airbus UpNext. Founded in 2012, Luminar employs approximately 400 with offices in Palo Alto, Orlando, Colorado Springs, Detroit, Bangalore and Munich.

For more information, please visit www.luminartech.com

About the role:

Luminar Technologies is seeking a Test Engineering Manager to lead a localized Test Engineering team participating in our global validation efforts. This role is responsible for the holistic Perception and Autonomy software validation which includes overseeing test planning and execution as well as system validation on target vehicle platforms. The Test Engineering Management role is highly interconnected with the algorithm developers, operations and data management teams as well as representing the software validation efforts towards our customers. You would be building a team from scratch and working on Test engineering across : Core Software, and varied aspects of Perception algorithms and Driving functions. This is a first set of lead hires for this function, as we look to augment this function at Luminar, Bangalore. You will be part of a high cross-functional team and responsible for rapid prototyping and product development at Luminar.


  • Build from scratch and lead a localized team focusing on unit, integration, and HIL testing efforts

  • Work on validation efforts across core software, all aspects of perception modules and driving functions.

  • Mentor, hire, and train a team of test engineers

  • Develop and execute V&V both automatic and manual tests for our perception software and hardware

  • Identify, triage, and track software issues through their entire lifecycle (includes support of cross-functional root cause analysis)

  • Author and maintain testing documentation to adhere to ASPICE, Fusa, and ISO 26262 standards

  • Collaborate with internal and external TPMs to inform all parties of software performance and testing status

  • Design, maintain and align test plans for our customer projects

  • Collaborate with with systems and software engineers to draft and approve both software and test requirements

  • Work with our customers on test strategies for product launches

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or a related field

  • 5+ years of automotive or autonomy experience

  • 5+ years of managing teams

  • Lead Customer projects or have worked with OEMs

  • Proficiency in testing AI/ML software

  • Hands on experience writing integration tests for a C++ codebase

  • Familiarity with CI/CD systems within the context of unit and integration test orchestration

  • Leadership experience within automotive domain

  • Experience participating in ASPICE audits as a process owner

  • Experience in test architecture definition and documentation

  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others.

  • Solid understanding of perception software principles and technologies, such as computer vision, machine learning, or sensor fusion.