Why working with us?

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging job experience, here are six good reasons to consider Paradox Engineering:

1. We’re in a business that makes sense.

The Internet of Things is changing the way Cities manage their own assets and resources, thus improving quality of public services and citizen satisfaction, reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, optimizing costs and processes. Together, we can really play a role in the Smart City transformation.

2. We have deep roots.

We were born as a telecommunication company, and matured unique competences in radio design, network design and management, low power consumption and data collection systems. You will build on our strong innovation capabilities and over 10 years of experience in networking and Internet of Things solutions for smart urban and industrial environments.

3. We think big and act global.

We are the innovation engine of MinebeaMitsumi Group, leading global provider of Electro Mechanics Solutions™ with an established manufacturing and business presence in all five continents. This means we work in a multinational and multicultural environment, with cross-functional teams and frequent opportunities to travel worldwide.

4. We learn, every day.

In a dynamic team like our, there’s always something new to learn. You will be in the first line on very innovative technological projects, sharing knowledge and expertise with high talented professionals. Your contribution will make things happen, taking the maximum out of any project and any task.

5. We never say “we can’t”.

We own our technologies, and 100% of their intellectual property – although we always advocate industry standards. If a technology, innovation or idea can bring value to customers, partners and to our team, there will be almost no constraint to pursue it.

6. We are heading to the future.

We work for today and for tomorrow – to win future challenges with cutting-the-edge technologies and solutions. We are part of an industrial group with more than 65 years of history, and a long-term strategy to ensure continuity and success to employees, customers and partners.

Open positions

We are always interested in exceptional talents to build a brilliant team, help shape the future of our company and provide customers a compelling portfolio of Internet of Things smart solutions.

If you want to employ your talent with us, have a look at our open positions and apply for the one that best fits your profile by writing to recruitment@pdxeng.chAll job opportunities are intended for Paradox Engineering’s offices in Novazzano (Ticino, Switzerland). We offer Swiss Labour contracts and remuneration in line with candidates’ experience.

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Software QA/Test Engineer

– ref. “PE_SQAEng_2020.2”

He / she will will be in charge of defining, implementing and executing the best validation and testing strategy for complex firmware and software platforms, testing IoT platforms applications, networks and devices associated with PE IoT products. He / she will be part of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) team supporting our back-end & front-end developers as well as embedded software, firmware and network stack developers. He / she will develop test plans and test cases that run both real-world environments and scenarios as well as in simulated environments.

Main responsibilities

  • Work with engineers on early stage of development cycle to test requirements
  • Work with engineers/manufacturers to define the acceptance criteria of new features
  • Create, maintain and execute documentation of test cases
  • Identify risks to test goals and escalate/plan accordingly
  • Monitor, manage and communicate with developers on defects
  • Actively cooperate with the engineering team for continuous improvement of software quality
  • Support test integration with Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline
  • Maintain and improve SQA methodologies and frameworks including supporting tools and platforms
  • Work in a growing team, involved directly with product management, development and support teams

Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Proven experience on automated test development and building automation test libraries
  • 3 years of experience in embedded SW Testing
  • Experience with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) tools and techniques, and bug tracking systems
  • Good knowledge of IP networks
  • Solid knowledge of Linux OS
  • Good knowledge of Python
  • Good knowledge of test automation platforms, Pytest in particular
  • Solid understanding of test methodologies and iterative development
  • Knowledge and experience on software engineering methodologies: lifecycle, quality assurance, continuous integration and continuous deployment technologies, source control management, coding standards, code reviews, Agile methodology
  • Knowledge of IoT platforms, cloud infrastructures, networking, embedded applications


Nice to have

  • Working experience with Load/Performance Tools, and API testing tools
  • Understanding of micro-services oriented architecture and its impact on testing strategies
  • Experience in compatibility/usability testing
  • Fundamental understanding of security knowledge around native applications, web applications, distributed and database systems as well as in embedded applications
  • Experience in violation of secure solutions as plus
  • Understanding of security as set of non-functional requirements and ability to design and execute appropriate test cases for security assessment of solutions up to penetration tests
  • Experience with cybersecurity standards in software and system application

Soft skills

  • Sense of ownership towards product quality
  • Flexible, able to prioritise activities and managing time efficiently, meeting deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving approach, high level of commitment and ability to manage pressure
  • Able to work cross-functionally in dynamic and international environments and to work effectively and independently with all levels of the organization

Embedded Software – Firmware Engineer

– ref. “PE_EmbeddedSW_2020.2”

He / she will be part of the embedded software design team, defining the design specification, coding and testing embedded software for complex low power, RF IoT devices.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop low level drivers, protocol stacks and low power applications software for both RTOS and embedded Linux based platforms
  • Promote new technologies, proactively looking at innovative protocols and solutions

Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science or Electronics Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Proven experience in architecture definition and software development in C/C++ for embedded applications
  • Knowledge of IoT technologies and application protocols for embedded systems – such as CoAP, MQTT, LWM2M and data models
  • Good knowledge of microcontrollers, specifically Cortex-M microcontrollers and peripherals
  • Experience with embedded Linux platforms such as RPI and BBB
  • Experience with radio networking protocols such as 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN, IPv6, TCP-IP, ZigBee, Bluetooth
  • Good knowledge of low power design techniques
  • Experience in debugging and validating complex embedded systems and protocol stack
  • Ability to read schematics and debug at PCB level using typical lab equipment if needed
  • Knowledge and experience on software engineering methodologies: lifecycle, quality assurance and testing techniques, continuous integration and continuous deployment technologies, Agile scrum methodology
  • Knowledge of RF and IoT platforms
  • Knowledge of embedded OS and embedded Linux platforms
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git

Soft skills

  • Flexible, able to prioritise activities and managing time efficiently, meeting deadlines
  • Problem solving approach and ability to manage pressure
  • Able to work cross-functionally in dynamic and international environments
  • Effective communication in English (both written & oral, including technical documentation)