Lead Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Requisition ID: 24805
Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.
Function Overview
Currently, we are seeking a Lead Software Quality Assurance Engineer to join our Cross-Category North America Quality organization located at our Benton Harbor, MI Corporate Headquarters.
Job Responsibilities
Coordinate Quality actions from all functions (Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Service, Category) in Tier 1-3 project core teams
Develop the Integration of Software validation at the Product System Level. Facilitate an approval plan including a beta testing group of users
Translate System, Sub-System and Component level quality targets to module targets and then develop improvement projects to support obtaining the target
Close interaction with product and process engineers throughout the design and development process
Develop the Product Quality Schedule and Deliverables Plan as input into the overall project schedule to drive completion with the support of the cross-functional quality teams
Have a clear understanding of triggers & timing of key quality deliverables throughout a project and the Whirlpool Product Development process
Drive Product Quality Previews to assess project risk at tollgates and determine functional "readiness"
Lead Failure Review Board, manage Quality Action Register and drive resolution of issues on a timely basis escalating to the project core team and functional leadership as needed
Lead key proactive quality improvement project teams for critical "KG's" (Knowledge Gaps)
Participate and support APQP Advanced Product Quality Planning and functional quality activities to ensure completion and escalate issues to the core team
For example, Design for Lean Manufacturing 3P, 2P, Failure Mode Effects Analysis development, reducibility reviews, Process Validations, Safe Launch
Participate in the planning and execution of testing including Engineering Field Test, Usability Testing, Consumer Use Field Tests and Internal Test Sales
Partner with key technology and manufacturing sites to support continuous improvement efforts as needed
Ability to travel inside and outside the United States in Mexico
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology
5+ years of Software/Hardware Design Engineering experience
3+ years of Quality work experience
Preferred Requirements
Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology
Quality/Supplier and Quality/Project Management experience with a solid understanding of quality sciences
Strong Engineering skills and ability to teach tools such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), 8D, Quality Functional Design
Outstanding people and leadership skills, with the specific ability to interact as a lead player, apply critical thinking and make decisions
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/teams
Strong problem-solving skills, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
Six Sigma Black Belt / Statistical analysis (SPC) and 8D problem-solving tools
Motivated to drive organizational engagement through a can-do attitude and effective relationship building and teamwork skills
Knowledge of Google Tools and Jump
About Us
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.
At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
Nearest Major Market: Niles
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend
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